You might have heard about using onion for hair growth for some time now. For some it might be surprising to know that onion juice is used as a remedy for hair loss. It is used widely now a days to grow long hair.
Hair loss is a very common condition which can lead to bald patches. Whether it be less or more every one these days has some kind of hair loss. Hair thinning or hair loss is mostly due to a hereditary condition. Moreover, stress and use of chemicals and heat on hair may also be few of the causes of hair thinning or hair loss. Whatever the reason, onion is a hero that can rescue your hair from all hair and scalp problems and help you grow long hair.
Benefits of Onion
Onion is rich in nutrients that are important for the health of scalp and hair growth. Nutrients in onion juice give nourishment to the hair follicles, as well as give shine and improve hair strength. It will also reduce hair breakage and thinning.
Onions are rich in sulfur. Sulfur is the most important mineral needed for the overall hair and scalp health. It is important in solving all of the hair problems like hair fall, hair breakage, hair thinning etc. Keratin, which the is one of most important component of hair contains sulfur. Sulfur not only provides nourishment to the hair but also helps grow long hair.
Antioxidants in Onions
Antioxidants help slowdown the oxidation damage to cells and tissues. Quercetins, an antioxidant in onion, helps to eliminate free radicals, which destroy hair follicles and lead to hair loss or thinning. Antioxidants in onion will reduce the process of aging and thus, hair loss. It will help speed up the process of growing long hair.
Onions have an antibacterial properties, which fight with all kinds of scalp infections, consequently reduces hair fall. Scalp can become infected with bacteria or fungus, which can result in hair fall and as a result baldness. Thus, onion’s anti-bacterial properties can help you get rid of all such infections and help you grow long hair.
How to Use
Peel and cut the onion into slices.
Pop the onion slices into a food processor and grind it into a paste.
Apply the onion juice to your hair and scalp and massage for a few minutes. Leave it in for 40 minutes so that it dries in your hair and give its maximum benefit to your hair. Then rinse it off using mild shampoo and Luke warm water.
In a bowl take 1 liter of hot water and add 1 tablespoon of the fresh onion juice. Mix it well. Let it cool for a few minutes. Rinse your shampooed and conditioned hair with this water. If you cant stand the smell, shampoo your hair again after one hour.
For better results, follow these methods twice a week. All your hair issues like hair thinning, premature hair graying, baldness, scalp infections will be solved. Hence, your hair will grow very long.