Effective Yet Natural At-Home Onion Hair Fall Treatment

onion hair fall treatment

Well, I have never dreamt about writing something so unusual ? Onion? For Hair Fall!

Of course, this was exactly how I too felt when my beautician told me to use onion paste as hair mask for half an hour before bath to reduce hair fall.

But then I thought may be a try would not harm, and here I am writing an article about the many effects I have experienced since using the paste. Believe me I have now begun using the paste almost every other day (with lots of complaints from my husband though).

Onion ? properties

Onions have a lot of properties that make them special especially for hair loss treatment. Some of these properties are

  1. Onions are rich sources of many nutrients such as vitamin C, Vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, Potassium, germanium and most importantly Sulphur.
  2. Onions cleanse your scalp making it free from dirt and other microbial infections.
  3. Onions increase blood circulation in your head boosting hair growth activity at that spot.

Onions and Sulphur

Sulphur is the mineral that is present in every cell, and a lot more in hair, skin and nails. Well, sulphur is thus rightly called the ?beauty mineral?.

High levels of sulphur present in onions help in regeneration of hair follicles by providing nutrients directly into the scalp, and helps in reversing hairloss normally caused by DTH (a hormone).

Trials to prove onions help in Hair Regrowth

Many trials have been conducted worldwide to prove the efficiency of onions in treating hair loss, many such trials have been cited online (Journal of Dermatology, June 2002).

Almost 70% of the participants had reported reversal of hair growth when onion juice was used as a treatment for hair loss. Instances of new hair growth have also been reported by a majority of these participants.

How to Use Onion Juice for Hair Treatment

  1. Using onion juice for hair treatment is simple. Squeeze one large sized onion and strain the juice.
  2. With a piece of cotton apply the juice all over your scalp and let it on for atleast 30 minutes.
  3. Wash your hair with your regular shampoo and air dry it.

Though the above mentioned is the most widely method, you could also add your regular hair oil or olive oil to the onion juice and apply on your scalp.

Do?s and Don?ts

  1. Always know the reason for your hair fall first and then go for the right treatment.
  2. Do not rub hard on the scalp, it may induce hair fall giving an effect exactly opposite to what you had wanted.
  3. Use the treatment atleast for a fortnight at a stretch every other day.
  4. You can use hair care products with good tinge of fragrance to overcome the strong odour of onion.
  5. Use of conditioners (preferably natural such as lime water and beer as an afterwash) could be used with onion juice hair mask.

Onion may give out a very strong whiff, but that is the key to your hair growth and regrowth of course. Try it and you would be astonished by the results yourself.


  1. i have been using onion juice since 40 days for my hair.I have less amount of hair in top of the my head but i have not found much difference .what should i do

  2. Dear Varma,
    At 25 it is very hard to face the fact that you are rapidly loosing your hair, however, hair growth or its fall for the matter happens gradually. you have to consider taking the advice of a dermatologist or a trichologist who would be able to find the real reason behind your rapid hairfall. using onion has given a good effect for me with new hair formation too. but you have to be consistent in using the solution and should not loose hope after a week or two.

  3. I had a lot of improvement with the greying of my hair and also hair fall. there was more than 50% improvement in my hairfall. I also could see new hair growing, and my friends and family notives my hair growing thicker too. you have to apply onion juice for two months at a stretch, do not forget that.

  4. Dear Mam,
    Thank you so much…..
    iam 25years old, and iam facing problem with hair loss…
    even iam feeling shy to go outside also….
    ihave tried so many medicines and i took so many treatments, But there is no use…..
    Need your suggestion…

  5. Hi…
    iam varma from hyderabad…..
    this remedy is only for ladies, or it works for jents also…..?

  6. you can use this treatment once in two to three days for atleast two months at a stretch.

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  8. Awsome info and right to the point. I don’t know if this is truly the best place to ask but do you folks have any ideea where to get some professional writers? Thanks 🙂

  9. hi,
    yes, I too agree with your friends who say no to heating the onion paste. the basic ingredient that works in hair growth is the sulphur that is present in onion, if you heat the paste the sulphur content would be reduced. I would recommend you to use the paste as such.
    I am actually surprised to hear that you leave the paste overnight, how is that possible? isn’t it uncomfortable?

  10. Hi,
    I’m using onion paste. After chopping the onion(small size),i used to roast that onion with a coconut and apply it before going to bed and wash off with a mild shampoo the next morning…some says you should not heat the onion paste as it may lost its therapeutic effect..what can i do?please help me..

  11. I’m going to use this – with a lot of caution and even more skepticism. But still, I’ll do it. Anything to get back hair of my pre-mommy days.

  12. hi chandrika,
    actually you can use both onion paste or onion juice. I have tried both. the problem with onion paste is that, you would have a lot of minute particles adhering to your hair after washing. It would be a big job to remove it completely. I prefer onion juice off late.


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