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.
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.
Originally posted 2013-10-16 15:00:44.