Category: Front Hair Growth Challenge

How to Use Onions to Grow your Edges in 3 Weeks

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Remember that one time you saw a lady with full & supple front hairline and you immediately wished that was your hair? You might have even walked up to her & asked her to reveal the secret formula for her gorgeous hairline. I can imagine the way you felt when she told you that her hair has always been that way. Aargghh. Don’t lose hope yet. You can still grow your hairline. Try an inexpensive method onion juice to grow your edges.

Why will onion juice work?

Onions contain certain kinds of sulfur which helps with hair growth. According to this source,

Methylsulfonylmethane is a highly absorbable source of sulfur, found abundantly in onions especially in its outer layers. It facilitates the formation of keratin for hair, resulting in hair growth. It also helps a great deal in autoimmune conditions of hair loss like Alopecia Aereata.

Also a study shared on The National Center for Biotechnology Information’s website, showed that a group of mice treated with onion juice started regrowth of hair within just two weeks when the treatment was started. By 4 weeks, 73.9% of the mice being treated had hair growth.

By now, you are probably wondering how to get onion juice. Very simple! All you need is right in your kitchen. With onions, blender & sieve, you are good to go! Blend the onions and use a sieve to squeeze out the juice. See how I did it here.

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How to use it to grow your edges

Massage the onion juice gently to your edges once or twice a day. I prefer to apply it nightly. I also created an e-pamphlet for how to use it. Download it below.

Grow your Edges Back in 30 Days

What to do avoid during the onion juice treatment period

1. Avoid tight hairstyles. They will make your hair loss worse due to the stress they cause on the edges

2. Avoid combing your edges with the rat tail comb. If possible, use your fingers to carefully smoothen your edges

3. Avoid styling your hair into a bun too often. It will reduce the strain on your edges.

Things to do Regularly during the treatment period

1.Shampoo & deep condition your hair regularly to maintain the health of your hair

2. Wear a satin cap to sleep to reduce breakage

3. Eat healthily & take lots of water. Healthy hair begins from the inside.

Don’t forget to visit a trichologist to help give medical advice on your hair growth.


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Front Hair Growth Challenge – 6 weeks Update

It’s been six weeks so far since we started this front hair growth challenge. I noticed that the front part of my hair was beginning to thin out. In the past, I have done a three month front hair challenge like this, only that I used Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO) only.

We started this challenge on January 24th. In the first month of this new challenge, I used Jamaican Black Castor Oil to massage my edges twice daily. Sincerely, I did not see the improvement I was hoping to see.

I checked the internet and stumbled across onion juice. I applied it to my hair nightly and washed it off the next morning. Even after the wash, the onion smell will still be there. Even my Calvin Klein perfume could not overpower it. I gave up on it and subsequently used only my fingers to massage my scalp during the day. At night, I will apply JBCO to it.

So far, these are my results:

Front hair growth challenge - long Nigerian hair

We have just 2 weeks left for this challenge as it ends March 26.  This is what I intend to do for the next 2 weeks:

  • Massage twice daily with my oil mix. My oil mix contains JBCO, coconut oil, grape seed oil and olive oil. Fingers crossed. I hope this works.

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Extracting Onion Juice to Grow your Edges

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The #GrowYourEdges hair challenge is getting more interesting by the day! It began with massaging the front part of my hair with Jamaican Black Castor, to finding that onion juice can also be used to restore the front part of my hair. As promised, I surfed the web over the weekend to find out how extracting onion juice is done.

For the past 3 weeks, I have been applying Jamaican Black Castor oil on my edges.Results below. I decided to give onion juice a try.

Extracting onion juice for hair edges hair growth. long Nigerian hair

Extracting onion juice was actually easier than I thought. I was able to buy 4 medium size bulbs of onions for fifty naira. I noticed that in the market, you have some onions with purple skins and some others with brown skin. I bought both types. But I used the one with the purple skins not for any particular reason though.

What you will Need

  • Onions
  • Blender or grater
  • Bowl
  • Bottle to store the juice
  • Sieve cloth of cotton fabric

Steps to Extracting Onion Juice

  1. Rinsed the onions under running water.
  2. Diced the onions into smaller pieces
  3. Used a manual hand grinder to grind the chopped onions
  4. I had no sieve cloth, so I used a cotton handkerchief to separate the juice from the grated onions
  5. I then poured the onion juice into a small plastic bowl with lid.
  6. Stored the juice in my fridge

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When I was done extracting, the juice, I was smelling like a pot of either fried rice or some native soup. I would recommend you do this extraction before you take your bath. Or you take a bath when done.

How to Apply

Because of the strong smell of onions, I would apply the onion juice to the scalp of my front hair every night. Then cover my hair with a satin cap. The next morning I would wash it off while taking my bath.

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Onion Juice for Edges? – #GrowYourEdges Hair Challenge

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Hello ladies. How has it been with the #GrowYourEdges hair challenge? I hope we have been consistent with massaging our scalp daily. Remember that consistency is key. It’s been 2 weeks since the hair challenge started. Recently, someone told me about onion juice for edges.

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 These are my results for 2 weeks. I can already some sprouts of hair here and there.

onion juice for edges - long Nigerian hair

Over the weekend, someone told me that Onion Juice can also help with hair growth. The first thing that can to my mind was “Grosssss. I hate boiled onions. Not sure I can put any on my hair”.

But then, I did my research and found out that onion juice for edges might actually work. I always love to see facts & results. From the research they conducted:

`Re-growth of terminal coarse hairs started after two weeks of treatment with crude onion juice.`

The patients applied crude onions juice to their scalp and they got results.

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I surfed the internet further and also discovered that quercetin, a compound present in onions also helps with hair growth. According to this study where mice were used for the experiment:

`Within 6 weeks, all eight mice receiving quercetin showed hair regrowth in the lesional areas, while none of the sham-treated mice did.`

Another good news I found out that Quercetin can actually be found in everyday foods like onions, apples, grapes, cabbage, beans, tomatoes, tea, and red wine. Yum! I see some of my favorites on this list.

With all of this information, I could not contain my excitement. Thank God 3 big bulbs of onions can be sold for as low as 50 Naira. The next task was how to get onion juice. Over the weekend, I will run over to Google and find out how to make onion juice.

Do you anything else that works? Please let us know in the comment section.

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Front Hair Growth Challenge | What you Need

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By tomorrow, we will start the front hair growth challenge. I’m super excited!  I hope we have all taken pictures of our front hair? By the end of the challenge in March, you can take a new picture and then compare to see whether there was an improvement or not.

Let’s get started with the basic things we would need for this challenge:

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First 30 days (Jan. 24th– Feb. 24th)

  • Apply your oil on edges (front hair) TWICE E.g. Morning and night
  • Massage the oil gently onto the scalp of your front hair for about 2 minutes.

Next 30 Days (Feb 25th-March 26th)

  • Apply your oil on edges (front hair) ONCE E.g Morning or night
  • Massage the oil gently onto the scalp of your front hair for about 2 minutes.

 Throughout this front hair growth challenge,  remember to :

  • Moisturize and seal every day or at least 3 times a week.
  • Deep condition your hair regularly
  • Avoid making hairstyles that are too tight
  • Sleep with a satin cap or scarf every night.
  • Drink lots & lots of water

I wish us good luck as we begin!

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