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Miracle Hair Mask For Hair Growth, Thickness and Dandruff

miracle hair mask : fenugreek and yogurt

 

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 beauty and healing effects.

Benefits of Miracle Hair Mask

  • Reduces hair loss
  • Prevents dandruff and promotes 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.

fenugreek hair pack ingredients

Fenugreek seed

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. It stimulates blood flow to the scalp, 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.

In addition, 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.

Yogurt

Yogurt is wonderful for hair. It is full of protein, which works to strengthen the hair shaft, thus preventing split ends and breakage. At the same time, yogurt also conditions, 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 clean and healthy scalp.

How to make the Miracle Hair Mask

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon fenugreek seed powder
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons yogurt (use plain, whole fat)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon olive oil (optional, use for very dry hair)
  • 1 teaspoon shikakai powder (optional, gives hair body and bounce)
  • 1 teaspoon amla powder (optional, helps to darken hair)
  • 1/4 cup water (optional, to thin out the mixture)

fenugreek hair pack ingredientsMix 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.

Grind fenugreek seeds into fine powder

 

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Mix yogurt and fenugreek seed powder

 

Combine the two. Cover with a lid and set aside for 2 to 3 hours

 

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After 2 to 3 hours the mixture will thicken up. Mix once again and use.

IMG_4462 (2)How to use:

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!

Extra Notes

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 spice and nut grinder. Just add 1 tbsp fenugreek seeds and grind to a fine powder. You can also grind large qualities and store in a glass jar.

Methi seeds for hair mask

To get rid of the smell pan roast fenugreek seeds for a couple of minutes

Methi seeds for hair maskMethi seeds for hair maskFenugreek smell: Fenugreek has a nice pungent smell, but some people find it strong. To lighten the smells you can do the following: Heat a pan until warm, add the seeds and roast over a medium flame, for a couple of minutes, stirring constantly to avoid charring.

Using yogurt: For this mask it’s best to use plain, whole fat yogurt. Also, prefer yogurt with live cultures, as it has extra benefit for the scalp health. If you 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 cause drag or roughness in some people’s hair, 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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What people are saying about Miracle hair mask

Tanima Dasgupta Dutta :

 
A big shout for Minaz….who helped me..during my bad hair days…2years back I shifted to holland from India..that time I m loosing hair due to lack of ferritin, calcium and biotin deficiency..I send her a mail and she suggest me that yogurt and fenugreek hair mask..That mask really suits on my hair..gradually I made a regular hair care routine…Thank You Minaz….
 

 

Alright!!! This is my Story and the reason i am writing it is because I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT THE ANSWER TO A CURE FOR TOTALLY DAMAGED HAIR DOES NOT REQUIRE ANYBODY TO SPEND THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF RUPEES AT PLACES LIKE KAYA OR THE SIMILAR SORTS WHO ARE PROBABLY LOOTING PEOPLE. A scalp rejuvenation therapy at a renowned skin center costs about 70, 000 and i was worried because i did want to regain the luster and beauty of my hair but cold not afford so much for it. Like i said, long before that i am very fortunate to have encountered Hair Buddha. I am so very happy to see my hair recovering and can’t believe that this could be so simple and all within a few rupees. I used the COCONUT MILK & METHI therapy for dandruff & hair fall and after so many YEARS, i can actually feel my hair to be softer than before. I guess the miracle here is the COCONUT MILK. Very few are aware of the fact that COCONUT OIL has reverse affects on damaged and dry hair, like i did and so I could never bring the softness back to my hair but COCONUT MILK is SIMPLY AMAZING and i recommend this to everyone. Thank you HAIR BUDDHA and THANK YOU MINAZ….!!!! I mean every bit of what i said.

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165 comments
Neethu says

Just tried this today. I just want to say, Thank you Minaz. I have been trying out a couple of hair masks, shampoos & ingredients from your website for the past few months. I lost a lot of hair due to hypothyroidism, and, damaged my hair as a result of salon shampoos & hair straightening for several years. I can actually see the freshness in my hair now. Feels like my hair is breathing after a long time. I love my hair now, thanks to your blog.

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Thea says

I’m excited to try but I’m wondering if it makes a big difference to wash hair first and use this as a deep conditioner? Or is it best to use as you instructed in the article?

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    Minaz says

    Thea, you can use it on unwashed hair.

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Kastury Goswami says

Can you please post articles regarding how to grow lost hair back in bald patches for women?

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Usha Joshi says

Hello, I moved from Kenya to London 39 years ago with very thick and long hair. We had very soft water in Kenya but the water is very hard in London and all these years, my family and I lost lot of hair. Can u please help to stop hair fall and grow thick as before

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    Minaz says

    Search for hard water on the website. There are a few articles that will help you.

