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Red Onion – Food for Your Hair and Scalp

I remember asking the lady who introduced me to the world of onion juice, "Can I use onion juice on my hair daily?" To be honest, I was desperate to do whatever I could to grow them back after losing chunks of it a while back.

Have you been so desperate to get your hair back to the way it was, or better? Have you tried every remedy and treatment you can think of? Have you gotten to a point where cutting off your hair was an option you considered?

If you answered yes to all those questions, then this is the answer you’ve been searching for. Red onion. Yes, Red onion. Red onions have numerous benefits for your hair like growth, hair loss control and lots more.

You are probably wondering how an onion – a common kitchen staple – can be used in hair and can in fact, be beneficial.

Red Onion Hair products/juice work magically when it comes to hair growth. It boosts the rate at which your hair grows. If you are looking for a sure-shot method to improve your hair growth, products with red onion can be your best buddy. Onions have been used for hundreds of years for both hair growth and graying. There are some nutrients and phytochemicals in onions that help provide boost your scalp and hair roots need. The catalase in onions help fight off greys (1), and the sulphur in it helps with your hair growth (2).

Throughout your process and journey of applying red onion hair products to your hair, patience is key. You can’t start your journey today and expect to reach your destination the next day. So, be patient and look forward to the day where you start seeing visible changes to your hair and scalp.

What are these benefits of Red Onion, you ask? Well, stick around and find out what they are and how to get the best out of these hair products/juice.

Benefits of Applying Onion Juice To Your Hair

1.Hair Growth:

Red onion has antimicrobial properties which prevent any sort of build-up on your scalp and promotes hair growth (3). Massage the juice or hair product into your scalp and get the best out of it.

2.Hair Fall control:

Most people have/have had this problem, and Red Onion is your answer. The antioxidant properties in Red onion produce enzymes that prevent hair thinning and hair fall over time (4).

3. No more dandruff:

Shampoo and conditioner can sometimes not be enough to cure your dandruff problems. Red Onion has antibacterial properties that help treat your scalp conditions/infections, and dandruff.

4. Better Hair Texture:

Well, Red Onion Oil promotes hair growth, and repairs damaged hair follicles that make your hair thicker.

5. No more split ends:

A hair trim/cut is usually the solution to split ends, but not anymore. Red Onion has Sulphur present that helps with split ends as well as softens your hair, making it voluminous (5).

6. Bald spot:

Hair Fall and hair damage results in hair loss overtime. Red Onion is your cure for that bald spot. 

DIY Onion juice for boosting hair growth

You’ll need:
- 2 medium-size onions
- Lemon (to get rid of smell + helps to make hair shiny)
- Grater/ Blender/ Juicer
- Cheesecloth or strainer

Step by step directions:
Step 1: Wash the onion thoroughly and peel off the outer layers.
Step 2: Chop the onion in half and grate them (use the finest side to grate the onion). Or you also can toss them in a blender and strain them using a cheesecloth.
Step 3: Place the pulp in a cheesecloth and squeeze to get as much juice as possible.
Step 4: Add the juice of one whole lemon into the onion juice to get rid of smell.
Step 5: Massage the juice into your hair, concentrating on the roots and the scalp.
Step 6: Keep it on for 30-45 minutes and wash with your regular shampoo.

If you would rather try out these Red Onion Hair Products that have been specifically crafted to meet your hair needs, then try out Lotus Botanicals' wide range of Red Onion Hair products.


Q. Can we apply onion directly on hair?

A: Onion as a whole? No. DIY Onion juice as shown above? Yes. Other Onion hair products? Yes.

Q. Can I use onion juice on hair daily?

A: Yes, you can. But avoid it if you have an allergic reaction to onion and ask your doctor for an alternative that provides the same hair benefits as onions do.

Q. How can I use onions for hair growth?

A: Follow the DIY steps above or simply order well crafted hair products from Lotus Botanicals.

Q. How long should you leave onion juice in your hair?

A: 30 minutes per application, before every wash.

Q. Can I apply onion oil daily?

A: As long as you’re not allergic to onions, then yes, you can. If you are, then ask your doctor for an alternative that provides the same hair benefits as onions do.

Q. Does rubbing onions help hair growth?

A: Onion as a whole, no. Onion juice or onion hair products, yes. Learn how to make a DIY Onion juice with the steps above.

Q. Can I leave onion juice on my hair overnight?

A: To get the best out of red onions, don’t leave in for too long in your hair. It is recommended not to keep it overnight. Leaving onion juice on hair for 30 minutes is enough.


Read More:

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How Red Onion Shampoo Is Best For Hair Growth & Hair Fall

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