Fenugreek seeds

Methi Seeds Benefits For Hair

Benefits of methi seeds for hair 

Fenugreek, commonly called methi in India, is used as a home remedy for treating several hair problems.  The common spice in Indian cuisine has numerous health benefits too.

Seeds are rich in linoleic acids, oleic acids, vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, lecithin, amino acids, mucilaginous fibers which are beneficial to hair in several ways. It also contains nicotinic acid which is beneficial for reducing hair fall and also dandruff.

Lecithin helps in hydrating hair and gives strength to hair follicles.

Nutritional Facts

Fenugreek seeds contain 

  • Fiber
  • Protein
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Calcium
  • Potassium

Benefits Of Fenugreek Seeds for Hair

There are numerous benefits of using methi seeds for hair. Some of them are

1. Hair growth

Fenugreek or methi is rich in iron and proteins which are important for hair growth. Fenugreek also contains active compounds such as flavonoids, saponins and has anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties as per a study conducted in 2017.

A study conducted on humans, where participants were given 300mg of fenugreek seed extract daily for 6 months showed that over 80% of participants have seen hair growth when compared to those placed under placebo.

2. Reduces dandruff

According to a study, fenugreek has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant properties. These properties are beneficial in treating dandruff. Fenugreek also conditions your hair and hydrates it. Thus reducing dandruff caused by dryness or microbial growth.

3. Conditions

Fenugreek seeds due to their slimy and hydrating nature, hydrates and moisturizes hair. It helps in making frizzy hair into smooth and silky hair. The seeds help in giving moisture to hair and gives you bouncy, thick, and shiny hair. We have mentioned an excellent hair mask at the end of this article for smooth, frizz-free hair.

4. Prevents greying

Premature greying is a major problem these days for many individuals. Fenugreek seeds are loaded with potassium which helps in fighting premature greying. 

You can make a paste of soaked fenugreek seeds and mix it with amla juice to use as a hair mask. Let this hair mask rest for at least an hour before rinsing it off. This hair mask will help you to reduce premature greying and keeps your hair in its natural colour.

How to use meethi seeds for hair?

Here is how you can use fenugreek seeds for hair and treating hair problems

Fenugreek for reducing dandruff:

This mask will help in conditioning and also get rid of dandruff.

  • Soak 3 tablespoons of methi/fenugreek seeds (or more if you have long hair ) in water for 4-6 hours or overnight.
  • Grind these soaked seeds into a paste. Add water as per requirement.
  • To this paste add 1-2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice and mix it well.
  • The hair mask is ready. Apply this mask to the scalp and to the hair length.
  • Leave the hair mask for a minimum of 30 minutes and rinse it with a mild shampoo.

Fenugreek for smooth hair:

This mask will condition and smoothen your hair giving soft and silky hair.

  • Soak 3 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight and grind them into a paste the next morning.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice to the paste and mix it thoroughly.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of coconut milk to this paste and mix it well
  • Apply this hair mask on your scalp and hair length.
  • Leave this mask on your hair for at least 20-30 minutes.
  • Rinse with cold water and use a mild shampoo to wash your hair.

Fenugreek to prevent hair loss:

Use this mask twice a week at least to see significant results.

  • Soak 3 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight and make it into a paste the next morning. The paste will be thick, sticky, and slimy and you can add water while grinding as per requirement.
  • Apply this paste as a hair mask to your scalp and hair length.
  • Leave this hair mask for at least 20-30 minutes.
  • Massage your scalp for 2-5 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with cold water and use a mild shampoo for washing your hair

Fenugreek for dry hair:

This hair is beneficial to moisturize, hydrate, and smoothen your hair. Use it once or twice a week as per requirement.

  • Soak and grind 3 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds which are soaked overnight.
  • To the paste, add curd, a teaspoon of honey, and some olive oil, and mix it thoroughly.
  • Apply this hair mask generously on the hair and also the scalp.
  • Leave it for a minimum of 45 minutes to see good results
  • Rinse it off with cold water and use a mild shampoo for washing your hair

Fenugreek for premature greying:

Curry leaves and fenugreek are known to fight and prevent premature greying. This hair mask helps in keeping your hair in its natural colour and prevents premature greying.

  • Soak 3 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds overnight.
  • Add curry leaves to fenugreek and grind it into a smooth paste.
  • Apply this hair mask and leave it for at least 30 minutes.
  • Rinse and wash with a mild shampoo

Take Away 

Fenugreek (Methi) a common spice is not only used in food but also has numerous hair and health benefits. It promotes healthy hair growth, fights hair fall, fights dandruff, and also fights premature greying. This article will help to know about the benefits of methi seeds for hair and also has many hair mask recipes to help you reach your hair goals.