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How to Stimulate Beard Growth with an Onion

Nidhi Nangia
By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: March 30, 2017
How to Stimulate Beard Growth with an Onion

Growing beard is one of the hottest trends these days. Whether it is for fashion or convenience, you may want to change your look to something more current or you might just be too lazy to shave everyday. Whatever your reason is, if you are trying to grow your beard, that in between stubble look isn't always the most attractive, so you might want to find a way to make your beard grow fast. You might be amazed to know that using onion is one of the best ways to stimulate beard growth and make it fuller and denser. Read this oneHOWTO article to know how to grow stimulate beard growth with an onion.

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  1. Is onion safe to use?
  2. How onion works for beard growth
  3. How to use onions for beard growth

Is onion safe to use?

Onion is already known to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. It is absolutely safe to use onion, as it does not have any side effects and has a very low allergy rate in humans. You should never use harsh chemicals and facial products on your beard. Onion is an easily available, safe and cheap method of promoting your beard growth. Onion proves to be a perfect natural remedy for bald patches in your beard. Instead of going for a costly massage or spa, go for this home remedy and see the results.

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How to Stimulate Beard Growth with an Onion - Is onion safe to use?

How onion works for beard growth

Most people would be skeptical about how onion can affect beard growth, and whether it is effective or not at all. According to scientific studies, consuming onions on a regular basis and applying onion juice on the beard area can be helpful in promoting hair growth in the area. It also helps you to fight yeast and fungal infections in the area, and ward off dandruff as well. Onion juice is also proven to be helpful in preventing premature graying of your beard hair. Onions are rich in sulfur, which can improve blood circulation when applied. It stimulates hair growth from the follicles, strengthens hair and prevents breakage and thinning of the hair. Applying onion juice on the beard on a regular basis can actually give it improved volume and texture.

How to Stimulate Beard Growth with an Onion - How onion works for beard growth

How to use onions for beard growth

Here are a few simple methods that you can try:

  • Make a mixture of honey and onion juice. Mix 1 tbsp honey and ¼ cup onion juice, and consume it orally everyday. You may also apply this mixture on your beard and massage for 15 minutes everyday
  • Make a mixture of rum and onion juice. If you don’t like the smell of onion juice, you can add some rum to it to make it a better smelling and more effective concoction. Take one medium sized, finely chopped onion and soak it in a glass full of rum for around 12 hours. Then strain the mixture and remove any onion pieces from it. Massage your beard area with this mixture and then rinse. You can also use it as a rinse after washing your beard.
  • Make a hair rinse with onions. Add 5 chopped onions in a single liter of water, and let it boil for around 15 minutes. Let the mixture cool down and then strain it to remove the onion pieces. Wash your face and your beard and use this boiled water with onion to rinse it. If you can tolerate the smell, don’t wash your beard with water after that. You can wash your beard the next day, so that the mixture can work on your beard for an entire period of 24 hours.

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Kitto Gbeyemi
Can I use argan oil in the absence of honey?
Hello! Is there a substitute for honey in the mixture? I’m vegan and don’t use honey.. thanks!
OneHowTo Editor

Yes, you can try agave syrup.
Sushant Patil
Can I apply only onion juice directly on patches?
OneHowTo Editor
Sure, it's helpful!
Doesn't honey make your balck hair white. When i was a kid everyone said this and some even say it. Do not apply honey on hair or was i misinformed?
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Kishore,

Honey might attract flies, but it is unlikely to change the color of your hair, so we're not sure where this information comes from. It can provide some nutrients in a hair mask:

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