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prajakti awade says

The Mask seems great. Should I add egg or aloe vera for frizz or these ingredients will be enough?

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    Minaz says

    You can add honey. Also try substituting yogurt for coconut milk if you got frizzy/unruly hair

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Blandine says

Good evening hairbuddha how long can I store the miracle mask ? Can I keep it in the fridge for 1 month ?

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    Minaz says

    I would prepare fresh every time. You can do it the night before.

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alka devi says

I used tis mask with regular curd ..i had heavy hair loss post delivery ..my hair was rough with a lott off dandruff..thus pack worked magically from the first tym i applied it..you can use coconut oil n mix grinded methi with grinded kala jeera n caster oil in it..n mix these by shaking ..apply this oil overnight ..n in the morning apply the methi curd mask in your scalp..n wash with shampoo after one hour..thank me later😄

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    Minaz says

    Thanks for sharing Alka. Enjoy the natural hair care methods.

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Farha farooq says

My hair is not at all growing and i am losing many hair i want my hair to be thick and long can u plz suggest me some good guranteed remedies

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LS NARAYAN Rao says

Pl try hairpack using fenugreek powder,moringa powder yogartand cyrryleaf powder

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Meena dedhia says

It’s seems very nice but the results will come when I use it
My question is u hv written so many ingredients but while making the mask u hv written mix all the 3 ingredients n keep for 2 3 hrs so which 3 ingredients r u talking about

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    Minaz says

    Meena, to make the miracle mask, you only need two ingredients: fenugreek powder and yogurt, rest of the ingredients are optional.

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    LS NARAYAN Rao says

    Mix fenugreek powder and yogurt Jeep it for 3hrs then add moringa leaf and cyrryleaf powder mix well after 1gr apply on head after 2grs wash using soapnut powder or shampoo do it weekjy once for 3month

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Dr Joya Patil says

Hi ….I am 48 year old working as paediatrician in Mumbai ..I color my hair regularly so overt a period of last 8/ 9 years my hair has become very dry ..frizzy ..and almost stopped growing ..Can u pls suggest something .Thanks a lot .

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    Minaz says

    Hi Joya, you should consider switching to henna. Also do a coconut milk hair mask or miracle hair mask to boost growth and improve the texture and look of your hair.

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Priyanka Dhoot says

This mask is superb. But I have recently highlighted my hairs. Can i still use it?
Pls suggest

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    Minaz says

    Yes you can.

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Hazel says

Hi Minaz, may I ask can I use coconut yogurt for this mask? Thank you

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Roe says

Hello I have been using the mask and a natural shampoo and conditioner containing yoghurt and coconut milk and my scalp smells sour. Is this usual and what can I use to stop it from smelling? Thank you

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Arya says

Hi Minaz,
Thank you for the informative article.
I have tried the mask twice and it leaves my hair shiny and conditioned. How long is it safe to store the leftover mask in the fridge before it goes bad?

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Leela says

Hi Minaz,
Thanks for your response. I meant leaving the mixture overnight and not on my hair:):)
Btw I tried this miracle mask last week. It was not miraculous and after 2-3 days, my hair was dry. Not sure why tho. I didn’t add Mala and I used yoghurt.

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    Minaz says

    Bad luck! Hope you find other remedies that work for you.

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LATARSHA UNIQUE says

can you add rice water or active charcoal to this mask mixture?

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    Minaz says

    I won’t use active charcoal on hair. You can experiment with rice water.

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Leela says

Hi Mina,
Thanks for this wonderful article. Can we mix this mixture and leave it overnight instead of just 2-3 hours?

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    Minaz says

    Hi Leela, yes you can.

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      Leela says

      Thanks Minaz for your response. if I replace yoghurt with coconut milk, will it be ok to leave it overnight as well pls? Not sure if the coconut milk will turn bad…

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      Minaz says

      You can leave it overnight. But why would you want to be uncomfortable for the whole night with the mask on?

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J.Z says

Hi, can I add bhringaraj powder to miracle hair mask?

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Simran says

Hair became bouncy but hair are still falling I also used methi powder with mustard oil but hair are falling please help

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Samyutkha says

Hi Minaz. I have thinning hair and have been having severe hair fall for a couple of weeks now. I tried the fenugreek-yogurt paste. It completely accelerated my hair fall. I lost fistfuls of hair during the shower. It was very depressing. I’m apprehensive to try it again. What do you suggest I do.

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    Minaz says

    Hi Samyuktha, It could be that your hair is sensitive to yogurt. You can instead use coconut milk and fenugreek hair mask.
    Alternatively, garlic hair oil is also superb to reduce hair loss and promote growth.

