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Budget-Friendly DIY Homemade Fenugreek Hair Mask

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This fenugreek hair mask only has three ingredients!

This fenugreek hair mask only has three ingredients!

Goodness of Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek is used as one of the most traditional remedies for skin and hair care. In India, fenugreek is one of the most common ingredients found in kitchens. Fenugreek is rich in vitamins and minerals that boost skin and hair repair.


These quantities are according to my hair length. Adjust the quantity according to your hair length.

  • 3 tablespoons fenugreek seeds
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Milk

How to Prepare the Hair Mask

  1. Mix 3 tablespoons of methi or fenugreek seeds and water in a bowl, and allow them to soak overnight.
  2. Strain the water from the seeds and pour it into a spray bottle.
  3. Start making the paste by putting the soaked fenugreek seeds in a bowl.
  4. Add milk to the soaked fenugreek seeds a little at a time while mixing it in a mixer or grinder until it forms a thick paste.
  5. Add two tablespoons of coconut oil and mix thoroughly.
  6. If the paste is too thick, add a little more milk until it feels sticky enough for easy application.
Prepared hair mask is ready to apply.

Prepared hair mask is ready to apply.

How to Apply the Hair Mask

  1. Comb your hair thoroughly before you apply the hair mask.
  2. Start spraying the middle section of your hair with the fenugreek water stored in the spray bottle.
  3. Partition your hair and apply fenugreek water to your entire scalp.
  4. Massage for five minutes. This will increase blood flow and open the pores of your scalp.
  5. Apply the paste to the roots of your hair.
  6. Massage for five to ten minutes.
  7. Separate small sections of hair and apply the paste from root to tip.
  8. Gently use an up-down motion with your fingers while applying the paste to each section. Do this up-down motion three to four times for each section.
  9. Repeat this until you've saturated all of your hair.
  10. Cover your hair with a shower cap and let it sit for at least one hour, and at most three hours.
  11. Wash your hair using the instructions below.

How to Wash Your Hair

The minute particles of methi or fenugreek will stick to your scalp, and it is difficult to wash it off.

How to Remove the Hair Mask

  1. Remove the shower cap and massage your scalp for five minutes.
  2. Wash your hair with normal water.
  3. Use your fingertips to remove any residual particles of fenugreek from your hair.
  4. Use a mild shampoo to wash your hair. Don't pour the shampoo directly onto your hair. Dilute the shampoo by mixing it in a cup with some water.
  5. Pour the shampoo-water mixture on your scalp and gently massage.
  6. Rinse your hair with cold water.
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If there are still bits of fenugreek in your hair, you can fill a bucket with water and dip your hair in the water while removing any particles with your fingers.

Things to Keep in Mind

  • The smell of the hair mask is quite pungent. You can neutralize some of the smell with coconut oil.
  • Even after following all the steps to wash your hair, you might still have trouble getting all the fenugreek out. Don't worry! Allow your hair dry completely and then comb your hair to remove all the remaining particles.
IngredientsEssential NutrientsBenefits

Fenugreek seeds

Contains a lot of vitamins and minerals.

Boosts hair growth, repairs hair.

Coconut oil

Rich in Vitamin E

Moisturizes hair and adds lustre to it.


Contains calcium, protein, iodine, potassium, phosphorus and vitamins B2 and B12

Helps in strengthening hair structure.

Benefits of the Hair Mask

  • Works as a natural anti-dandruff solution.
  • Provides natural gloss and shine.
  • Keeps hair and scalp healthy.
  • Gives soft, shiny, and smooth hair.
  • Makes your hair soft.
  • Smoothes the skin by removing dry and dead skin cells.
My hair after after using the hair mask for 3 weeks.

My hair after after using the hair mask for 3 weeks.

My Personal Experience

I started using the fenugreek hair mask to keep my hair healthy and save money. I used it once a week and saw visible changes after three weeks. My hair looked healthier and more nourished than before. My hair quality has improved and I will continue using this hair mask.

The smell of the mask does bother me a bit, but if you want to save money it's not horrible.

Try this hair mask and let me know your experience in the comments section.

My hair after using the hair mask for one month.

My hair after using the hair mask for one month.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2020 Shilpi Ghosal

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