Updated: Apr 27
The Role of Onions in Hair Growth
Increases keratin synthesis. Keratin is a natural type of protein in your skin, hair, and nails. It strengthens and fortifies the hair strands which reduces breakage.
It nourishes the hair follicles. Onions are rich in sulfur, potassium & antioxidants all of which nourishes the hair follicles and makes them more voluminous and shiny.
Reduces oxidative damage. It boost blood circulation in the scalp thus increasing cell regeneration. The nutrients in onion also assist the scalp and hair in retaining moisture.
It sanitize the scalp. Onion juice applied to the scalp periodically can effectively help with the treatment of dandruff.
Red Onion VS White Onion
Red onions are more nutritious because they contain a greater amount of antioxidants and flavonoids which can help to reduce oxidative stress on the scalp. They also accelerate hair growth by shortening the resting phase of the hair growth cycle. On the other hand white onions contains a higher amount of sulfur which helps in preventing hair loss, strengthens the hair follicles and improve the hair elasticity. So which would I choose to incorporate in my haircare routine? Well, that answer is simple, BOTH. Red and white onion are both amazing for hair growth as each brings its own unique component to the table.
Onion Remedies for Healthy Hair Growth
Onion Oil Mask - (Onion juice, Coconut oil, Avocado oil & Honey)
Onion Scrub - (Onion paste & Fine sugar)
Onion Shampoo - (Red onion powder, Castille soap, Peppermint Hydrosol, Honey & Rosemary essential oil)
Onion Serum - (Onion powder, Aloe vera gel, Sweet almond oil, Rose oil)
The amazing benefits both internally and topically of this vegetable cannot be denied. The onion is truly a superfood.