Using onions only to spice up gravies, salsa or burgers? Well, onion’s potential knows no boundaries- When applied topically, it can stimulate hair growth while reducing hair loss. A 2002 study, published in the Journal of Dermatology, scientifically studied the use of onion juice on autoimmune disease, alopecia areata, that causes patchy hair loss. The participants were told to apply onion juice twice daily for two months. Hair regrowth was observed in 87 percent of subjects who applied onion juice.
Packed with a high sulphur content, onions are a helpful and effective remedy for hair fall or loss due to various reasons. But, what problem does onion extract solve? We know hair is made up of proteins including keratin, which gives it the required strength. And, this is due to the presence of sulphur. Your hair is likely to fall out, causing severe hair loss, if it is lacking in sulphur and proteins. Fortunately enough, onions a rich in Methylsulfonylmethane, a highly absorbable source of sulphur, which, therefore, helps in keratin formation and hair growth.
This naturally-healing remedy helps you prevent hair loss, stimulate blood circulation, promote hair growth, prevent premature greying of hair while making your hair more voluminous and thick. Additionally, the topical, as well as dietary use of onion, is wonderful for treating scalp and hair infections, alongside hereditary hair problems and male or female pattern baldness.
Remedy 1: Onion Juice Extract
Peel and chop onions into small pieces and squeeze its juice into a food processor, blender, grater or a juicer.
Massage the juice into your scalp or cover the bald patches and leave on for at least 15 minutes or longer. Wash out using a mild shampoo.
Repeat the onion juice treatment daily to encourage hair regrowth.
If you apply onion juice to your scalp for the first time, test it on a small area first to make sure you are not allergic to it.
Remedy 2: Onion Juice and Honey Pack
Mix ¼ cup of onion juice with 1 tablespoon of honey (if more mixture is required, double the amounts).
Apply the onion juice and honey paste onto your scalp.
Leave it on for at least 30 minutes or cover your hair with a shower cap and leave overnight. Rinse it off.
Onion, whether applied on the scalp in raw or juice form, helps foster new hair growth. All you need to do is use it regularly for a minimum of 2 months for visible results. You can apply either of the remedies thrice a week and see your hair grow thick and strong.