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How to apply onion juice on hair {Hair Care}

Very long back I had done a post on onion for hair growth. So, I had mentioned that I had been facing hair fall in the months of November to January and gradually my hair fall did reduce after using the Biotique Musk Root hair pack. But, my hair had thinned to quite and extent so I recalled that I could use onion juice remedy. So, I used it every time I used to oil my hair and my hair thickened visibly within 15 days.

How to use onion for hair?
An easier way to use onion juice for hair is to mix it with the hair oil. I grated onion and squeezed the grated onion to extract the juice. Yes, the whole process is a little difficult coz it stings the eyes badly and onion does stink badly too :( So, mix onion juice with hair oil. You can mix in the proportion of 50-50 or 75-25 for onion juice-hair oil. Both would not mix properly coz juice is watery and water and oil don't mix well so shake the whole mixture well while applying. Start by applying the mixture on the scalp first properly and then apply to the complete hair. It will stink a lot definitely but trust me results are definitely worth it. Using essential oils may be useful in reducing the stink of onion so you can try that. Another advice I can give is to use rosemary essential oil too (5 drops per application) coz Rosemary is amazing for hair growth.

You can also do a hot oil treatment using this mixture every time you are about to wash your hair. You can keep this mixture overnight or for at least an hour before shampooing off. Another thing I would mention is that do not worry about the onion stink remaining in the hair coz it gets washed off while shampooing and conditioning the hair. So, don't worry about that. You can also mix onion juice in the hair packs you use weekly. It also helps with controlling hair loss.

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  1. Oooh I love beauty/science experiments! Thank you : )

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  2. Thanks Swati for answering my query so well.
    I tried this yesterday and kept it for 4 hrs then washed off.
    Yes, it stinks but went off after I applied juice of squeezed lemon in water as a rinse.

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    1. HI SHRUTI MY QUERY MY SOME HAIR AREA SKIN....SHINE HAIR
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    2. you can try for the onion juice method mentioned in the post!!!

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  3. Hello Swati,
    I was having severe hairfall couple of months back. May be coz i was changing shampoos...or diet falls.....a friend of mine suggested i use Trichup hair oil and gradually my hairfall has become less and thanks for that friend. I also read about onion to the hair..but did not know how to use...and after reading your post am tempted to do it...i will certainly try and let you know the results. And how frequently do you use this!!

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  4. @productqueen even I love doing DIY's :)

    @Shruti yeah the smell goes off and glad that I was able to help you...do tell me about the results after about 15 days or a month :)

    @Dhanu I have heard a lot about Trichup...even I am getting tempted to use it but I am not suffering from hair fall...I just wanna grow my hair and I donno how much this oil will help!!! I did this twice a week for just 15 days so only 4 times and results were worth it :) do try out the onion method and let me know the results :)

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  5. Swati,
    Do try trichup oil even to grow your hair...its safe.
    Although i donto have much hairfall now..I was so tempted to use this onion juice on my hair....yes it ws stinking badly and when i apply first on my scalp...for initial few seconds i had a itchy feeling...and it ws ok later. Tell you what...i just loved this experiment!! Thanks for sharing it swati!!!

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  6. hey Dhanu...yup I have heard a lot about Trichup oil...if you say that it helps with hair growth too...I shall try it next :)
    yeah onion juice stinks badly but I have no idea why your scalp felt itchy...may be it was too strong for your scalp!!!

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  7. hi i am 22 yrs old and my story is naturally i had very beautifl and long hair but 5 yrs back i went for hair straightnning and tht effected my hair so badly that i anot lost oodles of hair but also got a visible baldness in the center of my hair so plz sggest me some good hair remedis to get hair on baldness.

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  8. hey Ayesha...since you have baldness I would suggest to go for professional treatment...go to a good dermatologist and ask for consultation...some things are best left to doctors!!!

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  9. thanks for the tip.... what kind of onion (white or red?) my hair thin noticeably..... when i go to salon to get haircut after they blow dry it out it use to be nice & you can see a lot of volume but now flat.... even though i can tell they tried so hard to make it look fuller =( i think it got more to do with stress than anything else....

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  10. hey...any onion will work though red has more sulphur content so it should be more effective!!! yes, stress does affect hair growth adversely so you can try yoga or meditation to control the stress levels in the body!!! make sure to exercise everyday for at least 20 minutes...it definitely helps with stress!!!

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  11. Hi...i wanna share this good news... I tried this onion (red) on my husband since he got
    hair problem badly...today is exactly 10days and i can see the small hair that start growing and we are so happy..i apply twice a day to him without fail..when he go to work i will apply the onion juice with abit of honey so it will kill the smell but at night i will just put the juice only.i will massage his hair with a piece of onion before i put the juice for the fast reault as i believe when i massage the scalp it will help for the juice to get inside the skin easier..im really happy to see all the little new hair and cant wait to share more in future...tq

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    1. lovely to know that, Dalin!! I am so glad it worked for you and would love to hear from you again :)

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  12. hey swati,
    I 'm 21 years old . . I 'm suffering from adverse hair fall problem even i use large gap comb which is used by girls generaly. . As many persons use to say me that in future i got bald by viewing my hair thin n texture . My hair are not dense. So please let of tell how to regain new hair , make thick and also denser . .
    And how to apply onion juice and for how long days . this technique z used
    I hope u understand ma problem . . I'm very sacred . .

