4 Onion Treatments to Reduce Hair Loss

Did you know that onion can promote hair growth? Read about the best tips and recipes to take care of your hair in this article.
4 Onion Treatments to Reduce Hair Loss
Karla Henríquez

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Karla Henríquez.

Last update: 16 August, 2022

Did you know that onion treatments can help you control excessive hair loss. This hair disorders is common and affects both men and women.

Although the most advisable thing to do in these cases is consult a medical professional. You can complement their treatment with a few simple natural ones as long as they OK it.

Today we’re going to share 4 onion treatments. Check them out and try them if you’re afflicted by this condition. Continue reading!

Onion treatments to reduce hair loss

While it’s normal to lose between 50 and 100 strands of hair every day, some of us lose way too much. The problem is it isn’t always easy to fix and the mane begins to look weak and loses volume over time.

Fortunately, there are all-natural treatments with properties to promote hair growth and reverse the loss. This study from the Polytechnic University of Baghdad in Iraq states that the use of onion juice could be good for hair regeneration.

1. Onion and garlic

Combat hair loss with onion and garlic

Combining onion juice and garlic cloves creates an all-round treatment to strengthen the roots and to prevent excessive hair loss.



  • First, peel the onions and garlic, and put them in a food processor and blend them with half a glass of water
  • Once you have a smooth juice, strain the liquid to remove any solids
  • Part your hair into various sections and rub the juice all over your scalp
  • Allow it to work for 30 minutes and then, rinse with your normal shampoo
  • Repeat until you notice progress

2. Onion and oil

Next, this treatment is recommended for anyone who suffers from a dry, flaky scalp, as well as hair loss.



  • Firstly, peel the onions and blend them in a food processor, along with the coconut oil and olive oil
  • Once you’re left with a thick paste, part your hair into various sections and rub the paste into your roots
  • Cover your hair with a shower cap and allow it to work for 30 or 40 minutes
  • Rinse out with your normal shampoo, and repeat until you notice a difference

3. Onion and honey



  • 2 raw onions
  • 3 tbsp. of bee honey (75 g.)


  • First, chop the raw onion into small pieces and blend it in a food processor along with the honey until you get a wet paste
  • Then, rub it into your entire scalp and hair, and cover with a shower cap for 40 minutes
  • Rinse as usual and use the treatment two or three times a week

4. Onion and shampoo treatments

A bowl of chopped onion for treatments.

By adding a few bits of onion to your normal shampoo, you can also obtain good results to reduce hair loss. The onion’s properties are easily absorbed into the scalp.



  • First, chop the onion into small cubes and then put them into the bottle of herbal shampoo
  • Leave the onion to soak in the shampoo for a week before using it to wash your hair
  • Then, rub the product into the scalp well in order to help absorption and promote circulation
  • Allow it to work for 20 minutes and then, rinse
  • Apply the treatment twice a week

Remember to consult a specialist first

As we have mentioned above, it’s essential to first consult a doctor before using any type of natural treatments on your scalp. It’s important to ensure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients involved.

Likewise, stop the treatment if you notice eczema, itching or stinging of the scalp after application. Your hair will look healthy and beautiful if, in addition to taking care of it externally, maintain a balanced diet and have regular checkups with qualified professionals.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.