Things you probably didn’t know about eating fenugreek seeds for hair
Basically; fenugreek is considered as a herbal seed which is mainly used as a spice in most of the cuisines around the world. Not only the seeds but also the fenugreek leaves are also a popular leafy vegetable. Though this spice used in the preparation of a large number of various dishes, most of the people are lack of an idea regarding the health benefits of fenugreek. Not only on hair care, but fenugreek seeds also assist in losing excess body weight, skin problems, dandruff care etc. Our key objective of creating this post is just to unveil the different aspects of eating fenugreek seeds for hair. Other than that; we are going to discuss the impact of fenugreek on the hair health and different ways of using fenugreek on hair.
Things You should know about eating fenugreek seeds for hair
Through the upcoming few paragraphs, we are going to discuss different benefits of fenugreek seeds on hair.
Here’s the deal:
Fenugreek seeds have the potential of minimizing the excess hair loss
Actually; hair loss is such a normal phenomenon. But, excess hair loss is a burning problem in the community at this time. Since the lifestyle has been so much change we can see this problem massively. Do not forget that fenugreek can definitely assist you to get rid of excess hair loss.
We know that you all are curious about how fenugreek seeds do this magic.
Basically; fenugreek seeds have the capability of strengthening the hair. When the hair becomes stronger the hair loss gets decreased. The compounds like nicotinic acid and a large number of proteins make the hair shaft stronger. Consequently, the hair breakage gets minimized as well.
Fenugreek is the most effective solution for almost all of the follicular problems in the hair. In addition, this herb does the strengthening the hair roots. Actually; fenugreek seeds comprise a large number of hormones which accelerate hair growth. You will be able to see fenugreek hair growth results within a shorter period of time.
Say goodbye to dandruff thanks to fenugreek!
Dandruff is one of the most common hair related problems. People suffer from dandruff greatly during the season, winter.
Generally; there are two main reasons for causing dandruff.
- Fungal infection on the scalp
- Extreme dryness of the scalp
Fenugreek seeds have the capability of the removal of dandruff. Other than that; this herb provides adequate moisture to the scalp so that the dryness of the scalp goes away.
Bye, bye dandruff!
Fenugreek seeds keep the full stop for premature graying of the hair!
The awesome properties of fenugreek seeds help to retain the hair pigments. In that way; fenugreek puts a barrier on the premature graying. You can get rid of this problem by eating fenugreek seeds long-term.
Fenugreek seeds make the hair shiny
Fenugreek seeds make the hair shiny because of their emulsifying compounds. Lecithin is one of the most abundant emulsifying compounds in fenugreek seeds.
If you are looking for a way to acquire the shine to the hair you can try out the fenugreek hair mask or the fenugreek hair rinse. By going through this post further, you will be able to how to prepare the fenugreek hair mask and the fenugreek hair rinse correctly.
How to eat fenugreek seeds?
Through the upcoming few chapters, we are going to unveil the different ways eat fenugreek seeds. Just check out the all below-mentioned ways and choose the most convenient way which fits with your lifestyle.
Keep in your mind firmly that fenugreek gives a bitter but slightly sweet flavor to the dishes. It is possible to reduce the bitter taste by roasting fenugreek seeds slightly. Roasted fenugreek seeds have a great aroma which increases the appetite as well.
One more beauty tip…
Though we mainly focus on the impact of fenugreek seeds on the hair growth through this writing, we are really happy to inform you all that this spice plays an incredible role in weight loss as well.
- Consumption of fenugreek sprouts in the morning on an empty stomach will assist for you to say goodbye to the extra pounds!
Eating sprouted fenugreek seeds is a great way to consume fenugreek seeds.
Sprouted fenugreek seeds are ideal for consuming with salad dishes. If you prefer, you can just eat sprouted fenugreeks. Actually; the methodology which is used here is pretty much similar to the common methodology of preparing sprouted seeds.
Here, we would like to give you the precise directions for the preparation fenugreek seed sprouts from fenugreek seeds.
Here are the directions:
- First of all; you have to soak fenugreek seed in warm water.
Have you ever thought why seeds are soaked in warm water instead of normal cool water which is in normal environmental temperature?
What happens when you put fenugreek seeds in water is just the activation of the enzymes which play a massive role in the sprouting process.
- Keep these spice seeds overnight.
- Next morning, make sure to remove the excess water using a strainer.
- Grab a clean damp cloth.
- Cotton and muslin cloths are ideal for the sprouting process as they can remain the cloth wet for a longer period of time.
- Do not forget to use warm water in order to dampen the piece of cloth.
- Then wrap the fenugreek seeds in the cloth.
- Keep the cloth in a dark place for optimal sprouting.
- Typically; it takes around a few days for the sprouting process.
- Just check out the seeds after remaining around three days.
- If the seeds have been sprouted, you can use them for the consumption.
Simply; add these fenugreek sprouts for any salad dish or with soups. Even you can eat them directly without mixing with any side dishes.
Keep in your mind thoroughly…
If you use a bulk amount of fenugreek seeds for sprouting, of course, you can keep the excess amount in a refrigerator. Generally; the sprouted fenugreeks can keep up to one week.
Soaked fenugreek seeds are also delicious.
- Just like in the sprouting process, you have to use warm water in order to soak the fenugreek seeds.
- Let the seeds to be soaked overnight.
- Remove the excess amount of water in the morning.
If you soaked a large amount, of course, you can keep the additional amount in the refrigerator and use them within 5 days.
Another important point that we need to highlight here is that even soaked fenugreek seeds assist in the enhancement of the food digestion process. Actually; that is such a great advantage of these tiny seeds.
Can you believe that you can have fenugreek as a paste too?
