Onion Juice for Hair Growth and Reversing Grey

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Onion Juice for Hair Loss and Gray HairOnions are more than just a healthy vegetable. They have been shown to help increase hair growth and reverse grey hair when applied to the scalp.

Onion juice has been used for hundreds of years to treat thin and greying hair.

Onion juice helps by providing nourishment and circulation to the hair follicles.  It also kills germs, parasites, and is helpful in treating some fungi infections, all of which can aid in prevention of hair loss.

Onions are also high in sulfur, which helps in regenerating the hair follicles, and they are beneficial in decreasing inflammation.

A few weeks ago, a breakthrough cure for thin and grey hair was published and showed great results for the effectiveness of a topical compound called pseudocatalase (PC-KUS). The reason this topical cream was found effective was that it targeted the cause of grey and thinning hair. Research from Bradford University in the UK and several other universities have shown that grey and thinning hair is caused by a buildup of hydrogen peroxide and a decrease in the natural antioxidant, catalase. When a buildup of hydrogen peroxide occurs at the hair follicles, it causes oxidative stress resulting in greying and thinning hair.

Catalase can not only be found in the topical cream, but it can also be produced from the application of onion juice! Onion juice reacts similarly, as when it is applied, it increases the level of catalase on the skins surface, reducing the buildup of hydrogen peroxide.

Onion Juice for Hair Loss and Greying Hair

The results from the topical application of onion juice can be observed within just a few weeks.

One study from the Journal of Dermatology found that just after four weeks of using onion juice, 74% of individuals with alopecia areata experienced significant hair regrowth. Within six weeks of using onion juice, 84% of the individuals were reported to have hair regrowth.

How to Make Onion Juice

When I first started researching using onion juice for hair growth, I immediately did a search for where I could buy some. Even though you can buy it online, it is better to use the juice of a fresh onion as any juice you purchase is stored for months and the fresh juice will be more potent. It is best to make the juice in small amounts so it is does not have to be stored for a long period of time.

There are 3 Ways You Can Make Onion Juice:

1) Juicer- If you have a juicer, this is the easiest way to make onion juice. Just peel the onion, cut it in half and put it in the juicer. I decided to buy a juicer just for the purpose of juicing onions because it is the fastest and easiest way to get the most juice. You can get an inexpensive juicer and they work great, I bought this one because of the very low price and absolutely love it!

2) Blender/Food Processor- Peel the onion and cut it into about 4 sections, then put them into your blender or food processor and start blending. Lastly, strain the mixture so that only the juice is remaining.

3) Grater – Peel the onion and cut it in half. Grate both halves of the onion over a dish and then strain the mixture to get just the juice.

How to Use Onion Juice for Hair

For the first application of onion juice, you may want to test it on a small area (in case you may be allergic to it) or water down the mixture. Even though it’s natural, pure onion juice is strong.

Apply the onion juice daily to your scalp and lightly massage it in, this helps stimulate the hair follicles and allows for maximum absorption.

Leave the onion Juice on for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Eww! The smell is powerful, but the results may be worth it! To avoid smelling like onion all day, you can apply it at night and then wash it out before you go to bed.

If you’re allergic to onions or are looking for another option, another common remedy for thinning hair is ginseng.


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  1. faye says

    Very interesting! Thanks for posting.

    I’m curious, what causes the build up of hydrogen peroxide in the first place?

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      The build up in hydrogen peroxide is most attributed to the reduction in the antioxidant compound catalase.

      • Gayle says

        Do you know if the PC-KUS topical cream is available for purchase and if so, how I could obtain some.
        Thank you

      • jain says

        hiiii….i read some where about onion juice for hair treatment…but to daily make onion juice was too boring…so i boiled onion juice and garlic paste with coconut oil..till all the water gets evaporate….then i am applying this oil twice in a month….my hair loss problem is almost gone…..but is this process proper???….please do reply..

      • antonio says

        Hi im interested in the remedy but I have a question..how do I blend the onions so that I can get the juice out without turning it into a thick creamy paste thats almost impossible to strain.? If you or anybody can answer me n tell me what im possibly doin wrong I would apreciate it thank you..:)

        • Lori Klein says

          I just juice the onion and apply it as is. There ends up being some small pieces of onion in the mixture, it’s not a clear liquid, but it still works out great. I wash my hair after a few hours of applying it.

        • Anonymous says

          After getting thick paste just filter it with very thin tea strainer , you will get the pure juice and pulp will be left in the strainer.

        • Anonymous says

          Antonio, I have been asked about “This Process” and since I can not recommend what I have not experimented with…….. I Did.

          Use of Blender, yes it’s a process. Tuna Fish Can & Tuna Can Strainer does work….. Potato Ricer Also….. Just let the Blended Onion sit for a little (To Settle) makes it easier to “Press”. I also afterwards WILL Use The Not Onion Paste for cooking.

          Yes, I have finally Experimented with the Onion For Hair, I have not taken pictures however have seen new growth from recess area….. (applied ~ 3 times a week going on ~ 6 months) no difference in color but I don’t really have much Graying to begin …….. Yet LOL (Hopefully now with this “Ritual” wont for some time) LOL

          To Mention – Can ADD A Boost with Garlic Juice……. Haven’t done yet but 1 Day Onion, Next Day Garlic??? Or Combine 80% Onion/20% Garlic………… It’s mainly Boosting On “Allisin” (in both if you Chop and Let Sit for 10 mins before blending) and upping the “Catalase”

        • Terri says

          The easiest way to juice to onion 9if you don’t have a juice extractor) is to blend up half of an onion in a food processor or blender. Pour the processed onion into a coffee filter, set it in a strainer, and place it over a measuring cup (or cup large enuf to catch the drippings). Let it sit for a couple hours, and then pick up the filter full of minced onion, and wring the juice out by squeezing the filter in your hands. And you have a good 1/2 cup of fresh onion juice. Good luck. I’m trying it too. ~: )

      • Rajesh says

        Hi.. I tried this.. it made my hair soft and silky.. but the onion smell was lasting for 2 to 3 days..
        how to get rid of this?
        And tell me how often I can try this method to stop hair fall and regrowth.

        • Lori Klein says

          I wash my hair with shampoo (I use Castile soap with essential oils) and this usually takes out most of the onion smell.

          • anonymous says says

            I suffer with hair loss mainly in top area of hair, but want something that I can leave in my hair daily to help hair growth. I Like the sound of onion juice, but African Americans don’t wash their hair every day. What can I do?

      • sudha says

        hii i want to know should we apply oil before applying onion juice on scalp because i have a habit of applying oil before washing my hair , i have extreme hair fall at alarming rate please guide and should i apply juice daily or some times in a week.hope to hear soon

        • Lori Klein says

          I apply the onion juice directly. The participants in the study applied it directly to their scalp as well. I’m not sure if applying oil first may prevent absorption.

      • Anonymous says

        hey..will u help me out with my hair loss problem,i can mail u some pics of my scalp…i applied onion juice every alternate day for 3 months but no results..

  2. Alex says

    Wow interesting. I knew about the hair loss deal and started on it myself. Just didn’t know it also worked for gray and thin hair. Nice to keep up my motivation for continuing it. I do it when I don’t got uni or don’t forget it, meaning 3-4 days a week. I think it’s working but not sure, so far I’ve only done it 2.5 weeks.

    I got some questions since it seems you’ve tried it. Hope you don’t mind.

    1. Do you have the study for the gray thinning hair? I would be delighted to read it or just references that would lead me closer to the study article.

    2. When you apply onion juice scalp and leave it for 1 hour or more, doesn’t your hair become stiff? Mine does but when I rinse it later on with warm water (not hot) and it becomes fine again.

    3. When you apply onion juice on your scalp, don’t you lose hairs? I see them when I apply the juice on my scalp and when I dry my hair with towel later on.

    The best thing that has happened since I started applying onion juice is that my dandruff has disappeared or become a very small area on my head. That’s very great since I used to have hair fall which were stuck in the big dandruff flakes. So I recommend people with dandruff and not being able to kill it to try this out. You may find the smell bad so once a week should be fine. I tried oil in my hair but it made my skin too dry after shampooing it after bath but this works great. (No, I’m not selling anything, lol.)

    • Anonymous says

      Losing hair extra may not as bad as it seems.. These hairs may have been close to the end of their cycle and the topical may have just accelerated the process a little.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      Hi Alex,

      The study is linked at the bottom of the article. My hair does become stiff when I apply it as well, but after I rinse it out, it no longer is. When I apply it, I lightly massage it into my scalp. I haven’t noticed any hair loss when applying it. I have been using it for about a month now, and I have noticed a lot less hair loss.

      Thank you for bringing up that it helped with dandruff, glad to hear that it disappeared for you! That’s great!

      • Chathura says

        can adding cinnanmon be any harm to the paste i add cinnamon as it reduces the smell and u can keep the paste on your hair for any time you want

        • Lori Klein says

          I don’t think it would cause any problem adding it. Some add different ingredients to boost the benefits, like garlic etc.

    • Ashy says

      Hi, Can you tell me for how long do you have to apply onion juice on hair and scalp and withing how much of duration will the dandruff lessen?

  3. says

    Did this actually work to cure your grey hair? I’m very skeptical, and I’m a natural/green enthusiast! I’m skeptical because if this actually worked, everyone would’ve already known about it and would be trying it. But, if you say it’s actually worked for you, then I can believe it.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      I have been using it for about a month and it has made a great difference in reducing hair loss (I don’t have grey hair so I haven’t been able to test that out on myself). The link at the bottom of the post shows the study.

    • Wuluwulu says

      This is onion you are talking about. There will never be a big lineup for anything to do with raw onions, especially putting it on your hair.

    • Sandi says

      I used this for almost 3 weeks and I couldn’t take it anymore. My husband, my kids, people I worked out with were so disgusted by the smell. I was like a skunk and no one wanted to be near me. Somehow that dang onion smell got entrenched in my bathroom, on my pillows & sheets, in the walls, in my car. I stopped using it for a month and I still smelled like onions. And after all that, my hair is still gray. Don’t use it for grays unless you enjoy smelling like dirty garbage.

  4. says

    This is so interesting! When you say it “regenerates” hair follicles, is that true even if the follicle has already died, such as in male pattern baldness?

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      From the information in the study, it included preventing hair loss and increasing hair growth, for those with male pattern baldness.

      • santosh says

        Hi Lori,

        Can you post the link of the study that mentions that it can potentially cure male pattern baldness. I only see information on alopecia areata not male pattern baldness.

        Look forward to your response.

  5. says

    This is the first I’ve heard of onion juice being used as a natural remedy for hair thinning or grey hair. Wow!

    You mentioned a daily application. Is the daily application to be done forever or just for short periods of time, for instance, daily for a week each month, that sort of thing?

    I’m very interested in the answers to the questions the other commenters have left, too, so I’ll be revisiting this to see what you’ve found out. :)

    Thanks for the fascinating info. (I’m sharing this on Facebook.)

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      It is amazing and such a great natural and simple solution! The study involved using it twice daily for two months. After I started using it daily for a few weeks, it became time consuming, so I cut back to just a few times a week and have still seen great results! :)

  6. Merz says

    Do you think onion juice may also help with sebaceous cysts? I have about 1/2 dozen on my scalp varying in size.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      Interesting that you should ask that! I had someone in my family try it to increase hair growth, but they also told me it eliminated the pain and itching from a sebaceous cyst on their scalp.

