How many times have you gotten a haircut loved it for about 2 minutes and hated it right after because it was shorter than you hoped to be? Or that time when you notice there actually is more hair on your hair brush than on your head? Wanting your hair to grow at a more rapid speed happens to be something most women want.
However, realistically it is not something we can always achieve. Hair grows around half an inch to an inch every month. What this means is it does not grow as quickly as we would like it too. Although, your hair may not grow as quickly as we would like it to there are things we can do to help speed the process.
One of the things we can do is actually incorporate onions into our hair care routine. Onions are not seen as very beneficial when it comes to beauty treatments. However, they actually contain very beneficial ingredients in them such as sulfur.
Why Onions Are Great to Make Your Hair Grow?
Onions are a major addition to your hair routine because they contain a high concentration of sulfur. Hair is made up of proteins which sulfur helps strengthen those proteins. What this means is the sulfur in onions help strengthen your hair which will result in less hair loss and more hair growth. Here are some ways to incorporate onions in your current hair routine
Onion Juice & Coconut Oil Hair Mask
Hair masks have become very much an essential when it comes to having healthy hair. They help give your hair the essential nutrients that it needs to remain healthy and get back the moisture that it has lost from the hair products that you use. This hair mask will help with adding back moisture to your hair. Here’s what you will need.
- 1 tablespoon of onion juice
Getting out the onion juice will be the hardest thing when it comes to this mask as you will have to grate the onion to get it all out. After you grate the onion take the pulp put it on a paper or cloth and squeeze out the juice into a bowl. Gather 1 tablespoon of the onion juice add it to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and mix all together.
Apply this mixture and massage into your hair. Leave it on for 1-2 hours. Rinse out with shampoo and warm water. You can do this mask once or twice a week.
Olive oil and Onion Hair Mask
We all know how beneficial olive oil is to our hair as it replenishes the moisture that your hair maybe lacking. While the beer will break down any product build up your hair may have. Here is what you will need to make this hair mask
- 1 small onion
- 1 beer
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
Take the small onion and chop it into small pieces. After it is chopped add it to your blender and blend it together. Once it is turned into a paste add your beer and 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the mix and apply to your hair.
Leave in your hair for 1 hour and rinse out with warm water. This mask can be done once a week.
Massaging your scalp with onion juice can help stimulate hair growth and stop your hair from falling out at a rapid speed. You can do scalp massages with any product you like. However, doing it with a scalp soak like this one will not only stimulate blood flow to your scalp but it will also stimulate hair growth. Here’s how to do a scalp soak and the products you will need.
- 1 large onion
Take a large onion chop it all up and add it to a blender. Blend it until it is a paste and then you want to use a strainer to strain the juice. Take the juice and massage onto your scalp after you have massaged it leave it in your hair for 30 minutes. This soak can be done twice a week.
Onion and Avocado
Avocados are not only amazing for your health and weight loss, but they’re just as wonderful for you hair. The health oils in avocados help moisturize your hair from the inside out. Helping coat your every strand. The more moisturized your hair is the less damage it will have and the less hair loss you will notice as well. Here’s a hair mask you can do to help with damage and hair loss.
- ½ an avocado
- ½ a small onion
Take a blender and add your avocado along with ½ of a small onion blend all together until it is a thick paste. Once it is the consistency you need it to be add 2 tablespoons of warm coconut oil and apply to the ends of your hair. Leave in for 45 minutes and rinse with cool water.
Onion and Honey
Combining onion and honey is the easy way to consume onions as the honey really masks the strong taste from the onion. For this hair pack you can either consume it orally or you can apply it to your hair. Whichever, way you decide to use this you will still reap from the benefits of it. All you need to create this mixture is,
- 2 tablespoons of onion juice
- 1 tablespoon of honey
As stated before onion juice can be achieved by grating or blending an onion and straining out the juice. Once you have the onion juice mix it with 1 tablespoon of honey and you are glad to go. You can either take 2 tablespoons of onion juice with 1 tablespoon of honey and drink it or you can apply it directly to your scalp.
If you choose to apply it to your scalp all you have to do is massage it into your hair for 15 minutes and then wash your hair as you normally would. You want to do this twice a week for about a month. After a month you will see less hair breakage and less hair loss. Same goes for if you choose to drink it.
The main thing to remember while using onion and onion juice is that the smell will be pretty strong. So to take out the smell from your hair you want to mix ½ cup of warm water with 6 tablespoons of lemon juice. You want to use this as a rinse after you shampoo your hair.
If you have colored hair you may want to skip this step as it can make your hair color lighter than what it is at the moment. Have you ever used onion juice in your hair? If so let us know your thoughts on it below.