The popularity of using fenugreek seeds for hair growth is on the rise in modern days as people turn to natural and home remedies that give results. From times immemorial, Indian herbs and spices have been known to have many health and beauty benefits. In ancient India, these were commonly used when commercial items were not known.

Fenugreek seeds have been used in India for over 3,000 years. Apart from its use in food, this condiment was also used as a fumigant in religious ceremonies and for embalming in Egypt. In India, it is used throughout the country, which is the largest producer of this plant. Fenugreek greens are widely used in the food, the leaves are dried and used to add flavor to many dishes, the seeds are used whole in dishes, in pickles and tempering and are also known for beauty benefits.

Indian women are known for the long and lustrous hair and now globally people have become acquainted with practices followed in Indian homes for health and beauty and adopt such practices as well.

How do you use Fenugreek Seeds for Hair Internally?

When you include fenugreek seeds in your diet, you enjoy their many health benefits. The seeds are rich in:

• Vitamin A
• Vitamin K
• Vitamin C
• Potassium
• Calcium
• Iron
• Nicotinic acid
• Lecithin
• Saponins
• Flavonoids
• Mucilaginous fiber

All these promote hair health. Deficiency of these nutrients can increase hair fall and lead to reduced hair density. So you should include more fenugreek seeds in your food. You can also use fenugreek powder in small quantities added to spice blends and rubs. When you are healthy, this reflects in your hair and your skin as well.
Using Fenugreek Seeds Externally

You can use fenugreek seeds externally in a number of ways. They can be added to oils and massaged into hair before shampooing, you can use them in a hair mask and you can use them for after-shampooing conditioning.

Any kind of hair problem can cause hair fall. Dandruff, dry hair, split ends, poorly conditioned hair can lead to thinning hair and hair fall. Additionally, using fenugreek seeds can also retard premature graying of hair.


These mixes will help reduce dandruff and fight any fungal infection in the scalp, promoting hair growth:

• Soak 2-3 tablespoons of the organic seeds in water overnight. Next morning grind them to a fine paste and add yoghurt. Apply on your scalp and, when the paste dries, wash off with a mild shampoo.

• Soak 2-3 tablespoons of the seeds in enough water overnight and grind them to a paste. Mix in lemon juice to make a paste and apply on the scalp before shampooing.

• For a quick paste, use organic fenugreek powder mixed with water to make a paste and apply to hair. The quantity will depend on how long your hair is and it should be of a medium thick consistency like a conditioner. Apply to the scalp and keep for about 30 minutes before shampooing.

Hair fall:

Fenugreek seeds also help reduce hair fall:

• Soak 2-3 tablespoons of the seeds in water. Next day grind along with the water and use this paste on your hair. Leave for about half an hour. Shampoo off, using a mild shampoo and lukewarm water. Thanks to mucilage in the seeds, you may not need to condition your hair afterwards. You can also strain out the whole seeds and use the water they were soaked in as a hair rinse.

• Soak the seeds in water overnight and then grind to a fine paste, adding some milk to thin the paste. Mix 1 teaspoon of honey in this and apply to hair. Keep for 15-20 minutes and then use a mild shampoo or herbal product like shikakai powder or soapnuts to clean your hair.

• For a quick-acting paste use organic fenugreek powder instead of using seeds, mix with water or milk and use on the hair.

Hair growth:

It is important to take care of hair health and use oil and masks regularly to prevent drying, frizzing, split ends, dandruff and other problems that lead to restricted hair growth. Using organic products helps a great deal and you should use organic fenugreek seeds when required. For improved hair growth, do a regular oil massage, pre-shampoo, two or three times a week or at least once a week for best results.

Here are some hair oil concoctions that you can make in your kitchen:

• Mix 2 tablespoon organic fenugreek powder with 4 tablespoons coconut oil and massage into hair. Leave overnight or at least for one or two hours. Shampoo off and you will find, over time, your hair growth increases.

• Mix 2 tablespoon fenugreek seed powder, 1 tablespoon amla powder with 4-5 tablespoon coconut or olive oil and apply to hair. Keep this as above and shampoo off.

• Soak 2-3 tablespoons fenugreek seeds in sufficient water overnight. Next day grind them along with 10-15 curry leaves. Mix the mixture in coconut oil and leave for a few hours, then strain out. Massage into hair and leave overnight or for a couple of hours before shampooing.

Do keep in mind that whatever natural remedy you use, it will take time to work. However, you will find an improvement in the condition of your hair quite soon. When you use organic fenugreek seeds for hair growth, you will find the hair problems you have been struggling with for long will disappear.

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Author's Bio: 

Sunil Kumar founded the small start up company Spicy Organic in 1984. Based in McKinney- Texas, Spicy Organic offers a full line of organic products ranging from bulk organic spices, herbs and organic aromatherapy products. Spicy Organic is committed to deliver the highest quality organic spices and premium service to our customers while supporting and promoting sustainable organic farming and ensuring the better future of our farmers.

Our story is a journey of passion and discovery. It all started over 40 years ago from very humble beginnings - by opening a single store in India. My family had a small farm on which we grew high quality spices and, gradually, our dedication to high standards, reliability and providing only the best of the best to our customers grew into a sustainable retail business. We built significant knowledge and understanding about organic farming, as well as selecting, growing, harvesting and processing premium organic spices and herbs.