      • Minhas_khan says

        i read you article please! Tell me about onion juice it’s possible for men hair loss control and how use it daily thanks.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      I have seen great results! I have been using it for several weeks now and have noticed less hair breakage and hair loss.

        • Sheila says

          I find it strange that I have asked for a pic from various people, (including Lori, the person who started this whole onion/hair rant in here).. claiming amazing results. But guess what? I have not received “ONE RESPONSE” via my email yet. No pics. No nothing. Not even in HERE. I’ve been asking for a before and after picture since October of last year. What’s up with this? What’s the deal?
          I know you have my email address Lori, because I have to include it, in order to make a comment in here.

          • Lori Klein says

            I don’t have any before and after pictures because they wouldn’t do it justice. I had hair thinning and my hair is noticeably thicker to myself, but I don’t feel it shows much of a difference in photos. Hopefully, someone else with more noticeable results will contact you since you left your email address for them.

  7. tricia says

    I have not tried this, but I once blended an onion in a high powered blender. My eyes burned SO bad. Probably most of the day, and possibly the next! So, be careful! It was even a small onion!

    And, I would think that if you had hydrogen peroxide on your scalp your hair would just get lighter, not grey. My hair is grey (some. not all). I wish it was just lighter.

  8. Gabriel Dimayuga says

    I am 32 years of age now, but I lost my hair when I turned 24. It was such an unfortunate thing for me to loose my hair. I have a head shape issue. Not too weird but somewhat, and the only thing I relied on to cover it was my long black shiny hair. Now I wear caps all of the time. it’s been hell for me. :( I have been living in a small surf town for four years that hasn’t got to see me without my hat off. I wish i could surf but that means i’d have to take my hat off and show the world my alenatic head. lol.. The funny thing is nobody mentions anything about it, but I have heard comments about it. I would’ve thought by now someone would be intrigued enough to ask me why I keep my damn hat on all of the time. I have been trying to find a solution to my problem but nothing has worked so far , and I sure don’t have the money for a hair surgery. It sucks when I am intimate with a female and she gets to find out my secret.. Although I’ve never been rejected for it.
    I just wish with all of the technology we have for destruction we also had some technology to restore what we loose sometimes, even if its something that some may consider insignificant. Anyway.. I doubt this onion thing will work but ill give it a try and keep you posted

      • raj says

        I have lost most of my hair, I am not worried about it because I have passed that stage. But my son who has started to loose a lot of hair and now you can even see his scalp through his hair almost all over his head and he is only 15 years old. He has been through a number of treatments through his dermatologist, but for one year now there has been no improvement. Would you suggest we stop all of this treatments and try the onion juice. Please let me have your honest opinion.

        • Lori Klein says

          Many have seen great improvements from using the onion juice, it may be a great option to to try. Check out the comments above to view others’ results.

        • Lori Klein says

          The onion juice goes bad pretty quickly, so I wouldn’t put it in shampoo, unless it was just enough for a few days to use. I keep my onion juice in the fridge and it stays good for about 4 days.

    • Zulfi says

      Gabriel,i hv the same story of 24 and now i m 30 and getting more baldness,do u got any relief from baldness,pls mail me your results,zulfiquar18@rediffmail.com.

    • peter says

      Hi there Gabriel. hope you get positive results from the onion juice. But mate, I think you also need to accept and be happy with who you are mate. Hair, no hair. youre still the same buddy. hope you realise that. Ive seen some horrendously disfigured people around the world. and they get on with it. hope you can see the beauty inside you mate. like you said. the women you’ve been with don’t reject you for your head…..so embrace it mate. good luck

      • NeewYawkahBroad says

        I can tell you right now that there WOULD be a line of of both men AND women if this really works! I’m just skeptical as to why it hasn’t caught on by now!

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      The study did not detail the type of onion juice used. I have been using yellow onions and have seen great results!

  9. Bartimaeus says

    So , i have just started seeing some hair fall , its in the initial stage but i want to put an end to it.I am gonna give this a try ..by the way green tea also has antioxidants ..would that work too ? Thanks.

  10. Jeeva says

    Hi everyone,

    I just wanted to share my experience here. I am 26 years old, I lost almost all my hairs in my top area. I got to know about this onion remedy and started using it for last one month, I must say here that it really works. Now I have hairs in all the places in my head, but all are very small and thin, But it gives me hope that I can get my hair back. I am taking the pictures and comparing it all the time. Its simply awesome.
    And another thing is, I am using garlic as well, as it comes from same onion family. Both works. But one thing to be very careful, never apply too much at a time, I applied too much paste one day and got burnings in head, so I stopped using for last one week. Thank god, I used coconut oil for the one week, which healed the scars caused by burn. Now planning to continue onion and garlic from next week.

    But, I must admit that it really works. If anybody wants to see before and after pictures, please let me know, as there is no way to attach here.


  11. mia says

    I am very keen to try this as I have a lot of grey hair and I am only 27. Someone mentioned a paste – does anyone know how to make it? Thanks

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      The article didn’t specify but that’s what I used and sometimes yellow onion too.

      • j carter says

        Hi, great article. I useful s yellow onion on my scalp; I put a plastic cap on and tied my head and slept. My scalp is itching so bad . I feel like it is on fire. Can you direct me on getting some relief ?

  12. says

    Hi.. I m only 21 yrs old and i lost almost 50% hair, i used to have long hairs. After reading this article i have started using onion, i hope it will work.

  13. pria says


    M just 22 yrs old n 50% of my hair has turned grey. I used to color my hair but its a tedious job as I have to do it every fortnight. I ve started using onion juice for the past 1 week. Can u tell me wats the probable duration I need to apply to see the result? Shud I use shampoo to cleanse after application? ? Can I mis onion juice wit oil n apply to reduce the stiffness??


    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      I believe the article mentioned that they saw results in about 4 weeks, I linked to the study under my sources. I use shampoo after to get rid of the smell. It could probably be mixed with oil, but I haven’t tried it yet.

    • Anonymous says

      Hi priya . M 28 years old. And have almost 50% gray hair. M suffering with it from 6-7 years . Plz share ur experience with me. Did u feel any change in ur gray hair problem. Ur reply is very much important for me. Plz reply as soon as possible.

  14. Sheila says

    I wonder how it would work for eyelashes. I imagine it would burn like crazy! would it cause harm to the eyes? a person would have to keep their eyes closed the whole time. any opinions?

    • Anna says

      Hi I’d like to see your before and after pictures while you are using your garlic and onion treatment. How do you prepare them and apply them? Please include too.

  15. Bald Rocker says

    I have tried massaging my sclap for a couple of days now and I just could not wait for 4 weeks to pass by.
    But the smell is awful and the bathroom smell bad like stinky socks.
    Well, there always a price to pay for being too vain.

  16. Jerry says

    Is regrowing hairs will starts as small thin n then developed as thick n healthy after get result from onion treatment?

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      I noticed less hair breakage and thinning after using the onion juice for a couple of weeks.

      • Anonymous says

        hi Lori.
        I am applying the juice for about 3 weeks.. I am seeing a great differences. I apply the juice at night and wash it in next morning. I keep it whole night everyday.. does it harm on my hair any how ? please reply me. Thank you so much .

        • Lori Klein says

          Hi, glad to hear you’ve seen an improvement. I think those in the study kept it on and didn’t wash it out over night. I like to wash it out after a few hours just because the smell usually starts to get to me lol.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      In the study they did it twice a day, but I have seen good results just doing it once a day and skipping a day or two when I forget to do it.

  17. dovly says

    I have used this onion treatment, but without consistency. MY hair is thinning around the hairline and at the top or crown of my head. I AM GOING to try it twice a week this time. Thanks for the encouragement. I will keep you posted. Also I am tempted to try the walnut powder. I have a lot of grey ;do you think it will work for me?

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      Hope it works for you! I have heard mixed results about walnut powder cover greys, but it may be worth a try. You can read through the comments on my blog post to see some of their results.

  18. Sam says

    Its really nice and the result after applying it every day for 2 weeks is eye-catching, and for me it workd as an alternative for some chemicals to maintain healthy hairs.

  19. Parham says


    I started using it two weeks ago and it really eradicated the whole feeling of scratching and itching on my scalp.
    My scalp is now much calmer and I have no urge to scratch my hair at all.
    As for the hair, i feel its quite shiny and fluffy.
    I can not comment on gray hair changing to natural colour after such short period of time
    I used Alpecin for almost a year to cool down my scalp, energize and strengthen the hair and get rid of the itching feeling but it was not anywhere near the effect of onion juice.
    I strongly recommend it to everyone.
    The only draw back is the very strong odor .
    Last night my wife asked me very politely to sleep on the couch !!??

      • says

        hai am john am feel very happy to say that am 28….am reset my age by using onion +garlic daily in night time…..after 2 months i got new hair in my damaged spot…..

        • Anonymous:) says

          i’m glad to hear abt ur result. Can u tell me how u made onion plus garlic paste?did u apply it daily & for how long? will b waiting for ur reply.

  20. tot says

    i agree with parham.. I used onion on scalp for about 6 months daily..i got rid of the itch on the scalp, hair loss also reduced greatly and they became thicker as well..that said i went for a hair cut one fine day and the moment the guy applied water on my hair the smell killed everyone in the room.. Being embarassed would be an understatement..i gradually stopped using the juice on scalp, and here m now with accelerated hair fall and a lot of itch..i plan to start applying it again.. I read somewhere that apple cider vinegar makes the smell go i hope it does..

  21. Alfonso says

    I’ve recently shaved my head after not cutting it at all for about two years. I noticed that I lost a lot of hair when brushing and showering, but that was pretty much common as in a prior time I let my hair grow long.
    Now, closing in to my mid-forties, I’ve started to get “worried” and not (or something like that) after shaving and, it may be in my mind, I’ve felt that there’s space between hairs, because I think I see more light reflecting from the top front of my head. I don’t have that round spot at all at the top like many men get or friars shave of, but the front part sure seems to reflect a bit more light than I remember from the last time.
    I’ve asked my parents and friends to tell me if I’m losing my hair and 99% say no, the other !% say maybe, that they can’t remember me with such short hair (now looks like a buzz cut). I want to believe that it may be the way the light shines and that because my wavy hair is stricken by cowlicks the light may not stop and go straight to my scalp.
    My hair has stopped falling after cutting/shaving it. Maybe the weight was too much for my scalp to stand.
    Anyways… that’s the story as best as I can explain it and hopefully you can help me out figure out how to reverse my apparent hair loss.
    Best wishes and hope to hear from you.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      The smell is powerful, but it’s really not the bad and it only smells for the 1 hour you have it on.

  22. Vanny says

    Hi can i know in a week how many days i must apply it ??and every time when i apply it after one hour i must wash my hair??

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      In the study the participants used it daily. I started out using it daily, but then decreased it to only a few times per week or sometimes 1 time per week and still saw great results. I wash it out after because it eliminates the smell and my hair became stiff when it’s in.

