Onion juice is a known home remedy for hair and scalp health, especially for hair loss. Onion juice can be found in almost all homemade hair masks to solve scalp problems. Here is a list of benefits of onion juice for scalp and hair. Onion juice is very effective for hair loss in some of the cases. It also restores hair lustre and shines. Onion juice also prevents premature greying of hair and solves dandruff.
Here’s a full list of the claimed benefits of onion juice for hair care:
- Alopecia treatment
- Inflamed, dry, or itchy scalp
- Hair loss
- Thinning hair
- Dry or brittle hair
- Prematurely greying hair
- Scalp infection
Onion juice is a natural remedy for many hair problems, so what makes it so effective? Here are the properties of onion juice.
Properties of onion juice.
The main component in the onion juice is sulphur. Nutritional element bodies need is sulphur. Amino acids contain sulphur. Protein such as keratin is sulphur-rich which is needed for hair growth. Onion juice provides extra sulphur when applied to the hair and scalp. This supports strong and thick hair and prevents hair loss and promotes hair growth. The sulfur from onions promotes collagen production. Collagen, in turn, helps the production of healthy skin cells and hair growth.
Onion also has antioxidant properties. Onion juice boosts the level of the antioxidant enzyme catalase in the scalp. This enzyme helps decompose hydrogen peroxide, optimizing the hair growth cycle.
Onion contains antibacterial properties. This helps in keeping the scalp healthy and infection-free. Thus promotes unhindered hair growth. This property helps control dandruff.
Onion juice stimulates blood circulation. Thus nourishing the hair follicles.
Onion juice for scalp diseases
Here is a list of scalp diseases that can be cured to a certain extent by onion juice. Onion juice remedy treats the scalp infections and soothes the scalp along with scalp nourishment and promotes hair growth.
Little white flakes on scalp signals dandruff. Annoying when the scalp flakes fall on a dark shirt. Dandruff is simply a buildup of shedding dead skin. Dandruff is not contagious and it is not dangerous, but it can be itchy and lead to hair loss.
Seborrheic dermatitis, also known as seborrheic eczema. This is a very common skin condition that causes redness, scaly patches, and dandruff. It most often affects the scalp. This condition in infants is called crib cap. The reason for seborrheic dermatitis is an overproduction of oil. An excess amount of oil in the skin might act as an irritant, causing the skin to become red and greasy.
This is a type of fungus that comes with oily scalps. It can sometimes grow abnormally, causing the skin to secrete more oil than usual. The increased production of oil can lead to seborrheic eczema.
Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicle. The bacteria staphylococcus cause this infection. It finds its way into the hair follicles from a nearby infection. Few people get folliculitis after taking a dip in a hot tub. This infection looks like small and pus-filled pimples on scalp.
This scalp condition can easily be misdiagnosed with psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis or lichen planus due to its similarity. However, in pityriasis amiantacea, the scales are attached to both the hair shaft and the scalp. Pityriasis amiantacea may be present with inflammatory conditions. It can occur along with atopic dermatitis or seborrhoeic dermatitis and sebaceous scales. Mild cases go away without treatment. In extreme cases, go for pityriasis amiantacea treatment.
Onion juice hair masks.
Listing 5 onion juice hair mask with different ingredients. On regular usage of these hair masks will help in curing scalp infections and also promote hair growth and prevent hair loss.
1. Coconut oil and Onion Juice
Coconut oil has amazing antibacterial properties. It is also an extremely penetrative oil which will help boost the onion juice’s ability to nourish your scalp.
- Onion Juice – 2 tbsp
- Coconut Oil – 2 tbsp
Combine all the ingredients until you get a smooth blend. Apply this onion and oil mixture onto your scalp and massage for a couple of minutes. Once your entire scalp is covered, leave the mixture on for about 30 minutes. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Use this weekly thrice to solve the dandruff problem.
2. Olive Oil and Onion Juice
Olive oil is another ingredient with excellent dandruff-fighting properties. It helps condition your hair and scalp, leaving them with a silky shine while the onion juice boosts hair growth.
- Onion Juice – 3 tbsp
- Olive Oil – 1 ½ tbsp
Mix the olive oil and onion juice until you get a well-combined mixture. Apply this mixture onto your scalp and gently massage your scalp in circular motions. Leave the oil on for about 2 hours. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
3. Ginger and onion juice
Ginger is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and has been widely used for the same in homoeopathy and in Chinese medicine. It also helps boost blood circulation while minimizing hair loss and improving hair quality.
- Ginger Juice – 1 tbsp
- Onion Juice – 1 tbsp
Combine the ginger and onion juice. Apply this mixture onto your scalp and gently massage your scalp in circular motions. Leave it for about half an hour. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
4. Lemon and Onion Juice
Lemons contain vitamin C which helps with the production of collagen. The juice also helps strengthen your hair follicles while warding off issues such as dandruff and other infections of the scalp. It balances the pH levels of your scalp, ensuring that there is unhindered hair growth.
- Onion Juice – 1 tbsp
- Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
Combine the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture. Apply this mixture onto your scalp and gently massage your scalp in circular motions. Leave it for about half an hour. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
5. Garlic and Onion Juice
Garlic is an abundant source of minerals such as calcium, sulfur, and zinc, all of which are essential for hair growth. In combination with onion juice, it helps improve the rate at which your hair is growing while also thickening your hair.
- Garlic Juice – 1 tsp
- Onion Juice – 1 tbsp
- Olive Oil – 1 tbsp
Mix the three ingredients until they are well combined. Apply this mixture onto your scalp and gently massage your scalp in circular motions. Leave it for about an hour. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
All these hair masks are effective when the scalp infections are mild to moderate. But when the infection is severe then we advise you to consult with a dermatologist. Nubello Aesthetics is one of the top hair clinics in Mumbai with 8+ years in the industry. With best dermatologists, trichologists, Nubello has delivered 10K+ happy clients. Visit Nubello Aesthetics and get a free consultation today on Scalp Diseases Treatment.
Do not use hair masks if you have cuts, burns, open wounds on the scalp.
Always test the mask on your hand before applying on the scalp.