Fenugreek seeds are called methi seeds in Hindi and vendhayam in Tamil. Since it is a common kitchen ingredient, we use it a lot in remedies and especially it’s very famous for treating all scalp related problems. Methi seeds helps in hair regrowth, stops hair fall and treats dandruff. I always had dandruff from my young age.
When I was younger, my mom used to regularly apply methi hair mask regularly on my hair and let it soak for 20 minutes before washing my hair. After marriage, I don’t know why but I stopped using it. My dandruff became very worse and I completely forgot about methi mask. I went to a dermatologist and he gave me anti dandruff shampoos to use.
The problem with anti dandruff shampoos was once I stopped using them, I got the dandruff back immediately. When I went to the doctor again, I mentioned about this methi mask. He replied that there is no permanent cure for dandruff and I will have to use anti dandruff shampoos regularly.
But if I was comfortable with a home remedy I can go ahead with it. I have been using this mask regularly, weekly once or twice and my dandruff is under control. This mask is the only treatment I use for my dandruff and I have been using it for years now.
It not only treats dandruff, it greatly conditions the hair and arrests hair fall, if used regularly. It is one of my favorite hair masks that I highly recommend to anyone who wants to treat dandruff naturally at home.
The only problem with this methi seeds hair pack is that anyone who is prone to sinus or asthma can’t use it as it is very cooling and will aggravate the problem. To be on the safer side, don’t let the hair mask soak for a long time (max 10 minutes) when you are using it the first time. Once you are comfortable, then you can let it soak for 15 to 20 minutes.
Fenugreek Hair Mask Recipe:
1.Take the required amount of methi seeds in a plate and sun dry it till it gets very crisp.
2.Then powder it finely in a mixer. Sieve it and again grind the left over mixture till you get a fine powder.
3. Take the required amount of powder in a cup and mix it with required amount of yogurt. Mix the yogurt and methi seed powder well with a spoon or whisk, as it forms lumps if not properly mixed. Let it soak overnight or for 3-4 hrs.
4. The next day the methi and yogurt mixture would have turned into a thick mass. The mixture is so thick that that it won’t drip on your clothes when you use it on your hair. If you simply grind the methi seeds with yogurt directly without powdering it first, the mixture will be very runny and will keep dripping all over your dress.
- One can start applying this methi seeds hair mask weekly once for 10 minutes and if it agrees with their body, they can increase the time to 20 minutes. Please do not use this paste on your hair, if you have a cold or if you are prone to sinus or asthma.
- You can sun dry large quantity of methi seeds and grind it in the machine. The left over powder can be stored in the fridge till next use.