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Benefits of fenugreek seeds for hair

Update : 23 Apr 2023, 14:52

Fenugreek is known as methi, has been used by Chinese and Ayurvedic medicinal systems for centuries. Usually found in powder or seed form, it has been used in the treatment of many ailments through alternative medicine1. It is reported to be one of the oldest medicinal plants, with its origins tracing back to India and Northern Africa.

It is a small, leafy green plant whose leaves and seeds are used in supplements and cooking. The seeds and the powder they create are known for their distinctive sweet, nutty flavor, which many describe as similar to that of maple syrup. 

Fights dandruff
Apart from being an embarrassing hair condition to deal with, dandruff can also completely ruin the health of your scalp and lead to hair loss. To tackle this problem, make a paste of soaked fenugreek seeds and yoghurt. Apply all over your hair and let it stay for 15-20 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water. Repeat twice a week for quicker results.

Promotes hair growth
Fenugreek seeds are loaded with nutrients that not only promote hair growth but also improve the texture of the hair when used regularly. To prepare a pack for hair growth, blend half cup soaked fenugreek seeds with one tablespoon aloe vera gel, a tablespoon of coconut oil and a few drops of rosemary oil. Apply this to your scalp, allow it to rest for 30-40 minutes before washing it off.

Reduces hair fall
Fenugreek seeds are very helpful in improving scalp health and making the hair stronger from the follicle. To reduce hair fall, soak some fenugreek seeds at night and blend them in the morning with some water and lemon juice. Apply all over hair and let it rest for some time before rinsing off.

Makes hair shiny and silky
These seeds can condition your hair like no other. If you have frizzy and dry hair, look no further than fenugreek. Soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight and apply the water you used to soak the seeds in your hair the next morning to get shiny black hair.

Prevents premature hair greying
Premature hair greying is a common problem among today’s youth. Fenugreek seeds are packed with potassium which helps tackle the problem of premature hair greying. Mix soaked fenugreek seeds paste with amla juice and apply it to the scalp. Allow it to rest for about an hour before washing it off with a mild shampoo.



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