Fenugreek or Methi is an ingredient that works wonders for the overall nutrition and treatment of multiple ailments related to your Body and Hair Scalp. It’s a magical herb used in Ayurveda and Natural Medicinal Therapies to cure Stomach ailments, Skin Care, and Hair infirmities. But, I personally used this super powerful ingredient in my kitchen before I tried it for my Hair Loss and Scalp treatment.
What is Fenugreek and in Which Form can we use it?
Fenugreek is a Herb, that is native to Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean region of the World. But, now this plant is cultivated in most of the parts of every continent because of its multiple benefits. This plant has small white flowers and you can use them in form of seeds. Fenugreek is a flavoring agent for several Indian Main course vegetable recipes. Apart from that, it is widely used in Stomach ailments such as Indigestion and Hair Scalp Treatment.
What Medicinal and Natural properties do Fenugreek Seeds have?
Medicinal Properties Of Fenugreek Seeds are multifarious. Know more about the exact medicinal and Nutraceutical properties of Fenugreek from this Scientific Research report
Fenugreek seeds have a mind-blowing effect on the inflamed scalp with their anti-inflammatory properties. Your scalp gets dry due to the production of excess Sebum that results in a Hair Loss ailment called Scalp Folliculitis. This causes itching, dryness, and irritation in your hair roots. With fenugreek scalp oil massage or fenugreek water rinsing, you can treat this condition in very little time and get a healthy scalp.
Antioxidant and AntiBacterial
The flavonoids and phenolic content of Fenugreek seeds help them act against Free Radicals and show their antioxidant activity. Fenugreek is been used in Natural or Ayurvedic Medicines for the treatment of many other health conditions including Hair Loss. Moreover, it is super active in acting against scalp infection due to bacteria or similar microorganisms.
Fenugreek helps to control diabetes by lowering blood sugar in the body. You can add fenugreek seeds to your vegetable while cooking or drink fenugreek water by soaking fenugreek seeds in drinking water overnight.
Aids Digestive Process
The antioxidant and fibrous content of Fenugreek seeds makes them good for digestion. Fenugreek helps to enhance digestion and engulf free radicals of the body. It treats digestive infirmities such as constipation and gastritis of the stomach. You can add fenugreek seeds in your main course vegetable recipe to add flavor to your food. Doing this will serve both your taste buds and help in easy digestion.
How Can Fenugreek seeds help in Hair Loss and Scalp Treatment?
This is our primary goal. Fenugreek is an awesome supplement for your hair if you are facing Hair Loss or dry, itchy scalp issues. As discussed above, you must have now been aware of its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that act as a cure for dry, inflamed scalp. It acts as an excellent moisturizer of the scalp to reduce the breakage of hair due to dryness or frizziness.
So, let’s move on to how can you use this ingredient for your Hair Infirmities?
Hair infirmities develop due to multiple factors. Mine was due to my busy schedule with my infant and little preschooler. You must have heard wherever concentration goes, your energy flows in that particular direction. At the same time when you neglect your body, you have to be ready for the consequences. But you can always bring your focus back and re-correct it.
I did this correction of restructuring my hair with this magical ingredient, Fenugreek. You can use it whichever way, it is easier for you. The only hard work is to prepare it with a little extra time in your home kitchen so that you do not infuse any chemicals on your damaged hair and scalp.
Fenugreek has a bundle of Nutrients and Vitamins to help decrease your Hair Loss. To make your hair stronger it has Folic Acid, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin A. Not only that the Iron content in fenugreek will also make your hair scalp healthy. I strongly recommend the use of Fenugreek in the form of seeds or powder in case you have weak, dry, or frizzy hair with excessive shedding.
I am going to share the ways you can use fenugreek and also the methods of application of this super powerful Hair Recorrection Aid. My suggestion is to try out any of these methods and witness the change in your existing hair structure.
