Few months back, I wrote a post on the general benefits of onion, following which I have been loaded with requests to write a separate post on onion usage specifically about how to use onion juice for hair growth. Henceforth I decided to write this post where I am trying to explain everything worth knowing about how to use onion juice for proper hair care. You may not be aware, but trust me, onion is magical for your hair and you can use onion juice to fight a number of issues related to hair including hair thinning, hair fall and proper hair growth.
Modern lifestyle has seen much degeneration despite making us technically advanced. In addition with excessive stress to cope up with the rat race to many different kinds of health and beauty hazards unknown in ancient times we today face lot of issues related to skin, hair and health. However, despite the innumerable problems, today’s generation never steps back to take care of their looks. And, talking about beauty, one thing that adds on to our looks is our hair. Having shiny, bouncy and voluminous hair is certainly a desire of many.
But due to so much stress, pollution and hectic life, our hair gets damaged immensely. Well, not to worry. You can definitely convert your hopes of getting gorgeous hair into reality with a very easily available kitchen ingredient that is onion. I am going to help you with the detailed benefits and the usage procedure of onion juice to get those shiny and strong locks.
Hair loss and other hair related problems has become a common thing today in most houses. Some are suffering from thinning of hair, some from dandruff while few have completely turned bald. If you look around, you will find almost around 80% people are suffering from hair issues. But you can deal with these issues using onion juice and I will tell you how.
But before I talk about various ways to use onion juice for hair growth and to fight hair fall, let me tell you about some of the common hair problems that we face today.
Common hair problems we face today
The reason I thought of discussing the names of the common hair problems is that it will help you in your hair care. Not all remedies give similar results. So try to identify your problem and choose a solution accordingly.
- Hair loss
- Oily hair
- Frizzy hair
- Scalp infections
- Itchy scalp
- Problem of lice
Chemical composition of onion
Onion is very beneficial for your hair and fights several hair related issues. But what makes onion such an important ingredient for hair care? Well take a look at some of the most active components present in onion.
- Amino acids like arginine, glycine, glutamic acid and lysine
- Vitamins like Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Folic acid
- Minerals like phosphorous, potassium, sodium, manganese, calcium, sulfur, iron, copper, zinc and selenium
- Dipropyl disulfide
- Methyl methanethiosulfinate
Benefits of onion for hair care
Onion contains various minerals like sulfur that are very essential for hair growth. The presence of various antioxidants makes onion an antibacterial agent that helps to fight various infections leading to hair loss. The “Journal of Dermatology” published an article in 2002 regarding the usage of onion juice for alopecia areata, a disease that results to severe hair loss.
Discussed below are some of the benefits of onion for hair care:
- Exposure to pollution and dirt take away the nutrients from your hair. Onions help to nourish your hair follicles and regain the nutrients beneficial for your hair.
- Various scalp infections lead to hair breakage. Application of onion juice fights infection henceforth resulting into less hair fall. The anti bacterial properties of onion is hence very beneficial for your hair
- The sulfur content in onion also helps to reduce the thinning of hair. It makes the hair strong thus preventing hair breakage.
- If your hair lacks that shine and glow, you must include onion in your hair care routine. This will make your hair shiny and glossy.
- Many people suffer from the problem of grey hair from a very young age. So if you apply onion juice on your hair, this will reduce your problem of grey hair.
- Dandruff is another vital hair problem, which is very unhealthy for your hair. Onion is a perfect anti dandruff agent that helps you to get dandruff free hair with few applications.
- Onion promotes hair growth. It helps in the blood circulation of your body that fosters hair growth. Thus, if you want to add volume to your hair just start applying onion juice on your scalp from today.
- Onion also helps you to get rid of the irritating problem of lice.
18 ways to use onion juice for hair growth and care
Now that you have already known the various benefits of onion for hair, let me share you few of the methods to get those gorgeous hair using onion. Well, onion in itself is very nutritious for hair, but when combined with the other useful ingredients, it become phenomenal for your hair.
Onion juice should be among the various ingredients you use for hair care. Here are the 18 ways you can use onion juice for hair growth and to get rid of other issues related to hair.
Onion juice to fight hair fall
As I have already said that onion juice, in itself is very good for hair. It reduces hair fall as well as promotes hair growth. There are two ways of using onion juice to fight hair fall. You can go for the one that you are comfortable with.
Application method 1: Take a fresh onion and wash it carefully. Then extract the juice out of it using blender/grater or juicer. Massage your scalp with the onion juice and properly apply on the roots. Leave it for half an hour and then wash it with mild shampoo. You can use this technique twice weekly for good results.
Application method 2: the after wash method. Extract the juice out of the onion. Then mix 1 tablespoon of it with lukewarm water. Then apply this mixture on your hair after shampooing. Keep it for some time and then clean with plain water. You can apply this procedure every alternate day. However, if you are a busy person you can even mix onion juice in your shampoo bottle. Therefore, whenever you shampoo, your hair get the benefits of onion juice.
