After my disastrous attempt to grow my hair with apple cider vinegar, and the disgusting attempt with potatoes, I was really hoping that the "third times a charm" saying would apply to my final attempt to grow my hair faster.
Use Onion Water for That Fab Long Hair
You might not think that onions can be used for anything except cooking,
but that’s definitely not the case. Boil some onions in water and use
the water on your hair — no lie! It’ll make it grow super fast and it’ll give it an awesome sheen that everyone will be jealous of!
Of course I was not surprised at how vague the instructions are. Why am I still going to this website?!?!? How much of the onion water should I put on? How long do I leave it in my hair? Do I put it on wet or dry hair? These are questions that should be addressed when telling someone to pour left over produce water in their hair.
So I did the best I could with the little information I had. I chopped up an onion and boiled it in about 3 cups of water for about 10 minutes.
Once the water had cooled off, I poured it into a container. I had a lot of onion water and I was really hoping it would last a while. I didn't want to boil an onion every time I washed my hair.
For the next month I used the onion water every time I washed my hair. I would shampoo and condition like I always do then I would squirt the onion water onto my hair and massage it into my scalp. I left it on for a few minutes then rinsed it out with warm water.
The Verdict: The first thing i noticed was how soft my hair was. I am a hair twirler by nature and having my hair abnormally soft did not help that habit. It was really hard to keep my finger away from my hair. I never did notice a "sheen" to my hair like the website promised but I guess Charlie and Martin were busy. Ba dum bum.
I left the container of onion water in my shower and it lasted anywhere from 7-10 days. It just depended on how much water I used to boil the onion in and how much I put on my hair. I kept thinking it might start to mold sitting in my shower, but it never did. The smell would get a little stronger the longer it sat in the bottle but the smell never stuck to my hair and of course that was a huge relief. I really didn't want to walk around smelling like a pizza place.
But did it work? You betcha!!!!!
Shocked? So was I.
Every month, for the last 4 months, I have measured the same three areas on my head. And every month my hair has grown 3/4 inch. At the end of the month using onion water my hair had grown 1 inch. 1/4 of an inch isn't a lot of growth, but it's something.
Unfortunately for my hair it's not over, I have more fun and exciting things to test on my hair.