Tears of joy? Tears of pain? Both. Sara Ali Khan’s go-to DIY ingredient will make you cry, but it’ll be worth it. Because it’s going to transform your mane from basic to bougie in a few tries. This ingredient doesn’t particularly soothe your senses or smell pleasant but it’s a boon for the hair. I’m talking about Onions.
You’ve seen shampoos and conditioners include onions as an ingredient in their formulations. But there’s a reason why Sara loves them in her hair-care DIYs. Read on.
They Can Prevent Premature Ageing
Onions contain something called catalase. This enzyme reduces the amount of Hydrogen Peroxide at the roots of your hair, a compound that increases in quantity as you age. This can lighten your hair over time leading to more grey or white strands all over. But with catalase, be rest assured that won’t happen.
They Can Reduce Hair Loss
Sulphur is abundantly found in onions. This compound is known to regenerate, strengthen, and nourish your follicles thoroughly, which then reduces thinning and breakage considerably. No more split ends to rant about.
They Can Promote Hair Growth
Onions have been said to enhance circulation in the scalp as well as regulate the scalp’s pH level. They even enhance the performance of enzymes that prevent hair loss. This, along with sulphur’s ability to stimulate the production of collagen, accelerates hair growth over time and enhances texture and tone in the process.
They Can Fight Dandruff
They contain anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that can fight dandruff and other infections on the scalp. This prevents hair breakage and loss.
The simplest way to redeem this vegetable’s benefits is by extracting some juice from it in a blender. Massage this solution into your scalp with cotton for about 10 to 15 minutes. Let it sit in your hair for about an hour or two before shampooing it off. You can even add in a few drops of carrier oil like Coconut Oil or Olive Oil to moisturise and hydrate the strands more.
You can even experiment with shampoos, masks, and conditioners that mask the scent and cry-inducing powers of onions.
The MyGlamm SUPERFOODS Onion & Moringa Shampoo is your one-way ticket to bouncy, luscious hair. Just massage a dollop of this formula into your scalp twice a week and notice your hair transform from the inside out.
A champi promotes circulation in the scalp; which, then, nourishes the follicles and stimulates growth. Onions, too, do the same for you. Combine both with the Organic Hair Loss Control Hair Oil – Onion.
You can even mask your hair once a week before shampooing. The GO Long Onion Hair Mask will absorb into your scalp and strands deeper than any conditioner or shampoo. Other ingredients like Vitamin B5, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, and Avocado will further nourish and hydrate your mane.
Thanks, Sara. I’m not looking forward to the smell or tears; but I will brave these challenges for long, luscious hair.
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