Mixture of eggs and onion juice
Eggs have been used to treat hair fall since a long time. The mixture of eggs with onion juice nourishes the damaged hairs and hence it helps to strengthen your hair.
Application method:: Take 1 tablespoon of onion juice and 2 eggs. Beat the eggs properly and then make a mixture. Apply onto the scalp and wash it with warm water after 30 minutes. Weekly usage of this method is very beneficial for those who have damaged hair.
Mixture of honey and onion juice
Mixture of honey and onion juice can help you to get rid of dry, rough, frizzy hair easily. This mixture works wonders to give the perfect nourishment to your hair. Honey reduces the problem of dry hair and onion prevents hair loss. Honey also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties, which help fighting various, scalp problems.
Application method: Take a cup of onion juice and then mix 1 tablespoon of honey into it. Gently apply this mixture on your scalp and also on the roots of your hair. Leave for 30 minutes following which wash it with a mild shampoo. You can do this once in a week to get the smooth shiny hair. Besides, this mixture naturally conditions your hair.
Mixture of lemon juice and onion juice
Lemon is very efficient in treating hair issues. It is loaded with folic acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin B and other antioxidants that helps in removing dirt, dandruff and prevents various scalp infections. So if you mix it with onion juice, it becomes the perfect remedy for a whole lot of hair issues. In addition, lemon helps you to get rid of the pungent smell of onion.
Application method: Simply cut the lemons into two halves and squeeze out the juices from them. Then mix with 1 tablespoon of onion juice. Use a cotton ball to apply the solution on your hair. Focus more on the portions where signs of baldness are more evident. Allow it to stay for half an hour and then wash it with a mild shampoo. You can repeat this 2-3 times per week. Make sure you you use freshly extracted lemon juice.
Mixture of coconut oil and onion juice
Coconut oil is one ingredient that has been used for hair care since time immemorial. In fact, studies have also proved its efficiency for hair growth. Thus, when onion juice is added to it, it only manifolds the good effect.
Application method: Take 2 tablespoon of coconut oil and mix it with 1 tablespoon of onion juice. If you want to get rid of the odor, you can add few drops of essential oil in it. Properly massage your scalp mainly the roots with the solution. Then after half an hour wash with warm water.
Mixture of olive oil and onion juice
This mixture is also necessary for hair care. Olive oil as you all know is an excellent ingredient in hair massages. Besides, this mixture is exceptionally effective to fight dandruff.
Application method: All you need is to take around 2 spoons of onion juice and mix it with around 2 tablespoon of olive oil. Gently massage your scalp in circular motions. Then wait for two hours and rinse it off with a mild shampoo. Frequent massaging your hair with this mixture makes your hair strong and dandruff free.
Mixture of apple cider vinegar and onion juice
In the post of apple cider vinegar, I have already mentioned that you can naturally condition your hair with apple cider vinegar. Besides, it helps to fight dandruff problems as well. Therefore, adding onion juice along with it simply adds on to the usefulness.
Application method: Make the mixture of apple cider vinegar with onion juice, 1 tablespoon each. Apply the mixture on your scalp and wash it after 10 minutes. You can use lemon as well to get rid of the odor. For best results, you can use this mixture twice weekly.
Mixture of rum and onion
This method is especially good for people who are suffering from oily scalp or oily hair problems. People with rough, dry hair must try to avoid it as rum dries the hair.
Application method: Take a small onion and chop it in small pieces. Then mix it with 1 glass jar of rum. Let it remain overnight and in the next morning strain it properly. Put that mixture on your scalp. Wait for a while and then wash it with mild shampoo. Use it once weekly.
Mixture of fenugreek seeds with onion juice
Fenugreek seeds and onion juice mixture is very helpful for your hair. It improves the texture of your hair and helps fight hair loss.
Application method: Take 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds and soak them in water overnight. Next morning add adequate onion juice to it. Then apply this paste on your hair and wait for around 2 hours. Wash your hair using warm water. You can use this method once weekly.
Hair mask of onion juice and curry leaves
If you want to get rid of your grey hair, then I think this is the best remedy for you. It also strengthens hair and promotes hair growth.
Application method: Take 2 tablespoon of onion juice and mix it to the blended curry leaves paste. Apply this thick paste on your scalp and wait for an hour. Post that, wash it with a mild shampoo. You can use this mixture once weekly to get rid of your grey problems.
Mixture of turmeric and onion juice
Turmeric is used for several health purposes in our daily lifestyle. But do you know it is also good for hair? Well yes, the mixture of turmeric powder and onion juice is very good for your hair.
