Best Homemade Treatments For Hair Loss in Women

When I was 14 years old, I suffered from alopecia.  As I had a very small bald spot, I recovered from it in around 5-6 months and now, thanks to my mommy darling, I have waist length hair *doing happy dance* LOL, I flaunt it all the time 😉 😛 I am writing in detail about alopecia, its symptoms, treatment and my own experience.


Last year, in November, my best friend suffered from terrible hair loss and even got a small bald patch.  Fearing it could be alopecia, I asked her to consult a dermatologist immediately, but she went on a full panic attack slash denial mode and refused to see any doctor. Instead, she bugged me for some remedies and routines that I was following. I am no doctor, so I didn’t gave her any medicine’s name, just told her about three ingredients that have really helped me in not just fighting against alopecia, but also the occasional hair fall and thinning of hair as well. She immediately took my advice and saw the difference in just 3-4 months and now the bald spot is not visible; new hair has grown and even the crazy hair fall has stopped.  The three magical things are – onion, garlic, and ginger – the holy trinity.” I am not going to talk about some curry here 😛

Hair loss treatment

How Does Garlic, Onion, and Ginger Help in Treating and Preventing Hair Problems:

Humans have been infusing onion, garlic and ginger in their hair treatments and remedies for centuries now. These ingredients have stimulating properties which facilitate healthy hair growth and thereby treating bald spots, hair fall, thinning of hair and alopecia too. What they do is they increase blood circulation in the scalp. When blood flows to the scalp, it stimulates and rejuvenates the hair follicles thus nourishing and encouraging hair growth.

Onion, garlic and ginger are all root veggies; therefore, they are loaded with loads of nutrients and fatty acids which boosts hair growth, nurtures and strengthens them from the root to the tip and give them a body. So, lather juices of these wonder foods if you have thin hair, alopecia problems or simply want to grow-out a bad haircut 😛

Ginger tea

These three also have anti-bacterial properties, so they help in removing any toxin or fungal build up on hair roots thus promoting healthy hair.

Sulfur- “the beauty mineral” is found lavishly in the roots of these.  Sulfur is the third most abundant mineral found in our body and is present in every cell with high concentration in hair, skin and nail. Keratin, the key structural component of hair, skin and nails is loaded with sulfur containing amino acid cysteine which constitutes 14% of the hair; the smell you get when hair burns is because of this. The goodness of sulfur and keratin deserves a whole new post 😛 To summarize things, sulfur is really beneficial for your hair as it supplies right nutrients for hair growth.

Onion, garlic and ginger also have anti-inflammatory properties that help to decrease inflammation, redness and swelling.  These also cure dry and itchy scalp.

Garlic treatment for hair loss

How To Use:

  • The most simple way is to just apply the juice of raw onion, garlic or ginger on your whole scalp or rub a little on the bald spot, leave it for minimum 20 minutes and then wash it off with a shampoo.  Make sure you use one of these juices and not mix all three of them.
  • Garlic can be a little too strong to be applied directly on the scalp. So, take a few garlic cloves and crush them a bit, just slightly, and then heat the garlic cloves with your regular hair oil and apply this garlic-infused oil on your whole hair – from roots to tips. One additional tip here, when heating the garlic with the oil, you could add a handful of curry leaves to it to make the oil more nutritious.
  • You can do the same with ginger too.
  • One can also leave the juice on the hair for overnight and shampoo it off in the morning, but I would suggest applying the juice on the roots of your hair and leaving it for an hour maximum and then applying your hair oil and then leave it for the night.
  • I also add any one of the juice to my hair masks. I like to mix a bit of onion or ginger juice to my egg and banana weekend mask.
  • Ginger is also very useful for dandruff problems. So, mix 1 part of crushed ginger juice with 2 parts of your hair oil, no need of any heating, simply massage this mixture on your scalp with circular motion. Leave it for 30 minutes and then shampoo it off.

Additional Points:

  • These three can be very strong on your scalp and cause irritation. A little bit of tingly sensation and warmth is okay, but if irritation is beyond your comfort zone, then please immediately wash it off.
  • Always opt for raw roots. Natural sulfur is better for hair than any supplements.
  • I would recommend not mixing the juices of these roots together. Use just one, any one of the three at one time. Like you can go for onion or ginger during weekdays and opt for garlic during the weekends.
  • If you are allergic to onion, garlic or ginger, then please don’t try these remedies. Consult a doctor before starting the treatments.
  • These three can lighten your hair color so when leaving it for longer time or overnight, I would recommend mixing the juice with hair oil or applying some oil before going to bed.
  • The smell can be a little too strong, especially that of garlic. For that, you can follow the remedies as they are and after shampooing off the juice you can use vinegar or lemon juice mixed with water as the final wash.
  • Do not rub the crushed roots forcefully or too hard on your scalp, as it will do more harm than good.
  • It takes 3-4 months for the results to show, so be patient.

