Most hair problems are concerned with improper cleansing and nourishing or bacterial infections. If you have a single solution for all these problems you are sure to have good improvement in your hair condition.

Well, you do not have to go much farther than your kitchen for the right solution. Yes! Onion. Onion is one ingredient in your food that you would not be able to avoid. And this same onion plays a vital role in your hair growth too.

Recent researchers have found that the sulphur content in onion works wonders when it comes to hair growth. Onions also have vitamin C, vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium and germanium. All these minerals and vitamins have a great effect on the health of your hair. Although taking onion along with your food is good, making it into a hair mask and applying directly to your scalp is more advantageous.

Onion Hair Mask

Small onions, which are usually available in south India, is preferred more than the bigger ones for this purpose, however when there is no choice you could go for the bigger onions.

To make the hair mask take a handful of small onions, clean them and make them into fine paste in a blender.

Take this paste (you could also use the extract by filtering the paste to avoid chunks on your hair) and add equal amounts of coconut oil and olive oil to it. If you are unable to stand the pungent smell of onion you could add a few drops of essential oil to the mask mixture.

Now apply the mixture thoroughly on your scalp and roots with messaging strokes with your forefingers. This helps in proper application. You could cover the mask using a shower cap and leave it on for half an hour.

Wash the mask off with a mild shampoo.