The onion is rich in sulfur. This mineral is one of the main building blocks of hair. It improves blood circulation and provides the hair follicles with enough food. Onion also has anti-bacterial properties, so it helps with scalp infections that could contribute to hair loss.
This vegetable also contains the enzyme catalase, which is an antioxidant that can prevent premature graying for some people, making it a good natural supplement for treating premature gray hair.
The onion’s potential for hair loss has also been studied scientifically. In 2002, the Journal of Dermatology published a small study that looked at the use of onion juice for alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease with fragmented hair loss.
Participants who applied onion juice twice a day for two months experienced significantly better rates of hair re-growth compared to those who used tap water only. Discover the method used to treat the hair of the participants in this study in the rest of this article.
Onion juice for hair growth:
Peel the onions and cut them into small pieces.
To extract the juice, you can use a food processor, blender, grater or juicer.
Massage the juice into your scalp or cover the bald patches.
Leave on for at least 15 minutes (longer if you can tolerate the smell), then wash with a mild shampoo.
Mixture of onions and honey for hair growth:
Mix 65 ml of onion juice with 1 tablespoon of honey
Apply the paste on your scalp.
Leave on for at least 30 minutes.
You can also cover it with a shower cap and leave it overnight.
It is a natural treatment, so you will have to be a little patient to see the results. Use it daily (or at least three times a week) and allow at least two months for your hair to start to get stronger and shinier.