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    1. apply the onion juice to the scalp. you can mix it with hair oil or apply it alone. you can keep it for one hour to overnight and wash off with shampoo. do this till your hair grows back to the desired density. hope this helps :)

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    2. swati i want send to my pics hair..lose u can see and tell me your home redmy therphy onion juice right for me send me mail id

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  13. Hi
    Does Onion juice helps in clearing the oily dandruff in the scalp and re-grows hair.

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  14. Hi I am African American and we're not supposed to wash our hair often. I have found that putting mustard oil on after the onion juice helped te smell alot. My only question is: is it ba to appy the onion juice morning and night for a week straight before washing it out? Or should I wash it out daily? For example: apply in the Morning..leave it in, then apply at night...leave it in...then wash in the morning and do the routine over again?

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    1. hi Susan, it really stinks badly and scalp treatments are best done on clean scalp so I would suggest you to do this two -three times a week. that way you wouldn't need to wash your hair many times either. hope this helps :)

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  15. Hi swati
    I am also facing the hairfall problem....so can we use this onion remedy twice a week

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  16. Hi Swati,

    What's the difference between using pulp and juice? I used a juicer and made it into a paste and apply like that. What are some easy ways to get juice out of an onion? Sorry, my bachelor life is limited in kitchen experience!

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    1. squeeze the paste and you will get the juice...I have mentioned how to get the onion juice in the post above.

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  17. Hi Swati, Can I refrigerate this liquid and use it whenever i am oiling my hair??

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    1. hey Madhuri, I am not really sure of the refrigeration thing coz I haven't ever done it yet!!!

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  18. hi. I"M using onion for hair. Every night, over night...i add some alcohol for better smell.... Why does my hair fall out? Sorry for bad English....jusha

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    1. i would like to knov if i can store this onion juice for a week in a fridge? Thank you. jusha

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    2. One more question please: Onion Extract: is it ok to use it? I can make it or buy it....what do you think?!

      Thank you!!!! jusha

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    3. no idea about the onion extract or refrigeration of the onion juice coz I have not tried it.
      but, do not add alcohol to onion juice, it will dry out the scalp and probably that's why your hair is falling!!!

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    4. Thank you soooo much!!! I wont use any alcohol again. You are my safer, it wass scarry when my hair fall out :( sorry for bad english! jusha

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  19. I tried the onion juice twice a day, every day, for two weeks, but I had to stop because of the smell. It didn't bothered me, but no one could stay near me when it was hot outside and I was sweating just a little. I tried different oils, vinegar, salt, rubbed the head with a stainless steel spoon:|, shampoo, but nothing. What do you do to mask/reduce the smell? I can't have a social life with that smell following me.

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    1. use it two-three times a week and keep it for an hour and wash it off with a shampoo!!! you can also use essential oils in your shampoo or the onion juice like lavender or rosemary. do not go overboard with onion thing because it obviously smells a lot and secondly, going overboard will not really help!!! hair takes time to grow back and it will take time anyway.

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    2. thank you for the advice. Have a great day.

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  20. Hi, i have very thin hairs at the front & center. How much applying onion will help me in regrowing hairs ? I have used it 5 times now in 2 weeks. Should i use it more regularly ? Also, i apply the onion juice made by mixer directly on scalp , is it ok ?

    How long will this procedure take to hairs to grow & become thick?

    Thanks in advance.

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    1. this will take time to grow hair!!! continue it for a month and you should see some difference but if you want noticeable differences, it will take around 4-6 months!!! 2-3 times a week is enough.

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    2. Thanks Swati....i will try to use to length of 6 months & hopefully it will work. Does it work for everyone or it's like only few people benefit from Onion juice ? Also, i feel kind of dryness or whiteness after applying Onion ? I'm not sure whether existing dandruff is coming off or new is coming.

      Thanks again.

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    3. hmmm...generally it doesn't get dry but if your scalp is already dry, it can get drying probably so mix the juice with oil or apply it on the scalp after oiling your scalp thoroughly!!!

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    4. Thanks...which oil should i use? Amount should be 50 -50 or diff ?

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    5. you can use any oil. yes, 50-50 is fine :)

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  21. Hi, I used to apply bhringraj oil for hair growth 2 yrs back. I worked wonders initially for 6 months but after i moved to other place, my hair started thinning again. It's ok now & no hairfall, but i want to grow my hairs full again.

    Can i use Bhringraj & onion juice on alternate days as i don't have much confidence on mixing them. ??

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  22. Hi Swati,

    Read the write up on onion juice..Very informative. Liked the simple style too...anyhow I am suffering from severe hair loss..have a patch of absolutely thinned out hair on the crown of my head..not a bald patch but very very close to bald patch with just few strands of hair remaining on the spot..I am from Kerala, 35 years of age, male....started losing hair very early in life but the hair loss has been aggravated over the last month or so with the "miracle" oil of kerala....Indulekha oil gold...really bad hairfall after using this oil product..so much so that colleagues+ started commenting on my "relatively" bald patch...anyhow hope I have understood clearly on how to make this onion juice.....
    To use about 1-2 onions and we cut it down to a size as how we cut down onions for making salads...and then squeeze them to remove the juice...and then add the juice along with some hair oil preferably rosemary oil...apply it to scalp first and then entire hair...few specific questions:
    1. What type of onions do we use? Big red onions???
    2. How long do we need to keep the mixture on the hair? (leave it on the entire night and wash it in the morning. Entire night means about 6 hours)
    3. What shampoo to use to wash away the mixture? any safe shampoos that can be used which will not further aggravate the hairfall?
    4. Is Rosemary oil available in India? If so which brand sells it?
    5. Will the shampoo remove the stink that comes with onions?

