Do you like eating onions?
Whether you’re a fan of them or not, you may not know that they’re incredible for improving hair health, reversing male pattern baldness, and heaps of other health benefits.
If you’re interested in learning about how onion juice for hair loss works, keep reading.
I’ll be explaining the benefits of onion juice and how you can start using to reverse your hair loss 🙂
What is onion juice?
Onion juice, as you could guess, is the juice that is pressed from the onion vegetable.
Onions contain a lot of different vitamins and minerals that are incredible for your hair and other parts of the body.
It should be no surprise that it plays a role in reversing hair loss and improving your overall hair health.
Can onion juice thicken hair?
Yes, onion juice is capable of thickening your hair since it directly brings nutrients to the hair follicle and scalp. That’s one of the best reasons to use a topical solution for reversing your hair loss — the nutrients needed to strengthen hair go straight where they should.
Will onion juice reduce hair fall?
Have you ever woken up and seen hair on your pillow or pulled clumps of hair out without trying?
That’s a normal side effect of male pattern baldness. Your hair will continually shed until bald patches are apparent but luckily onion juice can help.
Thanks to the antioxidants and sulfur found in onion, it’s capable of strengthening the hair down to the follicle which prevents it from falling out. You will notice that less hair sheds when you begin applying onion juice to the scalp on a regular basis.
Other onion juice benefits
So, what else does onion juice have to offer in terms of benefits? Quite a bit, actually. These are some of the things you can look forward to once you begin introducing onion juice into your haircare routine.
1. It boosts your immune system
Onion juice contains nutrients like zinc, vitamin C, and selenium. All of these are incredible for your immune system. That means you’ll get sick less and feel better consistently over the long term.
Since you will be applying onion juice to the scalp in your case, it will still absorb through the scalp, but you could always drink it if you want further benefits.
I’m not going to promise that it will be the tastiest thing in the world, but it will probably be one of the healthiest things you consume all day!
2. Fights inflammation
Inflammation is one of the worst things that can occur in the body. This is because it causes damage to hair cells, makes you more likely to become sick, and causes other negative adverse effects.
It’s also very difficult to escape inflammation, to begin with. Certain foods you eat and lifestyle choices result in the body becoming inflamed.
However, if you’re serious about using onion juice for hair regrowth then you must stick to it because it’s one of the greatest benefits of doing so.
3. Improves your mood
Onion is excellent at improving mood. Who would’ve thought?
This is because onion contains the mineral folate which stops homocysteine from being produced in excess.
This chemical prevents blood and nutrients from getting to the brain which obviously isn’t good for your focus or wellbeing. Most importantly, too much homocysteine makes it difficult for the brain to produce the feel-good neurotransmitter serotonin.
Does onion juice reverse male pattern baldness?
Okay, now for the question you’ve all been waiting for: can onion juice cure alopecia?
You’ll be very happy to hear that the answer is yes, but let science do the explaining…
A study from 2002 looked at onion juice as a way to treat alopecia areata which is a condition in which patches of the scalp become bald at one time.
Patients involved in the study were broken up into two groups. The first group consisted of 23 patients, both male and female, and given onion juice as a treatment. Their ages ranged from five to 42 years old which means that it’s a suitable treatment for children to adults. The second group was given control of treated tap water and consisted of 15 patients between three and 35 years old
The treatment was applied to the scalp twice per day for two months. Terminal coarse hairs started to regrow after two weeks of treatment with the crude onion juice. Four weeks in, 17 patients saw noticeable hair re-growth and the number of patients increased to 20 at six weeks.
This study and trial showed that onion juice for alopecia is indeed an effective treatment option.
How to apply onion juice to the scalp
Now that I’ve got you excited about the hair loss reversal potential of onion juice, let’s talk about how to safely and properly apply it.
Follow these steps to get the most out of your onion juice.
Step 1: Apply a teaspoon amount to the scalp
You don’t want to apply too much onion juice because you’ll get clumps of it in your hair and it makes it more difficult to absorb.
Instead, opt for roughly a teaspoon and move onto the next step.
Alternatively, you should consider mixing the onion juice with other good haircare ingredients like castor oil.
Step 2: Massage the juice
You don’t want the juice just sitting on the scalp which is why you need to massage it deeper. Take your fingers and rub the juice in circular motions until it’s no longer obvious that the juice is present.
You will still feel and smell the juice, but it only needs to sit in your hair for approximately 30 minutes.
Step 3: Wash it out
The last step is to wash the juice out of your hair. I also suggest using a moisturizing haircare product like a spray or leave-in conditioner afterward to ensure that your hair isn’t stripped of any natural oils.
Final thoughts on onion juice for reversing hair loss
Going for a natural treatment in terms of reversing hair loss is always a good option. This is because you get to skip all of the nasty side effects and expensive prices of more invasive treatments.
Onion juice for male pattern baldness is a proven treatment option you should start trying. Hair regrowth can be seen as little as two weeks into daily treatment as we saw with the study from 2002. Growth continues to compound the longer you use it, as well.
I recommend that you introduce other activities into your schedule like massaging and brushing the scalp for promoting further blood flow.
Eating an overall cleaner diet will also help you speed up how fast you regrow hair. This is because you’re giving the body and ultimately the scalp more nutrients work with.
It’s also the same reason that I suggest you exercise a few times per week. This will balance your hormones, improve your confidence, and get nutrients moving around to the scalp.
So, what are you waiting for? Go pick up some onion juice and you will see hairs grow back practically before your eyes 🙂