The humble onion has been touted as a multi-tasking vegetable for many years, and is recommended as a means to keep your roses free of insects, for soothing bee stings, and for cleaning rusty cutlery…the list goes on, not to mention the fact that they’re the key component to meals around the world!
Onions are also being touted as a means to prevent baldness, and whilst they are just one of many supposed natural solutions to male pattern balding, we thought it might be worth taking a look at exactly how and why people are using them for their hair loss as well as in their stir-frys.
Not Just Destined For Your Hot Dog
The reasoning behind the use of onion as a hair loss treatment is down to the fact that the eye-stinging vegetable is rich in sulphur, which may increase blood circulation and therefore the amount of nutrients and minerals needed for hair growth that can reach the scalp follicles.
In actuality, the sulphur in onions may maintain blood pressure and also make cells more permeable, but this is not quite the same as locally stimulating the blood supply. After scouring the web, there doesn’t seem to be much evidence in support of applying onion directly to the scalp to help your hair, though ensuring it’s included in your diet certainly won’t hurt.
If you’re after a more reliable form of hair loss treatment, a clinically proven programme from Belgravia contains medications for hair loss that have been licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA, the medical regulatory bodies in the UK and US respectively.
A Less Eye-Watering Option
The first of these medications, Propecia, is taken daily in tablet form, and works by blocking the androgen DHT, which attacks scalp follicles atop the head in those genetically predisposed to balding. Blocking DHT gives the follicles the chance to recover and begin producing stronger hair once more, providing that they have not ceased to produce hair altogether.
The second proven medication, minoxidil, is applied twice daily to the scalp, and whilst we don’t know exactly how it works, it appears to stimulate follicles to produce healthier, stronger hair, even in cases of extreme thinning.
Even if you’ve tried over the counter solutions to no avail, high strength minoxidil products from the selection available at Belgravia’s hair loss clinics have shown remarkable results in terms of regrowth for an advanced receding hairline.
Medication is a crucial part of a hair loss programme, but there are many other approaches with which it can be combined to ensure that not only is hair grown back, but that this regrowth is healthy, and growing at the fastest speed possible.
Treatment boosters from the handheld LaserComb device, which is FDA-cleared to promote hair growth and treat hair loss, to relaxing and stimulating clinical treatment therapy at our Central London centres, also ensure that your regrowth is kept in an optimum condition.
The Belgravia Centre
The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.