    Hope to receive a reply soon and for my sake I hope it helps me..my gudness the oil was one big blunder..Once gain very informative writeup on onion juice and I like the simple yet informative style of information that u have presented here...Ciao...

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  23. how to use onions is clearly written in the post above so you can check that out.
    1. any onion will do. red is preferable.
    2. you can keep it as long as you want, overnight if you like.
    3. any shampoo will do, one which cleanses hair properly. yes, a good shampoo removes the stink as well.
    4. I bought rosemary essential oil from moksha lifestyle.
    http://mokshalifestyle.com/
    or, you can also buy it from soulflower
    http://www.soulflower.biz/

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  24. hello,i am ashna 19 years old.i hav problem of hair thinning all around my scalp such that my scalp is visible.the condition is getting worsened day by day,it started round 3-4 yrs ago.be4 that my hairs were 2 thick.i took Ayurveda and aloepethic treatment(minoxidil) but did not got any benefit.now one dr. suggested me for mesotherapy but i cant afford it.So should i use this onion juice remedy,will it help me.............??
    plz do help me as i am scared of this baldness...
    do reply fast as soon as possible

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    1. mesotherapy hurts too!!! they use needles on the scalp . yes, you should use onion juice for sure. also check out this post:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/04/home-remedies-for-hair-growth-diy.html
      following these home remedies will definitely help. also, these are the products which helped my hair:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/05/products-which-helped-my-hair-hair-care.html
      hope these help you!! don't hesitate to ask any queries :)

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  25. hey..... Hi..... My age is js 18..... and my hairs are getting grey nd evn quite thin!!! nd being a girl I'm really worried bout it!!!
    Can u js let me knw.... if applyng onion vil nt mke my hair go more grey???

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    1. no, onion will not make the hair grey. don't worry about it :)

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  26. OkIeSS!!! :) ThNxX aLott...... I hv startd it frm today onwardz..!!! Ltz see................

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  27. Ummm..... 1 more thing..... Actually i hv vrrryyy less hair in the frnt region of my head....lyk near d partion ...... Its not a bald patch... bt js a few stringz of hair are left!!!! So i shud apply onion juise to whole of my hair or js on dis particular area...???

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    1. you can apply it all over but concentrate on the area where thinning is more. also, check out this:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/05/instructions-to-oil-your-hair-hair-care.html
      if you oil your hair like that, it really helps as well :)

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    2. ThNxxxXx aLoottttt....:)

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  28. I meant near partition*

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  29. hi swati
    my name is anuradha. i am suffering from hair loss from last few months. i wanted to ask that what i do is in night i apply coconut oil on my hairs, and in the morning half hour before doing shampoo i apply onion juice and then i wash my hairs with shampoo and conditioner...is this the right way...plss suggest ....i am very fond of long and healthy hairs..but i m vry upset with my hair growth

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    1. hi Anuradha, yes, its right way. apply onion thoroughly on every area of the scalp :) also, check this out for hair fall:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2010/01/how-to-increase-hair-volume.html
      and, I would suggest you to follow this oiling technique:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/05/instructions-to-oil-your-hair-hair-care.html
      its time consuming but really works!!
      also, you can check these:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/04/home-remedies-for-hair-growth-diy.html
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/05/products-which-helped-my-hair-hair-care.html

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  30. hi swati
    anuradha : i am just 17 years old ...i dont have so much time for all this ...i have a very busy schedule. what all can i do is hot hair oil massage and apply onion juice twice a week....just tell me that will this be effective for my hairs.

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    1. yes, it should be :) when you oil your hair, make sure you massage your scalp nicely otherwise nothing will work out!!!

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  31. hiiii swati

    tarun; i am 24 year old... plz help me tell me how to use daily or weekly me ne shampoo and conditioner use krna band kr diya hai kaphi tym se bcoz darta hun k hairfall or na ho..is dar se me shampoo bhi use nhi krta.. or hair wash bathsoap se krta hun wo bhi week me 1 tym me onion daily use krun

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    1. first thing shampoo is not responsible for your hair fall. bath soap can cause even more hair fall in fact. if u have a lot of hair fall, I would suggest you to contact a dermatologist. its important to cleanse the scalp so don't forgo the shampoo. if you don't want to use SLS based shampoos, you can go for soulflower shampoo bars. I have heard good reviews of it:
      http://www.soulflower.biz/

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  32. My head is quite longer.Is that any possibility to make hair on that for bringing small.Please Reply

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  33. Hi Swathi,

    I used to have good volume of hair, but from the past month , I see a lot of hair loss, which makes my scalp little visible. I am not sure what caused the hair loss all of a sudden. Could you please give me any suggestions of how to avoid the hair loss and regrow the hair.

    Thanks!

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    1. sorry but even I can't tell you what might have caused hair loss. but, you can try this:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2010/01/how-to-increase-hair-volume.html
      this drink really helps :)

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    2. Thanks Swati for the reply , I will try that. Can I take the fenugreek capsule everyday,instead of soaking the seeds in water and drinking? Also,Have you any idea on Nizoral shampoo ? coz, this was the one which I was using, might be the reason behind my hair fall !!

