How to Use Onion Juice for Hair Growth?

Onion is enriched with potent antioxidants that display anti inflammatory, antimicrobial and other curative properties that help to enhance the overall health. Onion juice can be used as an effective topical cure to treat hair fall, alopecia, premature greying and balding. It helps to nourish and hydrate the hair sufficiently and promotes hair growth.

Onion Juice for Hair Growth

Onion Juice for Hair Growth

How to make onion juice for hair growth?


Peel and wash an onion and cut it into two. Then add the pieces to a food processor or grinder and grind to get a fine paste. Now press this onion paste with the fingers to extract the desired onion juice.




Whether used raw or as a mixture with other ingredients, onion juice helps to improve the health and length of the hair naturally. Some natural remedies for hair growth using onion juice are:


1. Raw onion juice for hair growth

 Raw Onion Juice

Massage the scalp and hair gently with raw onion juice and leave for at least half an hour before washing off with a mild shampoo. Following this practice thrice a week results in the reduction of hair fall and increase in hair growth. [Find out more home remedies for hair growth]


 2. Onion juice and honey for hair growth

 Honey and Onion Juice for Hair Growth

In a bowl, mix well 2 tbsp of honey and 1/4 cup onion juice. Massage the scalp and hair with this mixture and wait for 30 minutes before rinsing off with luke warm water. Apply this mixture on the scalp three times every week for desired results.


3. Onion juice and rum concoction to promote hair growth


This remedy is ideal for the people who intend to use onion juice on the hair but want to avoid its pungent odour.


Cut an onion into two and soak it overnight in a cup of rum. In the following morning, remove the onion pieces from the rum and use the liquid for massaging or rinsing the hair. Either ways, this remedy helps to eliminate the problem of hair loss and enhances the hair length.


4. Onion juice and coconut oil for hair growth


Extract the juice for 2 to 3 onions and combine it with a mixture of 1 tbsp each of coconut oil and olive oil. Mix well the three ingredients together and then apply the liquid on the hair strands, while particularly avoiding the scalp. Let the mixture stay on the hair for two hours and then rinse it away with a mild shampoo. This remedy is ideal for moisturising the hair and increasing its length.

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  • John

    There is a much easier way of extracting the juice. Cut pieces from the onion roughly rectangular shaped to fit a garlic crusher. Place the cut piece into the crusher and simply crush the juice into the palm of your hand. Dab from there onto the affected area. Works very well and no little bits come out. Just pure juice. Now for dealing with the smell…

    • Madhavi