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Hair mask: onion juice against hair loss and for more hair growth

No, it doesn't stink - at least not the bottom line! :-) That's the first question most people ask me right away. I've heard of an onion hair mask for a very long time, which is said to be great for combating hair loss. It also perks up tired hair. The hair gets more shine and strength. Hair growth is stimulated enormously. However, as positive as it sounds, very few dare to do it. One is afraid of the smell of onions.

Many people on the Internet report that their hair smells strongly of onions after use. But also that the hair mask really helps. A good friend of mine, whom I have known since childhood, makes this mask regularly. It confirms the effect of the hair treatment and was able to prevent or stop one or the other hair loss. I veganized the hair mask because you can find many recipes with at least one egg on the Internet. Instead, I've read a lot about yogurt. It should not only provide valuable protein, but also help against the onion odor. In addition to the freshly squeezed onion juice, there is a lemon and linseed oil as an ingredient in the recipe.

Onions have very important sulfur compounds that have a positive effect on hair. In addition, the onion juice ensures better blood circulation in the scalp and the hair grows faster. The onion juice and linseed oil also help against gray hair. The linseed oil supplies your hair with important fatty acids and makes it supple. The lemon not only provides a lot of shine, but also neutralizes the onion odor. If you use the onion hair mask at least once a week and carry out the cure for about 2-3 months, you get very nice results. I already had a great result after the first application. My hair was very shiny and powerful. I will add to this article when my regimen is over.

Ingredients for the onion hair mask

  • 1 medium-sized onion (of which about 3 tbsp onion juice)
  • 1 lemon (1/2 lemon juice for the hair mask, 1/2 lemon for the conditioner after washing your hair
  • 1 tbsp linseed oil
  • 2 tbsp organic soy yoghurt without sugar (as short a list of ingredients as possible!)

Contact time: 30 minutes

Preparation of the onion mask for hair in case of hair loss

It is best to mix the onion in a high-performance mixer (with 1 tablespoon of water to help, if necessary) to a porridge-like, fine mass. The onion juice can be obtained from this very easily by pressing the pulp through a fine sieve (e.g. tea strainer). Alternatively, you can take a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out the juice. Of course, you can also rub the onion on a fine grater, but watery eyes are guaranteed. By the way, if you put water in your mouth and keep it in your mouth while chopping the onion, your eyes won't water. I've already tried that! Mix all ingredients together, the result is a very liquid, but still creamy mass. This is applied to slightly damp hair. I just dampened my hair a little with wet hands. The hair mask runs a little, but not if, for example, you apply it at an angle over the edge of the bathtub (or washbasin). The mask should cover all of your hair (including the tips). I wrap my hair in a thin cloth first, then in a warm towel. A plastic hood will do, too, but we're on a green blog here. ;-) I keep the onion hair mask on my scalp and hair for about 30 minutes, then I wash it off thoroughly with a shampoo. Finally, I rinse my hair with lukewarm lemon water (1 liter of water + 1/2 the juice of a lemon).

Doesn't your hair smell terribly of onions?

Not at all! I've read so many times that the hair stinks of the onion hair mask. But it is just often done wrong! To avoid the smell, make the onion hair mask together with the lemon juice. The yoghurt also perfectly neutralizes the smell. When I mixed the onion juice with the lemon juice and yoghurt, the mask hardly smelled unpleasantly onion anymore. I also smelled a lemon. My eyes were a little watery when I applied it, but not badly. And during the exposure time I had no problems at all. Ok, the bath smells a bit like onions after using it. But if you ventilate well afterwards, you are on the safe side. After half an hour, I noticed that my scalp was tired of it. She felt well supplied with blood and stimulated (but no itching or anything like that). For me that was a sign that the half hour is long enough. Listen to your feelings and only leave the mask on your head for as long as you think is right - and according to many recommendations no longer than 30 minutes. When dry, my hair doesn't smell like onions at all. When I was wet, the last time I was washing my hair, when I consciously smelled them, that they had a very minimal scent of the hair mask. But that was just a hint. The effect of the mask is terrific and I will continue to test it for you. I am more than satisfied with the current results!

Article by Lisa Albrecht published on January 16, 2017.