      Thanks !

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    3. yes, yu can take it everyday but still consult a doctor before that!! yes, i know nizoral. it can be the reason but hair fall can be due to any number of reasons. so, use a shampoo which suits you and don't change it!

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  34. hi swati....started the onion juice application. Lot of hair is falling off....I am hoping it will normalize soon...it has been exactly 1 week..but I have a doubt..is using shampoo daily okay. I am using Himalaya Protein shampoo..it is free of Parabens, silicone and SLES....the product is advertising daily use..anyhow since I am doing this onion juice daily....I have to shampoo daily..so is it okay??

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    1. better not to do onion juice thing daily. keep it two times a week. overdoing things is equally harmful. if the shampoo suits you, you can use it.

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  35. Dear Swati
    I am reading your post for the last 2 months. I am suffering from Female pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia)as per my doctors for the last 8 years. I have read somewhere onion juice is suitable only for alopecia aereta not for androgenetic alopecia.
    Density of hair on the front side of my head is very less that now my scalp also gets visible. I am using onion juice for the last 2 months but with no visible effect. I am very depressed. Help me....

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    1. one more thing ....In monsoon season severity of my hair problem increases ..............I am loosing ample quantity of hair................any remedy ............pls help

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    2. hi I am so sorry for the delay in reply but I really think you should consult a doctor for this issue.

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  36. hi Swati
    thanx for ur post, it was very informative
    i have been using onion juice, today is my 4th application and i notice a reduction in hair fall...i am so happy with that:)
    so, i thought i would like to share few tips,
    i used a coffee bean mill to mash the onion and added little salt to diffuse all the juice out, strained it through muslin cloth then stored it in well-sealed jar in the fridge. it still worked!!
    i have mixed it with some organic apple vinegar, olive oil and coconut oil.
    applied it for 3 hours then washed it off with organic shampoo and brushed my hair for few minutes after that while it is semi-wet.
    i am quite pleased with the result and can't wait to see my hair thick again.

    my warmest regards

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    1. thanks a lot Suz for the feedback but I would like to point out that if you do not have dandruff issues, skip the vinegar as it can dry out the scalp if used in excess.

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  37. Hi I've been doing lots of research on this and havent found much detail on what kind of onion to use. white? red? small? large? Or does it even matter? please help. I want to start ASAP :)

    thannks

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    1. the redder the onion, more is its sulphur quantity but you can use any onion. generally one big onion is enough to cover the entire scalp. hope this helps :)

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  38. hey,i read your articles regarding onion juice.i had a question. i stay in a hostel. it is not possible for me to make onion juice so many times. so can i make it once and preserve it in a container?? if yes,then for how long can i preserve it?? if no,what else can i do if i cannot make a juice of onions??

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    1. I understand the prob of staying in a hostel :D :D but, sorry can't say that onion juice can be preserved or not!!! I have never tried it. I have another recipe for that which I shall be posting soon :)

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  39. hi
    my blender does not make paste of onions...instead i pour honey on chopped onions- the honey makes the onion to release the juice- then i apply to dcalp. do you think this will work same?
    thanks
    dana

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    1. well, till you are getting onion juice, anything will work :)

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  40. hi.........how many times i do this in a week,,,

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  41. Hey dis is gud .. I wanted to know that is it dangerous to apply this with honey when you have applied coconut oil on your scalp..
    I apply coconut oil always before using shampoo.. so is it ok to apply this paste with honey on the hair for 1 hour.. N plz also advice dat after applying dis what happens is the mixture start falling on the face and I am scared is there any chance dat hair would grow on the face..
    Plz give your advice..

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    1. first, yes, its perfectly fine to apply on oiled hair. you can apply only the juice of the onion so that no mess gets created and nothing drops on the face. no, it will not grow hair where there is no hair at all :)

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    2. Thx a ton.. :-) can u also tell me weder dis would affect the color of my hair coz I already have white hair but today was d first time wen I performed dis application n wat I saw was little actually quite scary .. :( tonnes of white hair in the center of my scalp.. m afraid weder onion is d reason behind dat.

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    3. Thx a ton.. :-) can u also tell me weder dis would affect the color of my hair coz I already have white hair but today was d first time wen I performed dis application n wat I saw was little actually quite scary .. :( tonnes of white hair in the center of my scalp.. m afraid weder onion is d reason behind dat.

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    4. no, gray hair is coz of loss of coloring pigment in the hair. onion doesn't cause graying of hair but yes, it does make the hair color copperish.

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  42. hi swati, i have been applying onion juice for almost 2 months for 2-3 times a week. Hair condition is much better but i can hardly see hair growth. How much it will take for new hairs to grow ?
    Thanks in advance.

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    1. hair takes a lot of time to grow and show difference. check this as well:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/05/instructions-to-oil-your-hair-hair-care.html
      this will helps stimulate hair follicles. you should definitely see difference in two months. apply onion juice on well-oiled hair for an hour before shampooing.

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    2. i apply onion juice and oil on alternate days. Never tried onion juice on already oiled hairs ?. Does it make extra diff ?

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    3. actually oil and onion juice doesn't mix well so I suggested this way. but, if you can do that, its fine...doesn't make any difference.

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  43. Hey Swati..