1. Fenugreek Hair Rinse
Purified Water- 3 cups, Fenugreek or Methi Seeds- 3 Tbsps, Glass Jar or Glass Container with a cover, Spray Bottle
How To Prepare
Take 3 cups of pure drinking water in a container and put it to a boil and then, switch off the flame. Take the glass jar and add 3 tbsps of Methi seeds to the jar. After that, pour the water that you boiled into the glass jar and cover it. Keep it aside at room temperature for 24 hrs at least. You will observe the methi/fenugreek seeds settle down in the jar. Strain the water into a Spray bottle directly or into a glass.
How To Use
You can apply this Fenugreek Hair rinse to the roots of your hair doing a light massage of your hair scalp. Leave it for at least 20 minutes and wash your hair with normal or cold water. Try to repeat this 1-2 times every week. You can also apply a conditioner to wash your hair.
Note: You can store the fenugreek hair rinse by refrigerating it for 5-6 days or after freezing it for 20 days. You can also add a few drops of essential oil example – Rosemary oil, to add fragrance to the Fenugreek rinse.
2. Fenugreek Hair Mask
Soaked Fenugreek Seeds- 3 tablespoons or Fenugreek powder, Yogurt or Coconut oil -2 tbsps, Aloe Vera Gel – 2 tbsps(optional)
How To Prepare
To prepare your hair mask, soak 3 tablespoons of Fenugreek seeds overnight and grind them into a smooth paste. You can also use fenugreek powder instead of paste if it is easier for you. Add 2 tablespoons of yogurt or coconut oil to your paste. Then add 2 tbsp of Aloe vera gel if available. Aloe vera is optional, add this only if you get a fresh Aloe vera leaf, otherwise don’t include this. You can also add a few drops of Rosemary essential oil if you wish to add fragrance only if you are a bit more sensitive.
How To Use
Form this paste as explained above, then apply it all over your scalp and to your hair strands. Leave for 40- 60 minutes. Just wash your hair with normal water or shampoo if necessary. This paste will show better results if you shampoo and condition your hair the next day. But, do this only if possible, otherwise, you can shampoo and condition the same day itself.
3. Fenugreek Power Gloss
Fenugreek powder- 2 tbsp or as required according to hair length, Coconut oil, or Hair conditioner
How To Use
Grind the dry Fenugreek seeds in a grinder. Then, mix this with your Hair Conditioner or coconut oil whichever is available.
How To Use
Apply it as a gloss or as you do it with your conditioner. Then wash it after 3-4 minutes. This will make your hair shine and retain moisture in your hair to save it from breakage.
4.Fenugreek Overnight Hair Spray
Fenugreek Seeds- 3 tbsps, Boiled water- 2 cups, Glass Jar or Container, Spray Bottle, Rosemary essential oil- 2-3 drops, Shower cap or Hair towel
How To Prepare
Take 2 cups of Boiled Water in a Glass jar or Container and add 3 tbsps of Fenugreek seeds to it. Soak it at room temperature for 24- 48 hours. Strain the mixture and pour the fenugreek water into a spray bottle. Discard the seeds or use them in paste form to make a hair mask. Add a few drops of Rosemary essential oil to cover up the bitter smell of Fenugreek.
How To Use
Spray the liquid to your scalp and hair strands generously and give a gentle massage to your scalp. Cover your hair with a shower cap or a Hair towel before sleeping. Keep it overnight and wash your hair with normal water or very light warm water. You can follow this method 3- 4 times if you are losing a high volume of hair otherwise 1-2 times every week will be beneficial.
Fenugreek is an ingredient that can save one of the most precious parts of your body that’s none other than your hair. When you have natural remedies to preserve your favorite asset, why lose it. Do it whichever way you like, in powder, paste, or liquid form, but protect your hair with this magical ingredient. Take a little pain and reap the benefits which you have never thought of. I personally use it in paste form at least once or twice a week. You may do the same and witness the results yourself.
Please share with us any other new methods to use Fenugreek seeds and also comment on the methods that I described in the article above. Are these easy to prepare and use or if you can further simplify the methods of preparation. I will be happy to know about them.