If you can make the fenugreek paste, of course, you will get the chance for adding this paste any of your curries conveniently. You can make a bulk amount of this paste and keep it in the refrigerator for using again and again.
In order to explain how to make this paste, we would like to make a quick step guide.
Here is the deal;
- Keep in your mind thoroughly that you have to get the assistance of a mortar and pestle or a grinder in order to grind fenugreek seeds. Even you can use a food processor for that.
- Make sure to grind fenugreek seed very well until the seeds transform into a really fine powder.
- Make a paste by adding water little by little.
By storing the paste in an air-tight glass container you can keep the paste in the refrigerator for a long time.
Now you have homemade fenugreek paste and you can add whatever the curry depending on your personal preferences.
Even you can consume roasted fenugreek seeds!
Actually; you can add roasted fenugreek seeds for stir-fry dishes. Even you can use them for garnishing salad dishes as well.
Here, we would like to mention how to roast fenugreek seeds perfectly. Perfectly roasted fenugreek seeds have a delicious aroma.
The following step-wise guide will assist you to prepare perfect fenugreek seeds. Just follow the directions as mentioned.
- Take the required amount of fenugreek seeds that you need to be roasted.
- Put them into a frying pan or a skillet.
- Cook your fenugreeks on medium-high heat while stirring.
- Sit fenugreeks for around one to two minutes.
- Wait until fenugreek seeds get cooled.
Roasted fenugreek seeds go perfectly with stir-fried dishes. You can add around one tablespoon of roasted fenugreek seeds for any stir-fried dish or a salad dish.
It is possible to season various dishes with fenugreek powder!
You have to grind fenugreek seeds for making the fenugreek powder. As mentioned earlier in this text, you can use a mixer grinder, mortar, and pestle or a food processor for grinding fenugreek seeds into a fine powder.
How to use fenugreek powder?
It is possible to sprinkle fenugreek powder on any of your favorite dishes. Other than that; you can use this spice powder for seasoning various kinds of meats, fish etc.
If you make fenugreek powder in bulk amounts, you can keep the excess amount up to 12 months by storing in an airtight glass container. By preparing a bulk amount, you will get the chance to add this amazing spice for your meals frequently without spending so much time for the preparation.
How to use fenugreek for hair externally?
Throughout the above chapter, we discussed how to eat fenugreek seeds. Now; it is time to focus on how to use these seeds externally for hair. There are a few ways to give the nourishment of fenugreeks to your hair.
Fenugreek hair mask
Applying hair masks is great for hair in many ways. We always recommend you all that it is better to use natural hair masks as much as possible. Now; we are going to unveil facts regarding the fenugreek hair mask. Anyone can easily prepare this natural mask at home without spending much time.
Have you ever heard about the advantages of using fenugreek hair mask?
We hope that you all know about the most common feature of fenugreek on dandruff care. Not only fighting with dandruff but also this spice offers you a lot of advantages. If you are a one who is suffering from dull hair the increased hair loss, fenugreek will give you the best solution in order to keep the full stop for such hair care problems within a shorter period of time.
- Enhancement of the shine of the hair
- Hair regrowth
- Minimizing the hair loss
You will be able to see the best results of this hair mask by applying it at least twice a month.
For the preparation of this mask, you have to grab the following ingredients.
- Fenugreek seeds [1 tablespoon]
- Yogurt [1 tablespoon]
- Aloe vera gel [1 tablespoon]
When considering fenugreek seeds, you have to soak them overnight. It is wiser to use unflavored yogurt. If there is no way to have yogurt, you can replace yogurt with curd. Though you can use ready-to-use Aloe vera gel, please try to use freshly extracted Aloe vera gel as much as possible.
Here are the directions for you to prepare this hair mask.
- Mix all the ingredients until they become a paste.
- Strain the paste using a piece of cloth. [Muslin clothes are ideal for this process.]
How to apply the fenugreek hair mask?
- Divide the hair into small parts.
- Apply the mask on the scalp as well as on the hair very well.
- Leave the mask for around 2 hours.
- Rinse using normal water.
- Finally, use your regular shampoo for rinsing
- Do not forget to use the regular conditioner as well.
Fenugreek hair oil
It is really easy to prepare fenugreek hair oil. All you need is fenugreek seeds and olive oil.
Grind one tablespoon of fenugreek seeds. Make sure to grind fenugreek seeds until they become a fine powder.
Then; heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil. You have to use the double boiling method for heating olive oil. If you use direct boiling, definitely the goodness of olive oil will go away. then leave the mixture at least 2 days prior to start using.
Here is how to apply fenugreek oil to the hair.
- Divide the hair into small parts.
- Apply oil on the scalp and the hair by fingertips.
- It is necessary to massage the oil thoroughly around 5 to 10 minutes.
It is pretty much easy to prepare the fenugreek rinse. What you have to do is just soaking fenugreek seeds overnight and use the remaining water as a hair rinse. Do not forget to use your regular shampoo and the conditioner after rinsing with fenugreek soaked water.
You can even eat the soaked fenugreek seeds as mentioned in the above. Do not waste them.
Just have a look at the following video so that you can get a considerable idea about how amazing fenugreek seed on the hair is.
Fenugreek seeds for hair side effects
It has been proven that eating fenugreek seeds for hair is pretty much safer as a natural remedy. But, there are certain instances of individuals who have experienced several minor issues such as abdominal bloating, diarrhea, discomfort in the abdomen, and nausea. As mentioned earlier, the bitter taste of fenugreek seeds causes the most of these side effects. When you apply the fenugreek mask on the scalp sometimes you might get irritation. That is because there are individuals who are allergic to fenugreek. If you are pregnant of course you have to avoid consuming fenugreek as fenugreek or meithi seeds improve the contraction of the uterus.