Are you worried with your receding hairline or the slow appearance of bald patches on your scalp? If your answer is yes, this article can prove a real treasure for you. Hair loss which results into receding of hair line and appearance of bald patches can be caused due to many reasons. Starting from deficiency of iron and Vitamins in the body to illness, infections or genetics all can be blamed for unnatural hair loss and baldness.
In addition to that the increasing amount of pollution in the environment, over stress and hectic lifestyle all work together to make things even worse. Many of us have a common belief that expensive saloon treatments are the best to control hair fall and stimulate hair growth; but the reality is something different. When it comes to growing the lost hair, most of the salon treatments fall ineffective.
They might control hair fall to an extent for the time being but they are hardly ever able to come up with a long term solution. So, what you should do? If even the most expensive salon treatments stand futile to cure hair fall and rescue hair; what is the way out? Do not worry; there is a treatment that can actually control hair-fall and not only that, this treatment is highly effective and scientifically proven to stimulate hair growth; and the best thing is that you can start seeing the results within two months of regular use.
This is not an expensive formula and is often ignored in homemade beauty and hair care treatments due to its pungent smell. You can find it right in your kitchen, and it is nothing other than the very common,humble onion. The same onion that you use in cooking your favorite dishes is a miraculous treatment for hair fall and baldness.
A study published on the Journal of Dermatology in the year 2002 has proven the ability of onion in fighting alopecia areata, which is a type of patterned baldness. There have also been subsequent studies on the same, and all the research has found its effectiveness.
How onion helps in hair growth and treatment of baldness?
Onion is a natural anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic and anti –fungal agent. It is highly effective to keep the scalp clean and free from any kind of infection including dandruff. Along with that it is capable to unclog the hair roots which helps in keeping the scalphealthy overall.
Sulphur, is an essential trace element in the human body and makes a major constituent of hairs, nails and skin and onions are rich in Sulphur. It helps in reducing inflammation, and reinvigorates the hair follicles. Oxidative stress caused by accumulation of hydrogen peroxide in the hair roots often work as a cause of hair thinning. It also reduces the natural antioxidants causing premature greying. Onion juice increases the level of catalase (a type of enzyme) on the surface of the scalp, which controls the hydrogen peroxide buildup and boosts hair growth.
Onion can be highly helpful even for treating male pattern baldness because it is able to provide nourishment to the hair follicles that were blocked due to genetical reasons. If you want to know more about the efficiency of onion in treating hair problems and re-growing lost hairs, just take a look at the Google Scholar to have complete details about the studies performed on the subject and their results.
So, now as you are convinced enough to apply even this pungent smelling vegetable to your scalp; let us take a look on how to prepare onion juice and how to use it.
Preparing onion juice
Take a few onions, according to the amount of onion juice you want to prepare. Peel the scales and wash the onions in clean running water. Now just slice them and ensure that there is no dirt left in it. Place the onion pieces in a blender and blend for 2 minutes without adding any water; and your onion juice is ready. You can also prepare onion juice by grating the onions on a grater and then just by squeezing out the juice. Always make sure that you use only freshly prepared onion juice to your scalp and hair for the best effect.
Once you have prepared onion juice now it comes to how you should use it to get the maximum efficiency. There are different ways of applying onion juice to your hairs and scalp. Read the next part to know your options
Simple methods to use onion juice
Raw onion juice
Yes, you can use the freshly prepared onion juice directly onto your scalp and hairs. Just rub in the juice onto your scalp with light hands; make sure that the total scalp and the hair roots are well covered by the juice. Concentrate specifically on the bald patches or where the hair has thinned most. Now let it set for at least one hour and then wash off with plain water and a mild hair cleanser.
Onion juice with honey
Honey has several mentioning in our scriptures as a magic medicine and its effects on curing hair and skin problems are well known. Mix 1 cup of onion juice with 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply this mixture to your scalp and hairs. Rub in the mixture to your scalp with light circular motion. Leave it on for one hour or more and then wash off with water and a mild cleanser.
Onion juice with aloe vera
Aloe Vera also can be effective in controlling hair fall and stimulating hair growth. Mix 1 cup of freshly prepared onion juice with 1 tablespoon of freshly extracted Aloe Vera pulp. Mix well and rub in the mixture to your scalp and hairs thoroughly. Ensure that the pack covers all hair roots well. Let the pack set in for one hour or more. Wash off with a conditioner and mild cleanser.
Onion juice with olive oil
Mixing the onion juice with olive oil can indeed add to the effectiveness of the onion juice. Add 2 spoons of olive oil to 1 cup of onion juice. Massage in the mixture to your scalp and hair. Leave for one hour and wash off with water and a mild shampoo.
Onion juice with rosemary oil
Rosemary oil has the ability to boost hair growth while restricting hair fall. If the smell of onion is too much for you, in that case also this remedy can be very suitable. Just add 10-15 drops of rosemary essential oil to the prepared onion juice before rubbing it in to your scalp. Leave for 1 hour or more; wash off with water and a cleanser. The essential oil will reduce pungent the smell of the onion.
Onion juice and rum
This treatment is particularly suggested for people who are not able to stand the smell of onion on their hairs at any cost but yet are keen to have its beneficial effects. Cut onions into small pieces after peeling them. Wash properly in water, dry naturally and then place them in 1 cup of rum. Put the whole mixture in an air tight container and leave for 1 day. Do not refrigerate the container. Strain the mixture and collect the concoction in a bottle and use this solution to massage your scalp and hairs everyday. Due to dilution the effect of the onion is certainly reduced in this preparation, but this is the most feasible way to bypass the smell of onion while having its great effects for your hairs.
The efficiency of onion juice to control hair fall and boost hair growth is well known and if you are suffering from hair problems that seems to not to leave you anyway, try out any of the above recipes to get the magical effect of onion on your hairs. However, the results depend on a number of physiological factors and they often vary from person to person. So, even if you happen to not to see any quick results after using onion juice just after a few times, do not loose heart. You should use Onion juice at least thrice a week for over a month or more to get results.