Red Onion For Hair Fall



Published on: 02-Dec-2022


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Tarishi Shrivastava


Red Onion For Hair Fall

Red Onion For Hair Fall

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Red onion is the name due to the reddish-purple colour of the onion, which has white skin. These are the onions which are primarily used in cooking in the household.

These red onions are a little sweet in taste compared to the white ones. Red onion is consumed in raw form as salad and is crunchy in texture.

This onion is rich in flavonoids and is available for the whole year. The aroma of the red onion is very strong as it is rich in sulphur. 

As the wedding season is on, every individual is looking for a  Glowing pre-wedding transformation and flawless skin and long and shiny hair are what we all desire. Let us learn how red onions help in boosting hair growth and reduce hair fall.

Table Of Content

1. Nutritional Value Of Red Onion

2. Health Benefits of Red Onion 

3. Red Onion For Hair Fall

4. Dietitian Recommendation

5. The Final Say

6. FAQs

Nutritional Value Of Red Onion

The nutritional content in 100g of red onion is 


42 kcal


0.08 gm


0.92 gm


10.11 gm


1.4 gm


3 mg


22 mg


144 mg

Vitamin C

6.4 mg

Health Benefits Of Red Onion

1. Boost Heart Health

Red onion contains flavonoids which help boost heart health. The compound name organosulfur is responsible for curbing the chances of having cardiovascular issues. Also, red onions contain thiosulfates, blood thinners that lower the chances of a stroke and heart attack.

2. Has Cancer-Fighting Properties

Red onions can kill cancer-causing germs, which can cause medical conditions like colon or breast cancer. The compound named anthocyanin and quercetin is responsible for these properties.

Onions also have the potential to help with heart disease. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which help to promote heart health.

Onions are a prevalent part of French cuisine. This indicates low incidences of heart disease among the French despite their high-calorie diet.

3. Provides Healthy Digestion

The  soluble fibre in onions- oligofructose was found to prevent and treat different types of diarrhoea. The phytochemicals present in onions can reduce the risk of gastric ulcers.

The other NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information study showed that natural prebiotics in onions could help ease constipation.

4. Good For Bones

The compound known as GPCS helps to curb the chances of bone loss. 

According to the Arthritis Foundation, onion has quercetin that can inhibit the activity of leukotrienes, prostaglandins, and histamines in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It also helps to treat joint pains.

In another study, women who ate onions daily had 5% more bone mass. It was also found that onion benefits bone density for women who are 50 plus.

Red Onion For Hair Fall

Everyone dreams of getting shiny, thick and lustrous hair, and we try many remedies to achieve the same. However, there are some remedies which do not work at all.

Well, what if I say I have a remedy for you that will give you this lustrous hair with many other benefits like lowering the chance of hair fall, premature greying and baldness?

So, here it is; none other than red onion and its juice.

Red onion has sulphur which is responsible for curing hair fall and promotes the growth of new hair follicles, which makes the hair thicker by boosting the hair growth antioxidant catalase. 

The red onion's sulphur also helps promote collagen, reducing hair thinning.

Red Onion Juice For Hair Fall

1. Take 1 big red onion, chop it into pieces and blend it in a mixture with little water if required.

2. Then sieve this juice with the muslin cloth and use the cotton to apply it to the scalp.

3. Let it stay, and then wash it.

4. You can use this red onion juice twice weekly for good results.

5. Make sure to use fresh juice every time, which contains loads of sulphur and other nutrients which benefit the hair.

6. Apply the red onion juice to the hair. It will boost the blood flow to the hair follicles, improving growth.

7. In one study by the journal of dermatology, individuals who applied and washed their hair with onion juice had more hair growth than those who had not. 

NOTE: The smell of the onion juice is powerful and intense, which might be unbearable for someone, so you can add some drops of essential oil like lavender and tea tree in it and then apply it with cotton.

Onion And Coconut Oil For Hair Loss

If you are not ready to apply natural red onion juice on the scalp, there is another way to use red onion: making a hair oil that is very easy and convenient to use and has a good shelf life. 


  • Red onion- 1, chopped
  • Coconut oil or any oil of your choice- 1 cup
  • Castor oil- 1/3 cup

Preparation Method

1. Take a steel bowl, add the coconut oil and let it heat on low flame (as coconut oil starts boiling fast).

2. Now add the chopped red onion into the coconut oil and let the mixture boil on sim until the red onion turns brown. This way, all the red onion juice has been emulsified in the coconut oil properly.

3. Remove the vessel from the gas and let it cool a little bit and then add the castor oil and mix well. Let the oil sit for an hour and then store it properly in the glass jar or bottle.

4. Store it for a month, and then you can make it again if needed.

5. Apply this oil twice or thrice on the hair per your requirement to get the best results. 

NOTE: You can also add some curry leaves along with the onion to boost hair growth, and also you can add some essential oil to it when it gets adequately cooled or at the time of application.

Dietitian's Recommendation

I hope you must have understood the benefits of red onion for hair fall. There are ample other health benefits to the body by consuming red onion.

  • Treats insect bites: You can put a slice of red onion on the insect or mosquito bite, reducing the inflammation and treating the bite.
  • Great for acne: red onion contains anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Applying a mixture of onion juice and olive oil on the acne and pimples.
  • Also, applying red onion on the hair treat dandruff and an itchy scalp.

-Dietitian Akshata Gandevikar 

The Final Say

We use red onion daily for making salads, raitas, sabji and paratha stuffing. Overall red onion is beneficial for health in multiple ways. Along with it, red onion juice helps to cure the problem of hair fall as well.


1. What is the taste of red onion?

Red onion has a crunchy, strong and pungent taste.

2. Does applying red onion on the scalp have any side effects?

No, there is no harm in applying the juice on the scalp.

3. Why always use fresh red onion juice to apply?

Using fresh onion juice is always for the application because fresh red onion juice contains a good amount of sulphur which will work great.

4. How many times a week should I apply red onion for hair fall?

You can apply red onion juice twice a week for better results.


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