Out of these three wonder roots, garlic is more potent, but has a strong smell therefore many prefer onions and then ginger for hair remedies. All three of them are equally good and are loaded with good nutrients that are very beneficial for hair growth, treating hair loss, thinning of hair and thereby help cure alopecia, but these are all home remedies, hence if you are having crazy hair fall or you see a bald spot on your hair, no matter how small it is, please consult a doctor as soon as possible, don’t live in denial.  Alopecia is curable, I have overcome it, fight it!

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27 thoughts on “Best Homemade Treatments For Hair Loss in Women

  1. Welcome to Ulite Punyakalpa, this post is going to help so many women who suffer from severe loss….thanks a lot *thankyou*

  2. Great post yaaa *drool* *drool* *woot* *woot* *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* sooo much for this *pompom* i do use onion wala remedy once in a week because using it twice or thrice makes the smell unbearable.. *headbang* but it does do a great job *hifive*

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this Jomol di *announce* *pompom* Even i am going through this hair fall problem post hair straightening .. Hope this works for me.. *scared*

    1. You can use anyone 😀 During my teen-age I used to apply only onion juice and it worked great for me, its just recently I started using ginger and garlic and they are working equally good *pompom* If your hair fall is extreme and your scalp is showing then go for garlic and if the smell is too much for you to handle then opt for ginger or onion and massage your hair with garlic infused hair oil 🙂 🙂

    1. Thank you Rati!!!! *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* I have been following Ulite for years now and really happy that you guys gave me a chance to write for this blog *happydance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happydance* Thank you so much *puchhi* *puchhi*

  4. thanks jomol for this post. can you pls tell how long that garlic oil curry leave mixture has to be kept for whole night or just few hrs?

  5. Fabulous post Punyakalpa! You kept it simple, lucid and to the point!

    I’ve always had thick long hair. But since last month, im facing HEAVY hair fall which might have something to do with my new migraine medication. I’ve stopped medication, but hair fall content he’s drastically! I’m definitely going to try this! Thanks do much!

    1. Thank you so much *thankyou* *thankyou* *puchhi* ohh hoo migraines *headbang* Yes do try the remedies..but give it few months for the result to show 🙂

  6. Great post Punyakalpa!
    Thanks for this great suggestion!
    But I had an another question. My hair fall is extreme & my hair condition is very bad *cry* .Is it okay if take coconut oil & heat it with the garlic cloves & put it in a jar & use when needed?
    Will that useable?
    And, if so, then , can you please give me an approx measurement? like. with 100 ml coconut oil, how many cloves I should use??

    Thanks again for this great help. I hope this will work for me. !!


  7. Hi, I have bad hair fall n my scalp can be seen from the front…I have been using the onion juice for past 3 months very regularly. But I can still see the scalp with no new hair wanted to know

  8. I can still see the scalp with no new hair in that entire portion.also I had heard that onion takes care of the dandruff but I still do have little oily dandruff. So why why is it not working for me.? Before these 3 months I use to use the onion but not very regularly but now that I use it thrice a week I was expecting that poora baldness Chawla jayega but …am totally disappointed..I do oil my hair n then use this I doing something wrong?plz help.

  9. Hi
    Will these onion , garlic and ginger juice will affect hair colour? Does it turn black to gary?
    I want to follow this treatment as I suffered with alarming hair loss 🙁 , but worried if it changes the colour.

  10. A very nice post.. Loved it.. Jzt one quest Hw r v suppose to make juice of onion or ginger.. Is it OK if I add water to make d paste.. I may sound dumb but Plz plz help me..

  11. I have severe hairfall from last 2-3 years now my hairs r really thin buh der r no bald spots.. I m thinking to try these remedies, do thy have any side effects? And applying garlic infused oil will do same as applying garlic water??

  12. Hi Punyakalpa,

    I’ve started using this treatment, but i can visibly see Flaky scalp after applying Onion Juice. Just wanted to confirm is it okay to have flaky scalp skin after this treatment, I have been using this treatment from last 2 weeks only. Also, I’m not having any redness, Itchiness while using the onion Juice.

  13. Hi Punyakalpa,
    I am been suffering from alopecia since July 2016. I have Lil bald patch in the front mid part of my hair n getting accesive hair fall! I have lower waist long hair n all of a sudden in jst a day I got this bald patch and I m just so scarred. From lst 5 months I tried some home remedies but nothing worked fr me n just few back consult a doctor n he has given me sum corticosteroids to apply n some tube. Pls help me can I use ginger onion or garlic while applying dse medical treatment? Also u said dnt apply all together so can we apply n wt u exactly did to deal wd alopecia? Pls help me as I m getting married in few months n I m too worried nw as nt even a single hair has been grown in dt bald patch.

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