Onions are a powerful root vegetable. We’re all accustomed to eating onions in Indian cooking whether in curries, biryani or chaat, but did you know that onions could be used in juice form to enrich your hair? It’s one of the most natural and organic ways to treat your luscious locks so they retain their luster and shine.
You’ll be crying happy tears when we take you through all the wonderful benefits of Onions, and not just because you’ll be chopping them. They are Rich in antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, and their usage truly helps keeps hair loss at bay.
Here are some benefits of Onions for hair:
They are very good at hair follicle nourishment and help restore lost nutrients to your scalp. Stronger follicles mean stronger hair, which means your hair will be able to sustain all those intricate braids and styles you’ll inevitably do to have a fierce and fun look.
They are rich in Sulphur, which is known to minimize breakage and thinning. We’ve all experienced that painful moment of brushing your hair only to find so much of it, stuck on the brush, especially if you’ve had a busy week. Sulphur helps to strengthen the actual strands so as to keep them healthy and robust. By the time you’re done with the onion mask for your hair, the only thing breaking will be the hearts of your several admirers.
Reduce Hair Loss
They have potent anti-bacterial properties and help fight infections of the scalp. This, in turn, helps reduce hair fall as scalp infections can cause massive loss of hair. The sun, the dust and sweat can pose some serious problems for the scalp, and in our busy lives, we don’t always have the time to give our hair the TLC it needs. Dandruff is so common, and onion juice can help prevent and fight these scalp problems, making sure that the scalp and follicles have ample nutrition.
Less Grey More Happyness
They are naturally potent antioxidants, which is why they help reverse the effects of premature greying. We’ve all been there, one morning all of a sudden we find a grey stray hair and start panicking about ageing. Well, it’s a completely natural thing to occur. But worry not, onions got your back. Greying is often times related to other external factors like environment and stress, so using onions can be both a preventative measure and help with reversing the greying process.
Shine and Volume
This vegetable lends a healthy shine to hair, which can become permanent when used regularly. No matter how you like to style your hair, it’s always good to have a little bounce and volume to your hair, whether short or long, curly or straight. Onions help give your hair that classic shine, that we always see in shampoo ads. And it helps that your Instagram post against the sun with a lens flare makes your hair look salon ready.
Research has found that they have the ability to prevent neck and head cancer. Often times in the modern age, we tend to ignore nature’s bountiful resources and this is just one of them.
They also make your hair uninhabitable for lice. Would you go out in close quarters with other people after you’ve had onions for lunch? Turns out lice don’t like it either! They say ‘prevention is better than cure’ and it could not be truer in this case. Lice are annoying little beings that take ages to get rid of, so making your hair uninhabitable for lice is a good way to go.
Add volume by using onion juice for hair. Voluminous curls and blowouts are the perfect addition to a weekend look and with just a few washes, that’s possible! It’s also better to naturally add volume to your hair than subject it to all that heat and chemicals that inevitably are used in salon blowouts.
They can be used to fight dandruff owing to their rich antibacterial properties. Dandruff affects more than just your scalp, it has a bad habit of getting everywhere and can make for an embarrassing day at the office if it gets on your clothes. Onions are a sure fire way to fend off dandruff.
Improve Blood Circulation
They improve blood circulation which is another way they contribute to hair growth. Hair, at the end of the day, is still a part of your biology, so if your system is healthy, then your hair follows suit. Increased blood circulation means that your hair grows faster and stronger so you can show it off any way you choose!
We hope these help, after all, we just want all of your days to be ‘happy hair days!’