There’s a new hair care ingredient, trend or technique making its way to the tress circle every week. While many of them may come quick and disappear just as quickly, some go down in history as hair care legends. Fenugreek or methi is one such ingredient. We’ve probably seen it before in hair masks and home remedies and today we’re telling you why that’s so. Here’s a little more about fenugreek, the wonder seed and the many ways in which it can benefit the hair.
What is fenugreek?
 

What is fenugreek?

Fenugreek is a flowering herb whose seed pod contains 10-12 flat, brown aromatic seeds each. Its name is derived from the Latin word faenum greacum which translates to ‘Greek Hay’. Fenugreek is commonly known as methi in Hindi and is a staple kitchen and beauty ingredient in every Indian household. So it’s unsurprising to know that India is also the world’s largest producer of fenugreek.

What are the benefits of fenugreek?
 

What are the benefits of fenugreek?

The seed can benefit one’s hair, skin and body in a variety of ways. For hair in particular, it is a popular ingredient for growth and nourishment. This is because it is rich in protein, nicotinic acid and lecithin which strengthen the root of the hair and treat follicular problems. Fenugreek also contains potassium, Vitamin C and iron which promotes blood circulation, rebuilds hair follicles and prevents greying. These properties make it a wonderful hair care ingredient to get bouncy, strong tresses.

How do you use fenugreek for the hair?
 

How do you use fenugreek for the hair?

Fenugreek can be used to treat hair fall, greying and dandruff, amongst many other hair problems. If damaged locks are getting you down, get the most out of methi with the Lever Ayush Anti Damage Fenugreek Shampoo. Formulated with 5000 year old Ayurvedic wisdom, this shampoo contains fenugreek and til tailam. Together, they nourish strands right from the root and repair any signs of damage. All you’ll be left with is healthy, smooth tresses.

To make a hair fall fighting mask that’s enriched with fenugreek, here’s what you should do. Let 2 tablespoons of fenugreek soak in 3 tablespoons of coconut oil for 1 day. Once it has infused, heat the oil slightly and apply it at the roots and lengths of the hair. Let it sit for an hour and wash it off thoroughly. With nourishing coconut oil and fenugreek’s powerful hair strengthening abilities, consistent use of this hair mask will make your hair strong and healthy.

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