4 Top Hair Benefits & Uses Of Onion Juice For Hair Regrowth, Baldness, Grey Hair & Hair Loss

Many of you must have heard of using onion juice for treating hair loss. It is an age old remedy that is backed by research now, I always feel very happy when I come across researches that prove our traditional remedies. Onion is rich in sulfur and it also the ingredient that gives onion it’s strong pungent smell. The type of sulfur found in onions is easily absorbed in the scalp and sulfur helps in the formation of keratin which in turn helps in hair regrowth. Here are some of the hair benefits of onion juice: 1. Onion Juice For Spot Baldness | Alopecia Areata: Using onion juice on scalp is a remedy that is very very popular in our village for treating alopecia areata or bald spots, we call it “Pulu Vettu | Poochi Vettu” in Tamil. Usually we use only small red onion juice for treating alopecia areata, the remedy gives amazing results very quickly, you can read the research that proves this traditional use here. I would suggest using the onion juice continuously for at least 6 to 8 weeks to see results. 2. Onion Juice For Grey Hair: Onion juice can be used for reversing premature greying of the hair very effectively. Oxidative stress is said to be one of the main reasons for causing premature greying. Onion juice when applied on the hair topically helps in the formation of catalase which in turn prevents oxidative stress very effectively. 3. Onion Juice For Scalp Infections: Onion juice has anti bacterial properties which helps treat all the scalp infections very very effectively 4. Onion Juice For Hair Growth: Applying onion juice on the scalp also improves the circulation in the scalp which in turn will help in hair growth. Though onion juice has these wonderful benefits when applied on the scalp, onion juice really stinks and like with every remedy some tolerate it well and some might find it very hard to apply on the scalp. For them I have given different ways to apply onion juice on the scalp below in the order of effectiveness, choose the method that you prefer….. 

 5 Effective Ways to Use Onion juice For Hair Growth, Baldness & Grey Hair:

1. Onion Juice For Hair Loss: 

To make onion juice for treating hair loss take small onions also called as shallots, remove the outer skin and grind to a paste in a blender without using water. Press the ground paste through a strainer to extract the juice.  Apply the juice all over the scalp using a hair dye brush…

2. Onion Poultice:

Onion poultice is also an effective way to
apply the raw juice on the scalp. To make the poutlice, pound raw onions
coarsely and take the pounded onions in a muslin cloth and tie it into a
bundle. If you press the bundle, the onion juice will come out. Apply
the onion juice by pressing the bundle all over the scalp…

3. Onion Hair Mask:

You can also grind the onion into a fine paste in a blender without adding water and apply as a hair mask.

4. Onion Juice & Coconut Oil Blend:

If using raw onion juice  alone is very hard, mix equal quantities of virgin coconut oil and apply on the scalp.

5. Onion Hair Oil:

If you don’t like to use raw onion juice on the scalp, you can fry finely pounded small onions in coconut oil and use the oil but it won’t be as effective as raw onion juice.



  1. Anonymous
    July 15, 2016 / 11:58 am

    Can I store it in the fridge and use it?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 25, 2016 / 2:47 pm

      I would suggest using fresh onion juice for best results…

  2. Anonymous
    July 16, 2016 / 5:35 am

    Thank you Ramyaji for sharing all the wonderful, traditional remedies.Hope to read many such remedies.

  3. Anime Geek
    July 16, 2016 / 6:05 am

    How long do we have to keep the onion juice on our scalp?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 25, 2016 / 2:52 pm

      I would suggest keeping the onion juice on the scalp for about 15 minutes….

  4. Anonymous
    July 17, 2016 / 12:44 pm

    Hai Ramya.. Your blog is very useful and interesting…I am spending all my days with this blog when i am free.My brother is 25 years old, his head is full of grey hair…could you pls suggest some remedy for this problem..regardsPriya

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 28, 2016 / 3:55 pm

      Hi Priya, I would suggest applying either the curry leaf oil or the bhringraj oil from the blog regularly…

    • Uma pathy
      December 7, 2016 / 5:15 am

      madam our daily use or weekly use for best results..

    • Uma pathy
      December 7, 2016 / 5:25 am

      madam our daily use or weekly use for best results..

  5. Anonymous
    July 19, 2016 / 5:52 am

    Ramyaji,Thank you for sharing traditional remedies. Hope to see more in the future..

  6. Nandinijamz
    July 20, 2016 / 1:19 pm

    Hi Ramya, please let me know the duration for which the juice has to be applied as also the frequency of the treatment. Thanks.

  7. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    August 5, 2016 / 3:59 pm

    You can apply onion juice on the scalp for about 20 to 30 minutes. To see visible results, this onion hair treatment has to be done at least for a few weeks regularly…

    • Unknown
      August 12, 2016 / 9:05 am

      Hi Ramya, Can this be used every alternate day or weekly once. Kindly advise, Thanks

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 18, 2016 / 5:22 pm

      I would suggest using this onion treatment everyday…

  8. Jamuna
    August 10, 2016 / 7:55 am

    im trying this…currently weekly twice…done for 2 weeks..waiting positively for the result 🙂

  9. Anonymous
    August 30, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    HiHow to get rid of the stinky smell of the onion after application.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 30, 2016 / 4:03 pm

      We have to endure the stinky smell when applying onion juice but after application if we have hair wash the smell usually goes away…

  10. Anonymous
    September 2, 2016 / 9:12 am

    HiCan u suggest any hair oil and shampoo to be used while using this ONION mask treatment.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 2, 2016 / 3:50 pm

      I would suggest using bhringraj oil from the blog and this homemade shampoo (watch the video for the recipe): shampoo

    • Anonymous
      October 19, 2016 / 11:43 am

      Hi ramya, thank you for the post. Now as we apply the onion juice everyday do we need to take head bath everyday because of that. Please reply.Thank you

  11. Jagpreet Singh
    October 24, 2016 / 3:59 am

    I hope its ok to apply this juice and leave it overnight and wash in morning? And just curious to know; why small onions?

  12. siva narayanan
    November 21, 2016 / 2:49 am

    Good one and very informative. Thank u Ramya.

  13. Namita
    February 13, 2017 / 6:30 am

    My 7 year old son has alopecia areata and my 13 year old son has alopecia totalis. Will onion juice help both of them? Is onion better than garlic? Also, you mentioned shallots. Are regular precut frozen big yellow onions fine as well to apply? THankyou for writing so wonderfully and also including the research links to support our ancient remedies. Namita

  14. Sampath Ravi
    September 13, 2017 / 9:57 am

    pappaya milk also used for this type of hair loss

  15. JeyZee
    February 11, 2018 / 12:48 am

    Hi Ramya,Is it ok to use onion juice in hair mask along with amla powder and coconut oil?

  16. Deepa
    April 18, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    Hi Ramya, How frequently we have to apply onion juice? Please reply

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      April 18, 2018 / 2:29 pm

      We can apply onion juice once daily Deepa…

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