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The Right Way To Use Onion Oil To Stop Hair Fall And Get Rid Of Dandruff


Are you one among the billions who suffer a major hair fall, hair thinning, and dandruff issues on a regular basis? Well, in that case, you have opened the right website to know about it, since I am one among you!

Dandruff and hair thinning have become one of the most common issues related to hair. Not only women, but men do suffer.

As a matter of fact, men are more frequently affected by dandruff and hair-thinning than women. Although having a proper diet and upkeep routine, we still face the same problems.

As you see, oiling your hair, apart from shampooing and conditioning, has to be taken into account. Interestingly enough, one should also be sure which oil to opt for.

As Indians, we have always been related to coconut oil for everything including oiling hair, cooking, and drinking.

Though, we never thought of the benefits we might come across with onion oil, especially since research proves that it is best for treating hair fall and dandruff. So, continue scrolling down to know the reasons and how to treat your hair using onion oil.

Reasons for dandruff

  • What you have/eat regularly will say about your immune system, which in turn plays a vital role when it comes to dandruff.
  • Damages on the surface of the scalp; dry scalp or excessively oily scalp.
  • Shampooing habits: Overdrying or over-shampooing.
  • Over brushing might aggregate flakes from the sensitive scalp/skin.
  • Malassezia is a yeast commonly found on the scalp.
  • Frequently using different types of hair products.
  • Too much exposure to dust, sunlight, or heat.
  • Dermatitis
  • Age
  • Androgen hormones.
  • Skin Disorders such as eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, or acne.
  • And most importantly, oiling your scalp: Choosing the right oil is of concern, even if the oil you are currently using solves the four problems, the one problem will always remain indestructible no matter what.

Onion oil

Reasons for hair fall

  • Heredity issue
  • Hormonal changes due to puberty, pregnancy, menstruation, or thyroid and medical conditions such as alopecia.
  • Medications
  • Exposure to radiation, or too much heat
  • Hair care treatment
  • Stress
  • Wearing hair in a tight hairstyle, usually ponytails, buns, or tight braids.
  • Scarring
  • And of course, the intake of food mimics the condition of your immune system through your hair.

How to make onion oil at home?

It is much simpler than you thought it would be. And on the other hand, there are several brands opening arms to onion oil in addition to their conservational coconut oil sale. Still, nothing can beat the thing when it is made at home under your supervision and care.

Things you need

  • Onions: Prefer pink onions rather than white onions, because the presence of sulfur content is more in red than in white onions. Also, prefer small onions if possible, as it is considered even more effective than the normal-sized ones.
  • Blender/Juice extractor
  • A pan
  • Sesame or coconut oil
  • Cheesecloth
  • And container

Onion oil


  • Extract the onion essence out of it by blending it well in an electric blender/extractor.
  • 100 grams of onion is equal to around 800 grams of onion oil (for the quantity purpose).
  • Add either sesame or coconut oil to the heating pan
  • Pour the blended onion mixture into the pan and let it boil for a few minutes.
  • Simmer the mixture until a layer of oil appears on top.
  • Now turn off the gas, and let the hot onion oil cool down for a few hours.
  • Strain the onion oil by using the cheesecloth
  • Pour the contents into a container.
  • Voila, your at-home, natural, pure onion oil is ready and can be used anytime.

What is the right way to use onion oil for better results?

Usually, a lack of sulfur content in hair results in so many problems, including hair falls and dandruff. We also know that the sulfur content in the onion makes your hair grow faster and even thicker.

So, it is advisable if you apply onion juice more frequently. As well, if you are still clueless about how to start your hair routine; don’t worry, we got you this time.

Before that, I hope that you have given a read to the above passage on how to prepare onion oil at home, but it doesn’t really matter, you can still get it from outside readymade. So, in that case, if you have already pre-prepared with your onion oil, then all you have to do is portion out the oil for a Sunday Shower.

The first and foremost step is you can’t directly apply onion oil on a regular basis, but you can instead combine it with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, or olive. Moreover, this hair mask shows better results, as you can enjoy both of its benefits at a time.

Simply dip the tip of your fingers into the mixture, apply it straight to the scalp, and massage for a few minutes. You do not need to apply it to the hair thoroughly, but just the roots.

Then, you can leave the oil on your hair for at least a couple of hours. And for much better results, you can leave it overnight, and wash it off the next morning with a mild shampoo.

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Why is onion oil better than other hair oils?

Ten perks one can enjoy after a nice, onion oil-infused shower:
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  1. Improves hair growth cycle.
  2. Prevents and treats baldness.
  3. Prevents split ends, breakage, and thinning of hair.
  4. Nourishes hair and mainly the roots very well.
  5. Nourishes scalps and helps in blood circulation for strong hair growth.
  6. Prevents bacterial infections or popularly known as dandruff.
  7. Fights lice invasion.
  8. Provides a shiny and healthy look on the hair.
  9. Used as a conditioner to control the dryness or frizziness of hair.
  10. Prevents greying of hair.

How long does it take for the results to show?

For positive results to be seen with any new hair treatment, experts recommend following it for at least a few weeks. For best results, apply onion oil regularly to your scalp for a couple of weeks if you plan on using it for hair care.

Well, I guess the next question would be ‘Is it fine to use onion oil daily?’- Actually, it is not highly recommendable but it still works for a few.

As you see, if you are suffering from extreme hair loss and scalp conditions like dandruff, then using onion oil regularly will work fine for you.

Although, on the other hand, onion oil can often cause irritation and itching if used excessively due to its high sulfur content. Applying once or twice a week is a preferable option when it comes to onion oil for hair care.


There are plenty of reasons to choose onion oil over other hair oils. They have natural anti-bacterial, anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, and conditioning properties.

Usually, shampoos contain almost all of their ingredients, however, one must particularly perceive the useful components alone. One such is Keratin, one of the salient proteins to be taken into consideration while looking for the perfect shampoo on the supermarket shelf.

And as a matter of fact, onion oil is very much rich in sulfur, which corresponds to the keratin in a good amount.

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