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.
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:
- 1 tablespoon fenugreek seed powder.
- 5 to 6 tablespoons yogurt (use plain, whole fat)
- 1 to 2 tablespoon olive oil or argan oil.
- 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)
Mix 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.
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!
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.
Fenugreek seeds :
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.
So what are you waiting for have you tried this miracle hair mask yet? Can’t wait to hear your responses. Thankyou!