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Benita says

Hi minaz.. can you please advise how to clean methi paste from hair?it’s very difficult to wash away.. there are remnants everytime.. is there any trick for that?

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    Minaz says

    Hi Benita, the fenugreek powder should be very fine, almost powdery. If it’s coarse ground, it will stick to hair.

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Mythri says

Can I just wash my hair using normal shampoo

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    Minaz says

    You can.

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Abhipsha says

Do I need to only rinse the pack off or use a shampoo? Like I will wash with a shampoo apply the mask leave for 1 to 2 hours and rinse followed by a conditioner or do the exact reverse like mask shampoo and conditioner??? Please clear my doubt

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Anuja says

Hi Minaz,
Can we use curd instead of yogurt ?

Thank you

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momentswithfikkys says

what else can i use to substitute yogurt

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    Minaz says

    You can use coconut milk.

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Kavya Bagam says

Hi Minaz,

I have curly and thick hair.My hair is also dry and very fizzy. The main problem for me is Dandruff. and because of that hairfall. I have PCOS.
I apply this fenugreek with yogurt mask every once a week but there is no result. It comes back in two days.
I have also applied curd with lemon mask but still there is no result.
Can you help me with the problem.

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Deb says

what is a suggestion to aid in growth and strengthening? I am an african American woman, my hair grows in certain areas slowly but, not evenly all over.

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    Minaz says

    I would suggest you do head massage 2-3 times a week. You can use oil of your choice or even coconut milk works great. A weekly miracle hair mask should also do good to your hair.

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kamu says

can i mix with heena this mask

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    Minaz says

    Yes you can.

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Rose says

Hi, Can I use green tea shampoo After oiling my hair?
Can it remove oil?

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Richa says

Hi Menaz
I live in India and I have been struggling with androgenic alopecia for the past fifteen years. I have been using 2% minoxidal solution too which has helped me solve my problem to an extent. However, currently I have moved to a place that has hard water because of which, I am experiencing acute hairfall. Please suggest some home remedies to me for hair regrowth and for treating alopecia.

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    Minaz says

    You can boil whole shikakai in water for 5 minutes. Let it cool, then add a tablespoon of honey and use that to wash your hair.

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Karishma says

I have very fine and dull hairs, and am struggling with a lot of dandruff problem. I have applied coconut oil with camphor, Can I apply this mask after that?

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    Minaz says

    Karishma, skip camphor, use coconut oil and lime juice, followed by the mask.

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Maha says

Hi Minaz!!!
I’m from Pakistan. My prob is that i have very thin, dead and dry hair for almost 10 to 11 years. After shampooing they become rough, dead and dry no matter which shampoo I am using. I have used almost every shampoo but nothing worked for me. Before that in my school days I had good, straight, shinny black hair. I have tried many totka, tips and diet but nothing helped.
Please suggest something so that I can have good hairs again.
Thanks…

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    Minaz says

    Hi Maha, This is my favourite homemade shampoo. Add some fenugreek seeds to it.

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      Maha says

      Hi Minaz…
      Thanks for replying…
      Will defo going to give this ree-shi shampoo a try.
      Another problem is that, I have very few hair on my head.. like I can’t open them in front of anyone nor I attend events because of then. Literally I have 2 to 3 strands. Kindly tell me something so that I can have healthy and thick hair.
      In chilhood i have good hairs not so thick but even, shinny and smooth.

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      Minaz says

      I will say have patience. The more you stress, the more it will take time for your hair to come back. Be confident and live a normal life.

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Tariela says

Thanks Minaz for this hair growth recipe.

I have what is referred to as 4c (Don’t know where that coinage came from) hair texture (afro).

I can boastfully say that using this recipe has help me regain lost hair. I love, love the bounce it gives to my hair each time.

Thank you so much….

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    Minaz says

    Hello Tariela, I am so glad it worked for you 🙂

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hasini says

i am 26 years since 2years i am suffering with hairfall used minoxdil and vitamin tablets its getting thin day by day that means new hair growth is not coming please suggest what to do im tired of using all this but when i started using minoxdil few new hairs coming once stopped falling more again so please suggest best

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    Mmm says

    Menoxdil you can’t stop in a single day. You need to reduce its usage and finally to stop
    It’s recommended that, if you are using twice a day, then in the next month try only once per day, then in the next month apply alternativly. If you stops as of sudden, your hair fall will increase. Even for the tablets you need to follow this schedule.
    This is what I got the recommendation from my doctor.

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Saba says

Can you please tell me. Is it also effective for premature greying of hair?
Looking forward for your reply 🙁

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Itishree Pradhan says

Hy mam..I have fine and dry hair…nothing suits me..so can i leave this miracle hair mask for 2 hrs on my hair..suggest some tips for hair thickening..

