The onion is known for its intense flavour and strong smell, and it makes for a great ingredient in cooking, but you should also know that its benefits don’t end there. In recent years, onions have been found to have anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antibacterial properties that may help with skin and hair care.
Similarly, with fenugreek seeds, also known as Methi, there have been a growing number of studies that seem to suggest that they promote hair growth.
You might be wondering right now if this seems too far fetched, but read on to find out more about the benefits of using onion and fenugreek hair oil.
Benefits Of Onion For Hair1) Encourages hair growth
n a 2018 study published in the Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, researchers found that a shampoo with onion extract:
- Delivered nutrients to the hair follicles more effectively than most other compounds
- Provided better nourishment to the hair follicles
- Moisturised dry hair and scalp
- Reduced hair fall
- Effectively promoted overall hair growth
VLCC’s Onion & Fenugreek hair oil, along with ingredients such as olives, almonds, and black seed oil, is effective at promoting new hair growth while significantly reducing hair fall.2) Reverses greying of hair
Despite the lack of clinical studies around this subject, it has been observed through home remedies that onion extract can in fact reduce greying and even reverse it.
It is possible that the antioxidant compound called catalase, which is present in onions, helps reduce hydrogen peroxide at the roots of the hair. This is thought to be the reason why onion extract is good at reversing greying of hair.3) Moisturises and revitalises dry hair
Onions may contain compounds such as kampeferol and quercetin, which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. They also help with increasing blood flow in the scalp.4) Soothes dry & itchy scalp
Another benefit of onions' anti-inflammatory properties is that they can help soothe and calm an irritated scalp.5) Reduces dandruff
As mentioned earlier, onions have antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Since dandruff is caused by a fungus called Malassezia furfur, onions’ antifungal properties help with reducing and controlling dandruff
Benefits Of Fenugreek Seeds For Hair
Fenugreek is a herb that’s originally from North Africa, which made its way to the Mediterranean and to India. Known as methi in India, this herb has been used in culinary and medicinal traditions (Ayurveda) for centuries.
When it comes to hair growth, the benefits of fenugreek seeds include:1) Promoting new hair growth
Fenugreek seeds are rich in iron and protein, which make them indispensable for hair growth. And like onions, fenugreek seeds also have anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties. Fenugreek seeds have shown promise in a few modest human and animal trials for promoting hair growth.
Fenugreek seeds are also rich in vitamin B3, which improves blood circulation and reduces inflammation in the scalp.2) Improving scalp health
Fenugreek has been used for a long time to treat conditions that cause dry, irritated skin, such as dandruff, which is characterised by an itchy, flaky scalp. These symptoms may occasionally result in transient hair loss.
Dandruff can be brought on by a variety of factors, such as excessive oil production, fungal infections, irritation, and dry skin.
Fenugreek seeds have been shown in some trials to have anti-inflammatory, moisturising, antifungal, calming, and wound-healing qualities.
How To Make The Best Of Onions And Fenugreek?
Having gone through the various benefits of topical application of onion and fenugreek seeds’ extract for hair, let’s look at how to make the best use of these ingredients.
Start With Onion & Fenugreek Hair Oil
Your hair care routine to control hair fall must start with the application of a hair oil with an effective formulation of onions, fenugreek seeds, olives, almonds, and black seed oil.
Apply a generous amount of the onion and fenugreek hair oil to your scalp and hair. Leave it overnight or at least for a few hours before washing it off.
Use Onion & Fenugreek Shampoo
After leaving the hair oil on for a few hours, use VLCC’s Onion & Fenugreek shampoo to wash off the oil. Infused with the goodness of almonds and black seed oil, this shampoo works to not only control hair fall but restore vitality to your hair, making it strong and shiny.
Complete Your Hair Routine With Onion & Fenugreek Conditioner
Your hair routine is complete after using VLCC’s Onion & Fenugreek conditioner. This unique and safe conditioner helps make your hair lustrous and healthy.
In conclusion, the benefits of using onion & fenugreek oil along with the shampoo and conditioner gives you strong, shiny and healthy hair.
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