Onion Juice For Hair Care, Re-growth and Baldness Treatment: Tried and tested remedies

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How to use onion juice for hare care, hair growth?

Does onion juice applied to the scalp help treat hair loss and promote new hair in bald people?

So, the answer is definitely yes. Onion juice is really effective for hair growth and it’s an old and gold remedy. As, it has sulfur in it, which improves the production of collagen tissue which helps to re-growth of your hair. Yes, one has to fight its pungent odor. It’s easily one of the most common element in any kitchen, hence readily available and highly effective. It is observed in clinical study that the people who eat sufficient amount of onion in their diet have really good and black hair (not to mention benefits for skin).

onion juice for hair care and hair growth
onion juice for hair care and hair growth

Here, you are on right page, I will tell you some simple steps and procedure s about the onion use in hair treatment, which we will discuss in detail so that you can use it correctly and get the desired results.


  1. What Onion consist of and how it helps in hair growth?

Onion, though contains many minerals and has lots of nutritional value, for hair growth, it mainly consists of two things:
1. Minerals: Sulfur
2. Nutrient: Quercetin
So let us talk about the sulfur first.

Sulfur: It is also known as healing mineral or beauty mineral, because, it stimulates blood circulation and improves the production of collagen tissue which helps in re-growth of your hair. It also enhances metabolic process in deep layers of the scalp and increases hair growth. Our hair is made of protein keratin which is also very high in sulfur. Due to lack of sulfur, the hair gets week and can break off easily. So, basically the work of sulfur is to make the hair strong and boost the blood circulation flow in deep roots or scalp. This is how sulfur helps our hair.

Okay sulphur does that, what does quercetin do?
Quercetin: I hope you are aware of fact that onion has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Quercetin is the nutrient due to which it has such high medicinal properties. This is the nutrient which protects the hair from pollution and toxic environment.

Onion is also a rich source of other vitamins and minerals like folic and citric acid, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, carotene, vitamin C, and biotin. These all vitamins and minerals are essential and useful for healthy and smooth hair.

Onion is used as a remedy for hair since the old time, where our grandparents have used it as such. It’s successfully surveyed and studied by the dermatologists that approximately 85% to 90% of people gets its effective results.


2. Benefits of the Onion Juice for Hair
Though onion is beneficial and effective as cure in many cases, for hair we have listed its most noted benefits as below:
a. Onion increase and improves the hair growth by increasing the level of antioxidant enzymes. Hair has its own growth cycle so this enzyme optimize this cycle.
b. Onion gives proper nourishment to hair follicles.
c. It restores the lost nutrients to scalp.
d. Regular use of onion juice on head prevent hair loss, minimizes the hair fall and hair breakage.
e. Antioxidants reduce the greying of hair at an early age and also reverse premature of hair.
f. Onion also thickens the hair and increase the volume of thin hair. It helps in fight against thinning hair.
g. Massage with onion juice increases the blood circulation giving you thicker hair. Blood circulation on scalp and roots is a great factor for the hair growth.
h. Dandruff, which is a big issue for many, can be controlled by the use of onion juice as it has an antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which helps to get rid of dandruff.
i. Onion also gives shine to our hair.


Infographic Hair Care Onion Juice
Infographic Hair Care Onion Juice


Onion juice remedy and it’s application can help in resolving many issues of hair conditions like:

a. Dandruff
b. Hairfall
c. Partial balding
d. Slow Hair Growth
e. Grey hair (faded hair)
f. Damaged and rough hair
g. Scalp infection

I hope now we are aware of hair growth properties of onion and its benefits, so let’s move on to our next step on how to apply onion on hair.


3. Remedy of how to apply onion juice on hair and scalp for hair growth 

There are more than listed ways you can use onion for hair strengthening, however, below listed are the most effective ones and can be done easily by anyone.

3. A. Onion Juice for hair growth:


  1. Take one big onion or two medium size onions.
  2. Blend the onion in a blender and squeeze out the juice from it and collect it in a container.
  3. Take a cotton ball and dip it in the juice and apply it on scalp and hair.
  4. Once the complete scalp and hair are covered with the juice, give massage for 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Leave the juice mask for 30 to 60 minutes on hair.
  6. After that, you can wash it with mild natural shampoo and water.
  7. Repeat the process at least twice or thrice a week to get better and fast result.

I recommend you to test the application of onion juice on a small patch of your skin to test if there is any allergic reaction before you start doing it regularly.


3. B. Onion Juice with Olive Oil

This is a mixture of onion juice and olive oil. Onion has sulphur in it which increases the hair growth and olive oil fight against dandruff and makes the hair smooth and shiny. Olive oil also reduce the split ends of hair. So let’s see how to apply it on hair.

Procedure :

  1. Take an onion juice in a bowl and add a tea spoon of olive oil in it.
  2. Mix the mixture properly.
  3. Apply the mixture with cotton on scalp and hair and give a massage.
  4. Leave it for half an hour or little more. You can leave it overnight for excellent results.
  5. Rinse it with mild natural shampoo and water.


3. C. Onion Juice with Coconut Oil

It is a superb mixture as coconut oil also helps in nourishing the hair roots and increase the blood circulation and has antibacterial properties. This mixture really works well for battling hair loss (one of a kind hair loss treatment with onions).


  1. Add the onion juice with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and blend it properly.
  2. Apply it on scalp and hair. Give massage for 10 minutes.
  3. Leave it for 30 minutes.
  4. Wash hair with mild natural shampoo and water.
  5. Repeat the process twice or thrice a week for the better result.


