I call this recipe Miracle Hair Mask because it helps with so many hair issues. It’s also one of the most popular hair masks with the Indian women, because of its amazing healing and beautifying effects.
* Reduces hair loss
* Prevents dandruff and promotes a healthy scalp
* Encourages faster hair growth
* Moisturises hair and leaves it feeling soft, shiny and smooth
* Strengthens hair shaft and adds volume to your hair
* Tames frizz and fly-aways
* Greatly reduces split ends and hair breakage
* Makes detangling really easy
* Helps prevent hair thinning that occurs due to menopause.
The good thing about the Miracle Hair Mask is that it works for all hair types: whether your hair is dry or oily, fine or coarse, frizzy or damaged – everyone can use it.
Made with just two ingredients – Yogurt and Fenugreek (methi) seeds – this mask will transform your hair into fabulousness.
You will find fenugreek or methi seeds in every Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Sri Lankan kitchen. It’s not just an aromatic spice but has amazing medicinal and beauty benefits.
Fenugreek is an age-old remedy for hair loss and thinning. Rich in micronutrients, it nourishes the hair follicles to promote faster and healthier new growth.
Fenugreek is also a great alternative to store-bought conditioner, thanks to its high mucilage content – which provides slip like conditioner and makes detangling very easy. And if you have dry, coarse or frizzy hair, fenugreek can come to your rescue. Regular use of this herb in a hair mask or deep conditioner will naturally soften your hair, increase manageability, and restore lustre and bounce.
Besides, fenugreek contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help with dandruff, scalp irritation and acne.
Also, if you are losing hair due to menopause, I highly recommend this mask for you. Fenugreek is high in plant estrogens and thus will help prevent thinning hair that occurs due to menopause.
You see fenugreek is pretty amazing for hair, now let’s look at yogurt.
Yogurt too is very beneficial for hair. It’s full of protein, which works to strengthen the hair shaft, thus preventing split ends and breakage. At the same time, yogurt also moisturises and adds volume and shine to your hair.
And if you are struggling with never-ending dandruff, the combination of yogurt and fenugreek is excellent. Yogurt contains healthy bacteria that help to fight dandruff-causing yeast. Also, the lactic acid in the yogurt has gentle exfoliating action. It will get rid of dead skin and flakes and promote a clean and healthy scalp.
There is no making as such, as there’s no cooking involved here. You simply mix yogurt and fenugreek and let it rest, and the mask will be ready to use. This two-ingredient mask is sufficient to nourish and transform your hair. But if you wish, add other ingredients such as olive oil, shikakai powder and black seed powder.
* 1 tablespoon Fenugreek Seed Powder
* 5 to 6 tablespoons Yogurt (use plain, whole fat)
* 1 to 2 tablespoon Olive Oil (optional, use for dry hair)
* 1 teaspoon Shikakai Powder (optional, gives hair body and bounce)
* 1 tablespoon Black Seed Powder (optional, helps to darken hair)
* 1/4 cup Water (optional, to thin out the mixture)
Mix fenugreek powder, yogurt (and other ingredients if using) in a bowl, cover with a lid and set aside of 2 to 3 hours. During this time, fenugreek seed powder will swell, and the entire mixture will thicken up and become slightly slimy.
If you think the mixture is too thick to apply, add a few tablespoons of water to make the mixture more creamy.
Start with dry or damp hair. Apply this mask to your scalp and hair. Put on your shower cap or wrap your head in a muslin cloth or a towel. You can also leave your hair uncovered as this mixture won’t drip.
Leave this on for 20-30 minutes, then rinse off thoroughly. Wash with a natural shampoo and let your hair dry naturally. Do this mask once a week to restore and maintain your hair.
Enjoy your beautiful hair!
Fenugreek seed powder: You can buy fenugreek seed powder from an Indian shop or online. But you can also easily make your own fenugreek seed powder. All you need is fenugreek seeds and nut grinder. Place 1/4 cup fenugreek seeds in the grinder and pulse to a fine powder.
Using yogurt: For this mask, it’s best to use plain, whole fat yogurt. Also, prefer yogurt with live cultures, as it has an extra benefit for the scalp health. If you can make it at home, that is the best.
Yogurt substitute: If you are a vegan or don’t like putting yogurt on your hair, you can replace it with coconut milk. It offers similar hair benefits as yogurt. Also, yogurt may make coarse hair rough and dry, so for them, coconut milk is a good option.
Oiled hair: You can apply the mask on oiled hair, just don’t add the extra oil when preparing the mask.
Have you tried this hair mask? I am excited to hear how it works for you….Share your experience/views in comment box below.
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