Onion Juice For Hair Growth

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Onion Juice – Preparation and Various Hair Packs    

  • Introduction about Onion Juice -

Onion is highly rich in water content and hence a great deal of juice can be extracted from a single onion. Onions are a rich source of organosulfur compound, ‘allicin,’ and the juice helps in boosting our metabolism, reduce cholesterol levels, hypertension, improve blood circulation, decrease cardiovascular risk, common cold and treat urinary disorders.

Onion is high in sulfur, vitamins A, B, C, and E. It has powerful antioxidants quercetin and many other flavonoids which are doubled. The benefits get sometimes tripled when the thick juice is made of two or more onions. Onion juice is totally skin-friendly and helps to keep skin wrinkle-free and radiant. Hair problem can be easily tackled with the help of onion juice.

Onion is an ally and fights against various ailments. Onion makes your food scrumptious and yummy. Since immemorial times, onion has been such an important ingredient. Phenolics and flavonoids are present in onions that have potent anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cholesterol properties.

Fresh onion juice can be taken at home in a juicer and takes lots of patience. You should have the ability to withstand the strong odor of the onion as sometimes it may burn your eyes.

  • How to Prepare Onion Juice?

To prepare onion juice, you will need 2-3 medium-sized onions, a sharp knife, juicer, and a medium-size glass jar. Follow the below-mentioned steps to extract onion juice from a blender.

1.) Take 3 onions and Peel off the skin of onions.

2.) Place the peeled onion in the running water under the sink and rinse it properly. This process helps in removing all the dirt and flecks of skin and you will be able to get the thoroughly cleaned vegetable.

3.) With the help of a paper towel, pat the onion dry. This helps in removing the excess water on the surface of the onion.

4.) With the help of a sharp knife cut the onion into 4-5 pieces.

5.) Put all these pieces in the chute of the juicer jar and turn the device. The onion in them will be smashed by putting force on it and the juice will be extracted completely. In the same manner, make up the juice of all onions.

6.) Once you have prepared juice of all the onions, you should clean and wash the juicer properly to remove the odor of onion. Dip it in hot water and scrub gently to remove the strong aroma.

7.) Collect the fresh juice and transfer it to a glass jar for using it further.

Besides taking the juice from a juicer, you can also extract onion juice from a hand-operated machine-like blender or grater. Whichever process you extract juice it is up to your convenience. Be careful while grating onion while extracting the juice.

  • How Onion Juice Helps Hair?

The use of onion and onion juice for the growth of the hair has been an effective solution for decades. Onion is rich in sulfur and this is one of the main building blocks of hair. It helps in improving the circulation of blood and the hair follicles are provided with sufficient nourishment. The anti-bacterial property in onion helps to solve the infections in the scalp as it leads to hair loss. Onion juice helps in restoring luster and shine. It also prevents premature greying of hair and treats dandruff. The extra nutrients in onion may minimize breakages and thin.

Onions also contain the enzyme catalase which is anti-oxidant that prevents premature greying of hair in some people. It has been scientifically proved that onion potential as a potent home remedy for loss of hair. In the ‘Journal of Dermatology’ published in 2002, the study has shown the benefits of onion juice for alopecia areata. Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease that presents with patchy hair loss.

Sulfur is found within amino acids and is components of protein. Proteins and keratin which is rich in sulfur are needed for growing strong hair. Onion juice, when added to the hair and scalp, provide extra sulfur to support strong and thick hair. This helps to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. Sulfur present in onions also helps in promoting collagen production. Collagen helps in the production of healthy skin cells and hair growth.

Onion juice applied twice a day on the hair by persons for two months experienced much better hair re-growth rates in comparison to those who used only tap water. 87% of the people were treated with onion juice have been observed with regrowth of hair. Men had developed a successful result than women.

The onion juice study is over a decade old and all the tests are not complete. Still, a lot of research needs to be done in this concern, as to how onion juice work and if its benefits are significant. As per reliable sources, the onion juice can be helpful.

