What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when we say onion? For us, it is these two things — teary eyes and bad breath! But we aren’t here to talk about the negative aspects of this veggie. Instead, we’re going to tell you exactly why onions are touted as the perfect remedy for hair fall. Intrigued? Read on…
Why is onion good for your hair?
Onions have a high content of sulphur in them. Besides giving onions that unique smell, sulphur is just what your hair needs to remain strong, shiny and gorgeous. Understand it this way, our hair is mainly constructed of a sulphur-rich protein that we all know as keratin. So, when you end up using onion juice for your hair, you are lending a helping hand to your hair that will help strengthen the roots and make your mane voluminous by preventing breakage.
Benefits of onion for hair
Now that we have established how onions are good for your hair, let’s discuss how this ingredient is the one-stop solution for all your hair woes. Here are all the benefits of onion for hair.
- Prevent hair fall: Your hair needs sulphur to remain strong and prevent it from breakage. Here, the sulphur-rich onion can help strengthen your hair roots and prevent hair fall by supporting and adding the required amount of sulphur to your hair.
- Reverse premature hair greying: All thanks to the abundance of antioxidants called catalase in onions, you can use this ingredient to reverse and prevent premature greying of your hair.
- Prevent scalp infections and dandruff: Onion has antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties, which helps it prevent scalp infections by keeping your scalp healthy. It also helps keep dandruff at bay due to these attributes.
How to use onions to prevent hair fall?
Now we know you’re dying to use onion for your hair. But the big question remains — how exactly can one use onions to prevent hair fall? Well, for one, you can peel, cut and blend onions at home to make onion juice and apply it to your scalp. Then, let the juice sit for about an hour in your hair before washing it away with a mild shampoo.
But if you want to avoid all this hassle (we sure do), we have just the thing for you: Love Beauty & Planet Onion, Blackseed & Patchouli Hairfall Control Sulfate Free Shampoo. This clean shampoo comes with the goodness of natural onion bulb oil, pure blackseed oil and organic coconut oil that kick hair fall to the curb and strengthen your hair too. It also has hand-picked patchouli from Indonesian that lends a refreshing fragrance to your tresses. The best bit? This vegan shampoo has no sulphates, parabens or dyes that can harm your hair.
For the best results, follow it up with the Love Beauty & Planet Onion Blackseed & Patchouli Hairfall Control Conditioner. Made with ethically-sourced natural ingredients, this conditioner has pure essential oil and plant-based cleansers that make your hair softer, smoother and more manageable.
Written by Tashika Tyagi on Nov 16, 2021
A writer who loves to read, travel, eat and explore new places and things. With a bachelor's degree in journalism, she has over two years of experience in writing about food, lifestyle, and travel. She also doubles up as a rom-com expert and home baker when she isn’t writing!