Rich in nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin B9 (folate), vitamin B6, potassium and numerous other compounds.
When used in the form of an oil, this potent remedy can serve as a strong anti-inflammatory, fungicidal, antioxidant and antibacterial treatment for your scalp and hair.
1. Optimises the hair growth cycle
2. Prevents breakage and thinning
Rich in sulfur, onion oil can do wonders to prevent breakage, split-ends and thinning of hair. This happens because the sulfur is able to form bonds in your hair that are required for strengthening the strands.
3. Delays premature greying
4. Maintains pH levels of the scalp
5. Fights bacterial infections
Regular use of onion oil on the scalp can help prevent bacterial infections, keeping dandruff and itchiness at bay.
6. Can be used as a natural conditioner
7. Improves hair texture
Regular use of onion oil can make your tresses shiny, smooth, moisturised and frizz-free!
How to extract onion oil at home
If you do not wish to use store-bought onion oil, you can DIY it instead. Start by picking a couple of fresh onions, the number depends on how much oil you wish to make in one session. Finely chop the onion and add them to a grinder or juice maker. Keep the juice/paste aside to prepare the oil.
Take some coconut oil in a non-stick pan and gently heat it on low flame. Add the onion juice/paste in the oil and mix well for 1-2 minutes. Take it off the flame to cool it down. With the help of a strainer, extract the oil and store in a non-metallic container for use. Homemade onion oil can be stored safely and used for up to 6 months.
Onion can be used both ways, as it is and in the form of a hot oil treatment. To use onion oil without heating it, take a couple of drops of pure onion oil in your palms and massage your scalp with it for 15-20 minutes. Make sure to be gentle with the pressure and use a circular motion to really get the oil into the scalp. Leave the oil on for 3-4 hours and wash with a mild shampoo. Do this twice a week for best results.
While using a hot oil treatment, mix onion oil with a carrier oil (like almond or olive), heat it up to a lukewarm temperature and massage onto the scalp and hair lengths. Keep it overnight and wash with a mild, sulphate-free shampoo in the morning. Follow up with a conditioner; repeat before every hair wash for luscious, thick hair.
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