Onions for Haircare

Hair fall! Two words that drive both men and women crazy. Ideally, a person on an average loses up to 80-100 strands a day which is considered normal. This is because the hair completes its natural growth cycle, during which old hair falls out making way for new ones. Losing more than 100 strands a day is when it’s problematic and needs immediate attention.
So, let’s look at what causes excessive hair fall.

Hair fall stems from problems such as stress, post pregnancy, iron deficiency, vitamin deficiency, hormonal imbalance, and many more. Medical reasons like hyperthyroidism or alopecia can be root cause but so is being ignorant towards the health of your hair.

Learn more about causes of excessive hair and its preventive measures explained by experts at Pantene India.

So, now that we know the problem, let’s find a way to tackle it.
There is no need to look far and wide or all over the world as the solution lies in your kitchen: a vegetable widely used in all Indian cuisines and various other cuisines around the world. With a strong smell and a pungent taste, this is a vegetable everybody roots for. But it does lot more than just provide the flavour for food. It may be unknown to many, but an onion has many benefits when it comes to hair, too. Use it as a hair mask by just blending an onion, extracting the juice out of the pulp and applying it to your hair, either as it is or by mixing it with any oil of your preference. Leave it on for at least half an hour and then wash it off. The juice of an onion is used to curb excessive hair fall and treat damaged hair in numerous ways.

We dive into three such ways -

Onion Juice & Onions in Diet for Haircare


The amount of sulphur (Methylsulfonylmethane) in onions is a key element that prevents thinning of hair. The sulphur contributes towards the production of collagen, which are healthy skin cells that leads to good hair growth. Absence of sulphur in the keratin of the hair leads to decrease in the elasticity of hair making it brittle and causing thinning and breakage. Adding onions to your diet and on your hair, provides you with more sulphur thus preventing it.

Onions Make Hair Stronger


Applying onion juice as a hair mask prior to hair wash, stimulates the hair follicles with good blood circulation. Adding onions to your diet too will help good blood circulation which is beneficial in reducing hair fall.

Onions Prevent Hair Fall


Onions contain anti-bacterial properties that help keep the scalp clean and get rid of dandruff. It not only cleanses the scalp but also nourishes the hair follicles, keeping them intact, thus aiding hair growth. It prevents scalp infections thus averting hair fall.

Onions Improve Scalp Health & Avoid Dandruff

Once every fortnight, let your hair soak in the nutrients from the onion juice, as you wash and condition your hair with Pantene’s Hair Fall control shampoo and conditioner, with its Pro-V formula that nourishes and protects your hair, making it shinier outside and stronger inside. Use Pantene Hair Fall Control haircare products for stronger hair in 14 days!