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Hair loss Stops with Onions. Fact or a Myth?

posted by Amit Sharma on 05/Jul/2019

Everyone is talking about applying Onion juice on scalp for combating hair loss. Lets check if this kitchen staple actually add strength to hairs or not.

Nutritional facts:

Onions are rich in the strong sulphur containing compounds, which are the primary source of their strong smell. They also contain high levels of flavonoids, particularly Quercetin which is also an antioxidant. Onions are a good source of vitamins B6, C, biotin, K, folic acid, chromium, calcium, and fibre.

Evidence:

Onion juice has been extensively researched and most of the studies indicate that if onion juice is applied to the scalp, it helps in regrowth of hair. Yes ..very true, Onion juice is one possible treatment in curing hair problems.
One research was carried where onion juice was applied to scalp twice daily for 2 weeks time and growth was observed on the scalp. Almost 74% of participants had some hair growth after 4 weeks and at 6 weeks about 87% experienced hair growth.

Why it Works?

Onion juice have anti bacterial properties which help fight scalp infection. Infected scalp is the main contributor for hair loss as it makes hair follicles weak.

The second biggest reason for onions to work in regrowth of hairs is the dietary sulphur present in onions. Sulphur is required in production of enzymes and proteins. Moreover sulphur increases the blood circulation to the scalp and stimulates hair growth.

Onions are rich in antioxidants which keeps free radicals away. Free radicals are harmful as they damage hair follicles and are one of the main reason of hair thinning and falling.

Eating Onions is good too! Onions are high in vitamin C, which is needed for the building and maintenance of collagen, which provides structure to skin and hair.

The bottom line is that onion juice is a perfect home remedy to improve hair health. If you are not allergic to onions you must give it a try as it is not too costly at the same time it has no side effects. 

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Home Made Onion Juice

     Onion juice is very easy to make.
     Just peel red onions.
     Cut into pieces and put it in the grinder or juicer.
     Grind it and squeeze the juice out .
      Apply this juice to the scalp or simply dab the juice on scalp with the help of a cotton ball.

Onion water not only helps with hair fall but it also make the hair thick and healthy.
If you can not stand by the smell of onion juice then you can add peppermint, lavender or rosemerry essential oils to dilute the smell.
However commercially prepared onion juice/ oil and shampoos are available which have the same potency as the fresh made onion water.

It is a natural remedy and worth a try. If its use does not produce a full head of hair even though you must relax as it will surely not damage your existing hair. Try the products or the fresh juice and share your results with us.

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Amit Sharma
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