Onion Juice for Hair: Benefits, Side Effects, and Usage to Regrow Hair

Onion has tons of health benefits but in this article, I am going to give you each and every detail about the benefits of onion juice for hair and how you can use this to not only stop hair fall but to also grow new hair.

Not only this but in this article, I am also going to clear a lot of misconceptions about onion juice. So, keep reading.

Benefits of Onion Juice for Hair

Onion juice is very beneficial for hair growth and is one of the effective remedies to prevent hair loss.

The following are some of the benefits that make it so effective for hair:

  • Onions are a rich source of sulfur which is the main component of our hair follicles and it helps nourish them and make them stronger.
  • The antioxidant properties help in reversing the premature graying of hair and not only this but it also delays the graying period.
  • It promotes hair growth by boosting an enzyme catalase and it is very effective against thining of hair and for alopecia patients.
  • Due to its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, it keeps the scalp free from infections and also controls dandruff.
  • The blood supply in the scalp can be increased by massaging it with onion juice which in turns stimulate the production of new hair follicles.

Now, the question is;

Does Onion Juice Really Work for Hair Loss?

The straightforward answer is YES.

According to science, onion juice is very effective against hair loss as it is a rich source of sulfur (a component needed for hair growth).

When you massage your hair with onion juice it provides extra sulfur which makes hair stronger and thicker, which in turns prevents hair loss and promotes hair growth.

According to a study conducted in 2002, the group who has washed their hair with onion juice saw a significant increase in hair growth than the group who washed their hair with tap water. The study has also shown that men have experienced better results than women.

Side Effects of Onion Juice

Don’t be afraid, it will not worsen your hair loss and has no such side effects.

If your skin is sensitive then some side effects which may occur are redness and itching. But, this can be avoided by not using raw onion juice.

How to Extract Onion Juice

The simplest way to extract onion juice is through a blender.

  • Take 1-2 onions according to your need
  • Peel them and cut into 4 pieces
  • Put them into the blender and blend them well
  • Now squeeze the juice out of it

Note: It is recommended that you use the fresh juice each time and don’t store it. But if it is not possible for you then make sure that you don’t store it for more than 1 week.

How  to Use Onion Juice to Get New Hair

Onion juice can be used in many ways but here I am going to tell you some of the most effective ones:

1. Raw Onion Juice

Preparation Time: 3-5 Minutes

benefits of onion juice for hair

Onion juice can be applied directly to your scalp if you don’t have sensitive skin. It is very beneficial for the hair due to its amazing properties.

How to Apply?

  • Extract the juice of 1-2 onions according to your need
  • Apply it directly on your scalp and hair
  • Leave it for at least 30 minutes before washing it off
  • After that, you can rinse it off with mild shampoo

How Often?

Every 3 days (if your skin is a bit sensitive then apply it only once a week).

2. Honey and Onion Juice

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

onion juice for hair

Honey has amazing properties which help bind moisture to the hair. When it is combined with onion juice, it works like a wonder in preventing hair loss and also ensures that the hair remain hydrated.

How to Apply?

  • Take 2 Tbs of onion juice and 1 Tbs of Honey (take more if you have long hair)
  • Mix well and apply it on your scalp as well as hair
  • Leave it for about an hour and then wash it off using any mild shampoo

How Often?

You can use it alternate days a week.

3. Lemon and Onion Juice

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

benefits of lemon and onion juice for hair

Lemon is a rich source of Vitamin C which helps in the production of collagen. It is also acidic in nature and helps in the killing of scalp infections which may cause hair loss.

When it is combined with onion juice it works amazingly in preventing hair loss and in strengthening the hair follicles.

How to Apply?

  • Take both in a 1:1 according to your need
  • Apply it on your scalp and gently massage it
  • Leave it there for at least 30 minutes
  • After that, rinse it off using any mild shampoo

How Often?

You can apply it twice a week.

4. Coconut Oil and Onion Juice

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

benefits of coconut oil and onion juice for hair

Coconut oil has been used since ancient times in treating hair loss. It has great antibacterial properties and is very effective when combined with onion juice.

How to Apply?

  • Take both in a 1:1 according to your need
  • Mix them well and massage it properly and gently
  • After massaging, leave it for at least 1 hour and then rinse it off using a mild shampoo

How Often?

You can use it alternate days a week.

5. Olive Oil and Onion Juice

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

benefits of olive oil and onion juice for hair

Olive oil also has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties which keep the scalp free from any infections and also boosts the hair growth.

How to Apply?

  • Take onuíon juice and olive oil in a 2:1 (take more if you have long hair)
  • Mix them well and gently massage your scalp and hair
  • Leave it there for at least 1 hour and then wash it off using any mild shampoo

How Often?

It can be used alternate days a week.

6. Mustard Oil and Onion Juice

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

benefits of mustard oil and onion juice for hair

Mustard oil has been used since ancient times to massage and nourish the hair. You can also combine it with onion juice to produce great results against hair loss.

How to Apply?

  • Take onion juice and mustard oil in a 2:1 according to your need
  • Mix them well, and gently apply it on your scalp and hair
  • Massage properly for at least 5 minutes and then leave for about an hour
  • After that, rinse it off using a mild shampoo

How Often?

