Just like everyone, there have been times when suffer I have suffered from severe or moderate hair loss. And I know how stressful hair loss is.
Before I had understood the importance of natural ingredients in homemade beauty products, I tried every way possible, such as vitamins for hair, medicines, Ayurvedic medicines, diet changes, applying market based herbal products etc. But as you would have guessed none of these worked.
In this article, I am going to share with you a natural remedy which includes fenugreek, along with other important ingredients.
This Fenugreek hair mask and my homemade herbal hair oil have been my lifesaver.
If you are facing severe hair fall, hair loss, premature greying, seasonal or long term hair fall, dandruff problem or thinning of hair, this is DIY fenugreek hair mask is definitely going to help you.
I have tried and tested its benefits so this comes with personal recommendation.
So let’s get started.
The best part about this hair mask is that it would hardly take 10 to 15 minutes to prepare.
You can either make a fresh batch every time you want to apply this hair mask or you can make a little extra and store it in an airtight container for 4 to 5 days by refrigeration.
I prefer to make a fresh batch every time I want to use it.
Fenugreek Hair Mask Recipe
For one time use the quantity of ingredients would be:
- 1 tsp of Fenugreek seeds (preferably overnight soaked seeds) or if you have fenugreek seeds powder you can use that too.
- 1 tbsp of either a paste of freshly plucked hibiscus flowers or dried hibiscus powder. (I’m using dried hibiscus powder which I made at home by sun-drying freshly plucked flowers)
- 1 tbsp of dried Indian Gooseberry (Amla) powder which is going to be the main binding agent in our hair pack.
- A handful of freshly plucked curry leaves or 1 tbsp of dried curry leaves powder.
- 1 tsp of dried Ixora leaves powder.
(Note: Where I live, Ixora and Hibiscus are commonly available. If they are not available in your region you can try finding them on amazon or any other local store. I am not sure if you would get Ixora leaves powder easily, but if you need you can contact me.)
- 2 to 3 inches of Aloe vera leaf. ( If you don’t find a fresh leaf you can use 2 to 3 tbsp of aloe vera gel preserved with vitamin E or honey as well.)
You can refer to my video about how to preserve aloe vera gel here.
How to Make Hair Mask?
Grind all the ingredients in a mixer until they form a uniform consistency.
Add 2 to 3 tbsp of curd to it and make a fine past. (The exact quantity of the curd that can be used depends on the consistency you require.)
How to Apply Hair Mask?
Apply this paste on the scalp and massage lightly. (Watch the video on how to do so)
Apply some on hair too and tie your hair by wrapping a cloth or wear a shower cap so that the paste doesn’t spill or spoil your linens or clothes.
Leave it on for an hour. (Meanwhile continue with your work.)
Once the hair pack is completely dried, wash your hair with cold water using a mild herbal shampoo or anything of your choice.
Let the hair dry naturally without using a hair dryer.
Benefits of all the ingredients used in this hair mask:
We all know how beneficial hibiscus flowers are for our hair. It contains the important essential amino acids necessary for the Keratin production. It helps to stimulate the hair growth even from the bald patches. Stops hair fall, and prevents premature greying of hair as well as thinning of hair. It also acts as an astringent to control the oil production and prevents dandruff.
2. Curry Leaves
It contains hair vitamins such as vitamin A,B,C,E, and minerals like Iron.
Antioxidants and amino acids – Strengthens the hair follicles and moisturizes the scalp.
Beta-Carotene and Proteins – Reduces hair fall and boosts hair growth.
Vitamin A – Helps the scalp produce healthy sebum to nourish and protect the hair. It also strengthens hair to reduce breakage.
Rich in vitamin B – One of the best Vitamin for hair. Also called Biotin. Strengthens hair roots. It strengthens the hair from the roots.
Vitamin C – Fights free radicals which protect and strengthens the hair from pollution. Also, vitamin C boosts collagen level in the body which promotes good hair health. It is a natural cleanser. It tightens the cuticle surface which brings the shine to the hair. Free radicals can cause structural damage to the proteins in hair which further leads to split ends and breakage. Vitamin C helps in fighting against such free radicals.
Vitamin E – Promotes hair growth.
Iron – If you take every vitamin but iron deficient then everything is a waste. Iron produces haemoglobin which carries oxygen for the repair of old cells and growth of new cells in our body.
3. Fenugreek Seeds
Contains proteins, Iron and nicotinic acid.
It stimulates the blood flow to the scalp and nourishes the hair follicles to promote healthier and faster new hair growth. It also helps to fights dandruff and hair fall issues and makes hair soft and shiny.
4. Indian Gooseberry (Amla) powder
Indian gooseberry is nature’s boon for our hair.
It is rich in vitamin A, C, amino acids, proteins, and Iron.
Amla strengthens the hair roots and prevents the scalp from any infections such as dandruff, lice, fungal and bacterial infections.
It stimulates healthy hair growth and stops hair fall.
It helps reduce premature greying of hair and also thinning of hair.
5. Ixora leaves powder
It is an excellent natural cleanser for hair and it also protects the scalp from bacterial and fungal infections.
6. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera contains all the essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes needed for hair care.
It contains Vitamin A, B12, C, E also minerals such as copper and zinc.
It provides moisture to our dry frizzy locks and nourishes them from within.
Curd contains vitamin B5, D and Zinc.
It protects the scalp from infections, nourishes the scalp, adds lustre and shine to the hair.
How Frequently To Use This Fenugreek Hair Mask
You can apply this paste once a week or twice a month to pamper your hair and scalp thoroughly.
This is a power food for your hair as it has all the ingredients which are extremely beneficial.
So, give it a try for at least a month or two by applying it once a week and don’t forget to share your results with me. If you have any query don’t hesitate to ask me in the comment box.
*All the ingredients are easily available in India. But still, if you want a trustworthy organic option then you can ask me in the comment section below.
P.S. – I can prepare personalised products according to your requirements. Such as dried hibiscus flowers or hibiscus flower powder, Dried curry leaves or the curry leaves powder, dried Ixora leaves or ixora leaves powder, amla (Indian gooseberry) powder, methi (Fenugreek) powder, etc. But you have to be patient enough to get your products as they will be made especially for you according to your requirement. Contact me for more details.