Onion is a kitchen staple used in almost all the vegetables to add flavour, but do you know onion oil or juice also makes a great remedy for hair loss and other hair problems? Read the tips below to give your hair the much-needed pampering with nourishing onion oil.
Onion oil benefits – reasons it should be part of your hair care process
Onion oil controls hair fall
There can be various reasons behind hair fall like hormonal changes, postpartum, weak health etc. No matter what is the reason behind your hair fall, sulphur in onion oil makes the best remedy stop hair breakage. Packed with minerals and vitamins, it also stimulates keratin in the skin and helps in preventing hair fall.
Onion oil prevents premature greying of hair
Unhealthy eating habits, lifestyle, genetics, stress, pollution and lack of essential minerals in the body are some of the reasons behind premature greying of hair. Onion oil provides all the essential antioxidants and flavonoids to the scalp to control premature greying of hair.
Onion oil makes hair healthy
It works as a great hair follicle nourishment. Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in onion provide all the essential nutrients to the scalp and help your scalp restore lost nutrients.
Onion oil prevents infections
Anti-bacterial properties in onion help fighting infections of the scalp. Infection on scalp can cause various other problems including hair fall, reduced hair growth and dandruff, to name a few.
Onion oil removes lice
Lice is one of the common problems among school going kids. The strong smell of onion help you deal with lice and get a lice-free scalp within a few uses.
How to make onion oil at home?
The best part is, if you don’t want to invest in expensive products, you can also make your onion oil at home.
Onion juice and coconut oil
You can make onion oil at home by mixing coconut oil, castor oil and olive oil in onion juice. You can either mix all three oils in onion juice or can just mix any one of these. To make onion juice, make onion paste in a blender and then strain the paste into a soft cloth.
Apply the oil on your scalp and leave for at least 30-60 minutes. Wash it off with some good quality shampoo to see the results.
Blend chopped onion in grinder by adding little water. Now strain this paste using a muslin cloth to get onion juice. Apply this juice on your scalp by gently massaging the scalp with your fingers. Leave it for around one hour and wash it off with cold water. Repeat it often to get lasting benefits.
Onion juice hair pack
In addition to onion oil, you can also use its juice to make different hair packs for various hair problems like dandruff, growth, greying etc.
Honey and Onion Juice for Hair Growth
Mix a quarter cup onion juice with a tablespoon of honey. Apply this mask on your hair roots and scalp. Wash it off with a mild shampoo after 30 minutes.
Onion and Curry Leaves
Curry leaves make a great ingredient in so many dishes, but do you know it also works wonders on your hair. Make a paste of curry leaves and mix is it 2 tablespoons of onion juice. Apply it on your scalp and leave to rest for at least one hour and then wash with a mild shampoo. This helps in improving hair health and preventing premature greying of hair.
Onion and Yogurt for Strong Hair
Make a hair pack by mixing 2 tablespoons of yogurt with fresh onion juice. Apply this mask on your scalp and wash with a mild shampoo after one hour.
Points to remember when using onion oil or onion juice
- Strain juice from muslin cloth to avoid flaky onion particles. Removing flakes from the hair is seriously a tedious task.
- Always wash your hair with mild shampoo to remove the onion smell from your hair.
- To avoid the pungent smell of onion, you can mix it with a few drops of your favority essential oil.
- As onion oil doesn’t suit every skin type, always perform a patch test to avoid any allergic reactions.
Try these onion oil remedies and get your beautiful, shiny and long hair back. Don’t forget to share your experience with us through comments below.