Who wouldn’t want glossy hair in minutes?!
So who has heard of Fenugreek? It is not overly common, so lets give you some facts!
Fenugreek is an annual herb with light green leaves and small white flower, of the pea family. The fenugreek plant stands erect at two to three feet tall, and the seed pods contain 10–20 small, flat, yellow-brown, pungent and aromatic seeds.
The seeds have a somewhat bitter taste, similar to celery, maple syrup or burnt sugar, and are often used to make medicine. However, fenugreek has a far more pleasant taste when cooked. The seeds are the most widely used part of fenugreek, which are usually dried and ground. The leaves are often used in cooking as well.
Fenugreek has some amazing health benefits that could transform your health and change your life for the better. What benefits does it have for your luscious locks?
- Fenugreek seeds are very effective in strengthening hair from the roots and treating follicular problems. They contain hormones that help promote hair growth, are a good source of protein and contain nicotinic acid that strengthens the hair and prevents breakage.
- The seeds also contain lecithin, an emulsifying substance. When soaked in water, the seeds produce a gelatinous substance that makes your hair shine.
- Dandruff is a common hair ailment and it generally surfaces during colder weather. There are various treatments for dandruff, but one of the most basic and effective is Fenugreek seeds! They are also a cure for dry scalp and dermatitis.
Now you know a little more about them, lets show you how to create a super simple hair mask:
Soak seeds overnight
Soak 2 tablespoons of Fenugreek Seeds – 500g in 240ml of boiling water and leave them overnight.
Grind into a paste
When the seeds are slimy to touch, grind them into a paste using a pestle & mortar (or the back of a spoon). Apply to your scalp and roots and then massage into the length of your hair.
Leave on for 30 minutes
Keep the mask on for 30 minutes and rinse off to reveal soft, silky locks! Shampoo as normal.
Fenugreek seeds, when applied regularly to the scalp:
- enhances growth and re-growth
- preserves natural colour
- gives a silky feeling
- adds shine and gloss
- treats dandruff
- decreases thinning
- stops hair loss
Give it a go and let me know what you thought? Told you it was easy!
Be kind to yourself, allow self care to be a priority! We are always so busy trying to catch up with our to do list, we neglect ourselves. How can we expect to be our best selves when we don’t take the time to care for our own bodies? Check out this post below to find some more quick and easy ideas to make you, your number one priority!
Simple Joy was founded by Hayley Forster, a Wellness & Lifestyle Coach. Hayley is an advocate of intentional living, with a passion in helping others simplify their lives in order to find their ideal lifestyle full of contentment, creativity and authenticity!