Fenugreek, Trigonella foenum-graecum, or Methi, an herb with healing and anti-inflammatory properties, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine in India for over 5,000 years. Ayurveda was developed by ancient Indian holy men and emphasized prevention over cure. In India, it is a centuries-old tradition to soak fenugreek seeds overnight in water and then apply the paste to the hair as a conditioner for dull and lifeless hair.
Fenugreek provides natural proteins for the nourishment and health of hair, stimulates blood flow to the root of the hair, and was used to combat hair loss. Rich in vitamins, protein (including lecithin), and iron, fenugreek has been used as a treatment for dandruff, thinning hair, and damaged hair. It is said to preserve hair's natural color and keep hair silky.