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When it comes to Indian cuisine, most people use onion fairly generously to add taste to their meals. It isn’t just taste but onions come with a whole lot of health benefits too! Its antibacterial properties help to tackle infections, while the fibre content keeps digestion in check. Further, onions also contain antioxidants that ensure that the body is able to fight the damage caused by free radicals.
Due to these very properties, onions are also great for hair health!
It might sound odd, but it’s true! Only recently have people begun discovering the wonders of onions for healthy tresses! In fact, it is said to be particularly beneficial for those who suffer from hair fall, and thinning of hair. A research published on PubMed Central observes the positive effects of topical application of onion for hair loss.
The onion oil you get in the market today is laden with chemicals and preservatives, which can lead to more harm than good. So, how about making this oil right in the comfort of your home?
This recipe, made from onions, curry leaves and coconut oil, will nourish your hair and solve all your hair troubles in no time!
200 ml of coconut oil
½ an onion, chopped
1 cup curry leaves, optional
There’s no doubt that onion is beneficial for your hair, but it is advised to use it as an oil, so that your scalp doesn’t get irritated.
Once you do that, add it to a bottle and apply it at least once a week to see its benefits!
The reason onion oil does wonders to your hair and scalp is because it is rich in compounds that help with blood circulation. What’s more, the antioxidants present in it can protect your hair from further damage. Hence, it reduces hair fall and aids hair growth by nourishing the follicles.
This recipe also has curry leaves, because it helps to reduce the unpleasant smell of onions. Besides, it is also known to have properties that reduce hair loss. The protein and beta-carotene in curry leaves are very effective, when it comes to improving hair health.
Coconut oil is used in this variant as a carrier oil, but we already know that it comes with its own benefits. After all, it provides deep hydration to both your hair and scalp!
So, ladies, make this absolutely natural and safe onion oil right at home!