  23. Scott says

    Ive been using 90% onion / 10% garlic mix , blendered with a little water – to avoid having to make it daily , i freeze it , and when i need a little , defrost a small portion , its quick and easy , less hassel . Since using it for about 3 weeks , not every day , about 3 x a week , ive noticed my hair feels thicker / fuller , looks healthier , feels healthier , its still early days so we will see how it goes , but loving this stuff , its a great alternative to using normal shampoos , my hair has honestly never looked and felt so good . I do use normal shampoo about 2-3x a week , just to cleanse the hair , which i think is importnant and helps with the onion smell as well .. but i think to much is been made aboout the smell , if you get into a routine , its quick , and the smell is actually not that bad , the feel that the onion garlic mix is giving me is super , so thanks Lori and to everyone who has commented , so far its been life changing for me ..

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      I wash it after about an hour to get rid of the smell and my hair becomes stiff from the onion too.

  24. Aaron says

    Hi. I’m 20 yrs, and i do have a problem on my hairline and have a issue on hair loss and dundruff. I do some research about the onion juice remedy for hair growth, I was amazed by the post. and i decided to give it a try. july 8,2013 when i started using it, the 1st week that i had used it my dunduff had gone. by the way i used it in the evening before i go to bed and leave the juice till the morning, i used it everyday.. just 1 week after applying the juice i noticed that my hair had grow healthier. and now for more than 3 weeks of applying the juice, the results is staggering i got my hair back on my balding hairline. and now july 30, 2013 is i got almost 75% regrwoth from my hairline..
    by the way im from Philippines i recomend to use the red onions..

  25. Moravia says

    “Leave the onion Juice on for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. ”
    What side effects should I expect if I leave it on for 8 hours (sleep time)?

    Thank you very much.

    • Aaron says

      The only side effect that your hair and bedroom would smell like shit, but to tell the result would be great if you apply the juice for 7-8 hours..

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      I would start out using it for a shorter time first to make sure don’t have a reaction or are allergic to it. It is quite powerful. I like to wash it off after an hour to get rid of the smell and it also makes my hair very stiff.

  26. Neelam says

    It seems life changing experience if I get my hair back,I am definitely going to try this.Suffering from severe hair fall.I’ll start it from tomorrow,that is August 3rd,starting it with green tea,soaked almond,flex seeds,walnut and dates.I’ll keep posting here. Losing hair is so tragic,may god help me

  27. Helen says

    I tried the onion juice once 5 weeks ago, as I have grey hair that has started to thin. I found afterwards that every time I perspired all I could smell was onions. This odour lasted for 4 weeks, even with shampooing vigorously. Any solutions to this would be appreciated.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      After I washed my hair, sometimes I still felt like I smelled of onion. You could try watering down the mixture to see if that helps.

  28. Neelam says

    It worked wonderfully,within only five days my hair stopped falling :) stated on August 4 and by August 9, I observed the great result.I use a small bottle with nozzle to squeeze juice on scalp and then pat the scalp.I am continuing it for two months.All the best guys,stop worrying and start this therapy.

    • says

      Hi Neelam
      Plz can you send me the enforce and after pics if you have or just advise me personally about the results. Any advise would be appreciated
      Thanks a lot

      • Neelam says

        Hello Sandeep,

        I don’t have pics to compare as its only twenty days so far,but my hair stopped falling in just a week after using this therapy,magically.I want to continue for two months as I’ve read that people have got new hair growth if used for two months, daily.
        I think main reasons behind hair fall are stress,illness,no healthy diet,no hair care,rigorous hair treatment,harsh shampoos,exposure to sun light, hard water,these things damage our hair.So keeping these reasons in mind if we care of ourselves,we can combat hair fall.
        And I guess onion juice will stop hair fall once but if we don’t care other things then it may occur again.
        So my suggestion to you is that you should also try onion juice without delay with a belief that it will help and forget all the stress,at least of hair fall,put on cap when in sun,take proper diet.And yes,I have sacrificed all fancy shampoos and conditioners that promise to stop hair fall and have switched to herbal shampoo and later a leave on serum.
        While making onion juice I add coriander leaves and soaked and then boiled green tea leaves with its brown liquid,few drops of lemon juice.But initially only raw onion juice helped me a lot.You can try with onions only.

        Hope my experience help you little.

        Thanks and regards,

  29. yuvi says

    i m starting from 15 aug 2013 my age is 22 i lose my 40% of hair i tried all medicine therpy escape this one i hope it will work and i regrow my hair…….

  30. Khan says

    Hey Guys i have read all the comments and fell better about that . iam 20 years old My hair also falls out alot when i dryed it and take bath it comes alot from my head . So Now i have cut my hair very short because of hair fall and one think more i have pimpals on the back side of my hair . Is it the reason of my hair fall Lori or its Not ?? And what should I DO plzz tell me I will be very great full To you guys

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      I have seen great results from using the onion juice myself. The study showed promising results too. Hope you find something that works for you!

  31. VS says

    Yes friends…IT WORKS!…I have been using it since last 1 year every alternate day for an hour and I have experienced hair growth and still more growing from where I had lost it. Just don’t doubt this remedy it works and works wonders…:)

    • sara says

      o gosh i have been using it since 1 month my hair fall has stopped but now m up to regrow hairs as i can see through my scalpe :( thanks for giving us a hope

    • yathish says

      Nice to hear that from u. I am 28 yr old guy suffering from same problem. Kindly msg me on whatsup to my number 9483420487 want to discuss ur successful story. I’m greatly pleased if u share or experience with me

    • Mohamed Zubair says

      Hi VS ,

      Can you explain me how did you apply it, as i too have hair problem which includes problems like hair loss,baldness in M shape.Can I apply (or) rub garlic cloves (or) Oninon juice on these places, Where I have a baldness which is in M shape.As I am rubbing garlic cloves on the places can i continue with this or shall i start to apply onion juice.Please let me know.

      Can you share your mobile number to my mail id its zubairszone@gmail.com please


  32. Ash says


    I have just started to use the onion Juice. but My hair is falling as soon as I put onion juice.is it natural?. I am using the red onion juice? is that ok? or I have to change to white onion…

    please advise and also how often should I use?????

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      In the study participants used it 2 times a day for 6 weeks. I started out using it daily and then cut back to once a week and still saw good results. It is quite powerful so some may want to start out diluting it. I used white onion but I don’t believe the study mentioned which type they used. Both types of onions have pretty similar amounts of antioxidants.

  33. Divina says

    Lori dear,

    I have the onion juice for a a week. It strengthened the hair root I guess, the loss hair is reducing significantly after 3 days of usage. Is 6 weeks is enough for the therapy? Can I stop using it afterward at all? Because I can not stand the smell, I apply it daily at night and wash it 3 times to clean the smell. It’s seems the onion aroma is everywhere of my body and I need to change my pillow cover daily.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      That is great you have already seen results! Thank you for taking the time to share your results. In the study it mentioned they did use it daily for 6 weeks. The smell is powerful! I’m not sure how often it would need to be used to keep up with the results. I have been trying to do it at least every few weeks now and am still seeing results.

  34. Mark says

    Aubrey has a men’s shampoo with Ginseng and Biotin, it may do will with the onion treatment.

    Aubrey deodorant is a stable in my cabinet . . . .all natural and smells manly, on “skate-board punk”

    Nice product line.

  35. says

    did, it work for white hair problem too. I had lots of white and keep on turning my lots of black hair white day by day. So, i am waiting for you people opinion lori that it will work for my white problem to turn them black again.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      The study only mentioned reversing grey and increasing hair growth; however, I believe the causes of grey and white hair both have the factor of a buildup of catalase. Hopefully someone will be able to comment with their results.

      • Bob Greene says

        In your August 21, 2013, reply to “Bharat” (who said, “did, it work for white hair problem too. I had lots of white and keep on turning my lots of black hair white day by day. So, i am waiting for you people opinion lori that it will work for my white problem to turn them black again”), you said, “The study only mentioned reversing grey and increasing hair growth; however, I believe the causes of grey and white hair both have the factor of a buildup of catalase…”

        This statement may have confused readers who read the study and concluded buildup in the hair follicles of hydrogen peroxide is the cause of reduced hair growth and greying. In fact, since catalase reduces H2O2, it is a chemical antagonist of peroxide. Did you mean H2O2, when you referred to a “buildup of catalase”?

  36. says

    did onion juice work for turning white hair to blac hair. I am looking for sooner response from your side lori, waiting to find solution for this problem from longtime.
    Hope, you will answer my query soon

    • Bob Greene says

      The original news flurry about catalase as a means to restore hair color in victims of the disease Virtiligo is what drew the attention of many to the time-honored use of onion juice, which also contains catalase. In fact, the use of onion catalase for falling hair and greying is almost the entire focus of Lori’s blog and reader response on the subject.

      However, since onion catalase has an odor problem, its effect can be duplicated without odor by application of synthetic catalase, or PC(KUS). This substance can be purchased in powder form, mixed with water, combed through the hair and allowed to remain all day without a significant odor, according to one who has used it. Although the chemical activity of synthetic catalase depends to some extent on exposure to ultraviolet radiation (sunshine), there are reports PC(KUS) works without sunshine, but to a lesser degree.

      Therapeutic use of catalase appears based on the reduction of peroxide in and around the hair follicle. According to one theory, peroxide reduction or removal permits melanocytes actually to migrate back into the hair follicle, restoring color. By the same principle, peroxide reduction may allow resumption of hair follicle activity, even in “dead” follicles in balding areas.

      However, people with a diagnosed case of Virtiligo should consult a dermatologist, since the disease is more complex than an overaccumulation of peroxides. Although the news about use of catalase to “cure” Virtiligo is a sign of progress in medical research, the disease is also linked to endocrine disorders and autoimmune disease. Such conditions include hyperthyroidism and adrenocortical insufficiency. Since hormones are not something to experiment with casually, a licensed medical practicioner is always the starting point.

      For most catalase users, the question is how to refine use of catalase, maximizing removal of peroxides and promoting healthy hair follicles and regrowth of natural hair color.

  37. raj says

    in the source link i could not see that it helps grey hair.
    any one have seen the difference ( for grey hair problem ) from this treatment .
    pls reply

  38. m7amad says

    Hi guys I used onions and within a week it benefited greatly about ten days after he returned my hair falling out why Xu
    Is it possible, because I use it every day
    Help me please

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      The study involved using it every day, 2 times a day for 6 weeks. The onion juice is quite powerful and I reduced the amount of times I was using it to about once a week and still saw good results. I hope others will comment and share their results.

      • VS says

        I am using it from last 2 years 3 times a week and i have experienced hair growth. It works. It takes time but it surely helps.

        • m7amad says

          Thank youth but if Thsst my scalp of onion juice What should I do Am I the reduction of use or discontinue certain period of time and thank you

          • m7amad says

            Thank you young people, but if my scalp Sense of onion juice What should I do Am I the reduction of use or discontinue certain period of time and thank you

  39. Kel says

    Onion juice definitely works. I see results within 2 weeks. I want to try and use it continuously for 2-3 months and see. I only have a hair loss problem around my hairline (front).

  40. bbt1974 says

    I have serious psoriasis of the TOTAL scalp – scalp only – and causing hair loss. Any idea how onion juice might affect me? Do you know of other natural remedies for my situation?

  41. yamini says

    i apply onion juice once in a week…my hair is growing but at the same time i even have hair fall !! for the first time when i applied there was no hair fall..but gradually my hair started falling can i know the reason for my hair fall!!

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      I noticed an improvement after a few weeks, I didn’t notice it worsening at any point. I hope others can share their results.

    • TE says

      Make sure you are not anaemic (not enough red blood cells), not defficient in folic acid and B12! Those can also cause hair falling out.

