How To Use Onion Juice to Promote Hair Growth and Prevent Thinning Hair
Many women and men are experiencing thinning hair. Sometimes it comes with age, sometimes it’s caused by stress and sometimes it just happens. Although it’s not a health hazard problem, it can be quite an unpleasant problem that can affect a person’s confidence. There are many treatments for thinning hair, but we’re suggesting a treatment that is completely natural and can be found in your own kitchen. We’re suggesting to try an onion juice.
Onions have been used for graying hair and promoting hair growth for ages. Onions contain nutrients and phytochemicals that boost the scalp and hair roots. Onion also contains sulfur, that promotes hair growth, and catalase, that fight off graying. Onion juice is anti-fungal, anti-microbial and antibacterial and can also be used for treating bacterial and fungal infections that affect hair growth.
Here are some ways you can use onion juice to make your hair healthier:
Onion juice and honey hair mask
- 2 medium sized onions
- 2-3 tbsp. raw honey
Grate the onions and strain the juice by using a clean cheesecloth. Mix the onion juice with honey and apply it to your hair. Massage your scalp for 5 minutes and then let it sit for 30 minutes. Shampoo your hair thoroughly. Do this treatment once a week.
Onion juice scalp soaking solution
- 2 medium sized onions
- one lemon
Grate the onions and strain the juice by using a clean cheesecloth. Add the juice of a whole lemon into the onion juice and mix. Apply the mixture into your scalp and massage it into. Keep the mixture on for 30 minutes and then shampoo your hair. Do this treatment once a week.
Onion juice and coconut oil pack
- 1 medium sized onion
- 3 tbsp. coconut oil
- A few drops of your favorite essential oil
Grate the onion and strain the juice by using a clean cheesecloth. Mix the coconut oil and onion juice. Add the essential oil and mix. Massage the mixture into your scalp and leave it there for 90 minutes. Wash your hair with shampoo and warm water afterwards. Do not use this treatment more than once a week.
Onion and rum potion
- 1 medium sized onion
- 2 fl oz rum
Chop the onion. Place the onion and rum in a glass jar and let the mixture sit overnight. Strain the mixture and apply it on your scalp. Do this treatment once a week.
Choose if you would like to include oil in your scalp massage
Many professionals recommend massaging oil into your scalp while you massage it. This not only stimulates your hair follicles but also nourishes your scalp and roots.
Decide when you would like to do a scalp massage
You have a few options here, mainly depending on whether you would like to incorporate oil into your scalp massage.
Warm a small amount of your chosen oil in a ramekin
If you would like to massage your scalp with an oil, then warm a small amount of it. You can warm it with boiling hot water, or you can melt it in a saucepan over low heat.
Place your fingertips on your scalp and begin to massage in small circles
The pads of your fingertips massage and stimulate blood flow to your scalp.
Massage all over your scalp for up to five minutes
You can part your hair into sections, and massage each section for about one minute, or you can just work your way slowly all around your head.
Wrap your head in an old t-shirt, light towel, or shower cap
Wrapping your hair gives the oil time to absorb into your follicles and hair shafts, providing extra nourishing power. Allow your hair to stay wrapped, absorbing the oil, for up to two hours.
Wash your hair thoroughly, if you used oil
No matter what type of hair you have, too much oil in it will make it greasy. This is especially true if you have fine hair, for which oils are usually too heavy.
Use a store-bought scalp massager if you don’t want to use oils
These can be bought from drug stores or beauty stores. These tools will massage your scalp for you without the need for oil. Some may require batteries.
Repeat two to three times a week
It is not recommended to do scalp massages daily, as washing the oil out of your hair daily can dry it out. Instead, limit yourself to two or three times a week. You can do both dry scalp massages and scalp massages while you shampoo or condition your hair in the shower.
Choose a number of reps
When you work your inner thighs, you need to decide how many reps you will do of each exercise. If you are a beginner, try starting with 15 to 20 reps for each exercise.
Determine your number of sets
Sets are the number of times you will complete your reps. Sets can either contain multiple exercises, or you can complete multiple sets of the same exercise before moving on to another exercise.
Create a weekly exercise plan
Part of working your inner thighs at home is figuring out how often you will work them. Three to four days each week of inner thigh exercises is a good number of workouts. However, spot training won’t get you results. Combine these exercises with cardio, strength training, and healthy eating for the best results.
Do wide squats
Start by moving your feet wide so that you are standing slightly wider than shoulder-width. Your toes should be slightly pointed out. Lower yourself down into a squat position. Hold for a second, and then stand back up.
Try a side squat
Get into a wide squat stance, with your feet wider than shoulder-width. Lower down towards your left side, bending your left leg and straightening your right leg. The toes on your right foot should be pointed straight up, towards the ceiling. Extend your arms straight out in front of you.
Try a thigh squeeze dip
Hold on to a sturdy chair, countertop, or other surface. Your feet should be around hip-width apart with your toes straight ahead. Put a medium-sized soft ball, towel, or pillow between your thighs. Place your other hand on your hip and lift your heels. Balance yourself on the balls of your feet.
Try a plie squat pulse
Get in a wide squat position. Raise up onto the ball of one of your feet, keeping the other flat. Bend the knees a few inches. This is your starting position for the pulse. Drop your butt down only a few inches, then quickly raise the few inches. Continuously pulse up and down for your number of reps.
Try scissor jumping jacks
Start with your feet shoulder-width apart. Jump and spread your feet wider with your arms overhead, like the first movement of a traditional jumping jack. Then, jump and bring your legs back in a “scissor” position.
Perform an inner thigh press
Lie down onto your back with your knees bent. Place your feet flat on the floor. Place a medium-sized rubber ball or folded beach towel between your knees. Squeeze your inner thighs together against the ball and hold for at least 30 seconds.
Perform plank jacks
Lower yourself onto your hands and feet into a plank position. Make sure your shoulders are over your wrists and your back is straight. Keeping yourself stable, jump your legs out as wide as possible. Then, squeeze as you jump them back together.
Do frog leg bends
Lie on your back with your legs held straight up. Flex your feet, place your heels together, and turn your toes so your feet make a V shape. Lower and bend your knees, pushing your knees outwards and keeping your feet together.
Do inner leg raises
Lay on your right side on a yoga mat. Keep your back straight, bend your arm, and place your upper body weight on the bent arm. Bend your left knee and bring it over your right leg so that the foot is perpendicular to your straight right leg. Straighten your back and keep your head in line with your spine. Flex your abdominal muscles.
Do scissor kicks
Lie down on your back with your legs flat on the floor. Raise both legs a few inches off the floor. Then, raise one leg higher, then lower it as you raise the other leg, making a scissoring motion. Do this 10 times.
Do a clamshell
Clamshells will work your outer rather than inner thighs, but they can be a good complementary exercise. Lie on your side with your knees bent at a 90-degree angle. Fold the arm closest to the floor and lay your head on it. Press your feet together as you lift your top leg, opening your legs like a clamshell. Squeeze your inner thighs as you lower your leg.