The key signs of hair damage are actually pretty straightforward. First It will be dull, with brittle hair and split ends. The second will be touch: rough, dry, and irregular. Third is shedding due to breakage. Look for more hair loss in the shower or visible on your brush or pillow because it’s more sensitive to breakage.
Unfortunately, there is no way reverse hair shaft damage, like split ends and breakage. With the right hair care routine and regular haircuts, however, you can keep split ends at bay and help your hair appear healthier.
The best thing you can do in any case is to pay attention to your scalp and try to catch damage as early on as possible. This way, you can focus on protecting the hair, locate the root cause of the damage, and put an end to it. Along the same lines, if you want to prevent future damage from happening, you’ll want to avoid whatever may be placing stress on your strands.
You can try using onion oil for your scalp without heating it, take a couple of drops of pure onion oil in your palms and massage your scalp with it for 15-20 minutes. Make sure to be gentle with the pressure and use a circular motion to really get the oil into the scalp. Leave the oil on for 30 minutes and wash with a mild shampoo. Do this thrice a week for best results.
Also while using a hot oil treatment, mix onion oil with a carrier oil (like almond or coconut), heat it up to a lukewarm temperature and massage onto the scalp and hair lengths. Keep it overnight and wash with a mild, shampoo in the morning. Follow up with a conditioner; repeat before every hair wash for luscious, thick hair.
At-home onion oil can be paired with a number of other popular ingredients to make a nourishing hair mask. Here are some of the recipes you can prepare at home:
1. Mix onion oil with pumpkin seed oil for a deep conditioning hair mask that helps fortify your hair strands and makes them thicker.
2. Mix onion oil with egg yolk for a protein-rich hair mask that helps smooth out rough hair and add shine.
3. Mix onion oil with ginger juice to help deal with scalp conditions like inflammation, bacterial or fungal infections.
4. For hair that is feeling excessively dry, mix some onion oil with honey to create a deeply hydrating mask that will give you soft and glossy hair.
5. To speed up your hair growth process, mix some onion oil with potato juice for a nutrient-rich head massage.
Before you apply onion oil on your hair, take these pointers into consideration:
– Do not overdo onion oil massage on your scalp, as it has been shown to cause some amount of inflammation, especially if you have the habit of scratching your head.
– Before using onion oil for the hair, make sure you are not allergic to it. Do a patch test on your inner arm 24-hours prior to using it on your hair and scalp.
– If you have sensitive skin, avoid leaving the oil on your scalp for a long time. A hair oiling session with gentle massage and 30 minutes of masking should be all that you subject your sensitive scalp to.
Happy pampering yourself!