Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Onion for Hair Growth

Back to nature.....that's the revolution. All things provided by nature are indeed good!! I love home made recipes and this is another one I want to share. 

Juicing onions for hair loss...(and growth). There have been a lot of studies about onions and it's benefit for hair....and the results show that onion juice does help to regrow hair. It was mainly used to remedy hair loss and worked faster at regrowing bald patches in a few weeks!! 
  

Hair loss can be caused by poor diet, scalp infections, stress, alopecia and excessive use of chemicals.

Fresh onion juice: Photo: justbeautytips.blogspot.com
Onions are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Germanium and Sulphur!! Yes, lots and lots of Sulpur!! Onions can therefore;
  • Cure scalp infections: Onion juice can fight bacteria and fungal infections which can cause damage to scalp and hair. 
  • Reduces hair fall: Onion juice is rich in Sulphur which increases blood circulation when massaged onto the scalp and strengthens hair. 
  • Relieves scalp itchiness and dandruff: The juice from onion can be mixed with lemon juice and is very effective for curing dandruff and relieving itchiness. 
  • Enhances hair growth: This is the part I love...! With the high sulphur content in onion juice, massaging the scalp with the juice increases blood circulation to the scalp thereby promoting healthier hair growth. When the scalp is also free from infections, it performs its functions better. Blocked pores of hair follicles are also known to be opened by onion juice!! Hair then grows faster and stronger!!
Ways to use onion for hair:  

Onions have a strong scent and it is best to use sweet scented products when using onion recipes. You can also mix it with essential oils to mask the scent. The scent may linger for some time after your wash but it will definitely go away. You can chop, blend or grate the onions for use depending on how you want to use it. It is always best to use the juice or paste when it is fresh.

1. The onions can be chopped and added to shampoo. It is left to infuse for at least 15 days before use. Wash hair as usual with shampoo and finish off your wash with a nice scented conditioner. 

2. Chop onions and blend into a paste. The paste can be massaged onto the scalp, left on for about an hour and then rinsed off. Do this at least 3 times a week for bald patches and damaged hair line.You can mix it with an oil.

3. The onions once blended can be squeezed or sieved to extract the juice. This juice can be used alone on the scalp or can be mixed with other ingredients such as natural oils, eggs, honey, lemon juice, etc used to make hair masks for deep conditioning, for hot oil treatments,  etc.

4. Beauty inside out! You can increase your consumption of onions daily. Eating at least half an onion a day is very beneficial for your body and hair. 

If onion is good for the hair....I'm thinking garlic is too since they are cousins!! It definitely is but the scent!! Let's try the onions first, shall we?

I have my shampoo full of onions right now!! Can't wait for 12 more days to start using my onion shampoo. Remember to be consistent when using recipes. It takes time to see results. Challenge yourself and be consistent for at least 2-3 months. You will be rewarded with stronger, thicker and more bouncy, beautiful hair. I'll definitely take starting pictures and check for progress every 2 weeks. 

Do you have starting pictures of your hair journey? If not, how do you track your progress?  

Cheers,
Star.


87 comments:

  1. I've heard this before about onions. My aunt told me that the onions she had been adding to my grandma's meals was making her hair grow. I love eating onions in salads, etc. I wondered if putting it on the hair would work the same. I think I'd prefer including them in my diet but may try adding it to my shampoos in the future. Great post!

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    1. i agree with you...i eat no less than 1/2 an onion a day! Beauty inside out....but I'd try and see if i can see a greater improvement using it topically too....

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  2. I recently made a homemade DC recipe that included onions and bananas thankfully the bananas masked the onion smell so it was not too bad

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    1. Yes....i remember that post!! Sure a nice smelling shampoo and conditioner will mask the scent too, else i'm gonna add bananas!

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  3. Hmm, this is an interesting one. I would be looking out to read your experience on it. I can eat lots and lots of onions but I cant imagine how to walk around with the scent in my hair as I doubt that many Essential oils would mask it.

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    1. hhhahhahaha....i haven't got any essential oils yet but im still willing to give this a try...would let you know how it goes. But remember, never say never..you may be surprised the scent will go away.

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  4. Hey Stella,

    Please post a review after a few months of using onion on your hair!

    Thanks

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    1. I sure will dear...........fingers crossed!

