How to Use Onion Juice for Hair Growth

Onion for Hair: One of the lesser known hair growth ingredients, onion juice has got tremendous benefits for the hair, some of which are still being discovered. On external application, onion juice is known to stop hair loss and fight infections along with a host of other uses. But how are you supposed to you use it for your hair? We’ve elaborated on just that – some simple techniques to use onion juice for hair and the results it can show  in this article. Go on and give it a read.

Benefits of onion juice for hair growth

 

  • Prevents Alopecia and helps in hair re-growth: Onion has been used for hair re-growth in bald patches and thinning hair. A recent study by the NCBI (1) has proven that usage of onion juice can help with alopecia, especially in males. This can be accounted with all the nutrients present in it along with the high amounts of sulphur.
  • Help with breakage and thinning: The high amounts of sulphur present in onion juice can also treat hair that is fragile and is on the verge of problems like breakage and split ends. In addition to helping with growing new hairs, onion juice can also strengthen the individual strands making them thick and healthy.
  • Is Anti-bacterial in nature: The pungent smell of onion juice which indicates its alkaline nature makes it an anti-microbial agent. Applied on hair, it therefore kills bacteria and fungus ridding the hair of many microbes and thereby fighting scalp infections.
  • Fights premature graying: Onions also have the property of retaining the original colour of the hair by fighting graying. If the graying is premature, which is usually a cause of deprivation of certain nutrients, onions help add nutrients as well as retain colour helping both ways. It is therefore used along with hair dyes as well.
  • Fights dandruff: Onion juice has got a natural cleansing ability that makes it get rid of flake and dandruff that usually gets piled up on the scalp. Using it as a mask or a massage agent regularly can keep dandruff at bay.
  • Impart a natural shine to the hair: After you wash your hair with onion juice or use it in the form of a mask, you notice that the strands have a natural sheen to them. This is because onion juice can impart a natural shine to the hair primarily because of the nutrients that it has got along with the fact that it can increase blood circulation to the roots which leads to this.

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How to make onion juice at home

One of the pros of using onion juice for hair is that it can be easily prepared right in our kitchen by some simple steps. Here is the process elaborated out for you.

Step 1: Take about 4 to 5 onions (for a juice that will last for application to one person for one time) and chop them into pieces.

Step 2: Grind these onions such that they form a pulp.

Step 3: Strain the juice out of this pulp of onion juice carefully and collect it in a jar. It is better not to add water as we’d want the properties of onion juice at their best.

Step 4: Keep it refrigerated until you want to use it.

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10 ways to massage onion juice on your scalp

One of the best ways to use onion juice is to massage it onto the scalp before you wash your hair. Here are 10 combinations you should try out for that purpose listed out.

Onion juice massage

Onion juice when used all by itself can show plenty of benefits. If you want to avoid the pungent smell, add essential oil to it. Here’s how you can use it.

Ingredients needed : Onion juice, water, an essential oil

Directions:

  • Take some onion juice in a bowl.
  • Mixing water is optional – if you’re using it for the first time, diluting it can be a good idea just to see how it works for you.
  • Add some essential oil (this is optional as well based on the availability) just so that it smells good.
  • Apply this all over your hair with a brush.
  • Massage it for a while and leave it on for about a 20 minutes before you wash it off.

Onion juice + Olive oil massage for hair growth

Olive oil is a highly nutritious hair oil that’s been used for its ability to impart health and shine to hair. It mixes well with onion juice and the duo have many benefits together.

Ingredients needed : Onion juice, olive oil

Directions:

  • Take some onion juice in a bowl.
  • Add about two spoons of olive oil.
  • Mix the two up until they mix thoroughly especially since one of them is an oil and the other, a water soluble oil.
  • Apply it evenly all over the scalp and the roots and massage for a while.
  • Leave it on for about half an hour and rinse it off.

Onion juice + Coconut milk

Coconut milk is one of the most effective hair growth products that is of a natural means. Together with onion juice, it can be of one of the most beneficial hair products ever.