  42. sandeep says

    i m 23 yrs and my hairs r going grey.plz,plz lori tell me how i can get rid of this.?plz, pay ur prsnl attention towards it.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      You can check out the study for more information linked under my sources. The comments from others are also helpful to see their results.

  43. R.V. George says


    I’m 41. I first heard about using onion to treat alopecia in 2005. I never really had the gut to use it for obvious reasons. But now since my hair is not only falling out it is also noticeably thinning. Anyway I started using onion juice on July 6, 2013 every day twice a day with the exception of a few days and every now and then I would come to this web site to look for any positive results. I’ve taken quite a lot of pics and I analyse them. Sometimes I feel like I can see some differences most of the time I don’t. I was very excited and hopeful when I first started, especially after reading some of the comments ppl have written on this web site. Seeing results after two weeks or six weeks and so on. As for me I think I may have good results it may not be very noticeable, nonetheless I have some pics that I can share with you all should any of you be interested.

    I look forward to sharing my pics and getting feedback if possible.


  44. Arun says

    I am 17year old male.!! From past 3months i’ve been suffering from hairloss and graying of hair…at present i’ve 15 grey hair or more.!! And i can see the baldness in mirror..!! Im lot worried about it.!! Can you help me out with this problem?!! And 1 more question…will shaving head completely reduces hairfall and graying of hair.???
    Help me.!! Please

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      Hi Arun, I’ve seen good results using the onion juice, you can read through the comments to find out about other readers results.

      • satendra says

        i have lose my 30 % hair , i afraid to see the mirror any one say about onion for hair growth if any one see result frome this

    • R.V. George says says

      I’ve been mixing onion and garlic for the last couple weeks which is a month a half from the time I started using pure onion juice. I don’t know how much of a difference it’ll make, but, we’ll see in the next couple of weeks.

  45. Charles says

    Bloody.. technology has grown up so fast and people are yet to find a remedy for natural hair growth..real strange it is…wen u see ur old pics with lots of hairs and after 5 or 6 years ur turn bald and tats the really tragedy…hair is the index of our face..I started using the onion juice from yesterday..let me see..how it works??..will post here the happenings.

  46. Neo says

    I have just started using a mixture of onion and garlic juice on the 14 Sept 2013. I really hope it will work. I have terrible traction alopecia and this is my last attempt. If my hair doesn’t grow in 3 months, i’m cutting it all off.

  47. Bhawna says

    Hi Lori,

    I am facing lots of health related issues and hair thinning and hair all is one of them. My dermatologist checked my hairline and said it is female pattern baldness or hair entered sleep phase. No tests were done and I was prescribed hormones medication n minidoxil/ rogaine. Which I couldn’t take that time. My hair stated loosing since 2008 and now in 2013 my scalp is very weel visible. I need to cover it with my thin strands. I m having those hair cysts also so it is very embarrassing. From today I have started this Onion regimen. And will keep on posting about its effects. This blog is awesome.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      The onion juice is treating the scalp more so than the ends of your hair. So it should work, regardless of it being damaged or not.

  48. fred says

    Hmmm Hydrogen peroxide, how many bald women are there, who dont use it? not many. Not many men use Bleeching agents either – YET they go bald, so, what causes men to go bald apart from too much Dihydrotestosterone (commonly abbreviated to DHT). Onions might help but Im sure more men would be rubbing their heads with onions if it truly worked…Anyway Im gonna try it :-)

    • Bob says

      Onion juice works for most people, rest assured. Your only issue is dealing with the odor, and devising a convenient, effective method of application.

      The NIH study Lori quotes used onion juice– that is, “natural” catalase, not a synthetic form, like PC(KUS). The Virtiligo therapy in the news used synthetic catalase, not onion juice.

      This brings to mind the question, is catalase or some other substance in onion juice the source of its desirable results with hair loss? The Virtiligo study with synthetic catalase addressed hair color, not hair loss, and there was no mention of hair loss in the study.

      The ultimate question– will use of only catalase, not onion juice, produce the same or better results with hair loss?

  49. Glen says

    I would also recommend lying on a slant board twice a day, for around 20-30 mins at a time. This improves blood circulation to the head. Google slant boards, most talk about it helping hair growth plus many other benefits.

  50. Aliya says

    I’m 20 years old and suffering from the problem of baldness since when i was 16 or 17years old and now my hair are almost gone from everywhere i have tried all the remedies sometimes i feel like crying :( when I tie it in a ponytail you can see my scalp very clearly from the top of my head, my scalp is pretty visible and being a girl this is really depressing when all your friends have wonderful hair.And i guess i have already tried onion juice some years back but then i got so many pimples on my scalp :( now tell me what can i do.. I’ve been pretty desperate for answers.

    • Mun says

      I feel for you, Aliya. It’s really sad not having the hair we would like to have.
      Have you ever consulted a dermatologist?

    • Kimmie-Sue says

      Hi Ailya, have you seen your doctor? also, when you used the onion juice did you keep your scalp clean? I don’t understand how Onion juice caused you pimples when it is full of sulfur and sulfur is supposed to be good for all types of skin ailments especially acne/pimples.

      Have you thought about wearing wigs? I am suggesting wigs so you can stop manipulating your hair. sometimes too much manipulation can cause stress on the hair strands and in turn cause more breakage. pony tails can do a lot of harm to our hair.

      I wanted to share what i’ve been doing. I am Trinidadian of East Indian and African descent. All my life i have had short hair while my siblings all had long hair.

      I think i am taking after my East Indian father he is BALDING while my siblings are taking after my mother who at the age 78 is still with long beautiful hair!

      to make matters worse when i was a teen; my brother and I got into a fight and he snatched a big chunk of my hair out from my edges. this was over 20 years ago and i tried everything under the sun even rogaine and nothing NOTHING grew those edges back.

      It was only until i tried onion juice and garlic oil did i start to see little hairs sprouting from my scalp.

      i use it faithfully every night on the weekdays and twice a day on the weekends. after applying i put a plastic cap , and then a hair scarf to keep it in place and go to bed.

      in the mornings, i rinse my scalp.

      i would use it twice everyday but i don’t want to go to work smelling like garlic oil and onion juice.

      if anyone is interested in how i make my garlic oil here is what i do.

      i get fresh garlic maybe like 30 cloves and olive oil.
      i put everything in a crock pot and let it cook for anywhere between 4-6 hrs. you will see that the garlic has turned dark brown almost burnt looking.

      i strain the oil and place it in a dark bottle. Sometimes i leave a few pieces of garlic in the oil and then i place it in the refrigerator. I also add a few drops of tea tree oil to keep it from going rancid or whatever. I am very paranoid!!

      I’ve also incorporated aloe vera gel and rosemary oil into my mixture.

      i bought a spray bottle and added
      garlic oil
      rosemary oil
      Lily Of The Desert aloe vera gel
      onion juice

      shake it up and just spray my scalp then put on my plastic cap.

      I leave my spray bottle in the fridge too. I don’t want to take any chances with it possibly going bad.

      (HHG) Happy Hair Growing!

      • Kimmie-Sue says

        Also another thing i meant to add. our ends are the oldest part of our hair so we MUST PROTECT THEM and try to keep them moisturized.

      • ahsan says

        I wish to know your progress…
        kindly keep updated of your status…
        To apply it as regular, non-smelly oil would be very helpful….
        can anyone suggest–how to kill the smell & apply it like regular oil?

        • Kimmie-Sue says

          Hello, my edges are growing in nicely. Have you tried adding pure essential oils , like lavender , peppermint or rosemary ? All 3 are good for stimulating hair growth. Why don’t you get an applicator bottle add some olive oil or aloe vera juice/gel with the essential oils that i mentioned with your onion juice. That way the applicator will direct the mixture directly onto your scalp and you can just massage it in.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      Hi Aliya, sorry to hear the onion juice did not work for you. When I first started using it full strength, I broke out in a rash. Then, I diluted the mixture with water and was able to keep using it. For some, it may be more tolerable if used diluted.

  51. Neo says

    I’ve been using the onion juice daily on my scalp for 10 days now. Ofcause its too early to see the difference in hair growth, but is my scalp supposed to be so sensitive. If i even touch it if feels like i need to put ice on it, and this is long after i’ve washed. It also itches like crazy. Is this normal?

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      When I applied the onion juice full strength, it also caused my scalp to be itchy. So I diluted the mixture with some water. But, you may want to check if you’re allergic to it.

  52. says

    This really helps me. According to the experts on average, we lose fifty to a hundred hairs a day, which is said that’s a normal cycle. One thing that could scare me is that hair loss may be a sign of a more serious medical condition that needs an evaluation by a dermatologist and possible treatment.

  53. says

    i m using onion juice regular from six months but nw i also face hair fall daily….. i m appying onion juice over night and in morning i only wash with water not shampoo… tell me is i m right

    • Kimmie-Sue says

      Hello, are you putting the juice on your hair or scalp? If applying the juice to your hair, the hair will sometimes become stiff and hard and if you COMB your hair in that condition your hair will probably break.

      I don’t know if this is the case with you but if you aren’t doing so try applying the juice directly on your scalp and NOT the hair.

    • Kimmie-Sue says

      Hello friend,

      guess what i experienced this weekend? excessive shedding. Normally i try to put the onion juice directly on my scalp but last week i went trigger happy and sprayed it all over my hair! So when i went to wash my hair this weekend to my horror hair was everywhere. I gained length but the shedding seemed abnormal and SCARY.

      i came across this comment on a hair forum

      “Do you apply the topical sulfur to the hair shaft or to the scalp? If you apply sulfur to the hair shaft it can really dry it out, so that is to be avoided. Keep in mind that sulfur is what dries pimples out in some over the counter medications, so imagine what it could do to the hair shaft…”

      so, considering that onions are sulfur. I am thinking that i did sulfur overload and that too much of it will cause breakage!!! ugh!!!!!!

      I don’t know if this is the cause of my shedding or your hair lost but it’s something to think about.

    • Bob Greene says

      If you have significant hair loss, you may benefit from a doctor’s (dermatologist’s) close examination of your scalp and other vital signs. Only a doctor can test to help identify what may be wrong.

      Hair is an acutely sensitive indicator of chemicals, radiation, hormones and a variety of other factors. Because of that sensitivity, your hair can be analyzed for your general nutritional status, so any deficiencies are usually revealed.

  54. Annoymous says

    Hey all, I am now trying this as I’m very thin on top, apart from going for a surgical hairtransplant, maybe this will help also keep what Ive got. I’ve researched surgeons and the best so far in Europe that i have discovered are Dr Hakan Doganay and the Farjo team in UK. I’ve already had some hair procedure transplants 18 years ago, but new techniques are much better for us balding men, in fact even some women are having procedures these days with the ultra fine FUE technique and with a high quality surgeon results can be excellent. Nothing replaces, what we had when young, but some of us MEN lose hair and also have to cope with it.

    I’m using onion and honey currently for 30mins ad ay minimum and then washing my hair with same onion and honey mix, then I rinse with a natural shampoo, its only been 2 weeks but there could be potential in this so I will try it for 6 months and see.

