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Nourish your hair with onion juice

There are many natural remedies that are capable of nourishing our hair. One of the most popular remedies our grandmothers used was onion juice. Applying onion juice to your hair and scalp has several benefits:

  • It nourishes the follicles

  • Helps hair growth Slow hair growth

  • Reduces faded natural color and premature graying

  • Reduces hair loss and alopecia

  • Can abate dandruff due to its anti bactericidal effect.

  • Excessively oily or dry tresses

  • Damaged hair (after coloring process, perm)

Don’t expect positive results after first application. Onion juice works by delivering nutrients to the deeper layers of your scalp and this takes time. It will take 8 to 12 weeks of regular application before you begin to see noticeable changes in your hair. You will need patience and discipline.


Avoid using onion juice if you have intolerance to onions, if you have any scalp irritation or inflammation, or if your sensitivity increases. Before applying the juice first test it on a small area of your arm. If you feel a burning sensation or need to scratch then don’t use it.

How to Make Onion Juice

First, peel an onion and then wash and dry it. Next, blend, juice or finely grate the onion. I prefer blending and juicing, as they tend to produce fewer tears. Next, separate the juice from the pulp using cheesecloth. The onion juice will keep it in the fridge for 2-3 days.

How to Use Onion Juice

There is no need to wash your hair before applying the juice. Rub a teaspoon of juice onto your scalp making sure not to get any near your eyes. Cover your head with shower cap and leave on for 20-30. If you feel any irritation and itching immediately remove the shower cap and you're your head. Afterwards rinse your hair with cool or lukewarm water.

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