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  5. wowww it works

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  7. According to me, head massage is a best hair fall treatment. Massaging your scalp for a few minutes daily will help stimulate circulation. Good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active.

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    1. Yes, I agree...and that's why whatever you put on your scalp should be "massaged" in... you benefit from the massage and then the product as well.

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  8. this is an interesting one. I would be looking out to read your experience on it.laser hair growth treatment

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  9. Hello there.. Very interesting blog.. I was interested in this and want to try in from now..

    It is been 2 months you have posted this blog.. Will you please provide your feedback on how effective it is.. Are you happy with the results..

    Eagerly waiting for reply..
    Thank you.

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    1. I will give an update real soon......I didn't shampoo wash often enough to give a conclusive update on it's ability to fasten growth rate. In the 2 months I used my onion shampoo, I noticed less breakage during detangling and had no scalp itch at all.

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  10. hi..
    thanks for the tip for hair regrowth...
    it seems that this will surely work :)
    i'm a student..i suffer from hair loss..i have been using ayurvedic hair oil to minimise my hair loss..
    but now i will surely try the onion juice for better results..

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    1. im sure it will work for you too........do take starting pictures and share your experience.

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  11. Guys it's been only 1 week I tried this treatment and my itching has stopped so that means it works big time...I tried many medicines,shampoos etc for hair loss and dandruff but it was of no use..but now I feel onions can save my hair..

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    1. I'm happy it works for you too.....less breakage, no itch!! Very soon, it will give faster growth too if used consistently.

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  12. i use oil after hair wash is it good or not?

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    1. Yes...natural oils are good for your hair. You can apply after applying your water-based moisturiser.

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  13. hello ... i would wanna know your progress... so far .. the blogs seems to be good .. i would like to try it too..

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  14. Let us know ur progess...

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  15. Would you please tell us what hair grease do you after, shampooing thanx.

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    1. I don't use any grease anymore...I use mostly water based moisturisers...Hawaiian Silky 14-in-1 Miracle Worker, Organic Root Simulator Olive Oil Moisturiser, and S-Curl No Drip in order of preference. I then seal with coconut oil first, then castor oil.

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  16. Hi Stella.. Loved your post. I will try it too. Can you please tell me how z the result for you and how satisfied you are from this treatment. Thanks

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  17. hai,. does it work? do you have skype or facebook

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  18. ojamej add me skype im doing ur onion challenge

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    1. Wonderfuuuuuuuuuuuuul....you just gave me an idea to make it an official challenge!!

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  19. Earlier, I've spent big bucks for hair loss treatment sans any improvement. I'm only relying on people like Stella to provide good and effective home remedies. I've been using the onion juice but I'm not using it to the fullest (like, I only apply onion juice once a month and that too, without massage). I'll try using/mixing with banana to mask off the scent.
    @Stella, let us all know how your hair is coming along after this treatment.

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    1. Just like you, I use it once in a while since it is infused in my shampoo and I don't shampoo wash more than 2 times a month...I however noticed far less breakage within the 2 months that I used the onion shampoo in my hair. I have an extension now and can't wait to take it out to continue the onion treatment. Will use the juice on my scalp while i prepoo.

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  20. I have a friend that is 29 and slowly losing his hair. Right now it is long and he is afraid to cut it because it might show more that he is losing his hair. This is genetic and can not do much about it. Would you suggest him to cut it and start using hair loss treatments such as Rogaine? I don't know much about hair loss treatments and would love get an opinion or review about them from you.

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    1. Sorry about your friend but I have never seen or used Rogaine before....keep googling to find others who have written reviews on it. All the best.

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  21. I made a hair growth concoction in my nutra bullet using onions, garlic, evoo, coconut oil, jbco & vit E. I then added sublimed sulfur. Will be adding essential oils to mask the onion/garlic odor but this has helped my edges tremendously!

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    1. Wooowwwwwwwwwwww......this potion must be awesome!! Please share your progress with this mix after a few months.

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  22. i have been using onion juice on my sclp for the last five days as I chopped I good amount of breaking hair off and it really works.

