Review on July 14, 2015
The powerful stench of onion juice might be capable of bringing more than a tear to one's eye; recent studies have shown that by simply rubbing onion juice on one's head it's possible to generate hair growth and prevent future hair loss. Fortunately, for men and women of all ages, a common household staple holds a hidden power. Cited in the Journal of Dermatology, one study in particular tested the efficacy of onion juice as an antidote to the common menace of hair loss, or alopecia.
The study divided a sample of adults who suffered from hair loss into two groups: one group was given tap water to apply to their heads twice daily, and another group was given onion juice. Those adults in the onion juice group began to experience hair regrowth within only two weeks. While more men experienced hair regrowth than women, a significant percent of women still reported some hair growth. Within four weeks, approximately 74% of the onion juice group had regrown some hair. Within six weeks, the numbers rose, with 87% of the group reaping the benefits of the onion juice and seeing hair re-growth. In the placebo tap water group, all participants experienced the same level of hair loss as before. There was no change.
This simple household remedy should be seen as a boon for those men and women undergoing hair loss as a result of hormonal changes or the aging process. If you are one of the 20% of adults troubled by hair loss, then this is cause for celebration. While further studies are necessary to reach a complete conclusion, this is an optimistic sign for the future.
- Mayo Clinic.(n.d)."Hair Loss".Retrieved from www.mayoclinic.com.
- Dr. McNair, Trisha.(n.d). "Hair Loss". Retrieved from www.bbc.co.uk.
- The American Hair Loss Association.(n.d)."Womens Hair Loss". Retrieved from www.americanhairloss.org.