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How to Fight Hair Loss and Balding with Fenugreek

Updated on July 4, 2007

Nature Can Help with Hair Loss

There are several natural remedies for hair loss, balding, and increased hair growth that have proven to be practical, natural, and effective for centuries. Fenugreek, also called Greek hay in English and Methi in India, is one such remedy. Originally from Southeastern Europe and Western Asia, fenugreek was discovered after a German painter used fenugreek seeds to treat his bronchitis. After several months, he noticed that besides clearing his chest, his hair had also begun to improve and even regrow in some places.

Fenugreek is a natural herb with extremely potent seeds, which have a medicinal effect to reduce balding, hair fall, and hair thinning. For hair fall and dandruff, the crushed or boiled seeds alone have been found to restore the hair shaft. The seeds contain hormone precursors that replenish hair growth. Additionally, fenugreek seeds are a good source of nicotinic acid and protein. Protein is highly important in rebuilding and strengthening the hair shaft. In fact, protein balanced diets are emphasized to reduce hair loss and stimulating hair growth. The amount of protein in fenugreek alone may explain its restorative ability on damaged or falling hair.

Doctors and herbalists have also indicated that fenugreek contains a large amount of lecithin, a natural emollient known to strengthen and moisturize hair. By being packed with such powerful nutrients, many natural herbalists, and even Western Asia beauticians, use fenugreek in hair care products to promote growth, luster, health, and shine.

You can purchase fenugreek seeds from your local herb store. To create a hair growth tonic, boil the fenugreek seeds and allow them to soak in extra virgin coconut oil overnight. In the morning, sift the seeds out and apply the coconut oil mixture to your scalp. Massage the oil into your hair and scalp for 5-10 minutes.

Do this consistently for 3 to see results

If you are not familiar or feel uncomfortable about using natural herbs yourself, as you should exercise extreme caution and safety, many companies are now opting to provide natural hair growth products that contain herbs, such as fenugreek. The most popular and reputable supplier is Beauty 4 Ashes Christian Health & Beauty. Beauty 4 Ashes ® provides an array of natural hair growth products that contain fenugreek, amla, coconut oil, and a host of other proven natural herbs for hair growth. Their products are available for purchase online at wwwdiscoverb4acom.

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      Nick 2 years ago

      I was using fenugreek mixed with golden seal to treat my crohn's disease. I was also using something else (Gumbi Gumbi). I didn't know anything about restoring hair, or reversing hair loss. But when my hair started to thicken up, I thought it was the Gumbi Gumbi. I stopped using fenugreek and my hair went back to thinning. Then I suspected it was the fenugreek and did this internet search. I really had no idea. This as an accidental discovery for me.

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      Ashish Joshi 3 years ago

      This article is awesome.To know more about preventing hairloss go through the link...

      http://naturehealthcare4u.blogspot.in/

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      ashish joshi 3 years ago

      This article is awesome.To know more about preventing hairloss go through the link...

      http://naturehealthcare4u.blogspot.in/

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      Anita 3 years ago

      I am using fenugreek from last 4 to 5 weeks , twice a week.

      It stopped loosing hair completely.

      I am using the mix of curd ,fenugreek powder ( capsules bought in shop) and lemon.

      Applying the mix to the scalp, waiting for min 1 hour and washing it off. Also using mild shampoo diluting in water before apply to hair.

      Don't delay , apply

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      khadija 3 years ago

      sapna h r u using fenugreek,in which form

      i m suffering from severe hairffall

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      sapna 4 years ago

      methi ..fenugreek is superbbbbbbbbbb...my hairs are long below my waist i m trying since last 6 months ..very much happpy

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      Sue 5 years ago

      Does the fenugreek oil work the same?

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      itsszali 5 years ago

      You can get it from any indian store, you can ask them Methi Seeds(fenugreek seeds).

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      kanwal 5 years ago

      i also try this fenugreek seeds powder after reading this article.its realyy work ,within one week i observe results.

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      yogs 5 years ago

      which other oil we can take to soak the fenugreek??????????????

