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Healthy Hair Ingredient | Fenugreek - The Indian Herb To Repair Damaged Hair

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Healthy Hair Ingredient | Fenugreek - The Indian Herb To Repair Damaged Hair
Fenugreek is the best kept secret for healthy Indian hair! This spice is used in Indian food, but this is also great for the health of hair as well! 

Let's Get To It:

What is Fenugreek?

This herb is an Indian spice, which comes in both seed and powder form. Fenugreek contains vitamin A, K, C, folic acid, potassium, calcium, and iron.

What are the benefits of Fenugreek for hair?

  • Moisturizes while strengthening to repair damaged hair
  • Hydrates and strengthens the roots and hair follicles, contains lecithin
  • Promotes and improves hair growth
  • Provides great slip to aid in detangling 
  • Treats hair loss, dandruff, and other scalp issues
  • Adds shine to the hair
  • A staple in many Indian remedies and recipes!

Fenugreek Water Mist

  • 2 cups of water or Aloe Vera juice
  • 1/2 cup of dry fenugreek seeds
  • Spray bottle
  • Mason jar with a lid
  • Small strainer
Add fenugreek seeds to a mason jars and add water or Aloe Vera juice. Allow the seeds to soak overnight.

Healthy Hair Ingredient | Fenugreek - 
The Indian Herb To Repair Damaged Hair

The next day, strain the liquid from the seeds and pour into the water bottle to use as a leave-in mist. Be sure to keep in the refrigerator.

Fenugreek Deep Condition Masque

  • 1/2 cup of soaked fenugreek seeds or 2 tbsp of fenugreek seed powder
  • 1 can of coconut milk (strain the coconut water)
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • Plastic bowl
Mix all ingredients in a bowl, then cover with a lid and set aside overnight to thicken

Use as a deep conditioner. If you think the mixture is too thick, add the coconut water (strained from the coconut milk) to thin out the mixture for your hair needs.

Fenugreek-Infused Oil

  • 1/2 cup of dry fenugreek seeds
  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • Mason jar with a lid
  • Applicator bottle
  • Pinch of fenugreek powder (optional)
Combine the fenugreek seeds and oil in a mason jar with a lid. Set aside the jar for a week to infuse.

After the week, strain the seeds from the oil and pour in an applicator bottle. If you want more benefits of the fenugreek herb, add a pinch of fenugreek powder to the oil.

Use this oil to massage the scalp, as a sealing oil, or to combine with a deep conditioner.

My Thoughts

I absolutely love using fenugreek! Whether it is the powder or the seed, fenugreek has been absolutely beneficial in the health of my natural hair.

I use the fenugreek mist right after my Wash day to keep my hair moisturized before my leave-in and styling products. I use the fenugreek oil to massage my scalp and to seal my ends.
Healthy Hair Ingredient | Fenugreek - The Indian Herb To Repair Damaged Hair

Check out more Fenugreek recipes for healthy hair:

Naptural85 - DIY Hair Growth Deep Conditioner w/ Fenugreek | VEGAN Recipe
Curly Proverbz - Indian Hair Growth Secret Fenugreek 4 ways | Recipes and Application
Curly Proverbz - Fenugreek Aloe Curl Refresher and Strengthening Spray

Natural hair says: give Fenugreek a try! You won't be disappointed!!

Always Desire Your Natural,

Christina J

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