...and add Fenugreek for Slip

Heard about this from a neighbor and saw the lovely results. Her hair is highly porous due to mechanical abuse, but looking at it, one would immediately think low porosity because it shines without oils or serums. She also claimed to have no tangles when she uses it.

My neighbor actually uses the fenugreek in as a part of a home made conditioner: fenugreek and pineapple juice. She also says it makes her hair stronger with less shedding, and the acid in the pineapple closes her cuticle so that her hair is shiny. She uses the conditioner twice a month.

This I had to try! I tried it on my hair using the powder form, and was impressed with the slip. The paste was placed on unwashed, shampooed, and cowashed hair. Rinse out is easier with cowashed hair. Pineapple juice, about 2 tablespoons were added, the next time it was wash day. After rinsing, I saw the shine in my hair that lasted even after a clear gel was used.

I'll try this once a month for the summer to see how my highly porous hair really likes it. So far it does.

How 'bout you? Have you tried fenugreek as a hair conditioner or incorporated as part of your routine?
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
SUMMER REGIMEN-This list is not exhaustive...
Pre-treat:Shima oil
Shampoo:
Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Ultimate Oil Elixir
Cowash:HE The Sleeker The Butter
PT: Gold Medal's Herbal Tame
DT/LI/Detangler/
: various
Stylers: Lush Zeste Hair Gel

*experimenting and loving it!


Thanks for the suggestion, Greatcurls. I am so going to try this, like right now. I'm going to add it to my co-wash, along with some olive oil, and mix it using an immersion blender. I really need slip because my hair tangles so easily, even after a good trim.

Tonight, I'll write back with my results. If this doesn't work, I'm going to try some marshmallow root next time.
Voluptucurl Embracing the curl—no more hair fights: kinky-wavy, coarse, and very dry
Last relaxer: Sept 2007 / BC: April 2008
Nearly reformed product junkie; ayurvedic herb fan
My regimen | Check out my blog
Thanks for the suggestion, Greatcurls. I am so going to try this, like right now. I'm going to add it to my co-wash, along with some olive oil, and mix it using an immersion blender. I really need slip because my hair tangles so easily, even after a good trim.

Tonight, I'll write back with my results. If this doesn't work, I'm going to try some marshmallow root next time.
Originally Posted by voluptucurl
Thanks again, Greatcurls!

I did add the fenugreek to my co-wash, and while I didn't get good slip with it, it added some much needed moisture and softness to my hair. My hair is chronically dry, and sometimes I get lazy with it. I'm coming off a lazy slump, so I need all the help I can get. Now I have another use

Perhaps it's the combo of the herb with the acid from the juice that gives the slip. The next time I get some pineapple juice, I'll try it.

Next stop: marshmallow root!
Voluptucurl Embracing the curl—no more hair fights: kinky-wavy, coarse, and very dry
Last relaxer: Sept 2007 / BC: April 2008
Nearly reformed product junkie; ayurvedic herb fan
My regimen | Check out my blog
Thanks for the suggestion, Greatcurls. I am so going to try this, like right now. I'm going to add it to my co-wash, along with some olive oil, and mix it using an immersion blender. I really need slip because my hair tangles so easily, even after a good trim.

Tonight, I'll write back with my results. If this doesn't work, I'm going to try some marshmallow root next time.
Originally Posted by voluptucurl
Thanks again, Greatcurls!

I did add the fenugreek to my co-wash, and while I didn't get good slip with it, it added some much needed moisture and softness to my hair. My hair is chronically dry, and sometimes I get lazy with it. I'm coming off a lazy slump, so I need all the help I can get. Now I have another use

Perhaps it's the combo of the herb with the acid from the juice that gives the slip. The next time I get some pineapple juice, I'll try it.

Next stop: marshmallow root!
Originally Posted by voluptucurl
Hello voluptucurl!

I'm glad the fenugreek added moisture and softness to your hair. Definitely let us know if adding the pineapple juice gives your slip next time. I've read that some people add a tablespoon or so of oil (almond, olive, i.e.) for slip as well. But for some hair textures, the oil can weigh down their hair.

I'll definitely use the fenugreek and juice recipe in the winter as my hair can get very dry, and adjust it as necessary.

Look forward to hearing about the marshmallow root as well .
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
SUMMER REGIMEN-This list is not exhaustive...
Pre-treat:Shima oil
Shampoo:
Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Ultimate Oil Elixir
Cowash:HE The Sleeker The Butter
PT: Gold Medal's Herbal Tame
DT/LI/Detangler/
: various
Stylers: Lush Zeste Hair Gel

*experimenting and loving it!


Interesting. Guessing the mucilage from fenugreek is a film former which my porous colour damaged hair invariably likes.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect

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