There are some ingredients that we can trust blindly for our hair. Although there are oils like castor and coconut that have been on the top of our list since the time of immemorial but now there’s only one ingredient, the onion juice for hair that’s been making a lot of buzz recently.
The Bollywood actress Malaika Arora has recently opened up about her experience with covid-19 on her Instagram and explained how she’s been suffering from hair loss post-recovery. “…besides my immense weakness, I also experienced quite a bit of hair loss,” Malaika says in her Instagram post.
After recovering from COVID-19 many people have been reporting hair loss:
Hair loss can be fairly common as a part and parcel of the recovery process from any viral infections, such as dengue and covid-19.
According to Dr. Vikas Sood, Dermatologist at Jalandhar, any prolonged health issue, be it Covid-19, dengue or even postpartum hair loss during the time of pregnancy is a common problem that people face.
“The post-recovery process in any viral infection comes with weakness and causes hair loss. Many people complain about this in the post-COVID recovery process. Therefore, eating a proper healthy diet that is rich in protein is very important for people who are recovering from COVID-19,” he said.
“Fortunately, it is a temporary problem and with the time you will start gaining all the fallen strands eventually,” he added.
While you can also use a few extra measures like eating a protein-rich diet and some hair-friendly home remedies that can help you speed up the process and can give you better results.
Malaika in her video says she has been consulting with doctors and is taking the required vitamins for her hair loss post-COVID-19. But she particularly talks about a product that has worked really well for her and she says, “There’s something that I swear by, which I have been doing for years. So, I am going to go back to it… it’s very very simple. You just literally need some ingredient that you gotta to apply to your hair (sic).”
And we think you know what that one ingredient is: onion juice! You can watch Malaika’s video here:
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Hair loss is one demon that we all have to face in our lives…for some it comes in phases and for some it’s like an everyday problem. But we don’t need to fear it…just need to tackle it the correct way. Apart from maintaining a healthy diet, we can use some simple diy tips to control the hair fall. Post my Covid19 recovery, even I have been experiencing an intense hair fall than usual, so apart from my daily dose of good ol’ vitamins, I have also restarted my one ingredient diy hair fall therapy…Onion juice!. Just grate one fresh onion and extract it’s juice, now apply the juice to ur scalp with the help of a cotton ball. Keep it for sometime and then wash it off with a paraben free shampoo. You’ll see the results within a week and trust me..you’ll not be disappointed. #MalaikasTrickOrTip #HairCare
Why using onion juice for hair is a great idea?
Ayurveda has already advocated using onion juice for hair growth and now modern science also finds merit in this idea.
According to the findings of a clinical trial published in the Journal of Dermatology, onion juice is an effective topical therapy for alopecia areata. It is a type of disorder that leads to patchy hair loss.
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Even if you don’t have this autoimmune disease, onion juice helps in nourishing your hair follicles by enhancing blood flow to the scalp and helps in boosting your hair growth.
Here’s how Malaika suggests you can use onion juice for hair
Malaika suggests some simple ways to use it. She says the method is fairly simple :
- You just need to grade one medium-sized onion and extract the juice from the pulp
- You can do this either by using a muslin cloth or a sieve.
- Collect the juice in a bowl, dip a cotton bud in it, and apply it all over your scalp section by section.
- Keep it on for about half an hour or 45 minutes, and then wash with your favorite shampoo.
She says, “I assure you that this helps that hair loss you’ve been experiencing and in a couple of weeks you can see that that hair loss stops (sic).
All of this proves that onion juice is indeed a great remedy for hair loss. However, if you want to try this therapy at home, do a patch test first to ensure that you don’t suffer from any adverse effects.
And if you have a sensitive scalp or have been consulting a dermatologist for your hair loss, do talk to an expert before trying this.