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Grow Longer, Thicker, More Beautiful Hair Using This One Vegetable
Many people are faced with the problems of hair loss, thinning hair, or hair breakage. Experts will tell you that we all lose about 50 to 100 hairs each day and this is considered normal. We generally grow 100 to 200 new hairs each day to replace the old, but what can you do when it feels as if you are losing 200 hairs and growing only 50? Or none?
If you look at any health and beauty store, hair salon, or drug store, you will see dozens of remedies that will supposedly stop hair loss or regrow hair, but how many of them actually work?
Don’t got out and start looking at wigs just yet, friend. We might have the answer you are looking for and it’s probably right in your kitchen. Onions. That’s right, good old fashioned onions, the amazing yet completely natural remedy that fights hair loss and encourages new hairs to sprout up like new rock bands.
Onions are a terrific way to not only naturally encourage your hair to grow – it’s a super cheap, yet completely natural means to do so. Wouldn’t it be nice to actually have a product work instead of spending 50 dollars for a bunch of chemicals that don’t actually do anything?
OK, there is the smell issue. It’s not as if you have to go to work or to visit your mother in law with your hair smeared in onions. Use it in the evenings before you wash your hair and no one has to know.
How do onions work for hair growth? It’s their high sulfur content. Onion juice will stimulate hair growth because it increases the blood circulation to the scalp and its antibacterial compounds will clear up any skin issues your scalp might be having. Onions will make your existing hair stronger, stop any scalp issues, and open the pores around your hair follicles that might be blocked, all at the same time. Find out more new and beneficial about onions.
Why don’t you hear much about this? Because onions are cheap! There is no money to be made in having your stylist suggest onions; they would rather make a commission by selling you some of their chemicals.
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There are several methods for applying onions to your hair. Keep reading to find the best method for you.
1. Raw Onion Juice
This is probably the easiest and most direct way to get the benefits of onions into your hair. Put one or two onions in your food processor or juicer and extract the juice. On your dry head, apply this juice and really be sure you get it well rubbed into the scalp. Put on a shower cap and let it sit for 30 minutes, then wash your hair as you normally would. As with any natural method, it will take a while before you see results. Do this three times per week and you should see results within 6 to 8 weeks.
2. Onion Pulp
If you don’t have a juicer or a food processor, but you do have a blender, you can use this method. Discard the papery covering on the outside of the onion, but save the outer leaves that you normally pull off and discard. Put those leaves in your blender and mix on high until it’s good and pulpy. Apply this paste directly to your scalp. This will smell pretty strong, so be prepared. Apply a shower cap and allow to sit for 30 minutes, and then wash your hair as you normally would. Try adding other natural remedies to thicken your hair.
Mix up ¼ cup of onion juice with one tablespoon of raw, organic honey. Put this mixture on your dry hair and rub it well into the scalp. Allow to sit for 15 to 30 minutes, and then wash your hair as you normally would.
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Although this sounds like a bizarre new cocktail, it’s actually a great way to stimulate new growth. Finely chop one medium onion and use rum to cover the chopped pieces. Allow to soak overnight or all day. The following day, strain the mixture using a sieve to remove the onions. Pour the rum/onion mixture over your dry hair and allow to sit for 30 minutes before washing or use it as a final rinse after you shampoo. Your hair might smell a bit like Captain Morgan, but it should fade within an hour or two after it dries.
5. Onion Shampoo
OK, if you really just can’t deal with the smell of onions, there is one more method that might take longer, but should work for you.
Finely chop one onion and put it in a bottle of your favorite shampoo. Allow this mixture to sit for about 2 or 3 weeks. Give it a good shake once or twice per day. After 2 or 3 weeks, strain out the onion, then use this shampoo as you normally would. Try to let the shampoo sit on your head for 5 or 10 minutes before rinsing. This will give you a lower onion “punch” so it might take longer for you to see results, but it’s definitely the least smelly of these recipes.