    Thanks for sharing this info wid evryone. Really appreciate u for this.
    I am 26 yrs old..and having baldness from last 3-4 yearsz..also let me noe that if i use this every day which requires hair to be washed everyday which is good or bad??

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    1. don't use it everyday. do this on alternate days. oil your hair every alternate day using the following methods:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/05/instructions-to-oil-your-hair-hair-care.html
      and, apply onion juice on the scalp an hour before washing hair. you will see difference in around 2-3 months!!!

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  44. Hi I'm Rahima and I'm 20 years old I have a oily dandruff scalp so will applying onion juice help reduce my oily scalp ? meaning is it good to apply it on such a scalp? plzz do reply Thank u=)

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    1. hi Rahima...sorry for the late reply!!! yes, onion juice does help with dandruff and hair fall but try this:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/07/best-way-to-deal-with-dandruff-diy.html
      this will help better and even hep with oily scalp :)
      yes, onion juice helps with pimples too :)

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  45. And yes does applying onion juice on pimples help reduce them?

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  46. hi dear Swati i love your answers its very helpul my hair growth is faster but the frontal line hair is falling out can i recover it and use onion juice for it??? is there any side effect of onion juice? plzzzzz reply me thank u

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    1. hi Sameer...which answers are you talking about??? no, there are no side effects for onion juice. yes, it should help with hair fall too. hope this helps!!

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  47. thank you so much. yesterday i applied onion juice on my scalp then i washed it off after an hour i am very happy and hope it will work so you are great Swati there is another question can i use coconut oil after shampooing hair from onion juice???

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    1. yes, you can use coconut oil if you do not mind sticky hair!!! but, try not going out with oil in your hair. it attracts dust and makes the hair dirty.

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  48. hey there, i am a male age 20, and noticed my hair is receeding, will this hep thicken my hair and potentialy stop my hairline from receeding anymore? and will it help to restore my hairline slowly? also can i apply onion juice on long hair, as i dnt cut my hair short, usually about blade 5 on top, to cover the receeding hairine fromshowing to much.. will it still work? and how do i apply it? jus massage it in? please reply.. thankyou

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    1. yes, it should help definitely. do also check this:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/05/instructions-to-oil-your-hair-hair-care.html
      it also helps stimulate hair follicles.

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    2. apply it with help of a cotton ball on the scalp on a well-oiled hair and keep it for one hour before washing it off. do this 2-3 times a week.

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  49. hey i am 22 my hair lines are receding and that case i massage my scalp with olive oil and put onion juice on my head bt the thing is when i massage my scalp 3 r 4 hairs comes out is that ok??????pls reply this.........as early as possible

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    1. yes, oiling and massaging helps the weak hair to fall off so that new strong hairs can grow in their place. check this:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/05/instructions-to-oil-your-hair-hair-care.html
      yes, you can use onion juice after oiling your hair.

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  50. Hi guys just wanted to know is it ok put the onion juice everyday !!!

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    1. if you do wash your hair everyday, its fine!!

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  51. Hi,
    I read all above post..but no one mentioned the results after applying onion juice except one..

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    1. you can try it for yourself if it works for you.

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  52. Hi Swati m Siddharth from Delhi m suffering from hair loss from last 2 years, have consulted to dermatologist, and followed medication for almost 1 year,but things doesn't worked well,then I decided to go for natural remedies

    I visited to this site and read some comments 3-4 days before, I liked this remedy of onion.

    Can you plz tell me that how can i get onion juice as m living in a hostel and managed chopper here,can I apply thoroughly chopped onion, if yes then tell me how. Plz revert asap as I wanna start at the earlist.

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    1. chop onion into as small pieces as possible and squeeze the pieces to extract the juice. apply that juice on scalp. hope this helps!!!

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    2. Tell me how to apply as my hairs are very thin at the centre and near by place of scalp and the frontal line hair is disappearing. Is there any particular way to apply exactly the areas which needed the most.

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    3. apply more juice on the critical areas but apply juice just as you will. use a cotton ball. its easy!!

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    4. Hi Sidd, try and chop it very fine, then put it in a cloth and squeeze and you will get onion juice. :) Hope this helps.

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    5. Thanks,this is exactly the same whats needed.

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  53. Hi Swati Mam...This Is Niraj Singh From Ranchi ....
    I really Love to know tat Onion juice ll help to hair regrow...if its possible den i think i ll be the most happiest...
    mam i was with my very good healthy hair at my mid 20 ..but after 25 i got blad spot my right and left scalp and now at my 29 my hair becomes thin and saprete to each other and i can view more empty space on my head ...i know no doctor ll do anything ...and i dont ve much money to go hair transplant

    just tell me can i use onion oil for this..sorry for such a long ..but i think i.need help from u

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    1. yes, you can use it....please call me Swati!!

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  54. @ Swati can i put on at night and wash on next day morning

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    1. yes, you can but beware that you will be stinking. one big onion is enough for one time use.

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  55. can i put at night and wash at next day morning !!!!!!

    and how many onion i use for evry time

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  56. Hey Swati, I've been losing my hair for about 1-2 years I want to do something about it before its too late. I'm new to these hair remedies but from what I've read online and on your post, it seems that these onion treatments are great to get your hair back. I wash my hair 3 times a week with a sulfate free shampoo, usually with 2 days in between washes to make it even through out the week. I want to start using this remedy, and I want to know what are the different kinds of oils i can use and, when is the best time to do this? at night time before going to bed? or can it be done early in the morning as well?. thanks

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    1. it can be done in the morning as well. keeping it one hour on the scalp is also enough.
      regd. the hair oil, I would suggest you to use organic oil. sesame oil is the best for hair or you can go for almond oil as well.

