Onion hair mask DIY and Which onion oil to purchase?

onion hair juice

Recently, we can see a craze in people about using onion in their hair care regime. Onion hair masks are in fact a trend these days.

Nutrients present in onion nourish hair follicles, increases hair volume, provide lustrous hairs, improves hair strength and overall health of hair follicles, thus helping in hair growth.

Here, I have compiled 2 easy DIY ONION HAIR MASKS with just 2 ingredients that you may use to pamper your hairs.

So, without any delay let’s jump to DIYs and as a bonus, I have also provided the best onion hair oil options available in the market who cannot afford time for these DIYs or would like to extra nourish their hairs with these readily available options.



  1. Onion juice Extract
  2. Coconut Oil


  1. Chop and place tiny pieces of onion in a blender, extract half a cup of onion juice from an onion and strain it into an empty bowl using a cotton cloth or strainer.
  2. Add 1 tbsp. coconut oil into the extracted juice.
  3. Mix it until coconut oil evenly mixes with onion
  4. Apply beginning from the roots of your hair using a cotton ball or fingers and evenly spread all over the length of hairs.
  5. Leave it for 20-30 minutes to let the magic work.
  6. Rinse your hairs with mild shampoo and conditioner using normal to cold water.
onion and coconut oil hair mask DIY

TIP: You may also apply warm coconut oil and add it to onion juice for extended benefits of massage on the scalp.

Coconut oil repairs damaged and thinning of hair. Rich in medium-chain fatty acids with anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties, coconut oil gets easily absorbed in the hair shaft and nourishes hair follicles.

Alternative of coconut oil is olive oil for this particular DIY onion hair masks.



  1. Onion Extract
  2. Curd or Yogurt


  1. Extract onion juice.
  2. Add half a cup of curd (dahi) or flavorless yogurt into it.
  3. Mix the ingredients until it becomes of the same consistency.
  4. Apply on the roots and hairs to naturally condition your hairs.
  5. Rinse hair with a mild shampoo after 30 minutes, you may skip using conditioner.
onion and curd hair mask DIY

Curd is rich in Vitamin D and B5 which promotes hair strength, it also helps in fighting hair dandruff, itchiness, and infections.

Along with this DIY, You may also apply pure onion juice with cotton, dabbing with cotton balls. It stimulates hair follicles and promotes hair growth by improving blood circulation.

Give these DIYs a chance for at least 3 to 4 months.

The best available options for onion hair oil are as follows, you can add this into your hair care routine with or without these DIYs.

1. WOW Skin Science Onion Oil – Black Seed Onion Hair Oil

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2. Oriental Botanics Red Onion Hair Oil

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Benefits of Onion for hairs

Onions are a good source of sulfur and quercetin that is certainly helpful in human hair growth. The dietary sulfur is needed to produce adequate enzymes and proteins. It is also found in keratin which is an important component of hair.

The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of onion are required for hair growth as it helps in fighting scalp infections.

Vasodilatory properties of onion helps to promote blood flow in the scalp.

The anti oxidant properties in onions are believed to protect the body from free radicals. It is also believed that it maintains pH of the hair and prevents premature greying of hairs.

Besides onions are also rich in biotin, flavonoids, copper, Vitamin C, phosphorous, folic acids, and manganese. The application of onion in the form of oil or juice has shown a certain amount of recovery from hair loss in various studies.

It also optimizes hair growth cycle due to presence of antioxidants, prevent baldness and hair breakage.

The absence of a certain amount of Sulfur in hairs can make hairs more prone to breakage with weak elasticity. Sulfur content nourishes hair strands stimulating damaged and dormant hair follicles.

Thus you may say that there is a good connection between onion and beautiful hairs.

If you are worried about the smell of onion from your hairs after application of these DIYs. These little tips may help you get rid of that, (FYI, the smell of onion is for extremely short term which goes away by itself)

  1. Rinse hairs with apple cider vinegar.
  2. Rinse with lemon juice and tea tree essential oil and water.


For stronger, longer and thicker hair, onion with its various DIYs and hair oils have proven to be beneficial for many people since ages now.

These onion hair masks can help you achieve your dream hair. What are you waiting for? Run to your kitchen!

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