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Vaibhav kakadia says

Every day oil massage is good for hair?

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    Minaz says

    Oil massage once a week. Rest of the days you can simply massage, without oil, using just your fingers.

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Karen says

Hi wanted to try miracle mask and ordered fenugreek powder online but now see you said fenugreek Seed powder, is this different, can I use funugreek powder? Love your website. Love Karen

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    Minaz says

    Dear Karen, they both are same.

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Monika says

Please help! My once thick lovely hair is becoming very thin and lifeless. Iam 42 busy working mum with two kids. Have suffered a lot of stress with my child starting school but things are ok now. Please help, suggest what would help. Many thanks. Kind regards Monika

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kamalasheela mohandas shirodker says

god bless you thank you very much

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Imari says

Hello Minaz,
I just wanted to give an update of my experience with this mask. So far i have tried it about 3 or 4 times using argon oil and I have to say I love it.
It is a little messy to apply but I love the smell and if you add a bit of water it goes on much easier and the moment I feel the mix touch my scalp, it rejoices. It is really a nice, soothing feeling each time, telling me it is probably what my scalp has been craving. Not to mention my hands feel nice and soft when I wash them after application.
It is not the easiest to wash out as there are lots of little bits from the fenugreek but it is not too difficult and with a little patience it will come. In the end, when my hair has dried it is soft and voluminous and my scalp clear of flake, which is a better result than when I last used coconut oil, which has been my remedy for years for my fickle little scalp that loves to flake.
I can’t comment on the long term affects yet, I am not sure if I am growing more hair or not, I don’t think I have an issue with hair loss but my hair is fine and delicate and i’d like to grow it long, which is why I decided to try the mask. I can say however, that the baby hairs around my hairline seem to be getting a bit uncontrollable which makes me think there are more (usually they don’t stand out much, if at all).
So, with that said, I am now out of argon oil but have an abundance of other oils such as jojoba, rosehip, ylangylang, and sweet almond. Can I use any of these as a substitute?

Many thanks to you for sharing your insights. It is really nice to play around with natural ingredients and discover so many new things, simple and right under our noses 🙂

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    Minaz says

    Hello Imari, So happy to hear you love this mask and thanks for sharing your detailed feedback. It will be very useful to other readers.
    You can use almond oil and note down your experience and compare it with the other oils. That way to can shortlist what oils work best for your hair. It’s very easy to forget few months down the line, so writing down helps.
    We actually have extraordinary ingredients in our own kitchen, it’s a matter of knowing how to use what.

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      Imari says

      Great! I will do that, thanks 😀

      One more observation to add: I notice a definite difference in the texture of the mask when using home-made yogurt versus store bought. Home-made was much nicer, hands down. Will try to the almond oil this afternoon <3

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Neha says

Can I use honey or eggs in this pack to achieve greater softness? P.S. I am going to use this pack for the first time today!

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maaya says

Dear Minaz,

I love all your posts , they are amazing and extremely helpful . I have been struggling with terrible hair fall and hair damage post my delivery and the change in country of residence which has reduced my hair to almost half the density of what was before. I luckily chanced upon Hair Buddha and the miracle hair mask which has done wonders to my hair by bringing back the softness and reducing hair fall to some extent. I still have some amount of hair fall every time I comb, but I am still satisfied with the results from the miracle hair mask. All thanks to you Minaz! Are there any more suggestions to strengthen my hair along with hair regrowth.

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Chris says

I have been struggling with horrible dandruff and an itchy scalp since last May. I’ve tried every type of shampoo and conditioner there is including some very expensive ones. The yogurt, fenugreek powder and olive oil mask seems to be soothing to my scalp. I’ve done two weekly treatments so far and it feels better immediately. Any other tips?

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    Jin Jin says

    Okay, this might sounds a little gross, but my brother had some major dandruff in his hair. I mean it’s like when the newborn’s scalp is shedding.

    I did a weekend treatment on him for three days:

    Day 1: I simply mixed a lemon with ACV and applied it in his hair. Kept it for 30 minutes and then washed it out with cold water. You can use lukewarm, but I had to use tap cold since we were outside.

    Day 2: I did a mask with lemon, ACV, Honey, Sugar, and Almond oil. Apply it into sectioned hair and leave on for 1 hour.

    Day 3: I did the lemon and ACV mixture just like the first day.

    His dandruff is as good as gone. He like to be lazy and not shampoo and condition his hair properly. Which is one of the reasons why HE gets dandruff. You’re prolly just lacking some hair oil. Try massaging your hair once a week.

