Healthy mane is a certified trichologist and a contributor at www.chiomaokoyeakpawusi.com. She’s here to answer all your hair-related questions. Send your questions to her at Healthymaneblog@gmail.com.

Hello and welcome to my column. How are you doing, kinks and all?

Today, we will discuss the benefits of onions on natural hair. Our natural hair journey is a process filled with many discoveries.

Throughout my journey as a naturalista and as a trichologist, I’ve come to the realization that the things we neglect so much often have tremendous benefits to our hair.

Few months ago, Chioma contacted me and complained about her receding hairline. Her hair was badly damaged from bad hair practices and it seemed all hopes for new growth were lost.


I advised her to use Jamaican black castor oil and Peppermint oil which luckily restored her frontal hair in less than 2 months!

castor oil

But today, I have a different advice for anyone suffering from similar problem:


You might be wondering why I said Onion juice, considering its smell? Well, here is the answer: Onions are very rich in sulphur and have been used by many people to fill bald spots and grow their hair longer. Onions are very cheap and you can make the preparation yourself.

There are other uses of onions for the hair you should also know:

1. Onions can be used to stimulate growth just like Jamaican black castor oil and Peppermint oil.

2. Onions can be used to boost your hair growth and add volume.

3. Onions help to nourish hair follicles because of its sulphur content.

4. Onions can be used to treat dandruff.


Add a little water in a blender and add your onions. Blend it well so it can turn to a pudding. If you like, use sieve to separate the juice from the chaff.

Then apply on your hair, generously or on the affected part. Cover your hair with a plastic cap for one hour and then wash out with a mild hair shampoo.

For best result, use once weekly.

If you try all these and the problem still persists, then you’ll need to pay us a visit.

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Photo credits: Google images and  Chiomaschmitz.com





  1. NaturallyTiwa

    You are so right about this. I use mine daily. I put the juice in my spray bottle and use it as my daily hair spritz.

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