Hair care can be surprisingly challenging when you have to contend with problems like thinning, balding, dandruff, and brittle or broken hair. While there’s nothing that an Instagram filter can’t fix, real life solutions for hair loss are hard to come by; at least any that work. So, the idea that onion juice can magically solve your hair woes may seem to be too good to be true, but science does lend credence to the claims!
Onion Juice Benefits For Healthy Hair
India has an unending relationship with onions that would be characterized as unhealthy if onions weren’t such an incredibly healthy food. They offer a variety of health benefits, exhibiting antibacterial and anticancer properties, with several studies also suggesting that onions can help treat hair loss, thinning, baldness, and graying of hair. Here’s why onion juice is the best natural hair tonic to promote hair growth!
Onion Juice Helps In Dandruff Protection
“Because of its protective effect against bacterial, parasitic, and fungal infections, onion juice helps to keep the scalp healthy and free of dandruff”
Over the years researchers have gathered plenty of evidence to demonstrate the antimicrobial properties of onions. Because of its protective effect against bacterial, parasitic, and fungal infections, onion juice helps keep scalp healthy and free of dandruff. This makes onion juice an excellent remedy to help minimize hair loss and balding.
Onion Juice Reduces Male Pattern Balding
“Onion juice protects your hair as it nourishes hair follicles that are otherwise denied nutrition because of DHT sensitivity or unhealthy eating”
Nothing can prevent male pattern balding, but onion juice can certainly help delay the onset or reduce the severity of hair loss. Researchers have found that male pattern baldness is caused by genetic sensitivity to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is an androgen hormone and sex steroid. Onion juice benefits hair as it nourishes the hair follicles that are otherwise denied nutrition because of DHT sensitivity or unhealthy eating.
Onion Juice Relieves Scalp Inflammation
“The high sulfur content of onion gives it an anti-inflammatory effect for the scalp, and it also rejuvenates your hair”
Onion juice helps to decrease inflammation of the scalp and it also rejuvenates your hair. This is because of sulfur, an essential mineral nutrient that is required for almost every cellular function, especially in your skin, nails, and hair.
Onion Juice Reduces Graying And Thinning
“Onion juice can help to restrict graying or thinning of hair, as it reduces hydrogen peroxide buildup and increases catalase levels on the scalp”
Graying and thinning of hair occurs because of the oxidative stress, resulting in the buildup of hydrogen peroxide and decline in the presence of catalase, which is a natural antioxidant. Onion juice can help to restrict graying or thinning of hair, as it reduces hydrogen peroxide buildup and increases catalase levels on the scalp.
Onion Juice Helps In Hair Regrowth
“Researchers found that around 3 out of 4 people using onion hair juice experienced significant hair regrowth in just four weeks”
It doesn’t work quite like the hair regrowth tonics out of your comic books and the movies, but studies have shown that onion juice is quite effective at reversing the effects of alopecia areata or spot balding, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss. Researchers found that around 3 out of 4 patients using onion hair juice experienced significant hair regrowth in just four weeks, while the figures just get better with increased usage time.
Method Of Application
To enjoy the benefits of onion for hair growth and healthy hair, simply extract onion juice and apply it to your scalp, massaging it in gently, just as you would with a hair oil. Do this at least 3 times a week and keep it up for a month or two.
Don’t forget that in addition to using hair tonics and oils, you also need to take better care of your hair, avoiding harmful practices like blow drying and combing your hair while wet.
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