Oh Yeah Onions!: Nature’s Answer to Hair Loss

All of us dream of luxurious locks like the girls in various hair product commercials. Unfortunately, instead of nourishing and protecting their hair like they promise to do, these chemicals do more harm than benefit. The most usual effect is hair fall. People of all types of locks experience hair loss. Excessive loss of hair can either come from hormonal imbalance, stress and malnutrition. Women tend to shed about 50 to 100 strands of hair every day; some girls lose even more. If you experience this, you should be alarmed.

Instead of turning to chemical solutions, why not try nature’s answer to hair fall? Various natural methods could help promote hair growth, improve hair strength and lessen the amount of hair fall. Surprisingly, one natural ingredient that provides these benefits is onion! You might not have expected this, but onions are rich in sulfur that prevents hair thinning and breakage.

There are many ways to use onions in your hair routine. We’ve got five right here!

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#1 Onion and Garlic

This affordable and easy-to-find duo has incredible benefits for hair growth, getting rid of dandruff, and providing a natural shine for your hair.

What you need:

  1. Four raw onions
  2. Six cloves of garlic
  3. 1/2 glass of water (100ml)

What you need to do:

  1. Peel the onions.
  2. Put all the ingredients together and blend until it reaches a thick, paste-like consistency.
  3. Divide your hair into sections and massage the paste into your roots.
  4. Cover your hair with a shower cap and let it sit for 30-40 minutes.
  5. Rinse with your shampoo and repeat at least twice a week.

#2 Onion and Oil

Both of these O’s help promote hair growth and nourish the scalp.

What you need:

  1. Two raw onions
  2. 2 tbsp of coconut oil (30g)
  3. 1 tbsp of olive oil (16g)

What you need to do:

  1. Peel the onions.
  2. Put all the ingredients together and blend until it’s a thick paste.
  3. Part your hair into sections and massage the paste into your roots
  4. Cover up with a shower cap for 30-40 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off with your shampoo and repeat at least twice a week.
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#3 Onion and Honey

Both of these ingredients strengthen your hair follicles. Honey is also a cleansing agent and helps in locking in moisture.

What you need:

  1. Two raw onions
  2. Three tablespoons of bee honey (75g)

What you need to do:

  1. Chop the fresh onions into small pieces.
  2. Blend the onions and honey until it reaches a wet, paste-like consistency.
  3. Rub into scalp and hair.
  4. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it on for 40 minutes.
  5. Rinse with shampoo and repeat for two to three time a week.

#4 Onion and Shampoo

What you need:

  1. a raw onion
  2. one bottle of herbal shampoo

What you need to do:

  1. Chop the onion into cubes.
  2. Put the onions into the bottle of herbal shampoo.
  3. Let it sit for a week before using the shampoo.
  4. Rub into scalp to promote absorption and circulation.
  5. Leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing.
  6. Repeat at least twice a week.

#5 Onion and Rum

What you need:

  1. Two raw onions
  2. One bottle of rum
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What you need to do:

  1. Chop up the onions and pour into the bottle of rum.
  2. Store in a dry place overnight
  3. Filter the concoction and massage on to the scalp.
  4. Leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing it off.
  5. Repeat for at least two to three times a week.

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