Haircare is critical, especially in a hot, humid, and tropical country like ours. Have you ever considered the fantastic results that your own kitchen ingredients can provide for hair care? Let us make you wonder once more. Onions! When we talk about onions, we think of the wonderful pungent aroma and kick they provide in your favourite foods. However, there is an even more wonderful onion substance for haircare. Still have questions?
Onions are high in antifungal and antibacterial compounds, which can keep your hair free of infections and promote hair growth.
- High is sulphur content, onions help reduce breakage and thinning of hair . Sulphur is essential for regeneration of hair follicles.
- Onion pulp can nourish your hair follicles and replenish the nutrients you have lost from your scalp.
- The antibacterial and antifungal properties help to prevent and treat scalp infections. A healthier scalp will reduce hair loss.
- Natural and powerful antioxidants, onions battle premature greying of hair.
- When used regularly, onion paste or juice will not only nourish the hair, it will also create a natural shine for the hair. Over the period of time, this shine can become a permanent feature for your tresses.
- Onion juice or pulp, being pungent and able to fight infections also help with lice treatment, and will prevent infestation in future.
- Onion juice and oil have shown results of adding volume to hair when used regularly.
- For treating dandruff, onion juice or pulp can be used on a weekly basis to clear the scalp.
- The onion pulp improves blood circulation in the scalp, promoting hair growth and health.
Let’s look at some practical ways of how you can use onions for healthy, lustrous, infection-free and long hair:
Can Onion Juice Benefit The Hair?
The onion juice stimulates the scalp, and improves blood circulation. It also nourishes the scalp, tackling any issues.
How to make: Take one onion, and peel and chop it fine. Pulp it in the food processor or blender. Pass this pulp through a thin cloth or through a metal sieve to strain out the juice, so there are no onion bits left in the juice. Alternatively, you can also grate the onions with a vegetable grater and then strain the pulp.
How to use: Dip a cotton pad in a small amount of this juice full so it is soaking with the juice. With this pad, dab the juice on your scalp until you cover the entire scalp. Once you have covered the entire area, massage your scalp gently with your fingers, for about 10 minutes. Leave the juice in your hair for another 15 minutes. Wash it off after 15 minutes with lukewarm or cold water, and a mild shampoo. Don’t forget to condition your hair.
Frequency of use: You can use this treatment safely thrice a week. If you can’t manage thrice a week, at least two it twice a week. You will see a visible difference in your hair after six to eight weeks of regular use.
Tip: If you have enough juice and times, apply it on your hair as well, after you massage the scalp.
Will A Honey And Onion Hair Pack Help Hair Growth?
The honey with onion will add lustre to your hair, and will bind moisture to your hair and scalp, preventing it from drying out. The combination of honey and onion juice will promote hair growth.
How to make: Take two tablespoons of onion juice in a cup. Mix it with one tablespoon of honey and stir it so that it emulsifies.
How to use: Soak a cotton pad in this mixture and apply thoroughly all over the scalp and roots of your hair. Gently massage your hair in small circular strokes. Leave it on for 30 minutes after which you can wash it off with a mild shampoo and lukewarm water.
Frequency of use: Try and adopt his routine at least twice a week. It will show instant results even after the first use and some substantial results after six to eight weeks.
Tip: Use raw honey for best results.
How Will Olive Oil And Onion Juice Work For Hair Massage?
Olive oil is a wonderful base oil for hair and skin, and instantly nourishes your hair. It also has anti-dandruff properties and works well with onion juice. The mixture will condition your hair well and boost hair growth.
How to make: Take two tablespoons of onion juice in a bowl, and add one tablespoon of olive oil to it. Mix in a way that it emulsifies well.
How to apply: Soak a cotton pad fully with the mixture and apply it in small sections all over your scalp. Gently massage your head in short, circular strokes to stimulate the scalp. Leave it on at least for an hour, and then wash it off with a mild shampoo and lukewarm water.
Frequency of use: For best results, you can use it on alternate days, that is three times a week. However, if you can’t do it that often, try for at least twice a week. You will see the results in four to six weeks of indulging in the treatment regularly.
Tip: Add a few drops of tea tree oil to your mixture to combat dandruff better.
Does An Onion And Curry Leaf Hair Mask Benefit Hair?
Curry leaves are known for many health benefits when consumed and externally, it can work wonders for your hair and skin. It strengthens the hair, and boots hair health. The combination of curry leaves with onion juice will help prevent premature greying.
How to make: Take 15 to 20 fresh curry leaves and wash them well. Blend them in a mortar and pestle or in a blender with two tablespoons of onion juice into a paste. Your hair pack is ready.
How to apply: Apply the ready hair pack on your scalp with a brush or your fingers. Ensure that you cover the entire surface of the scalp. Leave the pack on your scalp for an hour, and then you can wash it off with a mild shampoo and lukewarm or cold water. Don’t forget to condition your hair.
Frequency of use: You can use this once a week. Every alternate week, try to use it twice. You will see the results within one or two uses. Regular usage will lead to a smoother texture of hair and more manageable hair.
Tip: Use tender and young curry leaves for best benefits.