It all started with my crown.
I noticed thinning — again. And usually, by the time I notice MY hair is thinning, I’m a week away from bald.
I knew fenugreek seeds were good for hair growth. I had a jar from my cactus fenugreek addiction. I stopped throwing away the leftover seeds and started using them to thicken plant-based conditioners.
Fenugreek seeds, when applied regularly to the scalp:
- enhances hair growth and hair re-growth
- preserves hair’s natural color
- gives hair a silky feeling
- adds shine and gloss
- softens hair
- treats dandruff
- decreases hair thinning
- stops hair loss
Video | Lavishly Natural’s Fenugreek Smoothie for Natural Hair Growth
The Fenugreek Smoothie is:
- a great detangler (it has the perfect amount of slip) on dry or wet hair
- requires less than 2 minutes to make (but six hours to get ready:)
- and it will grow your hair (with noticeable results) within 30 days
Bold claims right?
This smoothie helped stop the thinning drama at my crown COMPLETELY.
Test this recipe to see if you get similar results. Share them in the comments!
The slippery elm bark is optional in the recipe, but it gives it such a great creamy feel. It’s also the ingredient that turns your left over fenugreek smoothie into a conditioning pudding. It has the texture of a pudding and goes on like a cream. This recipe will last in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks. Just stir it before using.
Food-based Substitutions for Coconut Cream
If you don’t have coconut cream, try some of these substitutions. These are the ones I’ve tried. If you have more, leave them in the comments!
Use 2 tablespoons of any of the following:
- bananas (mashed and pureed)
- coconut butter
- maple syrup
- raw agave syrup
Hard Water Alternatives
I like to save the water the fenugreek seeds make for hair rinses. You may want to add more liquid to your smoothie or pudding. If you’re looking for hard water alternatives, try these:
- distilled water
- aloe vera juice
- green tea
- hibiscus tea
- fenugreek hair rinse
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar in 2 cups of water
Fenugreek (Methi) Seeds: Natural Hair Growth Herb of the Year?
Fenugreek seeds are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, iron, selenium (relieves stress), magnesium (natural muscle relaxer), flavonoids, potassium, zinc (creates feelings of peace and relaxation), folic acid (helps prevent autism), and thiamin.
Other Fabulous Fenugreek Benefits:
- heals the mucous membranes of the body
- has an anti fungal, antibacterial, and ant inflammatory effect on the body
- used for upset stomach, digestive problems, constipation, and gastritis (inflammation of the lining of the stomach)
- high in fiber and protein
- contains choline, which studies have shown slows mental aging, and calms the symptoms of pms and menopause*
- naturally boosts libido
- blood sugar regulator – controls blood sugar for Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes
- helps stimulate contractions during childbirth
- good for heart health, prevents hardening of the arteries
- increases energy and stamina
- great for use as a topical treatment for burns, boils, eczema, and gout
- anti pollutant for the body
- prevents fibroids
- stimulates hair growth
- increases milk flow in nursing mothers – even in the midst of a mild case of mastitis, I discovered. Fenugreek seeds contain a compound called diosgenin*, which is what many believe increases the milk flow. This same compound, along with other key nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, is what herbalists believe boosts hair growth and thickness.
- gives you bigger boobs? Check out one more thing…
- Can Fenugreek Enlarge Breasts? DrWeil.com
- Diosgenin, from What is Fenugreek Good For?, FoodFacts.Mercola.com
- Effectiveness Test of Fenugreek Seeds, Journalcra.com
- Fenugreek, Encyclopedia.com
- Fenugreek Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, & Warnings, WebMD
DISCLAIMER: The information presented here should not be substituted for medical advice. Please contact your medical practitioner before making any changes to your diet or personal wellness plan. I want you LIVING Goddess! Your health is the priority. Always do your own research before trying any new method or technique.