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The Best Advice I've Ever Heard About Hair Loss
Have you ever felt that your brush has more hair than your scalp does? It can be really very disheartening to deal with hair loss, and see your locks thinning over time. Who doesn't want long and shiny hair? But stressful lifestyle, non-healthy eating habits and lack of nutrients leads to extensive hair fall.There are many expensive products available in the market that promise to restore your locks to their former glory. But, do they really meet up their claims? I don't think so.
For decades now, natural home remedies have been successful in treating dandruff, hair loss and many types of problems concerning hair care. In fact, use of ingredients from our kitchen seems like a hassle free, no side-effects, cheap option and a preferred alternative in comparison to using of harsh chemicals. So, here is a natural remedy that will help you regrow your lost hair- ONION JUICE HAIR MASK.
What Are Hair?
Hair is basically made of protein keratin and is composed of carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen and sulfur atoms.
What Leads To Hair Fall?
Generally, people shed 50-100 hairs a day, which is not a point of concern as new hair growing in the same place. The concern comes when massive hair fall comes in a scene. Hair loss occurs because of the disrupted cycle of hair growth and shedding of hairs. Or when the hair follicle is destroyed and replaced with scar tissue.
The most common reason for hair fall is heredity, hormonal imbalance, medical conditions or medications. Onion Juice helps in medical conditions like Patchy hair loss, Scalp infections. etc.
How Onion Juice Works For Hair Growth?
Onions are rich in sulphur and have anti-bacterial properties. The key element sulphur is the main building block for hair that provides sufficient nourishment to hair follicles.Also, Hair is made up of proteins and hence hair loss is linked up with high deficiency of sulphur protein. Methylsulfonylmethane contains a lot of sulphur, which is found in onions. It helps with the formation of keratin in hair, which results in hair growth.Application of onion puree/juice to hair with cotton balls or using gentle movements of your fingertips on your scalp helps in increasing blood flow to the area nourishing the hair follicles and providing them with increased nutrient supply for better hair growth and volume. This also increases hair strength by strengthening the disulphide bonds and prevents hair breakage.
Onion also has enzymes, catalase which is high in anti-oxidant properties and is said to aid in reversion of the graying process of hair. The anti-bacterial properties of onion help in curing the scalp of any infections and keeping it healthy.
According to a proven experimental study published in the Journal of Dermatology in 2002, Onion Juice can effectively be used to treat an autoimmune disease causing patchy hair loss called alopecia aerate. In the study, eighty-four percent of people who used onion juice on their scalp twice a day had a better chance of re-growth than those who did not and used plain tap water for hair wash.
Onion Hair Pack Recipes
Here’s an easy recipe for a hair pack using onion that you can easily prepare using the ingredients you find at home. This tried and tested recipe using pureed onion and honey has proven effective for many. Honey has natural moisturizer properties and has nutrients and anti-oxidants required for strengthening of hair follicles and help cure damaged hair and aids hair growth.
- Onion – 2, 3 medium size onion as per your hair length and volume
- Honey – 1 tbsp
- Any essential oil (optional) – Few generous drops
Cut onion into four and blend nicely to make fine juice or juice can be extracted using a juicer.
To this, add a tablespoon of honey and mix well to make a slightly thicker mixture. Add more honey if the mixture is too dilute.
Add a few drops of essential oil to overcome the sharp onion smell. Alternately, lemon juice or rosewater can also be used for the same.
Using a spreading brush or a cotton ball, apply this mixture gently onto the scalp and massage gently to help the follicles absorb the moisture.
Let it sit for 20 minutes to half an hour and wash off. Use a mild shampoo if need be.
Have you Ever suffered from Massive hair Fall? What was You Approach!
Word of Advice
- Start having nutritious food for your hair like amla, flax seed, aloe vera juice etc.
- Those allergic with dietary intake of onion can also get allergic to its application over the scalp. So, try having a little patch test first.
- Certain medication such as beta blockers, aspirin, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory can increase sensitivity to onions
- Drink at least 2 LTR of water every day.
Repeat it thrice a week for a month or three.
Hope, you will start seeing the difference soon. Good luck for a healthier, shinier hair! Please share your valuable feedback.