3.D. Onion Juice with Ginger Juice

As we know, ginger is a used in and as Ayurveda medicine for long time as it has anti-inflammatory properties. It also increases the blood circulation and helps to increase the hair growth. So, with onion juice, it is a good combination for hair growth.


  1. Take onion juice and ginger juice and mix them well, use ratio of 5:1 or 6:1 for mixture.
  2. With the help of cotton apply the mix on hair and scalp and on the bald portion of the scalp.
  3. Massage the hair and scalp for 10 minutes and leave the mixture for half an hour.
  4. Rinse the hair with mild natural shampoo and water.
  5. Repeat the process twice or thrice a week.


3.E. Onion Juice with Lemon Juice

Onion juice with lemon juice is an amazing combination as lemon juice has an abundant amount of vitamin C which helps in the production of collagen and maintain the pH balance of the scalp. Lemon is quite effective against dandruff and scalp itching.


  1. Take onion juice and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and mix them well.
  2. With the help of cotton apply the juice on hair and scalp and on a bald portion of the scalp.
  3. Massage the hair and scalp for 10 minutes and leave the mixture for half an hour.
  4. Rinse the hair with mild natural shampoo and water.
  5. Repeat the process twice or thrice a week.


3.F. Onion Juice with Henna Pack for grey hair

Henna is known to make hair natural black. This combination restores the natural color of the hair. It quickly neutralizes the color damaging molecules from the hair.


  1. Take one cup of onion juice.
  2. Take a half cup of Henna and make a paste with water in it.
  3. You can add black tea to the mixture for good result.
  4. Keep the mixture overnight or 6 to 8 hrs.
  5. Now before applying add the onion juice into it.
  6. You can also add lemon juice and olive oil in it.
  7. Apply the mixture on your hair and keep it for at least 1 hr.
  8. Rinse it off with mild natural shampoo and water.
  9. Repeat the process for 2 to 4 times in a month.



Reduce onion smell from hair
Reduce onion smell from hair


Despite it’s numerous advantages, one thing that repulses onion use is it’s pungent smell one get from onion masks. That is natural odor of onion and one has to accept that. There are few ways we can counter the bad smell, I have listed few of them:

4. How to get rid of the bad odor:

If you are using above stated or any other onion hair remedies, you will suffer from bad odor while applying the remedy and even after the wash. So here are some tips you can use to get rid of the odor or at least minimize it. of onion juice.

  • Wash your hair with lemon water or rose water after shampoo.
  • You can add the essential oils like rosemary, olive oil, tea tree oil in the mixture, that can give you a little relief from the smell.
  • You can use apple cider vinegar. Add two teaspoonfuls of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water and wash your hair with it after washing with the shampoo.
  • You can also wash your hair by adding orange juice in clean water after shampoo.
  • You can add a banana pulp to the onion juice mask which also helps to decrease the odor.
  • Always wash your hair with cold water after application of onion hair mask. Do not use hot and lukewarm water as it increases the pungent smell.


5. Benefits of Onion Juice for grey hair:

Nobody wants grey hair at an early age but it is a natural phenomenon and it is very difficult to reverse it back once your hair grows grey. Either you have to go with the dye hair option or another chemical process.

Onion juice has been used for many decades to treat hair issues. Many studies show that onions may be excellent for hair care and it helps to reverse greying and improving overall hair growth.

When Hydrogen peroxide starts building up in the hair follicle, our hair start turning to grey. Onion juice is rich in the enzyme catalyst and this enzyme neutralizes the hydrogen peroxide which helps to reverse the color of grey hair. Hydrogen peroxide also is the cause of hair fall and hair thinning. So this is how onion helps to reverse the grey hair.


6. Benefits of Onion Juice for shiny and straight hair :

Onion juice gives you the shiny and straight hair after its application. You can apply the onion juice along with 2 teaspoons of castor oil on your hair and give proper massage and wash it off.

Repeat the remedy 2 to 3 times in a week and definitely, you will see the result as smooth, silky and straight hair.


7. Is sulfur good for hair or not?

As we have discussed a lot about the presence of sulfur in onion. Now the big question is – Is sulfur really good for your hair?
As we know our hair is made of a protein called keratin which is very high in sulfur. Keratin is essential to provide shape, health, and elasticity to hair. So one thing is clear that our hair actually needs sulfur for its growth and it’s scientifically proven that sulfur is very effective for hair growth.

Basically, hair growth has four stages:

  • Anagen -Initiation Stage
  • Catagen- Short Transition stage
  • Telogen -Resting stage
  • Exogen- Falling off Stage

So, Sulfur helps to prolong the phase of growing (initiation stage), thus, saving the hair length of hair.

Sulfur does not have any side effects on our hair but some studies show that onion extract can lead to some skin allergic reaction to some people depending on sensitivity of skin. So, before trying this remedy make sure to do a patch test on your skin. If you feel the irritation or inflammation on the scalp, stop the remedy.


8. Tips to remember before application of Onion Juice

  • Use fresh onion juice for good results.
  • Separate the small particle of onion (lumps) from juice before applying it on hair. Lumps dry on hair and it gets difficult to get them off while washing hair.
  • Wash hair before applying the juice so that all oil and dust should be removed from hair.
  • Add citrus juice or essential oil to avoid pungent smell.
  • To wash hair use natural shampoo and cold water.




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