Onions and garlic have many benefits for health, but this is not limited to their use in cooking, but rather goes far beyond that, as garlic and onions have multiple benefits when used on hair, but what are the benefits of a garlic and onion mask for hair?
Garlic and onion hair mask
Here is how to prepare and use each of them separately to get their benefits, or prepare a garlic and onion mask:
1. How to prepare and use a garlic and onion mask
Here’s how to prepare:
You need the following ingredients to prepare this garlic and onion mask:
7 cloves of garlic.
One medium size onion.
Half a cup of oil, you can use one of the oils, such as: olive oil, argan oil, castor oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil.
How to prepare
Follow the following steps to prepare the garlic and onion mask:
Mix garlic and onions in a blender to get a smooth mixture.
Heat the oil and then add the garlic and onion mixture until it turns brown.
Filter the mixture with a cloth after it cools down, and keep the resulting oil.
Massage the scalp using a spoonful of the resulting oil, and then apply the oil to the entire hair.
Washing and styling hair after 30 minutes.
Repeat it 2-3 times a week to get satisfactory results.
2. How to prepare and use an onion mask
To prepare the onion mask, follow these steps:
Peel about 4 onions and then cut the onions into small pieces.
Extract the onion juice by squeezing it or using a juicer, or you can put the onion in a blender until the onion paste forms, then filter the mixture using cheesecloth to get the juice.
Mix the onion juice mask with drops of essential oils, such as: peppermint oil, lavender oil, or rosemary to reduce the smell of onions, but this step is optional.
Apply onion juice as a mask on the scalp or on the roots of the hair.
Use this onion juice daily to get the best results.
But first, do an allergy test, that is, put a small amount of the mask on the inner elbow or behind the ear and wait for several minutes to make sure that no irritation or allergy occurs. Do not use it on the hair if allergy symptoms occur.
3. How to prepare and use a garlic mask
Here is how to prepare and use a garlic hair mask, and it is better to add another ingredient to garlic to reduce the chances of skin irritation. Garlic hair mask can be used in several ways, including:
Mix minced garlic with honey and apply the mixture to the hair and scalp. Leave the mask for 30 minutes, then rinse the hair well.
Mix minced garlic with warm coconut oil and massage the scalp and hair with the mixture, then wash it after leaving it on the hair for 30 minutes.
Prepare a paste of garlic and ginger and heat it, then use the resulting oil as a mask and massage the scalp with it, leaving it on the hair for 30 minutes.
Prepare garlic oil by chopping garlic cloves with olive oil or coconut oil, keeping the mixture in a cool, dry place, leaving it for at least a week, and then using it on the hair.
Benefits of onion and garlic mask
Learn about the benefits of each separately as follows:
1. The benefits of onion hair mask
After we mentioned the benefits of garlic and onion hair mask, we will first discuss the onion mask, what are its benefits?
You can get many benefits when using hair juice as a hair mask, including:
Treat scalp dryness, inflammation and itching.
Prevent hair loss and promote hair growth.
Reducing hair dryness.
Preventing the appearance of gray hair.
Scalp infection treatment.
Improve blood circulation and increase blood flow to hair follicles.
2. Benefits of garlic hair mask
It is important to know the benefits of a garlic mask for hair and how to use it. Garlic also has many benefits when used as a hair mask, including:
Kill germs and bacteria that may cause infection in the scalp.
Enhancing collagen production and promoting hair health due to its vitamin C content.
Enhancing blood circulation and thus the access of nutrients in high concentrations to the hair.
Strengthening hair follicles and preventing their blockage, thus reducing hair loss.
Soothe irritated scalp, and treat hair problems such as dandruff.
Alopecia treatment when used alongside topical treatments.
Harmful effects of using garlic and onion mask
Although the use of garlic and onions is generally safe, some damage may occur when using a garlic and onion mask.
Onion mask may cause redness and itching when applied to the hair, and the use of some medications may increase skin sensitivity to onion mask, such as aspirin. Conduct an allergy test before using it, or consult your doctor.
Garlic may also cause chemical burns when used on the skin, potentially irritating the eyes and skin.
Make sure that the onion and garlic mask does not come into contact with the eyes, and if this happens, rinse it with cold water.