  55. Mun says

    I gave up using onion juice on my hair every day because of the onion dandruff… I used to apply it leave it overnight and then wash my hair in the morning in the shower before I go to work. Main reason why I gave up using it daily it’s because of the onion dandruff it gets on my hair even if I wash it thorougly. The smell is unpleasant but nothing I can’t bear and I have no boyfriend. It’s those tiny onion particles that are truly a no-no.
    After using it for 2 months I have noticed that a lot of my hair fell off initially but now I see some new hairs but nothing really significant. But it surely fights grey hair, that is a resounding yes in my case. I will keep it using every now and then… specially at weekends because I don’t go out. And if you have dandruff… onion juice will take care of it and fast. Your hair or what’s left of it will shine =)
    Genetics plays a part on hair growth and also diet, life habits and nervous system.
    As to the first one there’s nothing we can do about it. As to diet, I don’t eat meat, I take vitamine C and magnesium and also hair pills (Iennov brand) with good results.

    I wish you all the best in your efforts because I do know how it feels not having good hair.

    • Anonymous says

      I want to ask you use onion juice and caused me in my scalp crust Is that what happened to you and how they got rid of dandruff

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      Glad to hear it helped with greys! I’ve noticed that using coconut oil as a deep conditioner helps to prevent the dandruff.

  56. mhamad says

    Hi guys I have in my scalp sensitivity because of onion juice and became the cortex shows what should I do help me please

  57. Jerry says

    Onion juice is good to treat telogen effluvium ? And also helpful to treat receding hairline?Can I regrow my hairline with a help of onion juice Lori?

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      The study’s results are very promising! I used the onion juice daily and saw a difference in my hair in just a few weeks.

  58. zeroloose says

    Really good article. am very desperate to re-grow my hair. but i have a bunch of questions. please help! can i use the small pink( i mean shallots) onion’s juice? also can i make the juice and store it for the next 1 week or should i prepare it fresh every time? also please advise on how much juice to apply each time and whether i should apply from the root of the hair till the end or just the scalp?

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      I used the red onions, the study didn’t specify which type of onion they used. I kept mine in the fridge for a day or two, I don’t think it lasted much longer than that. I only applied to my scalp and massaged it in.

  59. Arvin says

    Hi Lori

    Thank you for this informative post. My hair is 50% grey since i was 17. I started using some dye at age 24. Now I’m 36. I want to stop using chemicals and go natural. Searching the internet i found the black walnut dye post by you and from there i got to this post.

    For the onion juice treatment, is it okay if i have my hair dyed with the black walnut dye? Or should i wait till the dye wears out and then i start the onion juice treatment? I’m thinking that the onion juice is going to work on the roots rather than the hair itself right? So, i hope it should be okay to start the onion juice treatment while the black walnut dye is still fresh on my hair.

    What are your views on this?

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      Hi Arvin, I used them both together. I apply the onion juice right to my scalp and massage it in. I waited a few days after I did the walnut hair dye and it didn’t seem to affect the color. Hope this helps!

  60. Sreyansh says

    hi all,

    i have been using onion juice for almost 6 months. To be frank, i have seen results. First and foremost, it has cured my dandruff and also i have seen a lot of regrowth as well.

    • ankit says

      could you please specify some details….
      is it androgenic baldness or alopecia areata that you are suffering from…?
      how many times in a week do you apply it…?

  61. Anonymous says

    I remember putting chicken livers in a blender for several minutes in Biology lab to ‘whip the catalase’ out of them. I wonder if blended chicken livers would work for hair loss/graying too.

    • Bob Greene says

      Even you would be surprised at what people apply to their skin and scalp for remedies.

      However, applying organ tissue from dead chickens is not the most sterile way to obtain catalase. You may get more than you expected from your application.

      Pseudo-catalase (P-KUS) is often sold as twin bags of white powdery ingredients, to be mixed 1-to-1 in the amount of solution desired. The PKUS powder mixes easily into 400ml of distilled water, and can be kept in the refrigerator for weeks, applied at a few drops per day and gently rubbed into the balding areas of the scalp.

      When applying the solution, all you need do is cover the skin surface fully, and gently rub to promote circulation. Avoid strong pressure, tugging and scrubbing which can damage the hair shaft.

  62. Laurel says

    Interesting. So if it’s helping also with white/gray hair it must be effecting the keratin . My hair has been thinner since an intense treatment of steroids years ago. It would be nice to reverse that process. I’ll give it a try, if my husband can stand the smell of my onion head.

  63. Ashes says

    I am interested in using this for hair loss but have just started no-poo. I know the baking soda causes alkaline changes in the scalp…how do you think the properties of the onion juice would affect this method? Or vice-versa? What do you use to wash in between onion rinses?

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      I switched to using castile soap as a shampoo because the baking soda wasn’t able to remove the onion (smell) enough. I leave the onion juice on for about an hour and then wash it out with castile soap after.

  64. bala says

    hai guys I have more problem of hair falling.and coming little bold ,this onion juice may help for me pls give me seassion

    • Mun says

      On bald spot only. And work on that area.
      Take a snapshot of your bald area and within 2 or 3 months take another and check for progress.
      Wish you the best… hair.


      • Anonymous says

        Hi.. Mun , thanx for ur suggestion

        Actaully my hairs density has been decreased in forehead area. I am having very thining hairs in frontal area of head.
        but as you has advised onion juice is for only bald spot, then what should I do to increase my hair density that I have lost due to hard water.
        Now I am avoiding Hard water. I am using Mineral Water. But density is having no progress.What should i do to increase density of hair. Is there any Home remedy for this. kindly suggest. Thanks in anticipation.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      I apply it to my whole head and massage it in. My brother has been applying to his whole head as well (he has a receding hairline) and has seen good results!

  65. adriana says

    Thanks for the info, I am experimenting hair loss and it has been very difficult for me… I will try the onion’s juice tomorrow morning, maybe I come back here with good news !!!

  66. Sanjay sharma says

    HI.. Mun
    thanx for ur suggetion.
    Actaully I am having thin Hairs and density of hair has been decreased on top and forhead area. AS you have already suggested that onion juice to apply on bald spot only.
    Then what should I do to increase my hair density. Is there any home remedy to increase hair density that i have lost due to hard water , Now i have avoided hard water and using mineral water. Kindly suggest.
    Thanx in anticipation..
    I also request LORI to suggest me plzz..

  67. says

    hi thanks for this post…i have hair loss problem for the past month and doing hot oil treatments but no results so far..i will start the onion juice treatment tomorrow and see what happens.

  68. says

    Hi !
    I am also having this problem , losing my hair very fastly , I have hair fall problem since one month , I love my hair plz tell me I wanna strong and healthy hair . I feel baldness now , Does onion regrow hair ,is there any proof ? Can you please show me the before and after pic???

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      Hi, the study linked above showed very good results. I’ve also tried it, and within a few weeks I noticed a significant improvement in hair loss. Many others who have commented above have had good results as well. :)

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      Sorry to hear that, one person in my family was sensitive to it as well and had to stop using it for awhile.

  69. Adam says

    Thanks Lori for the article.

    Describing my hair loss. I started to see my scalp especially if there is a light over my head, and it is noticeable. Thinning hair on the side of the hair and also the middle, so I always keep my hair little long on the top but it shows that I have less hair and looks so ugly with a long hair”2inches”
    I decided to shave my head, so I did. it looked a great like a military man, but I was afraid the thin hair won’t grow back. my friends suggested to shave it so it will be easy to apply castor oil on it. So, one night, I shaved my own hair to 3 mm, and to my surprise, I didn’t look bold at all lol, instead my head looked well and since then, I started using Black Jamaican castor oil and also Virgin hair fertilizer which is very cheap to buy a Dollar store which cost me only few backs. So I started seeing good results, and 2 weeks ago, I started using ONIONS every night, just rubbing a piece of it to my scalp, and I also use GARLIC twice a week bc of the strong odor. Results? I can’t be happier than ever. I started to see thickening of my thing hair, and I also see in the front and sides new follicle growing back, lots of them. I shave my hair on the sides, and let the top to 3 mm at the most which helped me a lot of using this products.
    My scalp doesn’t itch, no side affects since I love onions and garlic in food anyways.

    Lori, thanks a lot for your article, and I will also suggest to people visiting this site to do some research to enforce what Lori posted here. There are lots of people using ONIONS and GARLIC for hair loss. Go to youtube, and research onions and garlic for hair loss, and also CASTOR OIL, I use black Jamaican which I bought from dollar store also for few backs and it lasts for a month.

    Results are very positive in my case, so don’t get discouraged by few anonymous people that didn’t work for. Hair doctors and dermatologists won’t suggest to us to use onions on your hair so they can be out of business lol. Good luck to you all.


  70. lubna says

    Hi everyone, I hav a doubt can I use shampoo to wash my hair after applying onion juice or should I just use plain water ?

  71. syed says


    First i would like to thanks for the article for the suggestion for re-growth of hair.

    I am 27 year old, i have tried lots of medicine which is introduce in market and TV channel, i would say am almost bold, Our family has heredity problem, But am interested to gave a try and i have a few question please can you answer me.

    I have shave my head for this reason: My question as shown below

    Is this really re-growth our hair in onion juice?
    we need to use small or big onion?
    only the juice need to apply or shall i apply the patches of onion juic?
    am applying and sleeping over night is there any problem?
    do we need to rub our scalp with onion before apply?
    after apply 1month shall i shave it again and start applying?
    can i wash our head with mild shampoo?
    how long we need to continue applying onion juice?
    can we drink onion juice, is there any advantage?
    if i drink onion juice daily does this effect to our health?

    Desperately waiting for your response.

    Thanks for your help in advance.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      Hi Syed, according to the study it works best when applied topically. I juice one onion at a time and keep it in the fridge for the next day. I apply it to my scalp and massage it in, then wash it out after an hour or two with shampoo. Hope this helps!

  72. SunShine says

    Hello good people of this site!

    I thank you ALL for sharing your experience with the Onion Juice… My question is, what kind of shampoo would work better??? Oh, isn’t bad washing ones hair daily? I heard washing hair every other day is good for the hair, just a myth?

    Thanks in advance :)

  73. mae says

    I’m in my early 40s and struggled with hair loss since my early teens. About a month ago, I tried the onion scalp treatment using a yellow onion. I left it on overnight and washed my hair in the morning. The smell is strong but definitely tolerable. My hair felt lighter and had more volume after the first day. Two nights later, I repeated the treatment. Days after the second treatment, I noticed less hair falling from my scalp after I styled my hair. I’ve continued this treatment twice a week for the last 4 weeks. I used to run my fingers through my hair and feel multiple strands coming out of my head but if I do it now I don’t lose as many hairs. And after about only eight times of using this scalp treatment, my hair feels great and looks healthier. I think part of the reason is feels thicker is because the rate of loss has decreased. Surprisingly, my kids have even commented. They say it looks like I have more hair and they cannot see my scalp like before. They also said my hair looks darker. I’m so glad I came across this home remedy! It’s natural, cheap and seems to work. ( Since I do keep it on overnight, sometimes I can smell the onion if I perspire the next day. But, like I said, I can deal with the smell if I can get my hair back.) I’m going to try using red onions this month. I hope it works for all of you out there.

  74. yogita says

    hi………….i know abt the onion juice stop hair loss……..bt i want to ask how many times or in a week we shold use it………

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      In the study they used it twice a day, every day for 6 weeks. I used it daily for a few weeks and saw good results!

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      I only leave it on for an hour or two because it makes my hair stiff and the smell starts to get to me. You may want to start out using it for a shorter time to make sure you aren’t allergic or sensitive to it.