    Also, I’ve heard making a serum with Aloe Vera gel, a few drops of tea tree oil, and a little bit of Argan Oil really helps manage your hair after washing your hair if you dislike that greasy look hair oil gives you. personally haven’t tired it, but I have heard of it.

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Jenn says

Hello Minaz,

I have plenty of fennel seeds, but not fenugreek. Is it okay to substitute fennel seeds in this recipe? I did a little research and it seems fennel seeds have similar healing properties but thought to find out from the expert!

Thank you!
Jenn

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    Minaz says

    Hi Jenn, you are right in saying that fennel and fenugreek have similar properties. Both contain plant derived estrogen which is really beneficial for hair. Fennel would be useful if you eat it, but not with yogurt, as it lacks the mucilage.

    Best wishes.

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      Jenn says

      Thank you, Minaz!

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Shelle says

Helle Minaz, Iam a 59 year old Woman who has natural thin straight to wave hair. I don’t use any hash chemicals at all. I stopped long time ago because of my hair texture and I just knew that dyes weren’t really good for my hair. Around my edges I notice for years was thinning out I think from pulling my hair up and back tightly when I was young started it. I have been going natural with all shampoos home made as well as conditioners, using Apple Cider Vinegar rinses etc. My goal is the health, and growth of my hair thats it. I do realize that my hair is thin has always been thin from a child so I know it won’t grow in thick but, it can be healthy and long applying the right treatments to encourage growth. I am interested in your opinion on how I should use Fungreek powder, or any other Treatment you can suggest would be appreciated.

Thank you
Sincerely,
Mrs Shelle

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    Minaz says

    Hello Mrs Shelle, use the fenugreek seed and yogurt as I have mentioned above. Fenugreek seeds are particularly useful for your age as the contain phytoestrogen, which helps to keep hair strong, healthy and nourished. If you can, include healthy fats such as flax seeds, almonds and ghee in your diet.
    Best wishes.

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Tariela says

I like the idea of yoghurt and methi hair conditioner. Can it be preserved? If so, how long for? I am work long hours as part of a nursing team hence time is limited.
I have only recently experienced hair loss around my hairline so looking at natural products to regrow them.
Your website is great, thanks for the many tips and ideas.

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    Minaz says

    I am glad to know you are finding the natural tips and ideas useful.
    No it can’t be preserved. Just plan it ahead and keep the methi powder ready.

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Roma says

Can i use greek yoghurt the plain(unflavoured, unsweetened) one?

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Anamika says

I have tried amla, ritha, shikakai mask before, it works great for any hair problem, expect it colors them to black, I had brown hair with little golden touch naturally and it turned them near to black, also that mask is runny, so I had to stop it, though I have never tried mixing yogurt and fenugreek to it, so will adding amla in this mask again turn my hair to black??

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    Minaz says

    Yes amla can darken your hair, skip it.

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Pavithra says

Hi minaz…happy to see your website. Everything needed under one roof. Thank you so much for all ur tips. I wanted to try the miracle mask. But was wondering if I can do it after the oil massage that you have suggested in the other post?

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Pavithra says

Hi
Can we apply this miracle hair mark after massaging the hair with oil?

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    Minaz says

    Hi Pavithra, yes you can.

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Donnamarie Randolph says

Once again, thank you. While I love what henna (mask/gloss) sometimes the post care was a bit much. So while I’m in love with how my hair is responding to this miracle mask well…the grey is showing. So working with the mind set less is more, I added 1tsp of black walnut hull powder. Loving the initial results! I’ll continue to add the BWH powder until its a bit darker, then as needed. I do a tepid to cool rinse, ACV rinse cool and finish with a light oil blend

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    Minaz says

    Hi Donnamarie, that’s a great tip to cover grey hair. Thanks for sharing!
    Let us know how it works for you in the long run.

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Aastha Gupta says

Hi Minaz.. is there a way to remove waves in the hair because of hard water build up. My hair have formed waves in specific sections because of the build up. Chelating shampoo is not helping to straighten it back. I’ve tried curd and coconut milk and egg…also reetha shikakai shampoo.. it appears to make the hair shinier.. but still not able to recover the straight look..any treatment which can help over a period of time? I’ve always had naturally straight hair.. right now also waves are only in the area of build up.

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    Minaz says

    Hi Aastha, use milk and honey hair mask. It works great to naturally straighten the hair.

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      Aastha says

      Hi Minaz thanks for your response. I’m currently using shikakai and reetha mix to wash my hair and curd and methi mask. I can see some improvements however I feel there is still some mineral build up especially around crown and behind the ears. My hair strands form a kink at this place and then fall straight as if getting pulled by static. Any guesses on this? Could a scalp clarifying shampoo help? Any home remedies for this? I also took one in salon session of malibu c.. but it didn’t solve the issue. Look forward to your guidance. Thanks

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      Minaz says

      Hi Aastha, use lime juice/apple juice hair rinse to clarify.