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      ng 5 years ago

      u can buy fenugreek seeds for real cheap at an indian store or like above middle eastern store, should be a dollar or so

      they look like yellow-brown kernals but smaller

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      Christian 5 years ago

      are the fenugreek seed that everyone is talking about small, for instance small like little seeds, or are they big, because I google fenugreek and I get all sorts of different picture, I get leaves and little seeds, plus some big round one that look like seeds as well, but are bigger than normal seeds, which one are the one that's I need to use???

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      frizzy 5 years ago

      you can buy fenugreek seed from most midleeastern stores

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      Marco 5 years ago

      Need help, Im not exactly sure where I can buy fenugreek, can anyone help, I try google it and nothing, they say gnc, but its only pill form, anyone can help

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      lovelylocks 5 years ago

      Marco u an easier way to do this is:soak 1/2 cup of the seeds in two cups of warm water and leave overnight

      in the morning strain the water out and use it (the water) on ur scalp leave in for an hour under a shower cap and do this 2 to three times a week

      u can also put everything( the soaked seeds with its water) in a blender to make a paste and use it on ur hair ,but i find that a bit messy pesonally

      Personal note i like soaking 1 table spoon of Amla powder along with the fenugreek seeds. Amla has a good reputation for growing out strong hair as well as moisturising it.

      Good luck,to allllll of us

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      tyler n 5 years ago

      use Rogaine its work for me after 2weeks using .read carefully instruction depend on the situation everyone

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      Marco 5 years ago

      Also should I buy the fenugreek seeds or leaves, see I need help, completely lost

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      Marco 5 years ago

      can some one tell me how to make this, please step by step, it say let the fenugreek soak in the oil or should I first let it soak in water, someone please give me the right way of making this, yes step by step, I really confuse

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      Esther 5 years ago

      I will give it a try for 3 months, the Fenugreek seeds and yogurt conditioning.

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      Kanchan 5 years ago

      Methi does really work on hair.it adds shine as wel l as strength.my hair are really managble now more than old.

      Thank u

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      chif 5 years ago

      does fenugreek really works...?

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      ?? 5 years ago

      3 hundred years that is.

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      Tam 6 years ago

      I would like to know "do this consistently for 3". Is it 3 days, 3 weeks or 3 months.

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      priya 6 years ago

      it really works

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      Neeta 6 years ago

      I also have bad hair loss. Wish this fenugreek formula works for me .. i will write back after a month with results .. gud luck to all

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      Nausheen 6 years ago

      I will definitely give it a try Insha Allah because I have heard things about fenugreek before too but didn't think it will work but after reading this article I think its true. I have spent hundreds of pounds on herbal treatments but didn't work for me, I hope this simple home remedy does me good. All the best to everyone and me :).....

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      Anisha 6 years ago

      Wel, i will give it a try! Hope it works

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      neelam 6 years ago

      I am going to start using this therapy of fenugreek seed and shall write back after 3 weeks with whatever results..hope for the best.

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      nick 6 years ago

      3 years

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      George 6 years ago

      "Do this consistently for 3 to see results"

      Three WHAT!?

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      virendra ramcharan 7 years ago

      just 2 weeks,I am soaking a little powdered fenugreek in about 2 tsp water until it gets gooey. I would then strain it and massage my scalp with the liquid and leave on overnight,I have seen a difference!

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      James 7 years ago

      Hi Ritu,

      I am sorry that IHT 9 did nothing for your hair. But, it actually stopped my hair loss. It took over 8 weeks to show results in my case. I don't know for how long you used it. Well, IHT 9 is my regular shampoo. If you have read the ingredients list, then you must know that it contains fenugreek too.

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      Ritu 7 years ago

      Oh I used IHT 9 as well, its just a regular shampoo and it did nothing for my hair...when i read the above comment I just thought I should put my comment and feedback too, so people can decide for themselves.

      And I have heard this fenugreek cure from many , will give it a try...

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      Peter Walia 8 years ago

      I have found and using a herbal hair shampoo which is 100% natural. Known as IHT 9, this shampoo contains Fenugreek as an active ingreadient. This explains why my lost hair have reappeared. You may also visit this page for more info: http://www.lasscosmetics.com/natural_beauty_produc...

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      Liz_Beauty 10 years ago

      I used the Fenugreek and it is working better than the coconut I was using. Thanks