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    2. Hey swati I started to use the grating method to extract the juice from the onion, I'm gonna start mixing the oil soon. I wanted to ask you. what is a good brand for rosemary oil, and should this oil be applied the same as the rest?. thanks

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    3. instead of getting rosemary oil, get rosemary essential oil...2 drops per application would be great. as to a reliable brand, I can't really say but I bought mine from moksha: http://mokshalifestyle.com/

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  57. hey i am a 21 old girl frm bangalore, after checking ur write up...started wd this onion experiment...!! I too have some bald spots right in front portion of my head...i have tried it two times..cant see any effects as f now...i wanted to ask which variety f onion to use?? there r small big?? red white?? thanx in adv do reply...

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    1. use red onions big or small. doesn't matter. two times won't make difference. it takes around 1 month - 6 months to see some difference. also, check this out:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/05/instructions-to-oil-your-hair-hair-care.html
      it really helps!!

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    2. hey i work so i get chance to try tis only at weekends once :( so little worried....i hope it works..!! u have a personal exp with the onion thing?????

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    3. yes, you can try it out on the weekends as well :) yes, it does work as i have tried it personally!!

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  58. Hi...i just started using this method of applying onion on my head, its been 5 days now, can u tell me if i have to use fresh onion juice every time i apply it on my head?

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  59. i have noticed my hair have fallen after using onion paste, i guess its the damaged hair with the roots. Is it normal for the hair to fall after applying onion juice??? and will the fallen hair regrow again ???, i have also notice hair fall while applying coconut oil is it normal in both the cases?? where u loose your hair???

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    1. weak hairs generally do fall off when you try to oil the hair or apply anything to the roots. do check this post, might be of more help:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/05/instructions-to-oil-your-hair-hair-care.html
      yes, the hair does regrow so don't worry!!! other questions are answered in the link I have posted :)

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  60. but i love d color of my hair..:( m facng a li'l prob at parting my hair.. dey r vry soft n silky so d parting is xtra visible and dt dsnt luk at al when i open my hair..dts y i clutch em al d tym.:(..and yes d parting is visible at both d sides left n rite..
    but m damn sure u can help me in ds ..but i do not want to lose d color of my hair at any cost..:(..m realy cnfused nw..lookng frwrd for ur reply..:)

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  62. hi..
    can i use Arnica oil mixed with onion juice ??

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  63. hi!
    i used this remedy on my hair for the first time and for some reason the result was the the opposite of what i expected as soon as i started washing my hair, lots and lots of my hair started falling out.why??

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    1. well, better not to use it anymore...probably because onion juice didn't suit your hair!!!

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  64. @Swati nice to see that you r responding actively since more than a year, just wanted to say feels gud 2 c ppls lyk u....
    by the way i read all post from how long you are using this remedy & whats ur age ???

    Jony

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    1. I have used this remedy on and off!!! I'm 26. thanks for your kind compliments!!!

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  65. Hi Swati..
    I am using onion juice with arnica oil since 15 days and result is realy very good now i found regrowth of hairs in front of head and roughf hairs also turning to smooth hairs slowly..

    thank you so much 4 beautiful post.. :):)
    Suhana

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  66. hi swathi,
    my name is kishan and im 20, have this hairfall problem since 6 years and this fastened last 2 years and the result hair got thinner ,less in density and its shedding on the crown ..researched a lot they seem many reasons but mine are itchy scalp,dandruff,DHT tried many but some worked positive fennugeek paste it did good by nourishing my hair even hair stopped falling off but only for 2-3 weeks and then ate soya beens another positive result which blocks dht but it was just a good week i realized its not only one thing all the time things should me mixed up
    i should use 2 or 3 good home made for consistent result so my doubt is onion a good thing for DHT problem

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    1. DHT is a hormone and that's something internal. for that, you should take green tea every day. onion doesn't really interfere with what happens inside the body so it shouldn't be a problem for DHT!!!

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    2. thanks for the reply and can you please review me abut himalaya anti hair fall cream.

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    3. hi...I am sorry but I don't want to use the himlaya cream so i can't review it.
      but, my father uses the anti-dandruff and says that it works only as long as you use the product and have heard good reviews on the product you mentioned.

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  67. Hi Swati..
    I am applying onion juice with arnica oil to my hairs twice a week since 15 days and i noticed regrowth of hairs at front head and also my roughf hairs changes to smooth one... :):)

    Thank you so much for the beautiful post...

    Priyanka

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    1. thanks a lot for the feedback Priyanka :) I am so glad it was helpful to you :)

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  68. Hi Swati..
    I am applying onion juice with arnica oil to my hairs twice a week since 15 days and i noticed regrowth of hairs at front head and also my roughf hairs changes to smooth one... :):)

    Thank you so much for the beautiful post...

    Priyanka

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  69. Hi Swati

    I have been wearing braids in my hair for about 2 yrs now. I have taken the braids out; now my hairs is shedding, thinning and plus I have a itchy scalp.