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failyeen says

Am in Kenya East Africa .how can my hair grow long n stop breaking?
I have shoulder long hair but can’t style since the hairline is almost bald. Thanks as you help me

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EJ says

Hello! This information seems very useful and I can’t wait to try this out. I have a few questions: When you say “set aside of 2 to 3 hours” are we supposed to be setting it aside in the fridge for those 2 to 3 hours or just at room tempeture? Just wondering since perishable yogurt is being used in the recipe. Also if I wanted to apply this to clean hair after I shampoo as a deep conditioning mask would it be ok to sit under a hooded dryer for about 30 mins with a plastic cap then when finished use a cowash or normal conditioner to wash the mask out?

Thank you! 🙂

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Shruti says

I have tried this mask twice so far. It is really good and I am hoping that all my hair problems will reduce slowly. But the mask leaves small fenugreek particles in hair after washing with a shampoo. How to clean it properly?

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    Minaz says

    Grind the fenugreek seeds really fine. You can also sieve it.

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Skb says

Hi Minaz

I have mixed reetha, shikakai, hibiscus, amla, neem powders. Is it ok to use this mixture for hair mask along with yoghurt, olive oil?

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Luzz says

sounds yummy can you eat it too?

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      Azan Ali says

      can we use amla powder,coconut oil ,curry leaves and Fenugreek powder together for black and shine hair

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Kae says

Or is this the recommended amount for one person?

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Kae says

Hello, I was wondering do you have a recipe list for a big portion of this?

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Minaz says

Nice

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Minaz @hairbuddha says

Buy any extra virgin olive oil. Or you can use any of your favorite oil and that’s fine.

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shweta karanje says

Hi Minaz
Could you please suggest which brand for olive oil to use for hair? Since in the markets I see olive oils for cooking only.

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Bharath says

Hi Minaz..Thank you for this wonderful blog.
I am following miracle hair mask with rinshe shampoo and hibiscus hair rinse every sunday very religiously for the past 2 months and I can notice a little difference in the thickness because of which i am very happy 🙂
My question is Can I add onion juice along with a few drops of lavender essential oil for this miracle hair mask for hair growth? Will it help or will it do any damage as there are lot of ingredients. Kindly suggest.
Thanks 🙂

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Denice says

Hi! Happy New Year! I was wondering… I have been using the Castor oil and Egg mask along with your Natural shampoo recipe, which also uses fenugreek seeds. So far I do like the results. I was wondering tho, would you recommend this mask over the Castor oil egg mask? Also, I was thinking of incorporating the Rosemary hair rinse after the Natural shampoo. As of right now, I can definitely see more growth and am experiencing less hair loss. I also use Henna, but either the Natural shampoo is helping with my grays or it may be growing slower, since we’re in winter now, but usually I have to apply Henna every 4 to 6 weeks. It has been over six weeks now and I don’t see a need for it yet!

Again, thank you for such a great site!!!

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    Hi Denice, A very happy new year to you.
    Thanks for sharing your results with natural shampoo and castor oil and egg hair mask.
    Every ones’s hair is different, so you will have to try this mask.
    Since you are already using fenugreek in the shampoo, it may not have an added advantage. But you never know, so give it a try.

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nina says

HELLO! great article, loving all info i can find here!
Today i tried this hair mask but left my hair super dry -.-‘ i added the amla powder and actually i think it is because of it cos i used it before with the same drying effect. is that possible? cos i read in your posts the many benefits of amla so its weird it dries my hair so much!

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    Hi Nina, try replacing yogurt with coconut milk. Skip amla.
    For dry hair you can also try one of these hair masks.

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Angela says

Hello ~ If you use coconut milk instead of yogurt, how much should you use? Also, are you able to store this mix and if so, how long does it keep?
Thank you!!

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    Hi, use same as yogurt – 1/2 to 1 cup depending on your hair
    I wouldn’t store it.

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Shelly says

Hi Minaj I had a few questions…first can you keep the mask on overnight? Second I suffer from eczema on my scalp will this mask be good for that?..and third can I use jojoba oil in the mixture instead of olive oil?
Thank you

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    Hi Shelly,
    Don’t keep it overnight.
    Apply on a small area of scalp and see how it reacts.
    If your hair likes jojoba oil you can use that.

