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Grow thicker hair with 5 simple fenugreek seeds recipes


I learnt to use Fenugreek seeds for hair growth from my Indian friends. They call it “Methi” and use to resolve multiple hair problems: dandruff, hair fall, dry, fizzy or limp hair etcetera.  

Fenugreek has a strong reputation for being an effective remedy for hair loss in the East.

There, it has been used throughout the centuries externally and internally. Due to the high amounts of lecithin, protein and amino acids, fenugreek seeds not only fight hair loss and thinning, but work to improve the overall look of your hair making it stronger and shinier, adding body and volume.

I have collected 5 of the most effective recipes for hair loss treatment and hair growth stimulation.

So, you can use it internally -

To improve hair growth and general hair condition:

Hair Growth Power Drink

 You will need:

  •  Teaspoon of dried fenugreek seeds
  • Glass of boiled water (hot)


  • Soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight.
  • Filter the water with a sieve and drink it on an empty stomach every morning.


Externally it can be used as a hair wash (shampoo), hair mask, volumizer and oil hair tonic.

To fight hair loss, stimulate hair growth and improve hair structure:

 3-in-1 Mask: 

You will need:

  • Half cup of dried fenugreek seeds
  • 2 cups of water
  • Blender
  • Plastic cup, towel


  • Take the fenugreek seeds, add water and leave the mixture to soak overnight.
  • In the morning, strain the water (you can drink it actually, see Hair Growth Power Drink recipe, shift seeds to the blender, add a bit of water and blend to a smooth paste.
  • Apply this paste generously all over your scalp and spread the rest all over your hair.
  • Put on a plastic cup, wrap a towel around and remain like this for about 1 hour.
  • Wash off as normal.
 Tip: If your hair was not very dirty before (i.e. you didn’t apply any oils), you do not need to use shampoo. Just massage the paste under the running water and rinse it off. You do not need to use a conditioner after this mask either, unless your hair is very prone to tangling and then, apply only on the ends. 

To stimulate hair growth and improves hair structure:

Due to the high amounts of lecithin, fenugreek is an excellent moisturiser while the proteins within help to strengthen the hair shaft. After being soaked for a while, the seeds become slimy and make a wonderful natural hair conditioner.

2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner: 

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of fenugreek powder
  • 1 cup of boiling hot water


  • Soak fenugreek powder in boiling water and leave it overnight.
  • Stur the mixture well to make it smooth.
  • Apply onto your hair and massage into your scalp gently.
  • Leave it for a short while (about 3-5 minutes) and rinse off with water, without any shampoo or conditioner.
Watch out! It can be pretty messy, as the liquid paste may start to drip.

To stimulate hair growth:

Sun-Infused fenugreek Oil

You will need:

  • 3 tablespoons of dried fenugreek seeds
  • ¾ glass of coconut oil (you can use another oil of your choice but the original Indian recipe calls for coconut as it’s lighter compared to many other oils).
  • Water bath
  • A lot of sunshine


  • Put fenugreek seeds into a glass; add coconut oil till ¾ of glass.
  • Position the jar with this mixture into a water bath
This means that you put this jar into a bigger jar that is filled with water and position the biggest jar onto a stove. The water in the biggest jar may boil, but make sure that the oil in the smaller jar does not boil, as it may lose some of its powerful properties).
  • After the seed mixture is thoroughly heated, put it aside in a sunny place for one week. Make sure that it gets as much direct sunshine as possible. Shake it once in a while.
  • After 1 week, strain the oil.
  • Now you can use the infused fenugreek seeds as a hair growth oil.
  • Massage it into your scalp 1 hour before washing your hair and distribute it all over the length of your hair.
  • Wrap and wash after 1 hour as normal.

To add volume:

Powerful Volumizing Rinse

You will need:

  • 2-3 tablespoons of dried fenugreek seeds
  • 1 cup of water


  • Soak the fenugreek seeds in a cup of water overnight.
  • Strain and use this water to rinse your hair after washing. Do not use plain water after this rinse.
Tip: Your hair may feel a bit sticky after it, but only temporarily. Once dry, comb it through carefully. The stickiness will be gone, but the volume will stay.


Remember a few side-effects of fenugreek:

  • When taken internally, fenugreek helps to increase milk supply for feeding moms.
  • When used externally, it has a strong, spicy smell that lingers for quite some time.

Wondering, where to get fenugreek seeds? Read this!

Don’t want to get your hands dirty with homemade recipes? Try these ready-made hair products with fenugreek extracts. Reviews are coming soon. Subscribe in order not to miss it.


  1. i have to increase my hair volume and structure also . so how much time i will have to use in a week. regular or once in a week.

  2. MRS A PERKINS says:

    i have a 12 year old female Maltese toy dog who has Cushings syndrome
    will Fenugreek help to restore lost coat?

  3. Can i store the mask for later use? And how often can i use it?

    • U can definately store it. Just put it in a zip;lock bag or box. U do not even hav to put it in the fridge just normal room temp. :) I read the article nd I also use fenugreek. I use it twice a week. It shud b more than enough !!!

  4. Can I leave the fenugreek on my calp overnight

  5. thanks for this kind of articles. it helps me a lot and now i will definitely follow your tips! Hope to see more of your articles about hair treatment.

  6. I think as application of fenugreek is good for hair which comes in category of natural one. With the help of this those dead cells are available on scalp because of hair will rejuveanate and will also effect on color will find long life natural biosynthesis for fair color and life too.

  7. After useing oil .. How have to i wash my hair ?? Only by water or by shampoo ?? …. Please answer me.

  8. Hi Sukanto ,,, you can use any mild shampoo or baby shampoo to wash your hair. Please make sure you dilute the shampoo with water before spreading it on your hair.

  9. Vimala Devi says:

    Hi, I am 35 years old and i started to have the white hair suddenly in bunch and hair growth has declined to a great extend, what is the natural remedy for this. Please let me know what to use, dosage and how to use.

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