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Benefits Of Fenugreek For Hair Growth & 3 Best Ways To Use It?

Benefits Of Fenugreek For Hair Growth & 3 Best Ways To Use It?

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Have you tried fenugreek for hair growth? Numerous benefits of fenugreek seeds makes it a perfect ingredient to incorporate in your hair care routine especially if you are struggling to grow your hair faster and losing more than 100 strands per day. 

I have been using fenugreek for hair since childhood!

My mom used to apply fenugreek hair mask for faster hair growth on my hair every month. I used to think I have been blessed with naturally thick hair that grows faster. But as the time passed I realized it’s my mom and grandma’s hard work and effective home remedies for hair growth that have helped me over the years to keep my hair healthy and thick.

If you haven’t already given fenugreek a try, then I urge you to do so. And today, I will be sharing in detail how to use fenugreek for hair growth the right way!

Benefits Of Fenugreek For Hair Growth

Benefits of fenugreek for hair and How I Use Fenugreek for Hair Growth and Hair Fall?


Fenugreek has been used by Indian women since ancient times for beautiful hair. It is one of those ayurvedic herbs for hair growth that deliver quicker visible results. Fenugreek helps in treating dandruff, itchy and flaky scalp, controlling hair loss, triggering hair growth, adding that lost shine to your hair and also helps you regrow your lost hair.

You can see in this study conducted by Dr. UGro Gashee®, how fenugreek helped achieve lost hair back in his trial.

How To Use Fenugreek For Hair?

Today I will share the home remedies using fenugreek for hair growth and hair loss that I learned from my mom and grand ma. I guarantee that it will help you too.

DIY Fenugreek Hair Oil

diy fenugreek hair oil for hair growth and control hair fall

For making the fenugreek hair oil, you will need:


  • Grind fenugreek seeds to make fine powder.
  • Heat Olive oil using indirect heat method to enhance its nutrients.
  • Now take a glass jar and add fenugreek powder and pour the hot olive oil on it.
  • Let the goodness of seeds and oil infuse together for at least 48 hours.
  • And that’s it! Your fenugreek hair oil is ready to use.

I usually make a larger batch and store it for a month and use it twice weekly.

How To Use Fenugreek Hair Oil?

  • Simply start by detangling your hair and make sure you remove all the hair tangles. Then parting your hair in smaller sections and use your finger tips to apply the oil well. Do a scalp massage this oil for 5 minutes using your finger tips and avoid using your nails.
  • For faster hair growth, incorporate inversion method for faster hair growth and use a steam cap for better penetration of fenugreek oil in your scalp and hair shafts. 
  • Let it stay for half an hour for best results. Then shampoo and condition as usual.

Use this hair oil twice a week. You can make this oil in larger batches but make sure to use it within a month.

Make Fenugreek Hair Masks For Hair Growth

Benefits of fenugreek for hair and How I Use Fenugreek for Hair Growth and Hair Fall?


If you are a regular reader of HCS, you might already know that I use aloe vera and fenugreek hair mask for frizzy hair very frequently. The benefits of fenugreek for hair is that it helps in adding that lost shine and brightens your dull hair and will definitely help in hair loss and regrowth of lost hair.

For making this homemade fenugreek hair mask you will need:

  • Fenugreek seeds– 2tsp
  • Aloe Vera Gel-2tsp(preferably  freshly extracted aloe vera gel but you can use store bought too)
  • Yogurt/Curd(unflavored)-1tsp

Method Of Making Fenugreek Hair Mask

  • Soak fenugreek seeds overnight in water.
  • Next morning, grind soaked fenugreek seeds, aloe vera, and yogurt together and make a smooth paste.
  • Now strain this hair mask using a muslin cloth. This is an important step and please don’t skip it. Otherwise small chunks will stick to your hair and you will end up spending lot of time, energy and water trying to remove these small chunks.

Now apply this hair mask by parting your hair in small sections. Make sure you apply generously and cover your scalp and hair well. Leave the mask on for an hour. You can rinse the hair mask with normal water then shampoo and condition your hair as usual.

Do this twice a month and you will notice the benefits of fenugreek hair mask yourself!

You can also try

Fenugreek Hair Rinse

Hair rinse is basically pouring a herb infused water on your hair after you shampoo and leaving it on for 5-10 minutes. Then wash your hair with just water. You can check out my favorite hair rinse recipes that will solve all your hair problems.

To make fenugreek hair rinse you will need:


Soak 1tsp fenugreek seeds in a cup of water overnight.

Strain the water to separate the fenugreek water and fenugreek seeds. Use this fenugreek water to rinse your hair after shampoo. I usually use the soaked seeds to make the fenugreek hair mask I mentioned above.

Can I leave the fenugreek water over night?

