FENUGREEK IS THE BUSINESS...GREAT SLIP/STOPS SHEDDING/CHEAP

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  1. grownwomanaz

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    Bumpin' because I've just discovered it's awesomeness.
    Fenugreek is great for my hi po hair. It has restored elasticity to my hair, it feels much smoother, and it's retaining moisture longer.

    I've been soaking 2tbsp of seeds in 2 cups of distilled water for 24 hrs in the fridge. I also add lavender, rosemary, peppermint to help mask the smell. I spritz my hair and scalp with it.
     
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    Still using this. Its one of my go-to remedies for shedding, also gives slip moisture and a bit of strength. Get the powdered form makes mixing so much easier.
     
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    Oooo! Lovely effects. Hmm! :scratchchin: My powder is just sitting here.

    I'm going to try adding fenugreek powder to AVJ (which I use as the "liquid" in the liquid-butter-cream or liquid-leave in-gel or what-have-you method).

    Can I ask: How much powder do you think I should add to how much aloe Vera juice? (Any ballpark idea you might have would be fine, as I have no clue :lol:)
     
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    @YvetteWithJoy I've been using the seeds, 2 tablespoons of the seeds soaked overnight in 2 cups of distilled water. Not sure on the powder. I see this being a staple.
     
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    Erm, honestly Im really bad at measuring I do things by intuition :lol: I add a little at a time until I have a mixture that's like conditioner...it thickens up like when you use chia seeds...I'd say maybe a tablespoon to a half cup.
     
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    mzteaze Pilates and Yoga Kinda Gal

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    Has anyone used the fenugreek seeds/powder for masks to help with thinning hair? I'm interesting in hearing if anyone had success with it.
     
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    Bumping for the 2019!!!!!
     
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    I recently purchased APB's Fenugreek DC'er and also another Fenugreek DC'er from another Vendor.

    Will Steep a Pot of Fenugreek Tea for Tea Rinses soon.
     
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    I need to use up my Fenugreek too @IDareT'sHair. I am already doing rinses so I need to add the fenugreek to my list of herbs I'm currently using. I need to figure out when now.
     
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    I can't even help with this question since I don't have thinning hair. I sure hope someone else will chime in and help out since it is a very good question to be answered.
     
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    I don't know if this help improved my thinning hair. When I started using FG, my thinning hair was already growing back using collagen. This is one of my staple products. I don't wash my hair without it.
     
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    Still loving fenugreek since this post in 2014.

    I use the powder in my Ayurvedic Balancing treatment every other wash. I use an Herbal tea rinse that has fenugreek seeds in it as well. I mix the powder and the tea rinse together. It's so good and my hair always feel so silky after rinse out.

    Currently making some Fenugreek Oil. It should be ready in a month.
     
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    I made a great AVJ and Fenugreek Tea Rinse and an oil for my hair on Sunday past and using the tea on my hair this week. The oil is still brewing in the sun in my window sill for another maybe 3 or 4 days before I will start to use it.
     
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    Fenugreek oil & adding the powders to my henna mixes has helped with shedding and hair growth..

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    I make a fenugreek spray, I find it to be nourishing and strengthening
     
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    Bumping :bump:
     
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    I'm loving my fenugreek.
     
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    I like this simple recipe.

    @mzteaze , how are you employing fenugreek and what are the results you are getting, please?
     
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    I'm currently doing hydrated fenugreek, aloe vera and bhringraj masks on my scalp at least once a month. I've also added hydrated fenugreek to my rice water mixture and spray that on my hair /scalp with each wash day.

    So far, after MONTHS of working on hair growth at my crown, I finally got baby hairs. I think fenugreek helped that as it was one of the few things I've added in the last 2-3 months.

    Here's the method I use for hydrated fenugreek. It leaves absolutely zero residue. The con is the process takes time BUT you can easily make a big batch and freeze leftovers.

    ETA : the video is in Italian, so please turn on your closed caption for the English translation. She's a bit long winded BUT thoroughly explains how to do this.

     
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    @mzteaze thank you for taking the time to write your detailed process. I did not expect a video in Italian. I watched it! Thank you for the video link.

    Congratulations on your progress in your crown area! That must feel great to have success!
     
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    This looks really good. Thanks for sharing. I have seeds vs the powder. May try grinding them first.
     
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    I finally got round to grinding up some fenugreek seeds. I wanted to try the preparation posted in the above vid but I didn't have any fenugreek powder. Upon mixing, I could see the mucilage begin to form but I also noticed that some grains were not 'melting away' as I rubbed it into my skin.

    This morning (after leaving, mixing and leaving for 12hrs) I could see that the husk from the seeds wasn't going to dissolve so I squeezed the mix through a muslin cloth and I'm glad I did. 2019-05-05_15.37.13.jpg

    I would've been fighting with this husk all in my hair 2019-05-05_15.37.44.jpg
    There was so much slip. After shampooing, I applied just the fenugreek on my scalp, and mixed some up with Camille Rose Coconut Water Penetrating Treatment for my hair. I wanted to leave in on for 1 hr, but it's been on all day. I'll report back once my hair is washed and dry. Here's a pic after I finished applying the mix. 2019-05-05_15.47.17.jpg
     
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    I know it has slip but is fenugreek considered more like a moisture or strengthening/protein treatment?

    Next hair products haul I’m definitely planning to purchase fenugreek powder? I have the seeds but didn’t like the smell when using as a leave in spray so I want to try as a strengthening mask on wash day before deep conditioning
     
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    For me, as a treatment it was definitely moisturising. My hair felt very smooth when it came to rinsing it out. Once dry, my hair (including naked shed hair) was very soft.
     
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    This video stepped my Fenugreek game up by 1000%. Now it just melts into my strands and make them obey. LOL Love this technique.
     
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    For my hair:

    The powder is best for the conditioning process.

    The seeds are best for steeping. (Oils and teas)

    It has been much easier to work with when I keep that in mind.
     
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    @GGsKin and @ElevatedEnergy
    Thanks for the feedback! I wasn’t a fan of steeping the seeds but I will definitely be purchasing the powder for a moisturizing hair mask.
     
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    This is how I use mine. It is time consuming but my hair loves it. I add it to my hena gloss. I also make tea and put it on my spray bottle.
     
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    When you say hydrated fenugreek, bhringraj, and aloe Vera, are they all in powder form and what ratio? Do you mix all the powders together before hydrating/adding liquid? Or do you hydrate the fenugreek then add that to the other powders?

    i did an amla + bhringraj prepoo gloss for ~1 hour and I loved it. Definitely going to be a staple in my routine when I have time. I would like to add fenugreek so I can get all the benefits but no smell after washing/conditioning. Aloe my hair loves aloe vera powder - I always add it to my henna masks etc.
     
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