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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 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:

fenugreek hair pack ingredientsMix all the three ingredients 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.

Leave a Comment:

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.

    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.

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?

    Minaz says

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

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.

    Minaz says

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

    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.

    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.

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….

    Minaz says

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

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

Saba says

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

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..

    Minaz says

    Yes you can, you can also try egg hair mask.

Wanda says

I have a question maybe somebody can solve for me. Everytime I scratch my scalp there is like a brownish waxy substance in my nails, what causes this? Very embarrassing and I have a lot of hair loss mostly on top of my scalp and crown area. Could you please help me bc I don’t want to keep wearing a hat and don’t feel like wearing a wig. Your input would be greatly appreciated.

    Minaz says

    I wanda, you need a good cleansing mask: try this one. It will also help with hair regrowth.

Vaibhav kakadia says

Every day oil massage is good for hair?

    Minaz says

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

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

    Minaz says

    Dear Karen, they both are same.

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

kamalasheela mohandas shirodker says

god bless you thank you very much

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 🙂

    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.

    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

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!

Ariel says

Hi Minaz,
I’ve been so excited to look through your website as I am trying to switch to all natural shampoos and dandruff treatments. I tried this mask but it made my hair feel really dry and coarse and it was frizzy and hard to detangle afterwards. I used the first three ingredients plus the shikakai. Could I have left it on too long or is there some reason you can think of that might cause this reaction. I also came by your post because coconut oil hasn’t worked for me and caused about the same result.
Thanks so much for your advice!

    Minaz says

    Hi Ariel, try just yogurt and fenugreek.
    If it still doesn’t work use this mask.
    Let me know how it goes.

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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