Yes, you can leave the fenugreek water on your hair overnight. It won’t harm your hair. You can also add few drops of rosemary essential hair oil to it to control the bitter smell and it will help control your hair fall faster. 

Where To Buy Fenugreek Seeds For Hair Growth?

I usually buy mine from a local store. You can also find fenugreek seeds on Amazon.

Fenugreek Seeds, 8 Ounces – Whole, Raw, Sproutable, Vegan, Kosher, Bulk Methi, Good Source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Iron, Copper, Magnesium, and Vitamin B-6, Great for Pickling, Vegetable Dishes, and Spice Mixes. Trigonella Foenum-Graecum, Fenogreco en Semillas
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Over To You

There are a lot of good ways to reap the benefits of fenugreek for hair growth and these three homemade fenugreek recipes have been a life saver for my hair. Do give them a try and I am sure it will add new life to your hair. Also, don’t forget to share your fenugreek hair mask for hair growth recipe with me, I would love to give them a try as well.

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  1. Yes. Strain it after infusion and before using it. I will update the article. Thank you for pointing out 🙂

  2. Anne Marie Brewer says:

    When making the fenugreek hair oil, do you strain it after the 48 hours of infusion? The recipe does not say so, but I noticed a lot of your other hair oil recipes call for straining through a cloth before use.

  3. yogita says:

    how often should we apply fenugreek mask

  4. Christy says:

    Can I use just coconut oil?

  5. Olivia Huggins says:

    Can I use the capsule 610 mg if I dont have the seeds??

  6. Mythily Reddy says:

    I want grow long hair tell me how grow long hair in a month please

  7. Simran says:

    I am using it with mustard oil but hair are still falling please help

  8. add little aloe vera to it or water that you soaked fenugreek in. This will help adjust the consistency.

  9. rt says:

    Hi Nimisha… I am not able to prepare the fenugreek hair mask… the small quantity doesnt get ground properly and it doesnt go through the cloth… any tips? it took me 45 mins and still no success

  10. Sure you can. Just that it would give you an oil that is too thick. So I prefer olive or coconut oil.

  11. Sudakshina says:

    Can I use Castor oil instead of olive oil?

  12. Cultivator Natural Products says:

    Very well explained.
    Nice and interesting uses of fenugreek for hair.
    Thanks for such an informative post.
    Great work. All the best!

  13. google says:

    yo its pst very interesting

  14. Kohila says:

    nice tips. Can i just leave the fenugreek water on my hair for whole day? Does is will harm my scalp?

  15. Jeane says:

    Nice post

  16. CBZ says:

    Thank you for sharing

  17. Thanks for this hair growth tips. going to try or use it .. Keep on posting !!

  18. Xổ Số 71 says:

    I love your blog nimisha. please write more often

  19. Sarita says:

    Thanks for this marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it, you are a great author.

  20. Shruti says:

    Can use this mask oily hair ?plzz rply ..

  21. Shruti says:

    Can use this mask oily hair ?plzz rply ..

  22. Sarla says:

    please suggest good shampoo for grey hair

  23. Mary says:

    When you add the hot oil to the powdered fenugreek seeds in a bottle and let it infuse for 48 hours, do you remove the powder or just use it like that? Please a picture will help. Thanks

  24. Yes. It has a little bitter smell, So I personally avoid keeping it for longer duration

  25. CelsaB says:

    how to cover greay hairs

  26. Almighty says:

    Do you have to wash out the methi oil after leaving it in your hair for an hour or overnight??

  27. hi says:

    please help me where i buy this oil

  28. Lieselotte says:

    how long can i store this

  29. ejagahot says:

    how to buy this oil

  30. Shonam says:

    You’re incredible! Thanks!

  31. Osborne Clarke says:

    Nice… But what can we do regarding the smell of fenugreek seeds? It has a strong smell.

  32. Rude6 says:

    Does this really helps???those who have been trying this.. please share your experiences.. thank you

  33. HFW says:

    can we expect lost hair to regrow by this process ?

  34. alexa says:

    What is fenugreek seeds

  35. Kathryne Orion says:

    how to get thicker hair quickly.

  36. sara says:

    I am using full fat greek yogurt, fenugreek seeds (soaked over night), amla oil and olive oil which I blend into a smooth paste and apply to my hair. I just wash with warm water and leave the oily mask which prevent breakage and I could see a huge difference in my hair length and volume.