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  23. thanks a lot for the post

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  24. does it works:(( pls help me to regrow my hair im 21 years but i lost a lot of my hair strand my hair is thining speciallu in my hair crown and temple.. im still using this treatment but thre is not stil result i think i use it 2wiks already.. can we have a little conversation add me plss f.b account jemajofrancisco28@gmail.com
    skypke name "ojamej" add me plsss... can un build back m confidence

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    1. Sure dear....all we need is patience. With time, our hair will grow as long as we wish it to. TLC!!

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  26. I lost a lot of hair after applying Onion Juice for the first time. Can you tell me whats going on please? I'm very worried. I lost many strands of hair when I shampooed after keeping the onion juice for an hour in my hair :(

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    1. If there are white bulbs at the end of the strands, then your hair is shedding. If there are more than 100 per day, then you have cause to worry. If not, relax....the old weak hairs are just going to "give birth" to new strong hairs.

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  27. can you pls tell me does onion work for baldness and plz tell me the duration

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  28. hey how are you i am 21years old and i lost my hair too much can you plz tell me does onion work for me and for my baldness plz help me and tell me the duration

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    1. I have been using it for some months now...infused in my shampoo and oil for prepoo (recently) and I must say it works. My shedding is not so bad anymore...and my edges are filling up faster. I massage the oil on my scalp for at least 5 minutes.

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  29. wow...Stella you are doing a great job here... keep it up dear.just to find out something...I learnt else where that we naturals should use sulphate free products for our hair so how does that explain the use of onion juice which contains sulphur and helps with hair loss, etc

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    1. Thanks dear...i thrive on your support......sulfate and sulphur are different. Sulfates are chemicals used mainly in shampoos and some conditioners to make it lather...but sulphur is known to stimulate hair growth and is abundant in onions.

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  30. thanks so much for the info...really appreciated. i gues am gonna give it a try then.

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  31. Hey Stella. Firsty, thanks for opening this thread. I was really encouraged by the comments posted here and started experimenting the onions. I would say that they definitely working for me and showing up drastic change.All I would say, Never loose hope.

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    1. Indeed, may we never lose hope!! Great to know it's working for you too.

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  33. Onions with shampoo keep for 14 days and amazing combination results and it does work on my hair and I don't know about yours. My hair back to NORMAL (hairs falls and grey) using it every 2 days for a month now. AMAZING !!!!

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    1. Whooooooooooooop whoooooooooop!! Gives me great joy to hear it's working for you too!!

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  34. Hi Stella!!!! AWESOME job & very helpful!!!! It is clear n concise & most of all -- welcoming!!!! LOVE it!!!! I myself started using castor oil on its own, and within the first 24 hours, I saw baby regrowth on my hairline on the right side. NO JOKE!!! So I knew this is something i'd need to stick with. Oiled my scalp for 2 months, and all my bald patches had new growth. :) Continued for another 3-4 months because I wanted to fix the remaining small bald spot on the back of my head, but there was no actual regrowth. Although, I had a lot more hair all over the scalp - ie - thicker, strong, luscious head of hair -- except for that tiny bald spot in the back. So I started applying a castor oil with onion & garlic oils in them, and YAY, that tiny patch started to vanish. Only problem is, I've stopped ordering from this company, as the shipping n handling costs is ASTRONOMICAL!!!! I just couldn't afford it in the end. So I would like to ask you, if it is possible to add onion juice to the castor oil?? Would it blend at all, considering onion juice is water based?? I read above that you can add onion juice with olive oil, so i'm almost certain that castor oil would also work?? But castor is very thick in consistency?! :/ Sorry for the looooooooong essay :O :p Hope to hear from you soon. And well done with your blogs -- you're helping so many people!!! Take care -- Matt

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    1. Great to hear it is working for you...Yes, you can blend the juice and the oil together. It will not mix perfectly but that doesnt matter. It will work anyway. Adding the oil is just a plus especially if one has dry hair. You can apply the onion juice and then apply the oil on top to "seal" it in. Works well that way too. All the best on your journey and tell that tiny patch to "just grow already" as Jeni will say.... :)

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  35. hi stella! tried onion mixed in my shampoo but i used only 1 time yet. the problem is it smells alot, what should i do?

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    1. The smell doesn't linger once you use a sweet-scented conditioner afterwards. You can also add drops of lavendar oil to mask the scent some more.