  75. Anna says

    Thanks for the info and the comments .. My hair is very long and I been suffering from hairloss and grey hairs appearing . I will try it and put the result and hopefully it will work

  76. SAMEENA says

    Hi All,
    Today I applied Onion Juice first time to my scalp and leave it for 2 hours………..than shampoo and bath my hair…..but I scared to see a heap of hair into my hand during shower. and this was more than all time.
    can anybody tell me is it normal to have a greater than normal hair loss while applying first time????…or should I stop using this juice…please help me and reply me plz…..

    • Zulfi says

      two hrs will be very late,just do it for half an hour.bcz after half hrs the scalp is not totally dried and not totally wet.

  77. Aarti says


    I have been facing hairfall for about 6 months now. I am trying the onion juice treatment for past 4 weeks, applying twice a week.
    I want to know if this frequency is fine? And how long it might take to see the results?

    Thanks for your help.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      According to the study, they used it 2 times a day for 6 weeks. I used it every day for a few weeks and then cut back to once a week. I saw results in a few weeks, but it may take longer for others.

  78. Lisa says

    Hi, Lori. I’d love to try the onion juice on my scalp. But, I have a silly question. Is it safe for everyone to use them? I’m concerned because I’m in Malaysia and it is quite a warm place. I thought the onion is hot and it might irritate my scalp? If it is safe, I can’t wait to try it!

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      Hi Lisa, the onion juice can be quite powerful, you may want to try a small amount on just a section of your scalp to make sure you aren’t allergic to it.

  79. sujithra says

    shall i apply the onion juice to the scalp,where the coconut oil is already applied (or) do i want to apply onion juice in the washed hair… bcoz, my doubt is whether the coconut oil and onion juice undergo any reaction…..

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      I don’t think there would be a reaction, but if there is coconut oil on, it may prevent the onion juice from reaching or fully absorbing into the scalp.

  80. Jake says

    Please if anyone could tell me and give me a professional advise about using garlic shampoo. I ve been using recently garlic extract shampoo and after I wash my hair I do feel burning sensations over my scalp , so my question is why there is such burning and does this makes hair fall down or regrowth.

  81. harsh says

    Hi Lori ,

    Can you please suggest can this treatment be done withsmall onions as well? Which onions do you recommend?


  82. says

    HI, I’m using onion juice from past 2 weeks. but hair loss is continued. I’m applying in night before going to bed n washing it in morning. is this good process? applying it for so long? is that the reason for continued hair loss?
    advance thanks for your reply.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      I apply it and leave it on for about an hour and then wash it out. I didn’t see improvements for at least 4 to 6 weeks, as did those in the study, so it may be too soon to tell.

  83. Rohan says


    I am 25 years old man, and i lost my hairs on top of my head up to 60% and i m getting bald, i don wanna get bald and i want to regrow my lost hairs..!!! for that i am applying oil every night and i wash wid the shampoo by morning, and is that okay to apply onion juice on the oily head in the morning and wash it after an hour?? is that can regrow my lost hairs??? plzz do reply me..!!!! thank you.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      I would apply it to a dry scalp rather than when oil is on because the oil may prevent the onion juice from reaching the scalp and being absorbed.

  84. Adam says

    Hello, I posted on October 25th and it’s been a month and 1 days. I am still using onions everyday except I missed few days on purpose to let my scalp get air. I also massage my scalp with castor oil almost everyday and leave it all day. I shave my head almost every week which helps to massage my scalp with onion juice. I do it before bed and I keep it all night every night without any problems. When I get a pimple, it is because hair is stuck there, that’s all.
    I do have before and after picture. You will see a huge difference. Hair growing and thickening but a lots of new baby hair growing on the front sides.
    By the way, I do take a piece of onions, and I scrub my scalp directly, which left some empty spots, but those spots se growing new hair and it is thickening. I may say, I used the onions for about 3 months, and results? I let some of you judge it.
    If you want to see before and after, please post ur email, and I will send the pics to help you ladies and gentleman gain some confidence.
    One thing I will say, I am not allergic to onions and nobody ever smelled it while at work. Good luck all.

  85. J. Whitaker says

    Hello Lori,

    Can you please tell me honestly, if the picture you have posted is yours?
    If yes then I found what I was looking for,

  86. Tressedout says

    Can I dilute the onion juice with aloe Vera gel? Or with oil like coconut/olive /castor oil…which combo would be good?

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      For the first time, I would only use a small amount a teaspoon or so to make sure you’re not allergic to it. After a few times, I then increased it to about 1/4 to 1/2 cup and applied it over my whole scalp.

  87. whosurfriend says

    I started this evening using the onion, my question is I also use the Bosley Shampoo and conditioner, is it wise to use the conditioner everyday and your saying we should use the onion twice a day, isn’t that a little excessive with shampoo and conditioning so much. I’ve always heard we shouldn’t shampoo everyday. I am excited to see if this works, is there a way to post before and after pics..you’ve been asked by several and yet no response.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      The study involved having participants use it 2 times a day, but it became too time consuming for me. So I started out using it daily for a week or two and then used it only once a week after that.

  88. vini says

    Hi guys.. Has anyone tried onion juice for grey hair? I am keen to know the results.. I am just 22 n half of my hair is grey :( if this has worked for anyone please let me know.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      A lot of people have success with it, but it is very powerful. I had to water it down because it was too powerful at first for me and my scalp was itchy.

  89. says

    hello :) friends , i read the whole article n almost all comments . i was using this onion formula 1 week ago before visiting this site . i looked for further reseach n found tht site. I have almost full hair but i have hair fall from 12-13 years. My hair get so soft n shiny after applying it even have turened to coper color . I dont care about its smell .
    After reading lots of positive comments i have a hope to stop my hair fall :)

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      I think the onions are most powerful when used raw, the participants in the study applied raw onion juice.

  90. Claudia says

    I love your website. I’m going to try the onion. I have also read (what do you think Lori) you can finely chop a half an onion and let steep in your shampoo bottle for two weeks.
    Also with your recipe on applying it to the scalp as straight juice how often per week? Thanks

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      Thanks Claudia! Sounds like a good idea; however, it might be more powerful when used raw. In the study they used it twice daily, but I cut back to once a week and still had good results.

  91. dave says

    Is there any way of getting rid of the smell of onion juice?
    I left it on overnight, and washed it out in the morning with shampoo and conditioner.
    i could still smell the onions, mostly when i worked out later in the day and started sweating. Its a bit embarrassing to smell like onions. I washed my hair thoroughly so im not sure what to do; i also dont know if its a good idea to shampoo and condition your hair every day. is there any alternatives that will help the smell come off? essential oils seem to hide the smell a bit.

    thanks lori for the article; im fairly confident the onion juice will work. im still pretty young and i think i can regain some of the hair ive lost.

    • dave says

      oh also, what is your opinion on refrigerating or freezing the onion juice?
      its a bit impractical for me to make the juice every day, as i dont have a juicer.

      • Lori, Health Extremist says

        I haven’t tried freezing it, but that may be a good option. I usually put it in the fridge, but it only lasts a few days before it starts to smell like it’s going bad.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      Hi Dave, I use castile soap with essential oils to wash my hair, so maybe that helps remove the smell more than a typical shampoo. After I wash my hair, I can still notice a slight onion smell, but it’s not too noticeable. Hope this helps.

  92. Aaron says

    Hey all! Been searching for MONTHS for a hair loss/regrowth remedy, so glad I stumbled onto this thread! I’ve been reading a lot about Onion Juice and whatnot, and thought from reading some of these posts, I’d give it a try! Just finished up an hour with a tiny bit on my scalp (to test for reactions on my skin). NONE! So tomorrow I will be using this to cover my entire head and do it every other day if I can! :) I have a receding widow’s peak (my dad’s side) and very fine/thin hair (mom’s side) and, as an actor, a full head of head definitely extends my career’s length, and helps branch out to different looks/roles! So I hope in coming months, I really see some results!

    Just a quick question – After everyone is leaving the juice concoctions in on their scalps, what is everyone washing it out with? Water? Special Shampoos? Apple Cider Vinegar+Water? .. I’m curious to know from the success stories, so I can have the best chance at regrowth in throughout my entire scalp and balding hairlines!

    Thanks! :)

    Aaron, 22yrs.

    • Nav says

      Hey! Ive been using this for the past 3 weeks now, and i usually wash it out with a Dr. Organic Vitamin E shampoo twice with only a little more than a capsize each time :) i use it twice only so i can get most of the onion out, but i dont use alot since it can dry the hair out. Remember to use a nice, moisturizing conditioner afterwards since its really drying ! :D

      email me at alnaria@gmail.com if you want any tips on making the onion more effective, since it would take me ages to type on here lollll hope this works for you !!

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      Hi Aaron, I use castile soap (the tea tree oil one) to wash my hair afterwards, it helps get the smell out.

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      I’ve used it for thinning hair, but haven’t tired it for reversing grays. Hopefully, someone who has tried it will be able to comment.

  93. meena says

    hi everyone ,

    i am facing this problem for the last 5 to 6 yrs….

    i ve so many questions could anyone help me out?

    should i apply the onion juice after applying oil or apply oil after hair wash and haire getting dried out?

    will i see hair fall on the first application?

    wat should be the duration of the application?

    how many times a week should i apply the juice?

    when can we see the result?

    pls help me out!!!!!!!!!!!

  94. colin says

    Hi jeeva im getting balled in the crowning area please send me the remedies to stop hair loss… to the email given…
    warm regards,

  95. aine says

    Hi all I have been reading and reading and started the onion juice on 6/2/14 my fingers crossed, I have quite a few bald patches so hoping it works. I use a eye drop to put it on and massage my scalp I leave it in all night just put a shower cap on to sleep with, yes it does smell but I don’t care if it works, when I wash my hair in morning I rinse it with apple cider vinegar and am pretty sure that gets rid of smell. I am going to take photos of my hair tomorrow of my patches just to see, Oh and I have been using it twice a day first thing in morning I wash my hair only once then dry it and put some more in my hair for a hour as I am getting desperate im just sick of my hair as you can see the scalp its embarrassing I have short hair but it takes ages to do my hair in morning and am fed up with hairspray. So fingers crossed that it works shall keep you posted.. Cheers Aine

      • Anonymous says

        Hi Lori,
        Well its been 13 days since I started I missed one night and I can feel new hair growing, the smell is not the best but who cares lol. The people asking about grey hairs I had my hair coloured last Week and I shall let you no if it works for grey hairs.
        Thank you Lori for your great work much appreciated, shall keep you posted. thank you

  96. Akshay Rout says

    Dear Sir,
    I want to put Onion juice on my head for hair regenerating purpose.
    What is the maximum time to keep on my Head.

  97. Rasheed says

    It is a nice article. But I think there is something missing in this article and that is side effects of onion juice. So can any expert tell me the side effects of onion juice?

  98. shiner says

    best way to avoid the smell put something on your nose until you wash your hair breath from your mouth in that way it will not smell.

  99. says

    Thanks for writing this article. I’ve been reading blogs about hair loss and hair growth treatment to make a conclusion about the real treatment. Nice post very helpful.

  100. Shivani says

    Hi I m getting white hair and i am just 25.Suddenly they have started showing up.
    Is the Onion gonna transform them into black again?

    • Lori, Health Extremist says

      The study mentioned reversing grey hair, but I’m not sure if it would have a similar effect on white hair.

