Lately, I have been experiencing hair loss due to chemical use, styling tools and keratin treatment. My hair is so weak and starting to fall severely, causing my hair to become super thin. I became very anxious and annoyed and decided to try everything possible to restore my hair. I tried several shampoos and oil treatments but the results were almost unnoticeable, and I am very impatient.
My grandmother always advised me to use onion juice on my hair, but I thought it was a crazy idea. After searching the net, I found that onion mask is one if not the only effective remedy for hair loss.
I grabbed an onion, grated it and separated the juice. I applied it on my hair with coconut oil, since coconut oil is know to be a great hair moisturizer. My hair smelled like onion the entire time, which was quiet embarrassing and annoying. After 3 hours, I washed my hair with Keratin shampoo since I had the treatment done last month. My results where quiet impressive for my first time, I haven't experienced any hair growth but my hair fall diminished.
Reasons for hair loss:
exessive use of chemicals
Benefits of Onion:
Onions are rich sources of many nutrients such as vitamin C, Vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, Potassium, germanium and most importantly Sulphur.
Onions cleanse your scalp making it free from dirt and other microbial infections.
Onions increase blood circulation in your head boosting hair growth activity at that spot.
Here are few Onion mask remedies that will revive and restore your hair. You will see results from the first use , but your hair is expected to grow for about 2 inch with a one month treatment.
3 cloves garlic
1/4 serrano pepper
1/8 C Apple Cider Vinegar
1/8 C water
Application: Blend all ingredients in the blender, then strain. Apply to scalp daily for at least 20 minutes, then rinse well.
1 medium onion
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp olive oil
Application: Mash onion, squeeze the juice and mix the onion with the oil and the honey. Apply to scalp once a week , and massage for a minute, then rinse you hair after one hour.
3 tablespoons coconut oil
Application: Squeeze the juice of the onion and mix with the coconut oil. Apply the mixture to scalp once a week, and leave for at least 3 hours. Rinse well
Tips to using the onion mask:
1. Leave the mask on for as long as you can so the ingredients can penetrate your hair follicles.
2. Massage the scalp for at least one minute, to allow blood circulation.
3. Wash your hair with vinegar solution to get rid of the onion smell. ( 1 spoon of apple cider vinegar or normal vinegar in a litter of water). Vinegar promotes blood circulation in small capillaries that irrigate the skin.
4. Use the mask continuously for at least a month for effective results.
Goodluck on your journey to restore your hair.