The other day as I was surfing YouTube for hairstyle ideas, I came across a popular beauty guru who was saying that applying onion juice to the scalp can help hair growth, especially if you have suffered from hair loss. I was obviously intrigued because it sounded pretty strange and kinda gross at the same time, since onions are so stinky! Who would want to put that on their scalp?!
So of course, off to Google I went. As I was searching for the benefits of onion juice on hair growth, I stumbled across this study which shows onion juice can regrow hair loss from Alopecia (which is autoimmune).
But the really interesting thing I found is that onion juice can actually REVERSE grey hair!
Holy smokes! What?!
See, grey hair and vitiligo have something in common – they are both the result of oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress is the result of a build-up of hydrogen peroxide, which is ultimately caused by a lack of catalase. Catalase is the antioxidant in the body that prevents oxidative stress, and grey hair.
This is why Dr. Karen Schallreuter’s pseudocatalase works so well in repigmenting vitiligo.
So, at this point I was thinking…”If onion juice can reverse grey hair, then maybe it can reverse vitiligo, too!”
Off to Google I went again, this time searching grey hair+ onion juice, and then vitiligo+onion juice.
I was surprised at what I found.
I found this article on Natural News, which mentions that pseudocatalase, or P-KUS works for both grey hair and for the skin condition vitiligo. It turns out that onion juice promotes the production of catalase when applied topically to the skin.
The reason that finding this is was so surprising to me is that just a few months ago, I had been trying to figure out an alternative to the pseudocatalase (P-KUS) from Dr. Schallreuter. The only way to get my hands on it, as far as I know, is to take a trip to Germany….and, well, that’s not an option for me.
So could this really work?
I don’t know, but I thought I’d share in case any of you want to give it a go!
I’m seriously considering doing it myself, I just haven’t worked up the nerve to spread onions all over my skin, LOL… But I do think it’s worth a shot 😉