Ingredients needed : Onion juice, coconut milk

Directions:

  • Onion juice that was extracted as explained above is taken into a bowl.
  • Coconut milk which is obtained from freshly ground coconuts is added to this.
  • The two mix very easily since they’re both water soluble.
  • Apply this mixture all over the scalp and the strands with a brush.
  • Massage well so that it reaches the scalp blood vessels and leave it on for about a half an hour.
  • Shampoo your hair and rinse it off.

Onion juice + honey

Honey has been a great conditioner for the hair, used since a very long time along with its benefits as an anti-dandruff agent as well. There are multitude of benefits that you can notice when you use onion juice and honey together.

Ingredients needed : Onion juice, Honey

Directions:

  • Take some onion juice in a bowl and add about a two spoons of honey to it.
  • Mix the two really well so that a uniform mixture is formed.
  • Apply it to the scalp and leave it on for about 20 minutes.
  • Wash it off with a shampoo.

Onion juice + rum concoction

Onion juice can be used along with rum just because it is helps remove the smell and also helps the scalp absorb the onion juice really well. Rum, in itself, hasn’t got any particular benefits for the hair though.

Ingredients needed: Onion juice, a bottle of rum

Directions:

  • Prepare some onion juice as in the method described above.
  • Pour it into a bottle full of rum.
  • Shake it and store it overnight.
  • The next day, use it as a hair rinse or massage it and leave it on for a while before you rinse.
  • Either way, it works really well.

Onion juice + lemon juice

Two of the most easily available ingredients from our kitchen, onion juice and lemon juice have great benefits on hair individually and work wonders together as well.

Ingredients needed: Onion juice, lemon juice

Directions:

  • Take some onion juice in a bowl and add about a two spoons of lemon juice to it.
  • Mix the two thoroughly, this shouldn’t be a problem as they’re both water based liquids.
  • Apply it all over the hair and leave it on for a while before you rinse it off.

Onion juice + Apple cider vinegar hair massage

Apple cider vinegar is yet another easily available ingredient that mixes with about anything to make for wonderful natural remedy.

Ingredients needed: Onion juice, Apple cider vinegar

Directions:

  • Take some onion juice in a bowl and add about the same amount of apple cider vinegar to it.
  • Mix these two thoroughly to uniformity.
  • Apply it all over the hair and leave it on for about a half an hour.
  • Rinse it off with a shampoo.

Onion juice + Rosemary essential oil

Any essential oil added to onion juice only enhances its effectiveness and also rids it of the pungent smell. Rosemary essential oil is great for hair growth and therefore, the duo together enhance each other’s property of inducing hair growth.

Ingredients needed: Onion juice, a few drops of rosemary essential oil

Directions:

  • Take a bowl full of onion juice.
  • Add a few drops of rosemary essential oil to it and mix it thoroughly.
  • Apply it all over the scalp with a brush and massage it for a while so that it reaches the roots and helps circulate the blood in the scalp as well.
  • Leave it on for a while and wash it off with a shampoo.

Onion juice + Almond oil

Almond oil, rich in Vitamin E makes for a great massage oil adding nutrients and shine to the hair. When used together with onion juice, it helps in a healthy hair growth.

Ingredients needed : Onion juice, almond oil

Directions:

  • Take some onion juice in a bowl.
  • Add about two table spoons of almond oil to it.
  • Mix these two very well and see to it that the final product is uniform, especially because one of them is a water based juice where as the other, an oil.
  • Apply it to the scalp and massage it thoroughly for about five to ten minutes.
  • Leave it on for half an hour and rinse it off with a shampoo.

Onion juice + castor oil

Just like almond oil, castor oil is nutrient rich and works well to improve hair growth. Hence, onion’s hair growth benefits are only increased when used along with castor oil.

Ingredients needed : Onion juice, castor oil

Directions :

  • Take some onion juice in a bowl.
  • Add some castor oil to oil and mix the two thoroughly.
  • Make sure that this oil based and water based mixture is uniform and then apply it all over the scalp.
  • Massage it for a  good five to ten minutes.
  • Leave it on for about 20 minutes and wash it off with a shampoo.

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Onion juice hair masks for hair growth

Making a mask out of onion juice with the help of other ingredients also makes it effective for the hair. Here are five tested and tried onion juice hair masks which are worth a try.

