In this article, I will tell you a homemade remedy for preventing or reversing hair loss and also nourish the hair so that it becomes smooth and silky. The ingredients are plain and simple : Onion Juice & Honey.
Hair loss, also known as alopecia or baldness, is loss of hair from part of head or body. The severity as well as the rate of hair loss can vary from person to person. Hair Loss can occur due to several factors such as prolonged psychological stress, infections, drugs or medicinal therapy or trauma.
Let us see how onion can be put to use to reverse or prevent your hair loss.
Take a nice peeled onion.
Grate the onion in a mixer.
Take the paste in a bowl. Alternatively you can sieve the paste using a cloth to separate the juice in a bowl.
Add one teaspoon of honey to the contents in the bowl and mix thoroughly.
Your scalp treatment juice is ready.
Apply the juice onto scalp and gently run your fingers from scalp till tip of hair to nourish hair follicles in its entire length.
Leave for at least 30 minutes.
How Onion helps the hair
- Onions contain dietary sulfur. Sulfur is a component of several enzymes and protein in our body. Keratin, the fibrous structural protein present in hair contains sulfur. Keratin helps in maintaining the structural integrity of hair follicles giving them a longer life.
- Antimicrobial property: Onion is known for its antimicrobial property and hence is applied on wounds, cuts. Applying onion juice onto the scalp provides protection against microbial growth and propagation.
- Antioxidants : Onion contains antioxidants such as flavonoids. Antioxidants have a role in protecting the body from damage by free radicals. Free radicals have a role in aging process of body. But since we are talking about scalp treatment, Free radicals are partly responsible for graying of hair as well as thinning of hair causing them to break off. Therefore destroying the free radicals restores the good health of the hair and scalp.
But there is a small catch in applying onion juice. It is its pungent odor, which can remain for a couple of days even after washing your hair several times.
But there is a solution to that problem as well.
Add a few drops of lemon juice to ward off the unpleasant smell.
In place of lemon juice you can add few drops of tea tree oil or lavender oil for fragrance.
Onion is a safe and affordable home remedy that can act as a good conditioner for your hair. A plus point is that it is natural as well. Many people, after having put onion treatment to work, have reported that it improves thickness, stimulates growth, and even regenerates new growth when dealing with hair loss. But still, hair loss can be due to several reasons such as genetic, nutritional factors or even infections and drug therapy. The extent to which the treatment is useful depend on the cause of hair loss.
This information should not be considered as a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your physician before using this treatment. For more details, read our disclaimer.