Sunday, December 23, 2018

Onion For Hair - Amazing Benefits And Tips For Hair Growth

Onion (Allium cepa L) also known as Common Onion or Bulb Onions are good for a lot more than just adding flavour and taste to meal. So we bring to you the Amazing Benefits of Onion and Tips for our hair.

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Food uses of Onions date back to thousand of years in China, Egypt and Persia. Traces of onions recovered from Bronze Age settlements in China suggest that Onions were used as far back as 5000 BCE. Onions were used in Egyptian burials, as evidenced by Onion traces in the eye sockets of Ramesses IV.

The geographical origin of Onion is uncertain because the wild Onion is extinct and ancient records of using Onions span Western and Eastern Asia.

Onion has been found to contain Fructose, Quercetin-3-glucoside, Isorhamnetin-4-glucoside, Quercetin, Xylose, S-alk(en)yl cysteine Sulfoxides, Flavenols, Galatose, Glucose, Sulphur amongst others.

Onion has great nutritive value due to the content of psychologically effective compounds which provides protective effects on human health. Onions are rich in sulphur, Fibers, Potassium, Calcium, Vitamin B & C, and low in Cholestrol, Soduim and Fats.

 A small onion contains about 28 calories and about 7 grams of carbs. Onion is a strong antioxidant that quenches free radicals in the body. It is a rich source of Phenolic substances especially Quercetin and Glycosides, Vitamins, Mineral Phenolic Acids and Sulphur Compounds. Phytochemicals are naturally occuring compounds in fruits that react with human body to trigger healthy reactions.

Having talked about the history and components of Onions, let us proceed to its Usefulness.

Onions are of great benefits not just to our Hair alone (we are getting to that in a bit) but to our Skin and Overall Health. 

Studies have shown that eating Onions reduces Blood Pressure, Protects againsts Cancer Cells, heals Heart and Blood Vessels, helps in Treatment of Asthma. Fitness Institute of Texas at the University of Texas, Austin "Onions are excellent sources of Vitamin C, Sulphuric compounds, Phytochemicals and Flavonoids.

A valuable Flavonoids in Onions is Quercetin which acts as an Antioxidant that may be linked to prevent Cancer, Cardiovascular diseases and Stroke.
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Benefits of Onion Juice For Skin

Raw onions are extremely high in Sulphur and known to contain Antioxidants, Vitamin A, C, and E that prevent Oxidative damage to the skin and fight against free radicals of the body which reduces early Ageing. And keeps our pores clean to prevent Breakouts.

Onion is rich in Quercetin, Vitamins, Phytochemicals and Sulphur that can fight against Wrinkle and keeps skin Soft and Supple. The Vitamin C component of Onion helps in treating Dark Spots and clearing Skin Blemishes.

Now let us get to the real deal..

Benefits of Onion Juice For Hair

The use of Onion for hair truly keeps hair loss at bay. Using Onion juice is a sure way to boost your hair growth and keeping healthy hair. 
Many users online including myself have given a great review on the tremendous changes noticed in the state of our hair compared to before including Onion in our regimen.

Onions contain Antioxidant, Antibacterial, and Antifungal which promote healthy hair growth, fight scalp infections and stop hair loss. 

Sulphur stimulate Collagen Production which aids in production of healthy cells for healthy hair follicles. The sulphur present in Onion helps in hair growth. Onion juice provides the extra sulphur for stronger and thicker hair, minimize breakage and thinning hair.
To add volume to your hair, you might want to give Onion juice a try.

Onion Juice for Dandruff

Onion is rich in antibacterial and antifungal properties. These help keep your scalp healthy and free from infection, Dry Scalp and Dandruff thereby promoting healthy environment for the growth of healthy strands.

How To

Blend a fair size of Onion (using a blender or grater) depending on your hair length.
Strain to extract the juice and pour inside your spray bottle
Sprits on your scalp and work your way throughout your hair length
Massage your scalp and cap your hair for 15-30 minutes.
Proceed to wash your hair with a moisturising shampoo. 

Onion For Hair growth

Onion juice stimulates your scalp and improves blood circulation to the scalp and hair follicles. This helps improves hair growth.
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How To

Cut  2 to 3 onions into small sizes
Put in a fry pan with Coconut Oil and let fry, stir from time to time
Fry till the Onions turn brown and floating
Sieve to get your Onion oil without particles
Use to moisturise your Hair and Scalp.

Onion Juice For Gray Hair

The Antioxidants help prevent and reverse Premature Graying of hair. The Sulphur in Onion helps regenerates hair follicles.

How To
Cut a fair size of Onion into small sizes depending on your hair length.
Put in a pot and add enough water and bring to boil.
Let it cool and use as a rinse after washing your hair
Cap your hair and allow it sit in your hair for 30 minutes
Rinse with clean water.

If you find the pungent smell unbearable, you can proceed to wash with a shampoo that has a more pleasant smell, Rinse your hair thoroughly or add few drops of essential oil to your Onion Juice.
Onion does not just make our eyes tear for nothing. The amazing Benefits of Onion for Hair should compensate for that (lol).

What is your take on Using Onion for  your Hair?
Let us know in the comment section. 

Kindly share with friends to help a sis and our mums to help combat Gray hair.

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