Onion juice + egg + honey hair mask

Onion juice, egg and honey can form a viscous paste that makes a nutritious hair mask that can give hair a lot of strength, enhance hair growth and condition hair as well.

Ingredients needed : Onion juice, 2 Eggs,  Honey

Directions:

  • Take a bowl of onion juice.
  • Add one or two raw eggs beaten, to this.
  • Add a tablespoon or two of honey based on the thickness that you want to achieve.
  • Apply it all over the scalp and the strands of the hair with a brush and leave it on for about a half an hour.
  • Wash it off with a shampoo.

Onion juice + henna + Amla hair mask

Henna and Amla together make for some great natural hair ingredients which add volume, texture colour and nutrients to hair together. They dissolve quickly in onion juice making it a fine healthy hair mask that is greatly beneficial to the hair.

Ingredients needed: Onion juice, Amla, Henna

Directions:

  • Take a bowl full of onion juice that was prepared at home.
  • Add two teaspoons each of amla and henna powders.
  • If the mixture is not thick enough add more amla powder until the required thickness is achieved.
  • Apply it the hair from the roots to the end of the strands.
  • Leave it on for about a half an hour.
  • Shampoo your hair to rinse it off of the hair.

Onion juice + yogurt + garlic juice hair mask

Yogurt and garlic juice are often used together as a hair mask for conditioning purposes and to beat alopecia. Addition of onion juice to this mixture can enhance the anti-alopecia effect.

Ingredients needed : Onion juice, Yogurt, Garlic juice

Directions:

  • Take a bowl full of onion juice and add yogurt to this.
  • Now mix the two of them together until a fine paste is formed.
  • Add garlic juice to this.
  • If you think that the smell is too pungent, add some essential oil with a good scent to it so that it imparts a good smell.
  • Apply it to the roots and the strands of the hair and leave it on for about a half an hour.
  • Rinse it off with a shampoo.

Onion juice + curry leaves hair mask

Curry leaves are known for their ability to retain the black colour of the hair when taken internally or externally. A paste of curry leave together with onion when applied to the hair can be a good anti-alopecia formula as well as a good colour-retaining agent.

Ingredients needed: Onion juice, curry leaves

Directions:

  • Curry leaves are soaked in water and ground to form a thick paste.
  • Add onion juice to this slowly such that the thickness is retained.
  • Apply this mix to the scalp and the strands of the hair and leave it on for about a half an hour.
  • Wash it off with a shampoo.

Onion juice + Avocado paste hair mask

Avocado paste which is rich in Vitamin E makes for a great hair growth agent. When we add a paste of Avocados to onion juice and apply it to the hair, the mask has got multitude of benefits on hair. Here’s how to make this mask.

Ingredients needed : Onion juice, Avocado paste

Directions :

  • Make a paste out of avocados by scooping out the pulp of the skinned fruits and grinding it with water.
  • Add onion juice to this paste such that it forms a hair mask that can be applied to the hair.
  • Apply it to the hair and leave it on for about a half an hour.
  • Rinse it off with a shampoo.

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Tips To Remember While Using Onion Juice

Being a natural ingredient, there are no known side effects upon using onion juice for hair. However, here are some precautions we’d suggest you keep in mind.

  • It is likely that onion juice could cause an allergic reaction in some people however rare that is. It therefore best to get a patch test done on your skin before you use onion juice.
  • If your scalp is dry in nature, it is better that you use onion juice with oils as base such as olive oil or almond oil etc., just so that your hair doesn’t dry up further more.
  • The smell of onions can be unbearable for some people while it can also make your eyes water. Adding essential oils can help with this problem to a certain extent.

Now that you know just how useful onion juice can be for your hair, what are you waiting for? Try out these remedies and let us know how it has worked for you!

Sources :

http://www.medindia.net/news/healthwatch/onions-and-hair-loss-108683-1.htm

http://www.wikihealthblog.com/2014/11/onion-for-hair-loss.html

http://forums.webmd.com/3/battle-against-hair-loss-comunity/forum/2

http://food.ndtv.com/beauty/onions-for-hair-fall-an-inexpensive-way-to-promote-hair-growth-1271456

 

 

 

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