Health benefit of Onions

If you are seeking a surefire way to achieve hair growth, there is one ingredient that has lain unconsidered and overlooked – the humble onion. Inexpensive and readily available, onions can be the end to all of your hair woes. To know the why and how, read on!

Caution: Those who are allergic to onions, even its topical application can bring about a reaction. Also, certain medications such as aspirin can increase sensitivity to onions. A patch test is necessary before using onion for hair treatment.

Why Is Onion Effective In Facilitating Hair Growth?

Onion has a high concentration of sulfur that helps with numerous hair conditions that cause hair to fall out (1). But first, it is necessary to understand the structure of your hair and the causes of hair fall in order to understand why onion is an effective remedy.

Hair is made up of proteins, out of which keratin gives hair its strength. This is because of the abundance of sulfur present in it. It is the chemical bonds that sulfur forms that determine the texture of your hair, as well as its health (2). In fact, hair loss has been linked to the absence of high sulfur proteins. Methylsulfonylmethane is a highly absorbable source of sulfur, which is found in onions. It helps with the formation of keratin in hair, which results in hair growth (3).

Recent research has shown that the topical application of onion juice can help with alopecia areata (4). Alopecia areata is an auto-immune disease where the body attacks the hair follicles, and these result in spot baldness. Onion juice helps with the re-growth of hair in the spots where the hair has fallen out.

Methods

Using onion for your hair can drastically reduce hair fall and help promote hair growth. There are several ways it can be incorporated into your hair care regimen.

Caution: Onion has a strong odor. To remove it, rinse your hair with lemon added to warm water.

Amazing Ways To Use Onion Juice For Hair Growth


1. Onion Juice Scalp-Soaking Solution

What You Need

1 large onion
Grater/ Blender/ Juicer
Strainer

How To Use

Wash the onion thoroughly and peel off the outer layers.
Chop the onion into smaller pieces and toss into a blender. If you are using a grater, use the finest side to grate the onion. Using a juicer is the easiest way for preparing onion juice at home.
Place the pulp in a strainer and squeeze out as much juice as possible.
Massage the juice into your hair, concentrating on the roots and the scalp.
Keep it on for 30-45 minutes and wash with shampoo.

When To Use

This treatment should be used once or twice a week.

2. Onion Juice After-Wash Solution

What You Need

1 Tablespoon Onion Juice
1 Liter Warm Water
How To Use

Add the onion juice to the warm water.
Use the mixture as the final rinse after you shampoo.

When To Use
This onion paste for hair can be used every alternative day.
Caution: The odor of onion will be retained in your hair until the next time it is shampooed.



3. Onion Juice And Coconut Oil Pack

What You Need

1 tablespoon onion juice
2 tablespoons coconut oil
A few drops of an essential oil of your choice (optional)

How To Use
Mix the onion juice with the coconut oil.
Add the essential oil to the concoction. This step is optional, but essential oils help mask the strong odor of the onion.
Massage the mixture into the scalp and keep for 1 to 2 hours.
Rinse the pack off using shampoo and warm water.


When To Use
This mask should not be used more than once a week.

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