Methi And Curd For Hair

Fenugreek or Methi has been long known for its medicinal properties in Ayurveda, over many centuries. Fenugreek seeds and leaves are potent in arresting hair fall, preventing balding and graying of hair, and thinning of hair due to aging. Methi contains certain compounds which stimulate hair growth.

Curds are a form of fermented milk. Curd has been used in Ayurveda to soften hair and give it luster. Sour Curds are also recommended as a cure for dry scalp and dandruff. Sour curd is known to be a hair conditioner.

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Methi and curds used in combination are a wonderful cure for all hair-related problems.

  1. Hair Conditioner: Two spoons of Methi seeds should be soaked overnight. A rough paste made of the soaked seeds should be applied directly to the scalp and washed after 20 minutes. This lends shine to the hair.
  2. Dandruff: 2 spoonfuls of Methi seeds should be soaked in water overnight and ground to a fine paste in the morning. Curds should be set and left in the open for 2 days. This sour curd should be added to the ground paste and applied to the scalp. The hair mask should be kept on for 30 minutes and washed with a paste of gram flour and cold water. This treatment should be continued twice a week for 3 weeks to cure dandruff.
  3. Luster and Shine: Methi seeds can be soaked in coconut oil and used for hot oil hair massage to give shine to hair. Methi also prevents premature graying of hair as it keeps hair rejuvenated and healthy.
  4. Color: A mixture of henna powder, Methi powder, hibiscus powder, and gooseberry powder should be warmed in an iron vessel and mixed with sour curds. When applied as a hair pack for 1-1.5 hours, it lends deep color to hair and also covers grey strands.
  5. Homemade hair cleanser: Greasy hair tends to collect dirt and oils very quickly. An effective cleanser for hair can be made by mixing 2 spoonfuls each of shitake powder, Aritha powder, Amla powder, and Methi powder. To rinse the hair, a dilute solution of curds and water in which rice has been boiled should be used. The herbal powders cleanse the oils from the scalp while curds and rice water soften hair strands.
  6. Iron deficiency is a cause of hair fall. Methi leaves should be included in the diet at least twice a week and eaten lightly steamed. Methi seeds soaked overnight should be eaten on an empty stomach with raw curry leaves to cure hair fall.
  7. Apply sour curd to your hair and leave it for about 20 minutes. Wash it off with besan or green gram flour. Mild herbal shampoo can also be used for washing the hair.

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