Ever felt as though your brush has more hair than your scalp does? It can be disheartening to deal with hair loss, and see your tresses thinning over time. There might be a gazillion products out there that promise to restore your locks to their former glory, but do they really live up to their claims?
Most of the people are unaware of how onions are effective in promoting hair growth. Onions have rich sulfur content in them. Onion juices when applied on the scalp alone or in combination with other hair loss remedies can improve the blood circulation to the scalp. Sulfur also improves the production of collagen tissues which is necessary for the growth of hair.
How To Use Onion For Hair Growth?
1. Onion Juice-Honey Mixture
You can use this remedy in two different ways. You can mix ¼ cup of onion juice with one honey tablespoon of honey and you can consume it orally every day or you can apply the mix on the scalp and massage it for 15 minutes daily to see the difference.
2. Concoction Of Onion Juice And Rum
If you find the smell of onions unbearable you can use this method to prevent the loss of hair and to improve the growth of hair. Finely chop one medium sized onion and soak this in a glass of rum overnight. Next day, strain the mixture to remove the onion pieces. Use the concoction to massage the scalp or use it as a hair rinse after washing the hair.
3. Onion juice + coconut oil
Coconut oil is another great remedy for healthy hair overall. When combined with onion juice, it is claimed to dramatically reduce hair fall and increase hair strength. For this remedy, you may mix equal parts of coconut oil and onion juice and massage it into the hair, especially the scalp. Leave it on for 20 minutes before you wash off and shampoo as usual. You may repeat these three times a week.
4. Onion Juice Hair Rinse
This is another method of using onions for hair growth without getting tears and irritation to eyes. Add 4-5 chopped onion to one liter of water and boil it for about 10 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool and strain the mixture. Use the onion boiled water to rinse your hair after shampooing. If you are not bothered with the smell you need not wash the hair with water that day. You can clean your hair using water and mild shampoo next day.
5. Olive Oil And Onion Hair Mask
Chop the onion into smaller pieces and blend using a blender. Alternatively, you may use the pulp leftover from making onion juice. Add the beer and the olive oil to the pulp to make a paste. Apply to the hair and keep in on for 1 to 2 hours. Rinse thoroughly and shampoo.
And of course, there is always the easier method, which is to include raw onions in your cooking and meals. This will however take a longer time to work and requires a lot of patience. Also, remember to include a lot of fruits and vegetables in your everyday diet. What you eat is who you are after all. Make sure to take adequate amount of protein and omega-3 fatty acids on daily basis and you shall see a pleasant result within no time.