Desk News: Onion not only enhances the taste of food but also its various nutrients are beneficial for health. Onion also helps in maintaining good hair health. Folic acid, vitamin C and sulfur present in onions help prevent hair breakage, thinning, scalp infections, premature graying etc. It also has strong anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties, antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties.
However, hair loss can have many causes. This is why Ayurveda experts advise to ascertain the cause of hair loss first.
Causes of hair fall:
Aging: Aging is a natural biological process of the body. It affects the entire body. For example, age marks and wrinkles on the skin, bone weakness etc. Hair is no exception. With age, follicles weaken. As a result, new hair growth slows down and hair looks thinner.
Hormonal Imbalance: Women experience more hair loss due to hormonal imbalance. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome develop atypical skin patches or reddened skin and hair loss.
Hereditary: Many men suffer from hereditary baldness. The same thing is not uncommon for women.
Lack of nutrition: Nutrition is important to maintain good hair health. Protein is the foundation of hair. Zinc and magnesium strengthen hair. Malnutrition or nutritional deficiency is one of the causes of hair loss.
Benefits of Onion Oil:
Onion oil improves hair growth cycle. This oil activates specific enzymes in the scalp that accelerate the hair growth cycle. Onion oil is beneficial for hair growth, reducing hair loss and maintaining hair health.
Regular use of onion oil reduces hair thinning and split ends. Onion oil is rich in sulfur and reduces the problem of hair fall, split ends and thinning. Sulfur helps build and strengthen hair protein.
This oil reduces prematurity. Certain enzymes in onions protect hair from damage caused by exposed radicals.
Onion oil helps balance the pH of the scalp.
Onion oil works against bacterial infections. The use of onion oil helps in reducing scalp bacterial infections, dandruff and itching.
Onion oil also acts as a natural conditioner. If it is not possible to use oil before shampooing, it is beneficial to use onion conditioner after shampooing.
Onion juice and honey mixed together helps reduce hair fall. Apply onion and honey mixture on hair and wait for 30 minutes and wash off. Regular use of this mixture for a couple of weeks will give good results.
500 ml in a pan. Heat with coconut oil.
When the oil is hot, add the chopped onions. Heat for two to five minutes and add curry leaves.
Cool the mixture and strain to separate the oil. You will get benefit if you use it on your hair.