I know what you are thinking! “This girl cray if she thinks Ima put an onion in my hair”… It sounds crazy I know, but it is just a fact, onion juice is great for hair growth and great for women suffering from traction Alopecia.
Years ago I wrote an article about how effective Onion juice was for traction alopecia and it required a ton of research which I was grateful to do because it put everything in perspective for me. You see, my mom suffers alopecia and in our own personal search for a practical solution, onions always seemed to pop up as an option.
Here is why!
Onion juice increases circulation in the scalp, it keeps the follicles healthy, it is known for killing germs and fungi because it contains a hefty amount of the mineral sulfur.
Now there are a ton of other things that contain sulfur as well, like seafood, liver, broccoli or brussel sprouts but I would never recommend adding liver or seafood to your Vitamix blender, you can just eat those, but if you want a topical solution onion juice is perfect!
The department of Dermatology and Venereology in Iraq did a study that looked at “the effectiveness of topical crude onion juice in the treatment of patchy alopecia areata”, here is what they found:
Alopecia areata is a patchy, non-scarring hair loss condition. Any hair-bearing surface may be involved, and different modalities of treatment have been used to induce hair regrowth.
This study was designed to test the effectiveness of topical crude onion juice in the treatment of patchy alopecia areata in comparison with tap water.
The patients were divided into two groups. The first group [onion juice treated] consisted of 23 patients, 16 males (69.5%) and 7 females (30.5%). Their ages ranged between 5-42 years with a mean of 22.7 years.
The second group [control; tap-water-treated] consisted of 15 patients, 8 males (53.3%) and 7 females (46.6%). Their ages ranged between 3-35 years with a mean of 18.3 years.
The two groups were advised to apply the treatment twice daily for two months. Re-growth of terminal coarse hairs started after two weeks of treatment with crude onion juice.
At four weeks, hair re-growth was seen in 17 patients (73.9%), and, at six weeks, the hair re-growth was observed in 20 patients (86.9%) and was significantly higher among males (93.7%) compared to females (71.4%) P<0.0001.
In the tap-water treated-control group, hair re-growth was apparent in only 2 patients (13%) at 8 weeks of treatment with no sex difference.
The present study showed that the use of crude onion juice gave significantly higher results with regard to hair re-growth than did tap water (P<0.0001), and that it can be an effective topical therapy for patchy alopecia areata.
Ready for the tutorial yet?
My girl Babilon Kay recently did a tutorial showing how she uses onion juice in her regimen and the video is an excellent demonstration on how your can extract the juice and put it in your hair!
Don’t knock it till you try it… Happy growing!!