Combat Hair Loss & Thinning By Using Fenugreek

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After seeing Anita Grant tweeting about how Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) can be for the hair, I decided to do my own research. I found that Fenugreek treats many ailments, like acne, coughing, asthma, dryness, increase sexual drive (!) and reduce hair loss and thinning.

According to, Fenugreek is a natural herb with extremely potent seeds, which have a medicinal effect to reduce balding, hair fall, and hair thinning. For hair fall and dandruff, the crushed or boiled seeds alone have been found to restore the hair shaft. The seeds contain hormone precursors that replenish hair growth. Additionally, fenugreek seeds are a good source of nicotinic acid and protein. Protein is highly important in rebuilding and strengthening the hair shaft. In fact, protein balanced diets are emphasized to reduce hair loss and stimulating hair growth. The amount of protein in fenugreek alone may explain its restorative ability on damaged or falling hair.

Doctors and herbalists have also indicated that fenugreek contains a large amount of lecithin, a natural emollient known to strengthen and moisturize hair. By being packed with such powerful nutrients, many natural herbalists, and even Western Asia beauticians, use fenugreek in hair care products to promote growth, luster, health, and shine.

You can purchase fenugreek seeds from your local herb store. To create a hair growth tonic, boil the fenugreek seeds and allow them to soak in extra virgin coconut oil overnight. In the morning, sift the seeds out and apply the coconut oil mixture to your scalp. Massage the oil into your hair and scalp for 5-10 minutes. Do this consistently for 3 months to see results.

Below you'll find a few do it yourself Fenugreek recipes....

Take a half cup of dried fenugreek seeds in a bowl and add 2 cups of water. Allow them to soak overnight. In the morning, strain the seeds and place them in a blender. Add a little water and blend into a thick paste. Collect the paste into a bowl...your mask is now ready to use! Apply evenly to the scalp and hair, then wrap your hair in bun once completely covered. Leave it in for 30 minutes and shampoo. {source}

•For soft natural hair crush 15 grams of Fenugreek seeds, add honey and boiling hot water. Steep and strain. Use liquid as a spritz or final hair rinse. {source}

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  1. Interesting. I didn't know it can also be used for hair. I used to drink fenugreek tea to help increase my milk production while breastfeeding. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. @Brandy Your welcome! A lot of the comments on the sites I visited were from women raving about fenugreek being helpful for breastfeeding. It offers many different benefits for so many different issues!

  3. Thanks so much for this post! I've been searching for a natural method to control my dandruff/flaky scalp.

  4. I'm not familiar with fennel seeds but this is good to know the benefits of this fennel seeds
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    fennel seeds


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