One loses at least 50 to 100 strands of hair on a daily basis which is perfectly normal, as per dermatologists. However, when this exceeds, it leads to hair thinning or balding patches, known as alopecia. People in their 30s are prone to suffer from hair loss problems due to hormonal changes, stress and often an unhealthy diet.
This common and major hair problem can be dealt with natural ingredients and remedies. One such ingredient traditionally known for hair loss treatment is onion. Onion is a rich source of sulphur, which is extremely beneficial for healthy hair growth. It prevents hair breakage and accelerates regrowth of hair. This is so because sulphur increases the production of collagen which helps the hair to grow.
Benefits of onion for hair loss problems
Onion helps provide proper nourishment to the hair follicles and pumps in the lost nutrients.
Massaging some raw onions onto the scalp helps increase blood circulation, thereby strengthening the hair follicles.
Due to the presence of sulphur in onions, hair thinning and breakage can be reduced.
Onions also have anti-bacterial properties which are useful in getting rid of scalp infections and parasites.
Premature greying of hair is caused as the the natural antioxidant, catalase reduces. Onion helps control this problem by increasing catalase.
Chop an onion into fine pieces and squeeze the juice out. Apply to the scalp and leave on for about 15 minutes; then rinse with a mild shampoo.
Onion and honey paste
Honey is great for hair as it is has nourishing and moisturising properties. Honey and onion are a great combination to keep your hair healthy. Once you have squeezed out at least 1/4th cup of raw onion juice, add a tablespoon of honey to it. You can either drink the juice or choose to apply the mixture to the scalp.