Fenugreek seeds are rich in folic acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Vitamin C, and are a storehouse of minerals. Here’s why it’s a great remedy to prevent hair fall.

More popularly known as methi dana in Hindi, fenugreek seed is a common spice used extensively in Indian households. It is not just restricted to cooking regional delicacies but you can extract its numerous benefits by using it in home remedies – from aiding digestion to reducing hair fall. Yes, you heard it right. Methi seeds are considered to be one of the most effective remedies to treat hair fall issues. Hair fall is a common problem faced by many in today’s time. Blame it on our lifestyle or the stressful times we live in, but it is a growing concern among many, and resorting to home remedies seems to be one of the most effective ways to treat it naturally.Fenugreek seeds are rich in folic acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Vitamin C, and are a storehouse of minerals such as potassium, calcium and iron. Fenugreek seeds also have high protein and nicotinic acid content, which are known to be beneficial against hair fall and dandruff, and in treating a variety of scalp issues like dryness of hair, baldness and hair thinning. It contains large amounts of lecithin, which hydrates the hair and strengthens the roots or hair follicles. The seeds also help in moisturizing the hair and bringing back the luster and bounce.

Make this simple hair mask at home

– Take half a cup of fenugreeek (methi) seeds.

– Soak it in two-and-a-half cups of water overnight.

– Now take the soaked methi seeds and put it in a mixer- grinder jar. Add some water and grind till smooth.

– Now apply this methi paste on your scalp.

– Leave it on for a while and then wash off.

While shampooing your hair…

Make sure that you concentrate on cleansing the scalp, so, gentle but firm fingers should massage the scalp along with the lather. After washing, apply a creamy conditioner. Coat every section of your hair and then wash off properly.


– Heat-styling your hair or using irons and hot curlers. Let your hair dry naturally.

– Products like some hair styling gels that contain alcohol.

– Using unclean accessories. Keep your combs and brushes clean always.

– Washing your hair with harsh shampoos too often.


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After a tiring day we usually tend to crash as soon as we reach home. Experts say it is ideal to tie your hair before you go to bed, especially if you have long hair. Tie it up in a loose braid or two plaits. Braided hair will remain better protected while you are asleep.

Massage your scalp with oil

– Oiling your hair regularly will make a difference to the quality of your hair, say experts. Massage the oil into the scalp in slow gentle movements.

– Olive, jojoba, almond or coconut oil infused with herbs that help enhance its properties, can provide the scalp some nutrition.

– A nice head massage also promotes sleep and you wake up refreshed and raring to go the next day.

– When you are oiling your hair, you should also apply a little to the ends.

Losing hair?

You need:

Half a cup of methi seeds

500 ml pure coconut oil

And a lot of sunlight


– Soak methi or fenugreek seeds in coconut oil in a glass jar and leave it out under the direct rays of the sun, everyday, for a week.

– This oil when massaged into to your scalp thrice a week can prevent hair loss.

How to make your coconut oil better

Take a double boiler (a heat-proof dish placed over boiling water) and put in 500 ml of coconut oil. Add dried hibiscus leaves and flowers, a few pieces of dried amla, Maha Bhringaraj leaves (these are available at Ayurvedic stores) and let the oil melt. You can add flavouring ingredients like rose, lavender, camomile also. Do not boil it for long. Once heated, let the oil sit for a day or two and your infused oil is ready.

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