Hair is mainly made up of a natural protein called keratin. As we age, this protein keratin decreases in our bodies and can cause damage to our hair. Therefore, using external ingredients which are rich in protein, for our hair, can help boost hair health and promote better hair growth over time.


Here is a simple 3 Ingredient Protein Hair Wash Powder recipe:

All you need is gram flour, fenugreek powder, and rice water and you are good to go. Let me tell you about how these 3 simple ingredients can benefit your hair and the recipe to make this Protein Hair Wash Powder at home!

Gram Flour

Gram flour can help nourish brittle hair and fight dandruff. It can help strengthen the hair follicles and in turn improve hair growth. It has exfoliating properties that can help cleanse the hair and scalp and make the hair look healthier.

Gram flour helps makes the hair look thicker and more voluminous. The flour is rich in nutrients and can help promote hair strength. It can help balance the levels of sebum (oil) produced in the scalp and keep the hair moisturized, but doesn’t make it look greasy or oily.

Fenugreek powder:

Fenugreek seeds have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce dandruff, scalp irritation and scalp infections. It can stimulate blood flow in the scalp in turn promoting growth in the hair follicles.

Fenugreek seeds are rich in folic acid, which is primarily responsible for healthy cell growth. These seeds are rich in minerals like potassium, calcium and iron. These minerals are very beneficial in promoting long, strong and healthy hair growth.

Fenugreek seeds contain a substance called lecithin, which is a natural emollient (hydrator) that can moisturize and strengthen the hair (especially for those people having dry and brittle hair), while also giving your hair a shine and retaining the natural colour of the hair. Fenugreek seeds act as a natural hair conditioner and can bring back the luster to the hair.

Rice water:

Rice water can help strengthen the hair and promote hair growth. The water is rich in amino acids, vitamin B, vitamin E, minerals, and antioxidants. It can help detangle the hair by making the hair smoother and can help regain hair luster and give your hair a natural shine.

Rice water contains an ingredient called inositol, which can penetrate into damaged hair and promote hair repair from inside the hair follicle. It can also help protect the hair from future hair damage. Rice contains ferulic acid, which can help block out ultra-violet (UV) damage which can neutralize oxidative damage and boost the effectiveness of the antioxidants.

For those who do not know how to make the rice water, here’s how you can make it: READ MORE – 5 best ways to make rice water and apply for hair growth and glowing skin

The benefit of using fermented rice water:

Using fermented rice water (fermentation makes the solution more potent), has an additional benefit, as fermented rice water contains a substance called pitera, a nutrient, which is a natural byproduct that is rich in minerals, vitamins and amino acids and can boost cell regeneration, in turn promoting better hair health and hair growth.

How to make the Protein Hair Wash Powder at home:


¼ cup gram flour

1 tbsp fenugreek powder

¼ cup rice water or green tea

Method to make it and how to use it:

Into a mixing bowl, add in the gram flour and fenugreek powder, and mix it well. Then add in the rice water and mix into a smooth paste. Let this sit for around half an hour to one hour before using it. After half an hour, you will notice that the mixture has thickened, add in some water and make it a runny consistency.

Partition your hair and apply this evenly all over your scalp and hair. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes before washing off with plain water. Lastly, condition your hair with your regular conditioner. READ MORE – RICE HAIR GROWTH CONDITIONER CUBES