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  36. hi stella,
    i have prepared an oil(coconut) with onion and garlic.....i m applying it daily because i have a dry hair...
    will my hair grow faster in 2 months....pls say me dear... awaiting for ur reply......

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  37. hi stella,
    i have perpared an oil with garlic and onion and coconut oil(heated) and also stored in a container....i m applying it daily because i have a dry hair...
    will my hair grow in 2 months...pls help me dear

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    1. I don't know if you are washing it out daily...which I will not advise. I suppose you just use a little on your scalp each day and leave it in? It is ok if you don't mind the scent as it can get really strong as the days go by.

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    1. Sorry for the late reply dear. Hope my answer above helps.

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  39. I have applied directly to my scalp because I had a scalp infection.. Feeling relieved. Dandruff gone.. Hair feels bouncy too.. No ointment worked but onion juice did..

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    1. Yaaaaaaaaaaayy!! I'm not surprised.....onion really has a lot of healing properties especially with infections. I'm so glad it worked for you.

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  40. Hello Stella I would love to know what have you done kill the smell. And how long would you say the smell lasted. I would hate to be at work smelling of onions. But I would love to try it.

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    1. Hhaahhahha......I infuse it in my shampoo so by the time I am done completely with my wash, the smell is barely noticed. I use VO5 Conditioner which smells really nice so it masks it. You can add lavendar or jasmine essential oil to mask the scent though.

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  41. Hi I wanted to know ..if I apply oil over night n apply onion juice in d morning and then wash off..is it ok?

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    1. Yes, it is ok.....just make sure you massage it onto your scalp thoroughly and leave it for at least 30 minutes before you wash off.

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  42. Hello Stella, i applied the onion paste and the juice together into my hair and wow! i was amaze at the result. it made my hair stronger and i saw new growth. i slept with it over nite recourse i had enough time. it must try

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    1. Woooooooooooooooow!! That's great. I hope the residue washed out easily. I have only used the juice or infused it in my onions. I should try the paste sometime. I'm happy you loved your results.

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  44. After reading the comments, I def. need to try this. I have a lot of hair fall. Can I just chop up the onion and mix it with a oil and apply it to my scalp?!

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    1. You can chop it and crush, or blend it to get the juice if you want to use it instantly. But to infuse it, pour into your shampoo or oil.

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  45. i have started applying onion juice on the scalp..it burns a little..hope its gona help me..i m waiting to get this work for me:-) wanna show people that miracles do happen...just been 4 days that i m strictly following this and waiting to see a change..dont know how many weeks...but surely will do it...i liked this blogspot and thanx as it motivates people who have hair loss problem....

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    1. I love your spirit!! I pray this really works fast for you. I haven't regretted using onions in my regimen and wish I could use it everyday.

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  46. I was assulted nearly four weeks ago and had a large chunk of my hair pulled out right at the front of my hair. As u can imagine I have beenleft traumatised by this all and have been trying lots of different stuff to try to grow the bald spot at the front of my head. I came across an article about onions for your hair so I thought id give it a try. After my first try thr very next day I had some hair sprouting out. Im currently in bed with onion on my head and have been doing it three times a week since the assault. I have to say my hair is growing and the rest of my hair is thicker and healthier. I know it will take a while to get rid of the bald patch but onions have worked wonders for me so far. Thank you for your posts btw ive found it very comforting xx

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    1. I'm so sorry about your bad incident and hope you are ok now. Great to hear it is working for you too!! Just stay consistent and in no time, your bald path would grow out. Take care of yourself.

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  47. Hi Stella,

    Can I put squeezed onion juice into shampoo instead of putting chopped one, then can I use it immediately? You said that It is left to infuse for at least 15 days before use but using the onion juise in the shampoo I thought i don't have to wait 15 days???

    Please advise.

    Cheers

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  48. can i applied coconut oil overnight then before washing i applied the onion juice??????

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  49. Hello, I have been using the onion juice every day for a week now & I'm really hoping to see results. My left, right, & nape of neck fell out due to stress & me not taking my medication for my hypothyroidism. Definitely taking it now & stressing less!! I currently wear a wig so it masks the odor well because its very potent! But I'm desperate for my hair to grow back so I really hope the onion juice works!

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  50. Thanks Stella u r doing a great job..thanks a lot

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