  101. says

    Wow! It’s nice to know that aside from being good to our body, onion juice is also a big help in treating thinning and greying hair. Very nice of you to share this post. Thank you.

  102. E Pyer says

    This sounds interesting. However, I noticed that there is no reference as to how this would affect color treated hair. It’s disappointing that the majority of posts on remedies for hair loss do not address this and I always send an email to the bloggers requesting this information and not one has replied. Hopefully I will receive a response.

    • Lori Klein says

      Hi there, the study did not mention anything about color treated hair. However, since the onion juice is primarily massaged into the scalp and not on the hair itself, I don’t think it would have any affect on the color. My mom uses the onion juice occasionally with color treated hair and it hasn’t caused any discoloration.

  103. says

    Nice post. Yes onion juice works great for treating hair loss, you can also apply ginger/garlic juices too. It can be good to add honey/lemon juice to the juice for more nutrients. Try to have more vegetables, dark green leafy veggies, nuts, dairy products to get sufficient proteins, fatty acids. Healthy diet always makes your skin, hair and body fit n active.

  104. Aine says

    Hi all its been 24days I have been doing this, I did have some hair loss as hair seems to of thinned out, but alas I have new hair sprouting up in saying that they are grey hairs but hey I don’t care its hair. Last night I mixed onion juice with ginger and my scalp got quiet warm when massaging hair so I think that’s good, I tried garlic but don’t no if that helped me shall mix that up again during week and see. So far so good cant wait for my patches to cover up I just have to be patient have fingers crossed shall let you all no my weekly progress and still I do it every night leave it on till morning.
    I said I would let you all no if it reverse grey hair in my case no all my new hairs are grey maybe it might in some people but not me but hey its hair who cares. Good Luck all Cheers Aine

      • Anonymous says

        Well it’s been just over 2 months and I have been doing it 5 days a wk all though I missed 1 week, results so far it is working but slowly I still have patches but I’m not losing faith I will keep at it. I wash my hair twice in morning then massage ginger juice into scalp for about 20 mins then rinse it out and use conditioner, and boy does my scalp hot up in shower, I do think the ginger juice as well is helping. I think mine will be a long journey as I do have lots of patches but I will put up with the juices for a yr if I have to. Wish everyone good luck

  105. Ahmad says

    Do I have to make the onion juice everyday? Could I make a batch that would last about a week, or would it lose its potency?

    Thank you.

    • Lori Klein says

      I make enough to last a few days and store it in the refrigerator, this is what they did in the study as well.

  106. Nasir says


    after applying the onion juice on the scalp for around 45-60 minutes, do I have to shampoo my hair every time for rinsing ? or only use water for the rinsing part?

  107. Frank Underwood says


    Lori, does this work for everyone? Hair lost in the temple region regrows? How long will it take to see positive results if it’s done around 5 times a week?

    Please respond.
    Thank you.

    • Lori Klein says

      Many have seen great results, you can check out the comments above to see how it worked for others. In the study, they used it twice daily and saw an improvement starting at 4 weeks.

  108. Anisha says

    Hi I was wondering if you could juice a few onion and refrigerate it to use throughout the week… Will the affects be the same ?

    • Lori Klein says

      The participants in the study kept it in the fridge and continue to use it throughout the week. This is what I do as well. It’s too time consuming to have to do it every day.

  109. S.Mohamed Zubair says

    Hi Am Zubair 26yrs old I too have hair problem which includes problems like hair loss,baldness in M shape.Can I apply (or) rub garlic cloves (or) Oninon juice on these places, Where I have a baldness which is in M shape.As I am rubbing garlic cloves on the places can i continue with this or shall i start to apply onion juice.Please let me know.

  110. Sasha says


    I have been experiencing hair fall issues forever now. I have visited various doctors but nothing seem to be working. Now I am also experiencing grey hair. Almost 40% of my hair is grey. I am 31 and yes I do believe the root cause of my problem is stress. I eat healthy and work out and sleep at least 8 hours. I still wonder why my hair is so lifeless.

    I have started applying onion Juice since 2 weeks. I haven’t got any result as of now. Hoping I would see some result considering most of you guys have.

    Any further suggestion is much appreciated.

    • Lori Klein says

      Most participants didn’t see results until 4 to 6 weeks, so it may take longer to see results. Hope it works for you!

  111. Tasu says

    hi ,
    I have extreme hair fall from past 2 yrs. my hair that was 1e an envy has gone very very thin thou i hv very long hair below waist but its so so thin looks like i can count all my hair m using sesa hair oil now m from Mumbai India , i hvnt tried the onions but wud love to i hv a few qts if u cud reply me in my email plz

    — can i mix onion juice wid sesa hair oil ? n how much juice shud i use ? whether alone or mixed in oil kindly recommend n as i hv very very long hair n i hv to go out to work so cannot was suh long hair daily i wash it 1ce a week so is it ok to use it 1ce a week n plz mention how much juice must i apply n to mix wid oil or not n thnx tc

    • Lori Klein says

      It is only pure onion juice, just be sure to do a patch test first to make sure you’re not allergic to it.

  112. saldi says

    Im also experiencing hair loss from hair treatment ( too much peroxide ) last saturday. is it too soon to apply onion juice now? Im so scared as my hair is still coming out in little pieces and my thick hair is now so thin. please help me

    • Bob Greene says

      Saldi, it is known that fresh onion juice does stop hair from falling out. The real problem, however, is not only to stop the hair fall, but to identify why the hair falls.
      First, hormones have a lot to do with hair follicle activity. Since you have not identified anything about yourself, I can only suggest you have a blood test made to determine whether your hormones are at appropriate levels. Any doctor can draw the blood sample and interpret the results for you. Stress hormone levels also will appear in your lab results, and address any concern about stress.
      Second, stop use of peroxide-based hair products, and observe the results over several weeks.
      Catalase helps neutralize or buffer the H2O2 in your hair follicles. If you are older, your follicles will have accumulated a certain amount of H2O2, and if younger, the peroxide may add enough to your follicles that they resemble the hair follicles of an older person. Either way, administration of natural catalase-containing onion juice, or synthetic (pseudo) catalase (PCKUS) may help dramatically to halt the hair loss.
      Lori Klein claims catalase helps with both hair loss / regrowth and greying. I have confirmed reduction of hair loss, but have no information yet about either regrowth or greying.
      So far, my daily application of catalase through onion juice has halted my hair loss dramatically after only one week. The loss was hardly reduced on the first day, but slightly fewer hairs appeared in the shower drain filter each day thereafter. Today, no hair appeared in the shower drain, and I concluded there is something to catalase, after all.
      My routine is to leave the juice on all night, and shower it off the next morning. Usually, two shampoos will remove most of the odor, and there may be better methods for odor removal. Lori Klein claims vinegar works well for her.
      If you buy PCKUS, instead of using onion juice as your source of fresh catalase, be sure to avoid using DMSO as an aid to application. A manufacturer of PCKUS informed me DMSO may introduce toxic levels of manganese in the follicles and scalp.

  113. says

    thanks for posting this unique hair care alternative.
    might as well try this if my hair growth helmet fail. But it gives me positive outcome so far and my hair improves a lot now. great article anyway :)

  114. NIsh says

    Hi Lori

    Does applying onion on your hair will lighten the colour of your hair or will ir remain same.

    I am 31 years old, Im also experiencing hair loss problem I was using lot of different types of oil and shampoo but no use , I will be going to use this but I have some doubt :
    1) we have to use every day or once or twice a week is enough?
    2) only onion juice or add any oil as i have dry hair so washing daily will make it more dry.
    3)Does applying onion on your scalp will lighten the hair colour or will it remain same.
    I have black hair and i have read somewhere that adding sesame oil with onion juice will prevent the color lightening caused by onions.

    please give the answer and help me.


    • Lori Klein says

      It has not lightened my hair or changed the color at all. In the study, the participants used it 2 times a day, but I still saw good results using it every few days. The onion hasn’t made my hair dry, I use only pure onion juice.

  115. Shiz says

    Could I use both onion juice and coconut oil together as a treatment? What would that look like? Would I alternate between the two? Please advise!

    • Lori Klein says

      I use coconut oil as well. I typically do a coconut oil hair mask once a week. I haven’t tried mixing them together yet, let us know if you give it a try.

    • TE says

      Make sure you are not anaemic (not enough red blood cells) caused by iron, B12, or folic acid defficiency. Thyroid problems can also cause hair fall. A few drops of iodine in your shampoo might help as well. Rubbing the scalp with a paste of white mustard seeds, and/or horsraddish might help as well (they increase the blood flow of your scalp). You can google them for more info.

  116. says

    I used onion juice on my hair for 1 day. The result was that my hair become soft. But what I want to know is that does it really help to reverse the grey hair? Hos using onion juice helped to reverse anyone’s grey hair? please let me know.

  117. ere says

    I used this to grew a beard. I hated my beard was very premature, asymmetric, in patches and not a full nice beard.

    after applying red onion massages something happened after a month. hair started to grow. and now, I’m able to grow almost a full beard. there are areas that take longer but it accelerated the proces IMMENSELY. it does work!

  118. says

    hey…please sm1 rply that how to wash off the onion juice after applying it…i dnt wanna use shampoo…coz shampoo is the main reason of my hair thining..so please help me?? :(

    • Lori Klein says

      I wash it out after an hour or two with castile soap it is very gentle. You could also try using homemade honey shampoo or just using aloe vera to wash it out.

  119. Sanjyot says

    Hi Lori,
    I like to know if I applied the onion juice on scalp, then it reverse the gray hair or not? How many times I have to follow this process in a week? Reply me . waiting for your reply.

    • Lori Klein says

      I don’t have gray hair yet, so I can’t comment from personal experience. The study found positive results from applying it 2 times a day for 6 weeks.

  120. Kate says

    I would like to know if anyone who is currently coloring their hair blonde to cover the grey has had issues with their hair color or not. Obviously I’d like the grey growth at the root to come back my natural color and then add highlights instead of the need for overall color, which for me is 3 colors at a salon and very pricey. Thank you.

  121. Sk, India says

    I am male of 29 yrs old, no hair loss problem but facing grey hair problem since last 3-4 years when I stopped eating onion/ garlic permanently. So probably problem of grey hair started because of that only. thus this article makes sense to me. It has been 7 weeks (50 odd days now) since I first onion juice on my scalp. During these 50 days I kept a register to take not of the exact count. I put onion juice for 28 days and noticed significant rise in hair fall, I lost 200 odd black strong hairs on these 28 attempts, but also lost 55-60 odd white/grey hair. I noriced a 2 hairs which were white from top but now BLACK from bottom. This it seems to slowly working. I am also taking xtin forte capsules( biotin / calcium pantithenate) . Wish me luck, I am getting married later this yr.

    • sk,India says

      Hi All,
      Any advice on my increase in hair fall since I am putting onion juice on hair ?
      I am male of 29 yrs old, no hair loss problem but facing grey hair problem since last 3-4 years when I stopped eating onion/ garlic permanently. So probably problem of grey hair started because of that only. Thus this article makes sense to me. It has been 7 weeks (50 odd days now) since I first put onion juice on my scalp. During these 50 days I kept a register to take not of the exact count. I put onion juice for 28 days and noticed significant rise in hair fall, I lost 200 odd black strong hairs on these 28 attempts, but also lost 55-60 odd white/grey hair. I noticed a 2 hairs which were white from top but now BLACK from bottom. This it seems to slowly working. I am also taking xtin forte capsules( biotin / calcium pantothenate) . Any advice on my increase in hair fall since I am putting onion juice on hair ? I am not sure if new black hairs are coming. Loren can you advise how long will it take and if I am on the right track ? For every 2 white hair that fall, 5-10 black hairs also fall when I apply onion juice. Is it fine to continue ?

