It’s All Fenugreek to Me

Have you ever been so desperate to regain something that you value, or didn’t even know you valued until it was gone? Like slowly thinning hair?  I used to treat my hair as a nuisance, since I had such an abundance of it, blow drying and styling always took forever.  But I have noticed in the last year that more is falling out when I shampoo or when I brush my hair.

Dear Hair,

I am so sorry that I took you for granted, I will do my best to take care of you from now on.  You were always there for me but I never paid much attention to you.  I am profoundly sorry for my neglect, but I am turning a new leaf.  Please come back.

With Sorrow and Regret, Kake

I didn’t feel alone as Kale was experiencing the same thing.  Desperate times calls for desperate measures.  With some research I discovered that fenugreek seeds are used to remedy hair loss in Ayurvedic (traditional healing methods from India) medicine.

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Fenugreek has an active plant sterol that has been found to inhibit an enzyme that is responsible for converting excess testosterone to DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which is the main culprit for hair loss.  At the health food store where I work, customers have told me that fenugreek supplements work for increasing hair growth.  I have tried a bottle myself, but I don’t think I was taking enough; the dose is up to 6 capsules a day, which is far too many for me.  This is why I am trying an external application – a hair mask – and how I found myself looking like my hair got caught up in a horrendous frozen yogurt tornado, dotted with debris of seeds.

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This hair mask is made with fenugreek seeds and yogurt, both are high in protein which may be much needed nourishment for hair as it is made up of keratin which is a protein.  To make a single application, I mix 1 teaspoon of ground fenugreek seeds with a big tablespoon of plain yogurt.  Massage into scalp, then I wrap head in a plastic bag (so the mask doesn’t dry up and to prevent bits of the seed from falling off) and then let it sit for an hour and wash off.

Feeding my hair from the inside is important too, like eating more salmon, nuts, and citrus fruits.  Perhaps I should also try to find some good recipes that uses fenugreek seeds, hmmmm.

Results may take up to six months to notice, I will keep you posted.

Eat well, live great! {Kake}

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2 thoughts on “It’s All Fenugreek to Me

  1. You should try silica. It really helps
    My granddaughter had thin hair and twirled and sucked it which didn’t help
    Silica has made so much difference. They use liquid silica

    • Thanks for the suggestion, I have tried silica, but in my case, I suspect it is more of a hormone related issue, so I am trying out saw palmetto, and am actually seeing positive results. I very much appreciate your tip though, Chris!

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