Onions and Hair Growth

Many people stay away from onions as it has a pungent smell and cutting onions brings tears to the eyes. However it has been scientifically proved that eating onions are the intake of onion juice or the application of onion juice helps in hair growth. The onion is also a natural antibiotic which contains sulphur. When mixed with other ingredients, it stops hair fall, controls dandruff and arrests premature greying of the hair.


The juice of an onion can be applied to the hair and kept on for 30 minutes. It can be washed off after that with a mild shampoo. This treatment has to be repeated twice every week for at least two months to see the visible effects of the hair growth.

Another method is to drink a quarter cup of onion juice mixed with honey. This must be done at least thrice a week for two months for the results to show. This mixture can also be drunk directly.

Another method that is popular is to finely grated an onion and soak it in rum. This should be kept overnight and the next day the juice should be strained and rubbed on the scalp to stop hair fall and increase the hair growth.
Onion juice mixed with coconut oil or olive oil can also be applied to the hair to increase the hair growth and to stop hair from falling..This has to be applied thrice a week for at least two months to see the effects of opinion juice on hair.

The high sulphur content in the hair helps to build the collagen levels in the scalp which increase the growth of hair and stop hair fall. The antibacterial properties of onions and onion juice prevent the bacterial growths and the fungal growths in hair.

100 g of onions provide:

  • Energy 40 Kcal
  • Carbohydrates 9.34g
  • Sugars 4.24g
  • Dietary Fiber 1.7g
  • Fat 0.1g
  • Protein 1.1g
  • Thiamine 0.046mg
  • Riboflavin 0.027 mg
  • Niacin 0.116mg
  • Pantothenic acid 0.123 mg
  • Vitamin B 6 0.12 mg
  • Folate 19 μg
  • Vitamin C 7.4 mg

This is a regular food that is used in everyday food preparation and also eaten raw in salads and as an accompanied with cooked food. There is a need to take a regular intake of onions in order to be able to see the visible effects of reducing hair fall and increasing the growth of hair in the scalp. The anti-bacterial anti fungal properties helps to avoid the fungal growth that leads to scalp infections and dandruff.

Besides using onion or onion juice in the hair, it is also necessary to keep the hair and the scalp clean. The brushes and the combs should be cleaned as many times as an individual washed their hair in a week. When this is done on regular basis the effects of onion juice on the hair or the intake of onion juice can both be see more rapidly in less than two months as the clean scalp is more receptive to the natural treatment of onions.

May feel that the use of onion is a myth but it is a home remedy that is affordable my most people and is safe to use as it can only provide benefits but in no way can harm the hair and the scalp. Premature graying is also arrested visibly with onions.

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