  37. Krin says:

    Ma’am can this paste help in regrowing lost hair on bald patches…Plzzz reply

  38. nalan says:

    Can we apply on clean. shaved head

  39. Rerenorrone says:

    Where can I get this ingredients I want my hair to grow strong and long again please help me also I want my hair to be healthy too 

  40. Bonnie says:

    Hii.i have too much of hairfall and my hair is becoming thin day by day.plz suggest me to get thick hair and to grow long hair faster

  41. Rerenorrone says:

    Will try

  42. Rabiya says:

    Hi mam. I saw your quora posts. I have tried fenugreek seed oil. It was very amazing on my scalp and hair but it gives me severe headache. I really want to use fenugreek seeds. I have dandruff issue for past one year because of bad maintanance. I lost 75% of hair very quickly in this one year. I am using curry leaves and amla infused sesame hair oil. Coconut oil makes my hair brittle. And zydip lotion for dandruff and itchy scalp.
    My question is can i use fenugreek soaked water for final hair rinse and leave it without waiting for 5 to 10 minutes and wash off with normak water like you mentioned in this post. Please give me your suggestion mam. What is the best way i can use fenugreek water. Eagerly waiting for your reply.
    Btw you have a very beautiful long hair. :):):)

  43. TyrellBig says:

    Hi. I have checked your and i am in love with your content

  44. Ghazala Khan says:

    Dear Nimisha,liked your page immensely..need your guidance..I make hair shampoo of Amala,reetha,seeka qaii,add apple cider I’m wishing to add in fenugreek do I do? Would it be alright if I soak it overnight OR simply boil it for 2/3 hours like other items.and mix it with already prepared shampoo? Also how much should I add fenugreek to a for instance 1 litr bottle?? Would appreciate your response.Thanks and take care. Ghazala

  45. Wynona Sementilli says:

    wohh exactly what I was looking for, thanks for putting up.

  46. Killian Tillie Jersey says:

    Easy and interesting tips.

  47. Simmi says:

    Is it necessary to wash hair next day after applying the fenugreek oil?

  48. Laxmi02 says:

    i tried the hair oil and its nyc

  49. Rudraksh says:

    Thanks for this great information. Well I wants to know little more about how we can control hair fall in a week

  50. Izmail says:

    i heard about a oil that combines fenugreek and curry leaves with coconut oi. is it really helps to control hair fall? can you tell me about that and how it’s making?

  51. Roxana Jervois says:

    nice post

  52. No it doesn’t. Try the hair oil for grey hair or indigo and henna hair mask.

  53. Sure do. Please check this page for more details

  54. Hair cream as in the mask? Please don’t. It will leave a very bitter smell. Wash it after an hour

  55. licia says:

    Can I use it as hair cream with out washing it off

  56. Drusilla Pendleton says:


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    I just came across your website and was wondering if you accept guest posts?

  57. naveen rana says:

    is this make my hair black
    bcoz my mostly hair is white

  58. Muskan says:

    I am drinking methi water daily morning and use mustard oil and methi seeds boiled in it but still no effect i getting depressed due to this excess hairfall can anyone help me out

  59. Jyoti Rahane says:

    can I use fenugreek mask on oily hair

  60. Abigail says:

    Such a nice article. Thank you so much..

  61. Dhara says:

    What to do if we forget to soak fenugreek seeds overnight? can isoak for few hours in hot water

  62. Mahek says:

    i always used the fenugreek seed and then blend but too much grain to contend with. any solution

  63. Ashima says:

    Is it necessary to use a shampoo to wash the msk off?Can we do it with water alone?

  64. Bhagyashree says:

    can i rinse my hair daily with this fenugreek water?

  65. Lonna says:

    how to grow hair fast plz help

  66. Yetta says:

    Excellent post keep up writing.

  67. Thank you so much for appreciating and kind words. Your comment just made my day 🙂

  68. Elizbeth Croteau says:

    your reviews are very helpful

  69. April says:

    I ABSOLUTELY loved this blog!! You are so humble and you respond to every single comment out of gratitude. I have been searching the net for fenugreek hair oil recipes for some time trying to get it right. Some said to store in dark places while others said direct sunlight (which is better?). Then there was warming the mixture up on the stove but they didn’t explain why it was essential. I LOVED the fact you explained that in order to release the oil’s nutrients optimumly you have to heat it up. The more information about what actually goes into making diys and why they are beneficial I think is the most satifying. I can take that info and use it for another diy down the road and so on. Thank you for being so informative!.

  70. girija moharana says:

    will it regrow hair

  71. Monal says:

    please help to get hair back i lose very much hair of myself

  72. Leila Bloomer says:

    thanks 4 sharing

  73. Dianne Mahaffey says:

    very helpful post

  74. Noorie says:

    love the wondeerful content on your blog. ty for sharing natural tips and not bashing with lot of products for afiiliate commission

  75. Julie says:

    I was pretty pleased to discovered ur blog

  76. Kabir says:

    love this post

  77. Clemmie Raney says:

    felt the mask was very sticky but made my hair soft

  78. indeed they do! all the benefits and no side effects. just that the home remedies take time to show the results but they are long lasting

  79. no dear one hour is enough. Keeping overnight will make it difficult to rinse off the bitter smell

  80. Controlling hair loss is your aim then go for fenugreek

  81. Atleast a month or more

  82. Try using the fenugreek oil, mask and rinse together. For mask soak fenugreek overnight, grind it to form paste the next morning and add curd. Apply it and leave on for an hour. Rinse and shampoo as usual.