Application method: Make a mixture of 1 tablespoon of onion juice and 2 tablespoon of turmeric powder. Apply this paste onto your hair and then wash it with warm water after 20 minutes. You can use this mixture on weekly basis.
Mixture of aloe vera gel and onion juice
The mixture of aloe vera gel and onion is very efficient for your hair mainly your problem with dandruff. So if you are suffering from dandruff issues, then this method is a must try for you.
Application method: Extract the juice from the onion and then mix it with the aloe vera gel. Then gently apply it onto the roots of the hair. Wash your hair after half an hour. You can use this method on a weekly basis to get rid of your dandruff issue.
Mixture of onion juice and yogurt
If your main problem is excessive hair loss resulting to thinning of your hair and eventually baldness, then I think you should try out this mixture. Yogurt and onion juice together will help in growth of your hair as well as lessen hair fall. The antifungal properties of yogurt and the presence of Vitamin B5 are very helpful for hair. Besides, yogurt helps in the growth of good bacteria that helps fight infections.
Application method: Just take a bowl and mix a bit of onion juice with 2 tablespoon of yogurt. Take this mixture and apply it on your scalp. Let it stay for about an hour and then wash it off with a mild shampoo. Even twice application of this mixture on your hair will result in significant improvements.
Mixture of ginger and onion juice
Ginger has antiseptic properties, which helps to fight various scalp infections. It also contains various minerals and vitamins that help make your hair strong and shiny. Thus, usage of the mixture of this useful ingredient along with onion juice is highly recommended for hair problems.
Application method: Extract the juices from onion and ginger, blend properly to make a paste, then add a bit of coconut oil into it, and mix well. Gently apply it on your hair and wash after 20 minutes with a mild shampoo. You can use this remedy twice weekly.
Mixture of neem and onion juice
This mixture is used on a rare basis but is very efficient. It can help you fight against various scalp infections. However, if someone is allergenic to neem, then you can avoid it.
Application method: Make a paste of some neem leaves. Then add the extracted onion juice to it. Mix them well. Apply it on your scalp. Then wash it with warm water after 15 minutes. You can also use this mixture once weekly.
Mixture of garlic and onion juice
The mixture of these two is also very useful for your hair. “Indian Journal of Dermatology” found out that garlic leads to hair growth on portions where baldness has started. Studies have also shown that, it is a natural conditioner that helps replenish lost hair. You can use onion juice and garlic juice to make your hair shinier. Have a look at the method below.
Application method: Take 3 number of garlic and make a paste of it. Then pour onion juice into that mixture. Massage your scalp with this mixture. Then wash your hair with warm water after 25 minutes. For noticeable results, you can use it twice weekly.
Mixture of apple juice and onion juice
The minerals and nutrients found in apple is very helpful for your hair. Thus, the mixture of apple juice and onion juice is naturally beneficial for your hair.
Application method: Take the apples and the onions and extract the juices out of them. Take 1 teaspoon of each juice and make a solution of them. Apply on your hairs and use warm water to wash your hair after 30 minutes. This solution can be used on weekly basis.
Mixture of beetroot juice and onion juice
Another juice that is very good for hair when mixed with onion use is beetroot juice. Just try out this method to get significant results.
Application method: First, extract the juices from beetroots and onions. Then make a solution of 1 tablespoon of each juice. Apply on your hair and wait for 20 minutes. Then wash it with warm water. Nourishing your hair weekly with this solution is very good for your hair.
How to make onion juice for hair care at home?
Here are the few simple steps to make onion juice at home:-
- Take fresh onions
- Peel them completely
- Chop the onions and then extract the juice using a blender
- Be careful with your eyes while chopping onions
- You can also grate them using grater
- Juice can also be extracted using juicer
- Then use strainer to produce the juice out of the pulp.
- Use lemon on your hands to get rid of the pungent smell
- The squeezed out juice can be applied on your hair now
Over to you
Hair problems are so common today. Therefore, frequent hair care must be done to avoid worsening of the situation. We have already discussed some of the best ways to use onion juice for hair growth and to fight other issues related to hair. All that you have to do is to identify your hair problem and choose the mixture, paste or hair masks as per your hair requirement.
Generally, onion has no side effects and if you apply onion juice remedies for about a couple of month, you will be able to notice the significant results. But if you find that your hair problem is not improving, then yours might be due to some other health issues. In such a case, it is always advisable to consult a doctor. Moreover, if any of you is allergic to onions, please avoid these remedies. Also, do not forget to eat healthy and try to keep yourself stress free, because thats the key to great hair quality.
Till then stay happy, stay safe and do not forget to share with me, which remedy works best for you.
Can’t wait to meet you soon with those gorgeous locks!
Eliana the chief editor at bodyandbeans is a professional yoga instructor and a fitness freak. She has done her master’s in history from Kolkata University. She is passionate about healthy eating and living practices.