Is Onion Juice the Key to Healthy Hair?

Could onions be the answer to your hair care woes?

Recently Cardi B made headlines for suggesting to her fans that onion water was the key to her healthy hair. This set the Internet aflame as people from all over the world began including onion juice into their hair care regimens.

Onions are typically known for having a very strong smell, and making us cry at inopportune times. However there is some evidence to support that it might be good for your hair. The anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties of onions make it a unique, but potentially effective way to not only improve the look and feel of your hair, but promote hair growth as well.

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The key is in the sulphur. Onions contain high levels of sulphur which supports strong and thick hair, thus preventing hair loss and promoting hair growth. Sulphur also helps stimulate collagen, which is a key factor in hair and nail growth.

If you’re worried about your hair smelling like onions, you shouldn’t. Using trace amounts of onion juice on your hair won’t cause a nasty smell, and you can add lemon juice to the water to make it more palatable to the senses.

The easiest way to try this out is to add a small amount of onion extract to your shampoo. Try it out on a day when you aren’t planning to leave the house to quell any olfactory concerns you may have. If you don’t notice any adverse effects, keep using the shampoo and track your results.

At the end of the day we all want a thick, healthy mane of hair. Onions are an easy, natural way to help you achieve this goal.

Published by karenmsutton

HSS Orthopaedic surgeon in sports medicine | Mother of 4 amazing children | Team physician for USA Women's Lacrosse | ACL injury expert

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