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Onion Juice - Does It Really Work In All Types Of Hair Loss?

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Dr. Rohit Shah 90% (426 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) And Naturopath (ND)
Ayurveda, Surat  •  32 years experience
Onion Juice - Does It Really Work In All Types Of Hair Loss?

You may have seen your grandmother and mother applying the juice of onions on their hair. While it smells gross, science does back up the benefits of onion juice for hair loss. However, does onion juice work against all kinds of hair loss? Here is a look at how onion juice helps your hair and if it can rectify all types of hair loss.

Why onion juice nourishes and prevents hair loss?

Here is a look at how and why the application of onion juice benefits your hair health.

  • Onions are a great source of sulphur, which is an essential component in amino acids (proteins). Proteins, especially keratin is vital for stronger and healthier hair growth.

  • The sulphur from onions also promotes the formation of collagen in the body. Collagen builds stronger roots for your hairs and prevents hair loss.

  • Research also suggests that onions help improve the blood circulation of the body. Better circulation could result in greater hair growth.

However, unlike popular belief, onion juice is not effective against all forms of hair loss. While it can help you strengthen your hairs reduce age-related hair loss, it cannot treat your hair loss if it is caused due to an underlying disease. For instance, onion juice is completely ineffective against alopecia and male pattern baldness. Additionally, onion juice may not be a safe remedy for everyone.

Risks of applying onion juice to the hair-

Not everyone can apply onion juice to their scalp to treat their hair loss. Here is a look at some risks of using onion juice.

  • Many people are allergic to onion juice. In such a case, you must avoid the application of the juice on your head.

  • Onion juice is caustic and can easily irritate the skin. After the application of onion juice, if you experience redness and itching of the site, you should avoid using it.

  • Onion juice can interact with certain medications, causing damage to your skin. For example, if you are on aspirin and apply onion juice on your scalp, you will experience a heightened sensitivity to the same.

Therefore, you should stick to the most natural and safe remedy for hair loss. Visit an Ayurvedic practitioner and seek treatment for excessive hair fall.

How can Ayurveda help against hair fall?

Hair loss or Khalitya is believed to be caused due to a fault in three of human doshas, according to Ayurveda. Therefore, based on the ancient scriptures that Ayurveda follows, its treatment involves a mixture of factors. If you suffer from hair loss, you need to undergo Shiroroga treatment procedure. Several ayurvedic oils, extracts, and packs will help strengthen the hair and prevent further hair fall.

Moreover, you need to follow healthy lifestyle habits –

  1. Perform yoga and pranayama (breathing exercises) daily to reduce stress

  2. Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol

  3. Drink adequate amount of water

  4. Eat healthy meals to keep your digestive system in good condition

To conclude, if you notice hair fall, consult an ayurvedic practitioner at the earliest.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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