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The ‘surprising’ vegetable juice to prevent hair loss and stimulate hair growth at home

Hair loss can be a natural part of the ageing process, and most of the time, it's nothing to worry about. We can even lose up to 100 hairs on our bodies every day, without even noticing. But you could prolong the life of your locks by regularly using onion juice, it's been revealed.

Losing your hair could be caused by a number of different conditions, said the NHS.

Stress, weight loss, or even an iron deficiency can lead to some form of hair loss.

But there are some home treatments you can use that might help to prevent some types of hair loss, including alopecia.

One of the easiest ways to stimulate hair growth at home is to simply use onion juice on your scalp, it's been claimed.

The juice from onions contain a number of nutrients that provide the ideal environment for hair follicles to flourish, according to medical website Medical News Today.

Onion juice contains dietary sulfur which has been claimed to help help regrowth.

It also contains a number of antibacterial properties, which lower the risk of infection.

Using onion juice for just two weeks, twice daily, could result in hair regrowth in around six weeks.

"Onions, normally seen as a humble kitchen staple, may have uses other than simply adding flavor to our food," it said.

"It might sound surprising, but onion juice is also a home remedy for hair loss.

"Nutrients in the onion juice applied to the hair may nourish the hair follicles, which might increase volume, shine, and improve hair strength.

"The sulfur in onion juice may provide the hair with the nourishment it needs to grow. It may also increase the growing phase of the hair."


If you do decide to use onion juice on your hair, all you need is around four onions.

Peel and chop them into small chunks, and then squeeze or juice them.

Simply apply the juice directly to your scalp, and and allow it to settle on your hair roots.

If you'd rather not have to deal with the potent smell, there are some essential oils already available that could mask the scent of onion juice - including peppermint or lavender oil.

Losing your hair isn't necessarily something to be worried about.

But on rare occasions, it could be a tell-tale sign of another medical condition.

You should speak to a doctor if you suddenly start losing your hair, or if you develop bald patches.

There are other treatments for hair loss - including transplants - but they aren't available on the NHS, and you'll need to pay for them.



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