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An onion hair mask is one of the most effective home remedies. It helps to fight hair loss and slow down hair growth, heals the scalp, and eliminates dandruff. However, many are confused by its specific aroma, as well as the difficulty in cooking.
Let’s figure out how to strengthen hair at home with onion masks, and then get rid of the unpleasant odor.
How onions work on hair and scalp
The effect of using masks with onion juice:
- Nutrition. Hair is moistened, filled with vitality and energy.
- Strengthening. Sulfur, which contains onions, treats hair loss, saturates them with nutrients, relieves inflammation.
- Enhanced growth. Essential oils actively act on hair follicles, stimulate growth.
- Normalization of the sebaceous glands. The onion mask dries out with oily content and relieves dry hair.
Onions help strengthen hair when combined with other natural ingredients. The set of ingredients depends on the condition of the hair and your goal.
The benefits of onion hair masks
Why are onion masks useful for hair? The folk remedy quickly penetrates the hair structure. According to the representatives of the fair sex, onions are no worse than expensive masks and balms. Curls grow faster, become silky, obedient.
Onion hair masks are helpful in solving the following problems:
- Rapid pollution. The work of the sebaceous glands is normalized, the hair is less dirty.
- Hair loss. Hair masks should be done against baldness and hair loss several times a week. Gradually, the curls will become stronger, they will stop falling out.
- Slow growth, weakening. For hair to grow quickly, it needs nourishment. As a result of dyeing, perming, using a hair dryer, straightening iron, they become thinner, split ends appear. Onions are good for strengthening hair, as they are a natural antibiotic that heals the scalp.
- Seborrhea and dandruff. To get rid of these problems, regularly do onion masks, as well as normalize nutrition.
It is best to buy hair onions in the market, as they contain more nutrients than store vegetables.
There are several cases when you have to give up onion masks:
- Allergy. If a sneezing appears, a stuffy nose – perhaps an allergy to onions begins. In this case, the mask is not recommended.
- Damage to the scalp. A folk remedy is not used if there are scratches or abrasions on the head, so as not to cause irritation.
- Light color. After the paint, it is better to use special color-maintaining balms. Hair bows are not used as they may interfere with the absorption of the coloring segments.
An onion mask for weakened hair at home should be done carefully, to monitor the reaction of your body.
Before using the mask, you should check the reaction to onion juice by leaving a drop at the bend of the elbow. If itching and severe redness occurs, it is better to refuse to use the product.
You can use onion juice to strengthen hair in pure form and with garlic.
Instructions for using pure onion juice:
- Chop three onions in a blender or juicer.
- Get the juice.
- Put on gloves, gently apply the juice to the curls.
- Spread over the entire length with massaging movements.
- Rinse well with shampoo in warm water, use a balm.
Recipe for making a mask of grated onion and garlic:
- On a fine grater, chop one onion with three cloves of garlic.
- Add half a tablespoon of castor oil, 20 ml of brandy, one yolk to the gruel. A few drops of lavender or rosemary can be added to eliminate the odor if you are not allergic.
The mask should be distributed over the hair, covered with foil. Rinse the curls thoroughly after 30 minutes. They will become soft, silky and easier to comb.
Do not throw out onion peels. You can make a healthy decoction from it. Vitamins and trace elements that are included in its composition improve the condition of the hair.
Peel one and a half cups of husk, pour a glass of water, boil for 15 minutes, leave overnight. It is recommended to rinse hair with this infusion after washing.
A pure broth is used for coloring. One glass of husk is diluted with two glasses of water, after which it is boiled for half an hour over low heat. The liquid cools down, spreads through the hair and wraps up for twenty minutes. After this mask, split ends disappear, curls acquire a beautiful dark chestnut shade.
With other ingredients
To enhance the effect of the broth, several tablespoons of brandy or vodka, finely chopped pepper are added to it.
The tincture should be filtered and then rubbed gently into the scalp and hair. If you do this mask for a month, the hair will become thicker and stronger.
If you need to remove dullness, you should add ampoule vitamins to the broth, which can be purchased at the pharmacy. The broth is mixed with two teaspoons of glycerin to give the curls a pleasant golden hue. An onion mask for weakened hair at home should be done carefully, to monitor the reaction of your body.
The effect of the mask depends on the components. The ingredients enhance the effect of the onion, improve the appearance of the curls.
The onion healing mask for hair growth activates the hair follicles.
- 2 medium red onions
- three leaves of aloe or the juice of this plant;
- 1 tablespoon shea butter
- Melt the shea butter in a bain-marie.
- Peel the bulbs.
- Squeeze out the aloe juice.
- Add 300 ml of artesian water, aloe juice to the chopped onions.
- Beat with a blender.
- Strain the mixture through cheesecloth.
- Add shea butter.
Apply the mixture to the hair, wrap it up for 15 minutes.
A quick effect is obtained from a yeast mask. Mix 1/2 tablespoon of yeast, olive oil, 5 tablespoons of warm water. The gruel is applied to the hair, covered with polyethylene and left for half an hour.
To awaken the bulbs
Dormant hair follicles are awakened by the use of onion masks:
- Mask of the juice of two onions, a tablespoon of honey, a teaspoon of cinnamon.
- A mask of onions and garlic, burdock oil and yolk will awaken the bulbs, stimulate the growth of curls.
How long to keep a medical onion mask on your hair? The answer depends on the condition of the curls. If the hair is dry, then 5-10 minutes is enough. On oily hair, you can leave the mixture for up to half an hour.
Against falling out
Hair loss mask recipes:
- Mix 2 tablespoons of onion juice, 1 tablespoon of brandy and the same amount of kefir, ½ teaspoon of honey, 1 spoon of sea salt.
- Combines 1 teaspoon of castor, olive oil, the juice of one red onion, 1 tablespoon of yeast.
Leave the compress for thirty minutes.
Two simple recipes for strengthening hair in men and women:
- Mix in 1 tablespoon of onion, carrot, lemon juice, half a tablespoon of burdock oil.
- Combines 1 teaspoon of mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon of honey and olive oil.
The mixture is thoroughly washed off after 50 minutes.
Honey, lemon and onion juice in combination with burdock and olive oil nourish weakened curls. You can also use a mixture of onion juice, liquid vitamins, castor oil.
Onion therapeutic masks get rid of dandruff. The juice is mixed with the yolk. Rinsing with onion broth with the addition of chamomile broth also has a good effect.
To remove dandruff, it is important to normalize the sebaceous glands. Therefore, oil is not used for the preparation of medicinal masks.
How to get rid of the smell
The onion-garlic odor can be reduced by passing the onion peel decoction through double gauze, using additional aromatic ingredients.
Cinnamon and lemon eliminate the pungent onion odor. Essential oils will enrich the mask with useful substances.
Three rinsing options after the onion mask:
- Sage broth with lemon balm.
- Water with lemon juice.
- Apple cider vinegar water.
To eliminate the onion odor, you can dilute colorless henna with warm water and keep it on your head for a couple of minutes, as well as wash your hair with cosmetic clay diluted in water at a comfortable temperature.
Onion hair masks are an effective remedy for strengthening hair, combating hair loss and other problems. However, test the skin for onion tolerance before use. Adding additional ingredients to masks and decoctions will help enhance the effect of home hair care.
Author: Daria Pisareva,
specially for Mama66.ru
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