    By using the onion treatment will it start my hair to grow back and did the braids weaken my hair? Also can I mix it with the following oils: emu oil, castor oil, alma oil?

    please help

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    1. hi...do you have natural hair??? and, by braids, which braids do you mean - corns or normal 3-strand braid??? if your braid was very tight, yes, it might have weakened the hair. its very important to relax the hair so keep it open for at least an hour everyday. if you use castor oil, mix it with other oils. don't apply it naked on the scalp or skin ever. its very concentrated. yes, onion juice will help hair grow.

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  70. Yes, I'm black amer. and my hair is natural. I was wearing 3-strand extensions braids. i'm not wearing them any more. my hair grow very well with them in and once I took them out my hair start shedding. Also is it ok to us the emu oil, black castor oil or alma with the onion juice?

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    1. yes, extension always leads to hair loss so you have to concentrate on your diet to make the hair strong from the roots. yes, you can use all of those mentioned oils :)

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    2. Thank for your help. I started the onion treatment tonite. Also after the treatment I gave my hair a deep condition with some EO in conditioners. Is that ok? I will keep you posted on my progress.

      Have a good evening

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    3. yes, its absolutely fine :) sure, will be waiting to hear :)

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  71. hi! been doing research about this onion treatment for hair and almost all comments were positive. i still haven't tried it though. i've also read one article that you can also mix the chopped onion in a shampooo and let it stand for 15 days before using it. this one i'd like to try coz maybe it will lessen the smell of the onion.

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    1. yes, even I have read that but never tried it!! sure, do try it and please tell me how it goes :)

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  72. Hi swati..Nice article
    Can i make a combination of onion juice and any hair oil for long time use ?
    for e.g.: mix 100ml hair oil+100ml onion juice then put it in bottle then apply daily on the hairs...actually,i dont want make juice again and again.

    Neha

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    1. no Neha. i would still suggest you to make fresh every time because onion juice is perishable and can make the oil rancid as well!!

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  73. Hello swati..

    I started applying onion juice on hair oil. It becomes dry within half an hour after applying it. Is it common. How often i can apply it in a week for better results and how long should i wait for take bath after applying it. Is there any shampoo i can take for washing. because it is liking gum sticky feeling after applying oil juice in head.

    Kumar

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    1. yes, it becomes dry. you can wash it off as soon as you it gets dry in the hair. you can apply it twice to thrice in a week. any shampoo would clean off the oil. it doesn't feel like gum-sticky!!! always shampoo your hair twice and follow with conditioner!!!

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  74. I also heard about the shampoo and I'm working on it. Its been standing for a week. The article I've read was to let it stand for 2 wks.

    The thing is how long do you keep the shampoo in your hair?

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    1. don't keep it more than 2 minutes. use it simply like a shampoo!!!

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  75. but i love d color of my hair..:( m facng a li'l prob at parting my hair.. dey r vry soft n silky so d parting is xtra visible and dt dsnt luk at al when i open my hair..dts y i clutch em al d tym.:(..and yes d parting is visible at both d sides left n rite..
    but m damn sure u can help me in ds ..but i do not want to lose d color of my hair at any cost..:(..m realy cnfused nw..lookng frwrd for ur reply..:)

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    1. hmmm...use sesame oil then. that will help prevent onion change the color of your hair!!! hope this helps :)

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    2. sorry dint get u...:(
      can i use ginger paste?

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    3. mix onion juice and sesame oil or yes, you can also use ginger juice or paste :)

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    4. ohk..:)
      tel me how to apply..?

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    5. just make a ginger paste and apply it as a scalp mask or squeeze out ginger juice and apply it on the scalp!!!

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  76. Hi Swati

    Can I use a conditioner with the onion juice and oil three times a week plus sit under a dryer for 30 mins. with it in my hair. or is this a little bit to much? or just mix conditioner and juice because I found the onion juice is too watery and it runs out of my hair. If conditioner mix with the juice it give it a little more body so it stays better in you hair. will that work.
    thanks

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    1. well, i do think its too much, keep things simple. don't apply conditioner ever on the scalp. yes, its watery so you can use cotton to apply the juice. dab the cotton on the scalp so that it gets absorbed and doesn't run down the face!!

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  77. another recipe is to chop and onion and add it to shampoo and let it stand for 15 days and use the shampoo as usual. it will make hair growth faster and hair shining. Is this recipe correct. can we use it in this way?

    Ashi

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    1. hi Ashi, yes, I have read about it but I donno if it really works but you can definitely try it :) I am sure it will help with shinier hair definitely :)

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  78. hi swati . ur blog has really made me tempted to try this onion juice. am just worried tht wil i lose my hair more if it doesnt work for me. my hair is thinning near partition line. i am 29 yrs old married and 4 mnths pregnant. so wht i want to ask is:
    1 is it safe to use in pregnancy?
    2 i hav done many homeopathy treatments before but nothing worked i mean hairloss was in control but new hair never grew.
    3 recently i tried applying kalonji oil but my hair started falling more.
    4 is it necessary tht if kalonji oil didnt work onion juice wil also not work?
    5 had also once tried sesa hairfall kit available in india lost lots of money along wit hair.
    6 after so many exeriments am really afraid of trying onion juice wht do u say ? shud i go for it n is it ok if i apply only on partition line
    7 one more thing whnever i oil my hair wit any oil my hairfall is more so hav stopped oiling since long time

    waiting for ur helpful reply.

