I've met the author of Horses in Her Hair, Jamaican born Rachel Manley, but onions in your hair??? Gross is probably your first reaction, but shock was mine. I had no idea people actually applied freshly prepared onion juice to their hair, so I did the research.
(You'll never look at onions the same way again. Click the link above for additional reading.)
I won't blabber on about the glories associated with onions and will get straight to the point. A study, conducted in Iraq at the Baghdad Teaching Hospital and published in the Journal of Dermatology in mid 2002, consisted of thirty eight Alopecia areata patients, who were split into two groups, one treated with onion juice and the other, regular tap water. For two months, twice a day, they were treated. In the onion juice group, hair re-growth occurred in two weeks in seventeen persons, and in four weeks, twenty people saw results, in comparison to their tap water counterparts who experienced hair growth eight weeks after. Talk about patience. Long live the onion! Despite its whacking smell it fights mini bald patches and scant hair.
The logic is that since sulfur makes up a huge portion of the hair, and other organs, onion is effective in treating it. Its geranium content helps circulate both blood and oxygen while it works to eliminate dandruff and bacteria and restore shine. Onion is your hair follicles’ friend because it is said to strengthen and rejuvenate the hair and clean and nourish the scalp.
There are several alternative onion juice/ paste recipes circulating the web and here are some of the following: (*Test a small portion on your wrist to see if you are allergic to onions!! Even better consult your health care provider/ hair dresser.)
Onion Treatments for Hair Growth
(Discover how easy it is to make onion juice as well as other natural alternatives to treating hair loss. Click the link above to find out more.)
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