The second group [control; tap-water-treated] consisted of 15 patients, 8 males (53.3%) and 7 females (46.6%). Their ages ranged between 3-35 years with a mean of 18.3 years.
The two groups were advised to apply the treatment twice daily for two months. Re-growth of terminal coarse hairs started after two weeks of treatment with crude onion juice.
At four weeks, hair re-growth was seen in 17 patients (73.9%), and, at six weeks, the hair re-growth was observed in 20 patients (86.9%) and was significantly higher among males (93.7%) compared to females (71.4%) P<0.0001.
In the tap-water treated-control group, hair re-growth was apparent in only 2 patients (13%) at 8 weeks of treatment with no sex difference.
The present study showed that the use of crude onion juice gave significantly higher results with regard to hair re-growth than did tap water (P<0.0001), and that it can be an effective topical therapy for patchy alopecia areata.
If you suffer from Alopecia and have ran out of options, it would seem a no brainer approach to try. Onion juice cheap and safe provided that you are not allergic.
So How Do You Make Onion Juice?
You can purchase onion juice online and not have to deal with the fuss of making it yourself, but I don’t have to tell you that fresh onion juice is way more potent than the preserved variety.
The easiest way to make fresh onion juice is with a high powered juicer*, you would basically peel the onion drop it down the tube doohickey and collect your juice.
If you do not have a juicer*, a blender* or food processor* will work just as well. Ensure that you cut your onion into chunks for ease of blending and strain the mixture once you are done.
The third and hardest way, depending on how you look at it, would be to grate the onion and again strain the mixture to separate the juice from the rest of the onion. Prepare for some serious tearing up if you pick this method.
Applying the Juice
Once you have extracted the juice, it is time for application! Prepare yourself, this will not smell like strawberries and peaches and crème. Onion as I’m sure you are aware has a strong scent so it can be downright daunting.
At this point you might get a bit hesitant, but do not back out just yet. Keep thinking waist length, waist length, waist length. Or if your goals are a bit more modest then think grow back, grow back, grow back. You get the picture.
Coat your hair and scalp with the onion with each chant making sure you take time to massage your scalp thoroughly with the juice while paying particular attention to the areas affected by alopecia.
Cover your head for maximum absorption and allow about an hour. During that hour try to stay away from your husband or boyfriend, they might not understand and no one wants a breakup story that involves onion juice.
From anecdotal reports, the onion juice mask should be applied every day or every other day for a month to stimulate the follicles enough to start hair sprouting new hair and thereafter, once a week for maintenance.
On the next page we show you ways to create hair masks using onion juice as a base.
Twa Rivers says
Sammie Time says
I used it for growth
Is it working for your hair! Also in what part of your hair did you apply the mixture?
Elizabeth Manuel says
Moonetta Genaro says
I’ve Done research and the answers is yes.
Onlygodlove Pinnock says
what do I shampoo the onion juice out with
Selwyn Salim says
something new I like this
Darnetia Bowe says
How do you use it
Sue Loomis says
Hi, started using onion juice on 10/18/13 and I found that my hair is stronger and I can see the curl pattern. Thank You so much for this info!
Karen Baker says
I have a juicer and plenty of onions, if this truly will promote and aide in growing some of my “thin spots”, I’m game. There are products that I have purchased that indicate to “grow” your edges back or thin hairlines etc., and I have found that they do not work. I have had success with castor oil and I will give this a try. Thanks for the article!
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Chanel Bridges says
Why not just eat a lot of onions..ppl who have a lot of onions in their diet usually have lots of hair n clear skin
Jolie Jade Kabwe says
It’s actually ginger juice, my daughter had alopecia 9years ago, she lost All of her head hair and ginger juice was the BEST thing we ever used!!