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Shelly says

Hi I was wondering first can I leave the mask on overnight?..and second I have eczema on my scalp would this work for that purpose? And third can I use jojoba oil instead of olive oil? Thank you

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brototi says

Hi Minaz, there is another mask that promotes hair growth. Soak tender curry leaves, neem leaves, amla and shikakai overnight. h eat (not boil) this mix. Allow it to cool. Then strain and apply it on the hair and scalp. Leave on for 1-2 hours. Wash off with normal water. If one is not applying oil, this work as a wonderful cleanser too. It can be used every three to four days. In this way one can skip the use of a shampoo completely. But i must add that this mask does not clean oil. So if one has oiled the hair, it will first need to be shampooed before this mask is used.

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    Hi Brototi,
    Thanks for sharing. Will give it a try 🙂

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Ferlonda says

You might try getting your hormones tested, including your thyroid levels.

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Tanya says

Hi ! I am 15 yrs old and there’s a huge hair loss in front on my scalp since I was 13. I’ve seen very very thin hair follicles there that do not grow and repeatedly falls off. And I also have dandruff. Don’t know how to completely cure this. I know it will take time to cure this problem but I have no hurry. What I want is the results. Could you please help me ?

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    Ferlonda says

    You might want to see a doctor or naturopath to get your hormones tested. I hope you find the help you need!

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Suvarna says

Hello! I tried this hair mask, first time after reading your post. My hair problems are very thin, dry, dandruff and hair loss. I applied this mask, 3 days back. Liked the fuller and strong feeling of hair. But faced the problem of fenugreek powder still sticked to hair (even after washing).So, have to wash second day. Also, we have very hard water for usage. I will try the mask and let you know the results. I could like to know, how much time it takes to show the results?

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Julie R Salazar says

Hi, julie here, I’m so glad i have a seed grinder and had some seeds from an earlier recipe because last night I tried the mask and I love it. My hair feels fuller and stronger. Can i do this mask weekly? Thanks

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    Awesome! Yes you can do this mask weekly.

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Jennifer Choo says

Hi Minaz

I just tried this mask about five days ago and it soothed my extremely flaky scalp so much that I couldn’t wait the full week before trying it again. thank you for sharing. However could I ask one question, you mentioned in the comments that soaking the fenugreek powder helps to get rid of the smell, I did that today but I threw away the extra water (the fenugreek powder had thickened and sank to the bottom) and mixed the remaining powder with the yoghurt. is this correct?

Thank you again
Jennifer

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    Hi Jennifer,

    I am glad to know it helped your scalp.
    Don’t throw the water, take less water next time.
    Did you find any difference in the results using this method?

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Minaz @hairbuddha says

Hi Sandhya, thanks for reading.

Did the doctor do any blood test to rule out any deficiency? iron, b12, vitamin D, calcium are common ones that cause hair loss.

Here are natural remedies and tips to regrow hair

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Amilina Kipkeeva says

Hey, Minaz! I’m from Russia, but I do really love Indian receipts for hair. I’m using it about more that few years already! Thank you so much for new information and inspiration!
My question is how to avoid smell of fenugreek on my hair? It’s last for so long! And I smell like some meat dish!?

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    Hi Amilina, I am so happy to hear that.
    To reduce the smell, add less fenugreek, and keep it on your hair for 15 minutes.
    You can also presoak the fenugreek powder in water for few hours, then combine with yogurt and use. This will also cut down the smell.
    Let me know how it goes.

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      Amilina Kipkeeva says

      Thank you very much for so fast reply! I’ll try in few days and let you know.

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      Raashi says

      Amilina you can take 1 to 2 drops of your favorite essential oil and massage through your hair after bath

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Sandhya Kankanala says

Hi Minaz,

Love your website and appreciate that you share so much useful tips to us. Keep the love.

I’m 33 yrs old and a mother of 2 kids(ages 7&2). I’d always had very thick and long hair(hip length) since childhood. I started losing hair very badly 3-4 yrs ago and now my hair is 1/3 of what I used to have before.Because of the extreme hair fall, I cut my hair to shoulder length. I went to a doc and he said that there is no new hair growth coming in so he suggested that i should vitamins and some biotin. So far I don’t see any change in the hair fall or new hair follicles growing. I want to know from you whether there is still a chance for me at this age to regrow new hair and get that thickness(volume) back if I try the your tips. Kindly reply.

Thank you in advance.

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Sandhya Kankanala says

Hi Minaz,

I started reading your website few days ago and love all the tips and information that you share. Keep the love of sharing going on.

I’m 33 yrs old and a mother of 2 kids(ages 7&2). I’d always had very thick and long hair(hip length) since childhood. I started losing hair very badly 3-4 yrs ago and now my hair is 1/3 of what I used to have before.Because of the extreme hair fall, I cut my hair to shoulder length. I went to a doc and he said that there is no new hair growth coming in so he suggested that i should vitamins and some biotin. So far I don’t see any change in the hair fall or new hair follicles growing. I want to know from you whether there is still a chance for me at this age to regrow new hair and get that thickness(volume) back if I try the your tips. Kindly reply.