Onion juice should not be treated as a complete cure for hair loss conditions like alopecia or pattern baldness. Due to the strong odor of onion juice, some people do not prefer to use it on hairs. Due to this reason, there are some simple recipes to help curb the smell of onion.

Add onion juice to your diet every day. Onions juice bubbles up with nutrients that are essential for hair growth. For any hair problem, it is best to try out natural remedies. Try out the various amazing onion juice packs and bid bye to your hair problems.

Try to follow the natural remedies at home before restoring to hair care treatments in the market. Procurement of onion juice is easy rather than going for a big alternative to the chemically induced hair care treatments available either in drugstore or salons.

  • Some Hair Packs Using Onion Juice -

Onion helps in giving a shine to your hair and the regular use of it helps in giving a permanent look to your hairs. The rich anti-bacterial properties help in fighting dandruff. Enables to improve blood circulation and thus contributes to hair growth. For stronger and healthier hair there are various homemade packs which can be prepared with onion juice.

1.) Onion Juice and Honey Hair Pack For Hair Growth – In a cup, take a quarter cup of onion juice and mix a tablespoon of honey to it. Mix well and then apply this mixture to your scalp and hair roots. Let it be there for 30 minutes and then wash it with a mild shampoo.

2.) Onion Juice and Olive Oil Hair Massage For Hair Growth - Olive oil is the great oil for hair massages. It penetrates into your scalp and nourishes it readily. Anti-dandruff properties are present in this oil. Take a cup and put 4 tablespoons of onion juice. To this add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix it well and massage the scalp in circular motions. Let it be there for 2 hours and later wash it off with a mild shampoo. Doing this regularly helps in keeping dandruff at bay.

3.) Onion Juice and Egg Hair Mask – Take a bowl and add 1 tablespoon of onion juice and 1 whole egg into it. Make it a smooth paste and apply this on your scalp. Let it rest there for an hour. Wash it thoroughly with a mild shampoo. Rinse with cold water to prevent the smell of egg.

4.) Onion and Curry Leave Hair Mask – Curry leaves is well known for its medicinal value for hair. It helps to strengthen hair, prevents greying and enables to maintain hair health. Take a bunch of curry leaves and make a paste of it. To this paste add 2 tablespoons of onion juice. Apply this paste to your scalp and let it be there for an hour. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.

5.) Onion Juice and Lemon Hair Mask – Take a bowl and mix one tablespoon of onion juice, lemon juice carrot juice, and yeast. Mix all the ingredients well and let the mask sit for an hour. Later wash it with a mild shampoo and rinse well.   

6.) Onion Juice and Yogurt Hair Pack – Yogurt helps in fighting hair fall. Adding onion juice helps in maintaining hair growth. In a bowl take 2 tablespoons of yogurt and fresh onion juice and mix well. Apply this hair pack on your scalp and let it rest for an hour. Later wash it off with a mild shampoo.

7.) Onion Juice and Coconut Oil – Coconut oil helps in reducing hair loss and when mixed with onion juice makes wonders to your hair. Coconut oil helps in moisturizing the scalp and provides extra nourishment to the hair follicles. The scalp is also protected with healing properties against microbes that limit hair growth. In a bowl take one tablespoon of both onion juice and coconut oil. You can also add 2 or 3 drops of rosemary oil (optional). Mix this mixture well and massage it on your scalp for 5 minutes. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash it with a mild shampoo. This pack can be used twice a week.

8.) Onion Juice and Yeast Hair Mask – Take a bowl and mix one tablespoon of onion juice, yeast and castor oil. Mix all the ingredients well and massage it on your scalp. Let it rest for and 30 minutes and wash it off with a mild shampoo.

All the methods mentioned above can be easily prepared at home and are not expensive. If you feel that onion juice is not preventing hair fall and is making it worse, then stop using it. It is inexpensive and there is no harm in using it for a week. Try it and if you are lucky then enjoy your thick beautiful hair.

 

Also Read: Promote Hair Growth With Coconut OilUse Of Lemon For Hair Growth


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