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    1. yes, its safe in pregnancy unless you are dealing with nausea. also, please remember that in pregnancy, hair loss is inevitable so doing anything might nto really help but yes, onion is perfectly safe since it is an external application :)
      i donno about kalonji oil or sesa oil so can't say anything about them. yes, its fine if you apply only on partition line.
      ok, oiling hair is very necessary but while your hair is falling, just apply oil and don't massage at all. and, improve your diet and this thing will pass :)

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    2. thanx alot for ur kind and immediate reply :) wil surely try this soon.

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    3. do let me know how it goes for you and also, I have a post coming up on hair fall and pregnancy :) hope that helps as well :) it will take few days so do watch out!!

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    4. hi again
      wel today is my firstday of application. hav decided to keep it only for one hour. just wanted to ask does hair become hard during tht period of 1 hr ?
      thnx :)

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    5. hey....yes, it kinda dries off int he hair and hardens...so how was the first experience???

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    6. well to be frank not much difference until now :(. hairfall has not reduced yet. today hav applied for third time. i guess i need lots of patience :).

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    7. since you are pregnant, the hair fall is due to hormonal and physical changes so I don't think you will see a lot of difference this soon!!!

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  79. Hi,

    I was searching for any hair loss treatment, found ur post and I can see your comments area full of ur support to everyone. Its really amazing for years u r replying to everyone. I really like the way u r sharing it with all. R u doing it professionally or doing it from your home only, I mean how is it possible to do it continuously for this long time. Do u get any support technically to create these posts online and sharing with all. What do use to reply ur comments its just ur laptop or ur mobile. Its just a curiosity after going through all these comments. For ur post, definitely I am going to apply it as u mentioned above.

    Thanks for your kind support and patience during replying all repeated questions those u have already replied many times and assisting them individually.

    My Best Wishes For You.

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    1. hi Raj...no, i don't do this professionally. its my hobby and no I write all my posts on my own unless mentioned. i do manage all the stuff on my own as well. i use laptop. and, thanks a lot for your kind words.
      do let me know how does the treatment go for you in case you try it out!!

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  80. Ya Swati I am going to try it and tell u the results, just a question, is it necessary to use any type of conditioner after applying juice and rinsing it with any suitable shampoo.

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    1. first you wash off with shampoo and then follow with conditioner...yes, its important coz onion stinks a lot!!! and, conditioner is very important to keep hair soft and hydrated :)

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    2. Hi Swati
      Then which conditioner you will suggest for guys, is there any home remedy for this also

      Usually I dont use conditioner and hair oil, meanwhile I used Garnier's conditioner.

      Again thanks for your support

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    3. there is watercress from biotique which i have totally loved.
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2011/10/biotique-watercress-fresh-nourishing.html
      or, you can use honey for conditioning naturally.

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  81. Hi Swati, Your website is really wonderful :) I read about
    onion treatment and i want to know whether it can be used to
    treat premature greying? will this turn grey hair black?

    Thanks,
    Trupti

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    1. thanks Trupti...onion changes the hair to copperish color but I don't think it really helps with gray hair. do check this post:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/09/how-to-take-care-of-gray-hair-hair-care.html
      hope it helps you :)

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  82. hi swati mam......i have 23 yrs old.... i had hair fall during my col days... some times more hair falling some times no falling of hairs... now my hair falling started.i used onion twodays... no difference in my hair falling.... wat oil i ll use to reduce hair fall............. i want reduce hair fall bec my marriage coming nov... plz give me a idea mam

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    1. hi Hema, please call me Swati...I'm not that old :)
      use this to reduce hair fall:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2010/01/how-to-increase-hair-volume.html
      it really helps :)
      also, I would suggest only sesame or mustard oil for hair. or, you can see the hair oil reviews on the blog :)
      http://www.google.co.in/cse?cx=partner-pub-1656573219870284:6152055325&ie=UTF-8&q=hair+oil&sa=Search&ref=#gsc.tab=0&gsc.q=hair%20oil&gsc.page=1

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  83. Hi Swati:
    Just a little note to let you know that the onion juice is working well (it really works). Its only been least than a month (going on 3wks)and I see new growth in bald spots on my head more than a quarter inch. But I still have a problem with itching and some pimple that comes on my scalp.
    Any recommendation. Help!
    Also the shampoo with the onion is great.

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    1. wow...I am so glad to hear that :)
      well, if your scalp is itching a lot, you should definitely see a doc...it can be due to dandruff or any other condition. you can try to follow some of these tips:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-get-rid-of-dandruff-hair-care.html
      but, i would still suggest you to see a doc once.

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  84. hello swati.can cooconut oil go with onion juice to apply in the scalp?thanks

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  85. Can you mix the onion juice with Trichup hair oil? Has anyone everytried it? Which would be the best oil to mix it with?

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    1. I have never used trichup oil but yes, you can mix it with that as well :) you can mix it with any oil!!

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  86. Dear swati,
    I have severe hairfall and the area in front is starting to look bald, been using the mixture of onion juice, egg yolk and almond now since the last 3 times, once every week, I wanted to know:

    1. If I can heat the almond oil before mixing it with the
    onion juice

    2. Is one egg yolk enough

    3. Is almond oil good or should substitue for another

    Thanks for all your help


    2.

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    1. make the oil warm but not hot!!! one should be enough...you have to apply this only on scalp, right?? you can go for sesame oil as well..both are good and add ONLY a table spoon of castor oil, if you get it.

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  88. hey can u plzz tell me once squeezed onion remaining juice can be used for next application?

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