Back to nature.....that's the revolution. All things provided by nature are indeed good!! I love home made recipes and this is another one I want to share.
Juicing onions for hair loss...(and growth). There have been a lot of studies about onions and it's benefit for hair....and the results show that onion juice does help to regrow hair. It was mainly used to remedy hair loss and worked faster at regrowing bald patches in a few weeks!!
Hair loss can be caused by poor diet, scalp infections, stress, alopecia and excessive use of chemicals.
|Fresh onion juice: Photo: justbeautytips.blogspot.com|
Onions are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Germanium and Sulphur!! Yes, lots and lots of Sulpur!! Onions can therefore;
- Cure scalp infections: Onion juice can fight bacteria and fungal infections which can cause damage to scalp and hair.
- Reduces hair fall: Onion juice is rich in Sulphur which increases blood circulation when massaged onto the scalp and strengthens hair.
- Relieves scalp itchiness and dandruff: The juice from onion can be mixed with lemon juice and is very effective for curing dandruff and relieving itchiness.
- Enhances hair growth: This is the part I love...! With the high sulphur content in onion juice, massaging the scalp with the juice increases blood circulation to the scalp thereby promoting healthier hair growth. When the scalp is also free from infections, it performs its functions better. Blocked pores of hair follicles are also known to be opened by onion juice!! Hair then grows faster and stronger!!
Ways to use onion for hair:
Onions have a strong scent and it is best to use sweet scented products when using onion recipes. You can also mix it with essential oils to mask the scent. The scent may linger for some time after your wash but it will definitely go away. You can chop, blend or grate the onions for use depending on how you want to use it. It is always best to use the juice or paste when it is fresh.
1. The onions can be chopped and added to shampoo. It is left to infuse for at least 15 days before use. Wash hair as usual with shampoo and finish off your wash with a nice scented conditioner.
2. Chop onions and blend into a paste. The paste can be massaged onto the scalp, left on for about an hour and then rinsed off. Do this at least 3 times a week for bald patches and damaged hair line.You can mix it with an oil.
3. The onions once blended can be squeezed or sieved to extract the juice. This juice can be used alone on the scalp or can be mixed with other ingredients such as natural oils, eggs, honey, lemon juice, etc used to make hair masks for deep conditioning, for hot oil treatments, etc.
4. Beauty inside out! You can increase your consumption of onions daily. Eating at least half an onion a day is very beneficial for your body and hair.
If onion is good for the hair....I'm thinking garlic is too since they are cousins!! It definitely is but the scent!! Let's try the onions first, shall we?
I have my shampoo full of onions right now!! Can't wait for 12 more days to start using my onion shampoo. Remember to be consistent when using recipes. It takes time to see results. Challenge yourself and be consistent for at least 2-3 months. You will be rewarded with stronger, thicker and more bouncy, beautiful hair. I'll definitely take starting pictures and check for progress every 2 weeks.
Do you have starting pictures of your hair journey? If not, how do you track your progress?