  122. says

    Hi lori
    I am having hevy hairfall from last 8 months after I suffered from tonsils problem
    I have tried homeopathy treatment also but every thing was just wastage of money n time
    Now I have started applying onion juice on my scalp from last 15 days …..it has increased my hair fall n my hair are also too much thin
    Can u plz tell me in how much time it will stop my hairfall n all hair issues

  123. beer says

    Hi Lori,

    i have a question for you. if i feel the burning after apply the onion paste on my hair ? is that normal feeling ? and can i mix onion paste together with garlic paste ? sorry for trouble and your answer much appreciated

    Thank you

    • Lori Klein says

      Hi, I don’t notice any irritation when I apply the onion juice. You may want to do a small patch test on your skin first to make sure you’re not allergic to it or water the onion juice down so it’s not as potent.

  124. says

    Hey thanks for information.
    I think i should try it. I used to have thick hair before but now in front part of my head, hair is getting thinner , i am about to be an partial bald at the age of 24
    To get the result how long should i use onion juice on my scalp? 1 month 2 month..

  125. imi says

    hello all, i have reading this comments and started to apply with onion juice with lemon juice, since 19/06/14
    after starting using the juice of onion and lemon the very first week i have noticed that i have no more dandruff,i used to have a lot of dry dendruff, and it helped me now as i have read many peoples are talking about it also helps growing your hair that you have already lost, i have been using only onion juice 3 times a week and i use it at night and leave it all night and clean it in the morning when i take shower,but till now i didnt notice any hair regrowth at the bald place, now i have started to apply it twice a day,if any one can suggest me if im doing it right or i shoud add anything more with onion juice thanx in advance

    • Lori Klein says

      That’s great you’ve noticed some improvement! Those in the study who saw good results used it twice daily.

  126. Priyanka says

    Hello Lori,

    I’m 23 years old. From 2 years my hair is becoming very thin, now my head is also baled.
    I wanna know whether applying onion juice really helps in regenerating the hair in the baled area too.

  127. Madhu says

    Thanks lori it really did worked my hair fall is very less compared to before also got hair regrowth . i would advice all to use onion juice in limited volume use mustard oil its d best for hairfall do nail rubbing too i read on book take milk with protein and avoid stress initially hair will fall keep faith eventually u will see result i did my hairfall was alarming rate fall it was a nightmare and has been facing since 2 yrs nothing worked bt now this worked

  128. Johnson P says

    Hi Lori tnks for the post I’m gonna try dis N i trust dis article bcos my mom used to say but i din ve time N i was not sure but now after going brief into ur article i came to know how to apply tnks and a small help pls i ve lipoma around my back and I’m a fitness trainer so any remedies to get rid of those lipoma pls help me in dis and mail it to my Gmail I’d pls tnks

  129. Johnson P says

    Hi Lori I was taking whey protein but then some people said taking whey protein may cause lipoma so I stopped taking it N I don’t smoke and drink but my only problem is lipoma pls help me Lori my mail id is johnson.p.1312@gmail.com pls help tnks.

  130. says

    hi lori..i use onion juice.bt its boaring for daily preparation.have an any problem if i produce the juice and kept rest in a bottle for few days.?.

    • Lori Klein says

      I make enough for a few days and keep it in my fridge. Or you could make quite a bit and keep it in the freezer; just take out a piece every day (it melts within 15mintues).

  131. imi says

    im using since 1 month and 4 days, i used to have a lot of dandruff , since i started to apply the first week i noticed that i have no dandruff any more and till now i can notice more volume to my hair, but didnt notice yet hair grow on my bald area yet ,any got new hair grow at bald area???? if so after how long you noticed new hair grow…thanx to all and good luck

    • Lori Klein says

      Glad to hear you saw an improvement! I think most see results in about 6 weeks or so, but they were using every day, twice a day.

  132. Nik says

    HI. Seems it is an active thread on hair regrowth. I have started to day using RED onion and garlic juice. But i haven’t felt any irritation or burning sensation on my scalp. Was quite confused between Red or White onion, read some reviews and comments, thought to start with red onion. If anyone has done any study on Red Vs white onion, please do share.
    Also is only onion good or garlic may be used?

    • Lori Klein says

      You can use either type of onion. I’ve been using white and yellow onions and have seen great results. Some add garlic, but I haven’t tried that yet. Hopefully a few more can answer back with their results. :)

  133. arti says

    Thanks Lori for the useful article, can you please suggest name of good shampoo and conditioner also.

  134. Arvindh says

    Thanks a lot for sharing this idea :)

    A few clarifications,

    1) Can we use small onions as well ?
    2) started with applying twice daily with routine , During morning i apply them to the scalp and bald patches for 3 hours and in evening i apply it bald patches alone till next day . will this routine can be followed
    3) Does shortening the hair to the minimum will increase the result ?

    Looking forward for your suggestion


    • Lori Klein says

      I would use the onion before applying any other products, this way it can reach and get fully absorbed in to the scalp.

  135. Mart says

    I am on a whole new hair care kick now for about 2 months. I have given up everything chemical and harsh on my hair. I no longer dye my hair with box dyes, instead attempting to use henna to cover the grays (black walnut husk didn’t do it). I no longer blow dry or straighten my hair, just letting it air dry. I started using the Onion juice in my scalp about 2 weeks ago to help combat the hair fall-out and the grays and already I’m seeing some results. I’m seein a lot of new growth and less hair fall-out. No news on the grays yet. What i did is I juiced one regular sized yellow onion in my Juicer and then filled up an ice cube tray and threw it in my freezer. Once the onion juice freezes, just put all the icecubes in a ziplock, label it (so nobody in the house confuses it for regular icecubes) and keep in the freezer for whenever i need it. I use one cube in a one week. I thaw out the cube in a small cup, dilute it with distilled water (so the smell isn’t so potent), about a 1 to 1 ratio and then add about 10 ml of dmso which is also rich in sulfer, plus it’s a carrier so it helps the scalp on your head to absorb it. I put it in an old empty rogaine bottle with the dropper and apply that all throughout the scalp only. I have been trying to do this everyday. Sometimes i alternate between the rogaine 5% and the onion juice, sometimes i apply both first one and then the other a couple of hours later. I apply it to the scalp, massage it in a little and then just leave it alone. I leave it in all night and sleep with this concoction in my scalp. I do not use a shower cap as that only makes my head sweat and stink really really bad. In the morning i first rinse out with regular vinegar and water solution to get the smell out and then follow it up with a gentle shampoo and then a little conditioner to my ends. People are really beginning to notice a big difference in my hair. They say my hair looks shinier, healthier and more full of volume. I am trying to grow my hair long….so i will continue with this hair regimen for about a year to try to get the best hair i have ever had. So glad i finally found something that really works. I will also be incorporating MSM, copper, zinc, folic acid and biotin to take internally. Wish me luck on my hair journey.

  136. imiju says

    hello there

    i have been using onion juice now since 2 monthes and till the last week i have been helped with the onion juice the first week i used onion juice i was dandruff free thanx and a good volume to my hair , but now since last week im losing a lot of hair dunno why any idea???please if you have exprienced anything like this respond thanx

    • Mart says

      I had some hair fall out too. It seems the onion juice is great for hair regrowth, but falls short on the hair retention end. This is why i continued with the rogaine, between the two i’m seeing good results.

  137. Muhsin says

    I have decided to check this one . My 50% of hair is gone. Iam 23 years old male. My plan is to apply the onion juice for 30 mints. And after that i have decided to wash it off with Reetha, Amla, Shikakai shampoo made by myself. Is it a good idea to use both of these. i’ll be so helpful if you reply for this message.
    By the by, this is a helpful site

    • Lori Klein says

      Hi there, I’m not family with that type of shampoo. Maybe someone else will be able to comment on this thread.

    • Lori Klein says

      The study didn’t mention how long they left it in. I usually leave it in just a few hours because I don’t like the smell.

    • Bob Greene says

      You can leave the onion juice on as long as you like. Some people leave it on only a few hours, and that seems to work well for them.

      But to begin treatment and/or to have an effect on reducing hair loss as soon as possible, the juice can be applied and left on overnight.

      Of course, be sure to wash both gently and carefully with an effective soap, and multiple washings (each soaping is followed by a rinse) may be necessary to remove the onion smell. In a crowded elevator, you would be surprised how sensitive some noses are.

  138. Muhsi says

    hI Lori,
    HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD I ADD TO AN AVERAGE ONION FOR GETTING JUICE or can we get juice without adding water. I dont know whether applying onion juice without water at first time to my scalp is good or not. Please help me . pleeeese


    • Lori Klein says

      You get the juice without adding any water. For the first time, you can water it down to test it out and make sure you’re not allergic to it.

  139. mark says

    Can the the remaining juice of one onion after being used for that day be refrigerated and used for the next two consecutive days? Or does it have to be used fresh all the time…thanks

  140. James says

    I used onion juice for 2 weeks now which i applied once a day. But, my hairs are falling out easily when i rub my hair softly. Now it seems my scalp is getting noticeable. Then I stopped using hair cream when going to work. I have also stopped consuming GNC Biotion 600mg (4 tablets a day) because I’m afraid it might be the reason of the hair fall. Please advice. Thank you.

    • Bob says

      It appears the use of biotin advised by another reader was a topical application, only. (biotin referenced by poster Anonymous, April 7, 2014)

      By taking biotin orally, you may not see the same, or even any results on your scalp.

      Besides, you might also introduce problems by taking too much biotin.

      Why not try it topically, instead?

  141. says

    Hi Lori,, I really feel great to read your article here.
    I am a computer engineering student (22 years of age) and had hair lossing problem and am very glad to say that I am using it for a week. I have found good output by giving only 4-6 onion juice applications on my hair.
    I feel that my hair is more shiny and thik now.. I think my hair is now more strong. I will continue it as My Dr. advised me to do so..
    Please inform us about your future study about this.
    I am being follower of yours.
    Thank You.

  142. says

    well lori i started applying it once in a week as u do and it has worked for me , hairs hav stopped falling to a great extent god bless you for sharing this information with us takcare :)

  143. Sadauki says

    Your article only stated that the onion juice can be applied to the scalp. What about moustache, eye brows, chin & chest, areas which are all susceptible to greying & hair loss?

  144. Bob Greene says

    Question for Lori Klein– I could not find a link to Bradford University UK research confirming PCKUS not only restores hair color but halts hair loss.
    After a web search, I found Bradford now features its PCKUS work less prominently on its website, and its clinic hosting the hair study appears to have been shut down.
    For such a promising development, the closure of the Bradford lab was a surprise, but there could be other factors than simple failure of the research to validate claims about catalase.
    At this point, are you able to post links to Bradford research on catalase for both hair color restoration and hair regrowth?
    Of course, I did link to the PubMed abstract, confirming the effects of onion juice.

  145. khalid says

    Hey Lori thank you so much atlast i found and one thing i want to say that you are so beautiful :) keep it up God bless you