Social networks are now full of do-it-yourself remedies, especially related to the beauty routine. However, there is one in particular that has caught our attention in the last period, not only because it has obtained many views but because more and more celebrities have started to include it in their beauty routine.
It is a specific treatment for hair. Completely natural, apparently it is able to bring various benefits to the hair. But let’s find out together what exactly it is and which are the VIPs who have decided to try this ever-growing trend.
The revolutionary hair treatment
There are tons of DIY methods that involve using common ingredients like eggs, honey, avocado. But this time we want to tell you about a treatment that you have probably never heard of. But celebrities of the caliber of Cardi B they can no longer do without it. Indeed, the American rapper shocked her fans when she recently revealed that she uses the onion water for hair growth. Even if the photo shown on her profile shows her very long locks, we decided to delve into the topic and understand if this method actually works and what benefits it can bring to the hair.
Expert opinion is not unanimous. According to some, there are not enough studies to demonstrate the effectiveness of the method. But research conducted in 2002 showed that people with alopecia who use onion juice experienced increased hair regrowth compared to those who used plain tap water. However, it must be emphasized that it was a small study and furthermore it was alopecia areata, not one of the most common forms of alopecia.
However, onion water contains high levels of vitamins and minerals as well as presenting antiseptic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties which further stimulate the scalp, promote blood circulation and strengthen the hair. But let’s find out in more detail what the benefits of this natural method are.
Even though celebrities like Cardi B use onion water for hair growth, the ingredient has other benefits as well. For example, it is able to prevent premature whitening thanks to the presence of an antioxidant called catalase, known to break down the hydrogen peroxide present in the hair follicles into water and oxygen. This separation can slow down the process in which your strands turn gray.
Not only that, onion water keeps the scalp clean and healthy thanks to its antibacterial properties that eliminate excess oil, dirt and bacteria from the scalp. Not only that, this ingredient can contain the development of dandruff, a common problem for many Italians. This is because onion water includes antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Finally, moisturizes the hair, making it shiny and bright through the antioxidants present in the onion water. Having said that, let’s see how to create onion water. Although it doesn’t seem that difficult, we recommend that you follow the steps below.
If you choose the juicing method, take an onion and peel it before cutting it into small pieces. Blend them for a few minutes until they form a paste-like consistency. Then, pour the mixture into a cloth and squeeze the juice into a bowl. If you opt for the boiling method instead, cut the onion into medium-sized pieces and add the pieces to a pot of boiling water. Wait ten minutes before straining the liquid into a bowl.
As for its use, add a spoonful or two of onion juice to your shampoo. Alternatively you can try it as a pre-wash mask by applying onion water directly to the scalp and letting it sit for 15-30 minutes before rinsing off.
If you’re concerned about your hair smelling bad, all you need to do is add ingredients like lemon juice, rose water, and apple cider vinegar, which can help mask the odor. You could also include a few drops of an essential oil to further reduce onion odour. As for the frequency of use, experts recommend using onion water one to three times a week. What are you waiting for, try the new trend of the moment too!