We use onions a lot in cooking, but how many of you know that onion is good for the hair. I am serious; onion juice is probably one of the best home remedies for hair loss and hair thinning. This can be attributed to the high sulphur content of onions. Sulphur is one of the building blocks of hair. It is essential for the production of healthy collagen and keratin. Onion juice also nourishes the hair follicles and replenishes lost nutrients. Onion juice has also proven to be effective in controlling scalp issues like dandruff and other infections due to its anti-bacterial properties. The best thing about onion juice is that it is easily available and accessible, making it a popular remedy to treat hair loss.
Let us take a look at some popular remedies with onion juice that you can try at home
Raw Onion Juice
This one is easy; all you have to do is blend some onions and extract the juice. Apply the juice to your hair and leave it on for 30 minutes. Wash it off with a mild shampoo. Repeat this at least thrice a week to see results. Some people find the smell offensive, so if you don’t like it, try one of the other concoctions.
Onion Juice And Honey
This one is quite popular. This mixture can also be consumed orally. For this, extract quarter cup of onion juice and add 1 tablespoon honey to it. Mix it well and drink it. Use the same recipe to make a mix for hair application. You can also add few drops of an essential oil like lavender oil when preparing the mix for your hair. Massage it into your scalp and leave it on for 30 minutes. The presence of honey promotes smooth and shiny hair as honey is packed with antioxidants and retains moisture.
Onion Juice And Coconut Oil
This concoction is great if you need to treat dry and itchy scalp along with hair loss. Just mix 3 tablespoons of onion juice with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Apply this mixture thrice a week and leave it on for 30 minutes or longer. This mix will strengthen your hair and scalp.
Onion Juice And Rum
For those who can’t stand even the slightest whiff of onion, this one is for you. Just chop up some onions and leave it overnight in a glass of rum. Do not refrigerate it. Strain the liquid and use it to rinse your hair or massage your scalp. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.