Thank you in advance.

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Kirti D-Explorer says

Hello Minaz,
I want to know one thing. After rinsing this mask you have suggested to wash hair using a natural shampoo. Can I wash the hair using besan mixed with water or use shikakai powder dissolved in water. I am a bit skeptical here as to how will i wash my hair with a non store bought shampoo.??

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    Since your hair is dry, use shikakai powder or ree-shi shampoo.

    I will tell you one short cut that I do sometimes: I add a teaspoon of store bought shampoo (SLS and paraben free) to the homemade ree-shi shampoo and wash my hair with it. This helps to clean my hair beautifully.

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      Kirti D-Explorer says

      Hello Minaz,
      Thanks for the super fast reply… Can you help me with two things
      1)Suggest some SLS and paraben free shampoos that I can get In India
      2) Do tell me a good method to use the shikakai powder to wash my hair.

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      Sanjana Chowdhury says

      Dear Kirti,
      Himalaya Herbals Baby Shampoo is a very mild shampoo, and SLS and paraben free. I know it sounds odd to use baby shampoo, but this one is really good. It doesn’t lather at all, and feels more like water than shampoo, but it cleans the hair well.

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Sremedies Tips says

Are fenugreek leaves work for dandruff?

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    I have heard that they do, but never tried them.

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fiercelyfocused says

Last question, I did this today and my hair was beautiful! Once I rinsed my hair, I got very defined curls without frizz!! I wanted to follow up with an amla powder & coconut oil treatment. My question – could I get rid of the coconut oil and instead add amla powder to this miracle (yes it is) mask?

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    Glad to know miracle hair mask worked for you so well. Yes, you can try adding amla or other herbs. Let us know how it goes for you 🙂

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fiercelyfocused says

Is it okay to use greek yogurt for this recipe?

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mickey15 says

Hey…great post!
I was just wondering if
1. Can we use castor oil instead of olive?
2. Can we use the mask more than once a week? Will that provide more benefits?

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    Thanks,

    Once a week should be enough. You can try castor oil.

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Z says

What other oils can be used in this recipe?

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    For dry hair you can add: avocado, argan, almond and olive oil
    For oily hair: coconut, sunflower, olive and jojoba oil

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Mythili says

Hi minaz..

My hair is bit curly.. Now it had become wavy due to my hair products or I use coconut and olive oil mix…
I don’t know what might be the reason but my hair has become wavy and it has recurring dandruff..

Problems with my hair..

Oily scalp, itchy scalp, dry hair, thinning hair, slight bald patches in front, grows an inch in 3 months.. Very slow growth rate

curly has become wavy and I want my curls back.. My hair length is nearly to mid length…

Do help me… Please ?

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Luna says

Hello Minaz!

What would you recomend to do on hot days, where the hair gets all sweaty?

Don´t want to wash it everyday, but stilll don’t want to walk around with all sweaty hair!
And thanks for all inspiration you giving here 🙂

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    Hi Luna,

    you can use rice water rinse, add a teaspoon of lemon peel powder and/or shikakai powder to it. Let me know how it goes.

    Tip: use the first, easy method to make rice water.

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Walter says

Very detailed and nicely written article, would definitely like to try this hair pack. Thanks very much Minaz and all the best for you.

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    Walter, I am so glad you liked it. Let me know how it goes for you.

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Sally Sapsford says

Hi, can this mask be used on colour-treated hair?

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    I don’t have an experience on colored hair, but I have’t come across any one use this and change their hair colour.

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Veena says

I have used yogurt many times just on its own for my dry hair and it really helps. Knew about health benefits of fenugreek as well. But never thought of using both together for hair. Brilliant!
That’s why I love hairbuddha it’s become my default for any hair related issues. Thanks for what you do and the simplicity of ideas that you share.

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    Minaz @hairbuddha says

    Great! let me know how it works for you.

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      Raji says

      Hi Minaz,

      I am 44 and have had thick long hip length hair all my life. But my hair started falling drastically since last october and I consulted the dr. and got the blood work also done. Everything is fine. Dr. said it could be seasonal, and I too thought so initially But it is still falling(its been a year now) and I can feel my scalp now. Today I consulted a dermatologist and he has prescribed Performa spray 5%(Minoxil) and said that if i start using it, then I would have use it all my life. He says this problem is hereditary and would not fix itself. So, spray is necessary. I am scared to use it though. But I am also scared that I might get bald if i don’t use it. I have never done any styling, coloring, hair dryer.. always used coconut oil and regular shampoos and always kept my hair in a braid.
      please advice

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