Ginger Vs Onion for Hair Growth – Which is Best Based on Research Studies?
Ginger and Onion for hair growth are not knew here. We have been listening to them, reading about them and even the marketers have cashed this hype to promote ginger and onion hair growth products by their brands. But is this hype all true? Did you just believe because many of them are using it already or convenienced yourself as these are all natural, there will be no harm in trying out? Its still not too late to know which is the best one among these two to improve hair growth. I have done a small research and found that one among these two actually causes hair loss rather than hair growth. Shocked? So am I. Continue reading to know more…
Ginger for Hair growth and much more..
Some of most believed benefits of Ginger for Hair growth are..
Its warming properties invigorate the scalp and stimulate blood flow, which in turn can improve hair follicles’ function and hair growth.
Ginger is used by many to treat hair loss and increases hair growth because it contains antioxidant gingerol, which helps to fight free radical – you got to keep them away as these can damage hair cells, and cause hair thinning and hair loss.
Ginger is also a great hair conditioner. Rich in minerals and essential oils, it makes hair more manageable, softer and shinier. It is also rich in fatty acids which help prevent the thinning of hair.
Besides, ginger is a useful remedy for dandruff and dry, itchy scalp. It contains natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that help keep scalp healthy and clean.
Ginger unclogs the hair pores and helps to remove the residue of chemical filled commercial products.
But we least cared about any research studies that claims to be true, at least few of the above benefits.
This Research on Ginger for Hair growth will more than shock you and will make you think twice before you take any natural beauty recipe for granted.
This study was undertaken to measure 6-gingerol, the main active component of ginger, on hair shaft elongation in lab and hair growth in life, and to investigate its effect on normal human scalp hair follicles. 6-Gingerol suppressed hair growth in hair follicles in culture and the proliferation of cultured hair follicles.
The results of this study showed that 6-gingerol does not have the ability to promote hair growth, on the contrary, can suppress human hair growth via its inhibitory and pro-apoptotic effects on human scalp hair follicles in life, and can cause prolongation of telogen(hair shedding) phase in life. Thus, 6-gingerol rather than being a hair growth stimulating drug, it is a potential hair growth suppressive drug; i.e. for hair removal.
Shocked Right? I was too.
Everyone’s most acclaimedremedy of hair growth- Ginger is proved not be be one, and in fact it causes more hair shedding of hair if used.
Now Let’s see how Onion works..
Onion for Hair Growth and much more
Using onion juice is a sure-shot method to boosting hair growth and promoting hair regrowth. Onion juice for hair growth has received great reviews online from users with noticeable before and after results.
Onion is mostly used to “re-grow” hair, i.e., it shows noticeable results in growing hair in small bald patches in both men and women.
One small study published in the Journal of Dermatology indicated that applying onion juice to the scalp might help hair regrow in some people. The study involved participants who had alopecia areata, which is a non-scarring, patchy form of hair loss. Researchers found that hair growth started after 2 weeks of using onion juice, which was applied to the scalp twice daily.
Almost 74 percent of participants had some hair regrowth after 4 weeks, and at 6 weeks about 87 percent experienced hair regrowth. Both males and females participated in the study and the hair regrowth was higher among males.
How onion juice helps hair growth? It is mainly because of these two reasons.
- Its all about sulfur yes! Major reasons behind hair fall so to nourishing scalp with sulfur will promote hair growth
- They have potent anti-bacterial properties and help fight infections of the scalp. This in turn helps reduce hair fall as scalp infections can cause massive loss of hair.
Who is the winner?
If you are still looking for this answer here, that means you did not read the post my dear. 😀 Go back ad read, its worth reading. The facts you were made to believe for so long, are gonna break.
Can i use Ginger/Onion for my scalp daily?
I don’t think any one will ever going to use ginger for hair growth after reading my post. So coming directly to How to use onion for hair growth..
Make a fine paste of one small onion and extract the juice out of it using a muslin cloth.
Mix one part of this onion juice with 4 parts of rose water and apply to the areas where there is less hair growth or more hair fall, like receding fore head and temple areas.
Never apply onion juice directly on scalp without diluting it first. If you do not have any hydrosol water like rose water, Use normal drinking water to dilute the concentrated onion juice before applying.
Also, If you are applying it for the first time to your scalp, check for any sensitivity and allergies by doing a path test at the back of your ear. Do not use if there are any redness or itchiness issues after 24hrs.
Too much of anything is bad. So don’t recommend using onion for hair growth daily. If you use daily, obviously you need to wash your hair daily because you don’t want to smell like an onion after steeping out of your home. This brings out, washing your hair daily will cause more hair problems before you reap any benefits of onion for your hair.