You can use it alternate days a week.

7. Castor Oil and Onion Juice

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

benefits of castor oil and onion juice for hair

Castor oil is very effective in not only treating the hair loss but also makes the thin hair thick. If you combine it with onion juice it can produce some amazing results.

How to Apply?

  • Take onion juice and castor oil in a 2:1 according to your need
  • Gently massage the mixture on your scalp and hair
  • Leave it for at least 1 hour before rinsing it off
  • Use any mild shampoo and normal water to rinse it off

How Often?

You can use it alternate days a week.

8. Egg White and Onion Juice

Preparation Time: 5-7 Minutes

benefits of egg white and onion juice for hair

Egg white is a rich source of protein and is very beneficial for the hair. If you combine it with onion juice it has a double effect on your hair.

The protein in egg white nourishes the hair and onion juice kills any infection from the scalp and boosts hair growth.

How to Apply?

  • Take 1 egg and get the white part out of it by making a small hole
  • Mix the egg white with 3 Tbs of onion juice
  • Apply this mask on your scalp and gently massage
  • Leave it for about 30-45 minutes and then rinse it off using any mild shampoo

How Often?

You can apply it 1-2 times a week.

9. Ginger and Onion Juice

Preparation Time: 5-7 Minutes

benefits of ginger and onion juice for hair

Ginger has amazing anti-inflammatory properties and when it is combined with onion juice it can produce wonder for your hair. This mixture works perfectly in regrowing hair. Just give it a try and you will be amazed by the results.

How to Apply?

  • Take both in a 1:1 according to your need
  • Mix them well and gently massage your scalp
  • Leave it for at least 30 minutes and then rinse it off using a mild shampoo

How Often?

You can apply it 1-2 times a week max.

10. Garlic and Onion Juice

Preparation Time: 5-7 Minutes

benefits of garlic and onion juice for hair

Garlic is a rich source of zinc, calcium, and sulfur, all these minerals are very beneficial for hair growth and when it is combined with onion juice it improves hair growth at a very rapid rate.

How to Apply?

  • Take both in a 1:1 according to your need
  • Gently massage your scalp with the mixture
  • Leave it for about 30-45 minutes and then rinse it off using a mild shampoo

How Often?

You can use it a maximum of 1-2 times a week.

11. Potato and Onion Juice

Preparation Time: 5-7 Minutes

benefits of potato and onion juice for hair

Potato juice contains essential nutrients such as Vitamin B and C, and also zinc, iron, and niacin. All these nutrients are very beneficial for hair follicles and when combined with onion juice, it can boost hair growth very quickly.

How to Apply?

  • Take both in a 1:1 according to your need
  • Mix well and massage it on your scalp using your fingertips
  • Leave it there for at least 1 hour and then rinse it off using any mild shampoo

How Often?

You can use it alternate days a week.

12. Aloe Vera Gel and Onion Juice

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

benefits of aloe vera gel and onion juice for hair

Aloe Vera gel has countless benefits for hair due to its amazing properties. If you combine it with onion juice you will see limitless benefits and the main is regrowth of your hair.

Please Note: You have to use fresh aloe vera gel.

How to Apply?

  • Take onion juice and aloe vera gel in a 2:1 according to your need
  • Mix them well and apply the mixture on your scalp
  • Gently massage and then leave for at least an hour (leave more if you can)
  • After that, rinse it off using a mild shampoo

How Often?

You can apply it twice a week.

FAQ

Given below are some of the frequently asked questions:

What kind of onions should I use?

You can use any type of onion. It will work absolutely fine.

How to avoid the onion smell from my hair?

You can add a few drops of any essential oil like lavender oil to remove the smell.

Can I store the onion juice?

Yes, you can store it in a refrigerator but don’t store it for more than 1 week.

Can I apply the onion juice daily?

According to most of the experts, it is not recommended that you use it daily especially if you have sensitive skin.

How many time a week can I use the onion juice?

You can use it a maximum of 3 times a week.

Can I leave the onion juice overnight?

Yes absolutely, if you don’t have sensitive skin. According to my personal experience, leaving it for about an hour on your scalp is more than enough and you don’t have to leave it overnight.

How to wash my hair after using onion?

You can use any mild shampoo which suits you to wash your hair.

To whom onion juice is beneficial, men or women?

It is beneficial for both men and women but it has been seen that men experience better results than women.

The Bottom Line!

There are lots of misconceptions about onion juice that it can have side effects on hair and worsen the situation but it is totally wrong instead onion juice is very beneficial for hair growth.

The above I have mentioned different ways onion juice can be used on the scalp for hair growth and in preventing further hair loss. Just give them a try and you will be amazed by the end results.

Although it is effective against hair loss, still onion juice is not a permanent cure for alopecia, pattern baldness, and other hair loss related disorders.

Please Note: If your skin is sensitive then don’t use raw onion juice instead mix it with something.

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Author: Usama Azam

Usama Azam is a medical student, health expert, and a professional blogger. He writes on different health topics and has helped many people in improving their health.

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