    Also check out this detailed post on how to get rid of dandruff and hairfall
    Hope it helps.

  83. I just grind the seeds in my grinder and then strain it to get super fine powder

  84. fenugreek is one of the best things for hair thickness and achieving desired volume. Definitely do try it

  85. Since its fenugreek a lil bitter smell is bound to be there. But to minimize its effect add 3-4 drops of rosemary, tea tree or lavender essential oil

  86. Definitely is beneficial for your entire body if you consume it in moderation.

  87. Sky is really the limit

  88. Use a good conditioner after wards or apply the rose hair perfume. It will help cover up the smell.

  89. Naanis are the best 🙂

  90. Rosabelle says:

    Fenugreek works but i hate the bitter smell

  91. Nikita Dawda says:

    my naani used to apply methi and dahi mask on my hair

  92. Adrianna says:

    fenugreek water as hair rinse? wont that make hair smell bad?

  93. Jessebel says:

    will it really stop hair fall

  94. Juliann says:

    Excellent article. I m be facing hair fall and dandruff issues as well..

  95. Noel says:

    Wаy coօl! Some very valid points!

  96. Payal says:

    great article

  97. Sanskari Kudi says:

    cn i keep ask whole nit

  98. Komal G12 says:

    i always search for ans on your blog for my hair i love u didu

  99. Lohana Parita says:

    most trusted on hair care is yours di

  100. Pavitra says:

    fenugreek can be used so many typs?

  101. prt says:

    This piece of writing is genuinely very helpful

  102. Swity says:

    i will try using it as hair rinse

  103. Daniela says:

    shud i use fenugreek or eggs for hair fall

  104. Fashion blogger india says:

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  105. up and above says:

    do home remedies really work

  106. Mohena says:

    How long should i keep fenugreek in my hair

  107. Swati Shigvan says:

    how long will it tk to show hair growth

  108. Bhagyashree Hande says:

    i hv dandruff and hair loss which mask shud i try

  109. Gauri Salvi says:

    how do you make fenugreek powder

  110. Palashi Adhikari says:

    i hve very less volum, wil it wrk

  111. Shreya Gupta says:

    i tried oil n it smells bitter wt 2 do

  112. Leny says:

    does eating fenugreek have any benefits

  113. Debolina says:

    thanx for the post

  114. Soniya says:

    how to make hair soft with methi plztel me dee

  115. Aishwarya says:

    your hair is very beautiful

  116. Sweaney says:

    Why fenugreek smell so bitter 🙁

  117. I can vouch for it too

  118. Same pinch. My mom used to apply it on my hair too

  119. YA that is the only con

  120. Yes dear. My grandma swears by fenugreek and curd hair mask too

  121. DamonJ says:

    I love fenugreek but its too sticky and messy

  122. Esha says:

    My mom always used to apply fenugreek in my hair but we used to mix it with curd

  123. Yg says:

    fenugreek is very good but its smell is very bad 🙁

  124. Kajal says:

    Fenugreek and curd is gud for hair fall. i use it from childhud

  125. Tisha says:

    i can vouch that fenugreek helps with hair fall

  126. Yes, it definitely triggers hair growth

  127. tell me about it. Actually while you apply it on your hair just use a shower capto cover and afterwards you can use the rose hair perfume and use it. It will definitely help 🙂

  128. You made my day 🙂 I am flattered!

  129. Aww.. Thank you so much.

  130. KY says:

    Your website is amazing. I tried using fenugreek mask as you suggested and my hair fall is almost gone.

  131. Denise says:

    Your blog is what the world needs nimisha. its super helpful with doable tips. I am glad I found it

  132. Elite says:

    i hate the smell of fenugreek. Any suggestons for that

  133. Claudio Greensfelder says:

    This is a great post on fenugreek. Thank you for sharing.

  134. NGoldsberry says:

    Fenugreek will make hair grow fast?

  135. Vishakha says:

    Bookmarked it

  136. Felton Hirtz says:

    I have very bad hair fall. This is great post. Thank you for sharing.

  137. Lucila Ranieri says:

    Will it help regrow hair?

  138. Tysm. I am flattered 🙂

  139. Phillip says:

    You certainly know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your hair care tips, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Fantastic job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

  140. Yes Hina, it is very effective for hairfall. Thanks for sharing your feedback:)

  141. Hina says:

    i hv been using fenugreek for yrs n i knw it stop hairfall

  142. Thank you so much 🙂

  143. madde says:

    Very interesting information!Perfect just what I was looking for!

  144. Preeti Unadkar says:

    Very descriptive post, I enjoyed that a lot. Will theis help me get thicker hair and volume?

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