Red onion is a staple in most Indian households and has multiple health benefits. But it also makes for a great hair care ingredient. Onion is a powerhouse of sulphur which helps with hair growth, elasticity and strength. Its antibacterial and antifungal properties keep flakiness and scalp health in check. And it’s also rich in vitamin C, vitamin B9, vitamin B6 and potassium. It’s no wonder why it has gained popularity as a key hair growth ingredient. If hair fall, dandruff and dullness are giving you sleepless nights, then it’s time to give this humble kitchen ingredient a try. You can use it in your DIY hair packs, or if you’re lazy like us, just pick one of these products.
1. Mamaearth Onion Shampoo
Free of silicones, parabens and mineral oils, this gentle shampoo contains onion for hair growth, plant keratin for shine and amino acids for better elasticity and moisture. For maximum benefit use the Onion Oil before the shampoo.
2. Love Beauty & Planet Onion, Blackseed & Patchouli Hairfall Control Combo
The shampoo and conditioner from this range are extremely gentle on the hair and scalp. The onion bulb oil is sourced from organically grown onions from Himachal Pradesh. It also includes black seed oil for hair growth and patchouli oil for a beautiful scent. It’s also vegan and free of harmful sulphates.
3. WOW Onion Black Seed Hair Oil
Made with 100 per cent cold-pressed onion oil, it works as a pre-wash or for good old champi. Its antibacterial properties improve scalp health and reduce hair fall. Apart from onion and black seed, it has other nourishing ingredients such as almond, extra virgin olive, coconut, castor and jojoba oils.
4. Nykaa Naturals Onion & Fenugreek
The Onion & Fenugreek range comes with a shampoo, conditioner and mask. As the name suggests, it contains onion to promote hair growth and fenugreek which is rich in protein and vitamin B3 for a healthy scalp and hair.
5. MyGlamm Superfoods Onion & Moringa Hair Oil
The combination of potent oils such as onion seed oil, moringa, bhringraj, sesame, castor and almond provide maximum nourishment. Take a little in the palm and massage on hair and scalp. Wash off after an hour with the shampoo and conditioner from the same range.
6. The Ayurveda Co. Onion Shampoo With Black Seed & Niacinamide
We already know that niacinamide is great for skin, but it can do wonders for hair as well. It promotes blood circulation which improves hair growth and root health. Onion strengthens the hair follicles. This shampoo is free of harsh chemicals that can dry out the hair.
7. Body Cupid Red Onion & Fenugreek Hair Oil
The combination of onion seed oil, fenugreek, along with other nourishing oils such as sweet almond, argan and coconut, revives weak, thin and damaged hair.
8. Amrutam Onion Oil
A fuss-free hair oil that promises to curb hair fall and promote hair growth, this one keeps the pH level of the scalp in check. Massage this oil onto the scalp once or twice a week for some TLC time.
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