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BN Beauty: Rubbing in Onions For Fuller Eyebrows? Huda Beauty Says So!

Eki Ogunbor



Where has this beauty secret been all our lives? Right under our nose making us cry! Instagram beauty vlogger Huda Kattan of Huda Beauty believes rubbing onions on your brows will make them grow faster saying “Onion juice has sulphur which speeds up the growth of hair and makes it thicker“.

In this Instagram video, beauty vlogger Farah Dhukai is seen applying onions to her brows.

About if this really works, cosmetic chemist Randy Schueller told Allure magazine “I’ve never seen any evidence that topically applied sulfur can enhance hair growth. If that were true, everyone would be selling sulfur solutions for hair growth“.

Kavita Mariwalla, a dermatologist in West Islip, New York, “Sulfur is important in hair; however, applying onion juice does not mean that the sulfur is incorporated into the hair strand. Rather, the sulfur acts as a natural anti-inflammatory,” says Mariwalla. “Scientists tested onion juice for alopecia areata in a 2002 Journal of Dermatology article and had women apply onion juice to the scalp. Those that did that had better hair regrowth than those who used tap water alone. But the reason the onion juice worked on these women is because some of the alopecia was a result of seborrheic dermatitis that was causing inflammation on the scalp, and sulfur in the onion juice is anti inflammatory and can lessen that.

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British model Cara Delevingne is known for her full brows

I know that thin brows are usually linked to over plucking but I guess there’s no harm in trying, it’s natural. Only thing is the smell and the crying but Mariwalla says you don’t have to put a whole onion on your brows like she did in the video. Just squeeze the onion juice onto a cotton bud and apply it directly to the brows so it doesn’t get in your eyes. Leave it on for 15 minutes, and then wash it off. Just be careful not to get onion juice in your eyes!

So will you be trying this out?

Credit: Instagram, Allure magazine, Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)

Eki is the Editor for BellaNaija Style and Lifestyle Editor for She has a Vogue Fashion Certificate from Conde Nast College of Fashion & Design and also attended Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion and the University of Kent. Eki headed the Design Operations at a top Nigerian womenswear fashion brand before finding love at BellaNaija Style. Eki loves all things creative. Follow her on Instagram @ekiogunbor BellaNaija Style: [email protected] | @bellanaijastyle BellaNaija Beauty: @bellanaijabeauty BellaNaija Living: [email protected] | @bellanaijaliving


  1. gh

    April 9, 2016 at 7:27 am

    umm…so what ever happened to Sulfur 8???

  2. marie dash

    April 9, 2016 at 7:39 am

    How about I start with my edges first

    • Squad

      April 9, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      Try castor oil for edges… Just try and see within 2 weeks.

    • abi

      April 9, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      I second that. Castor oil on damp edges, brows and lashes yaaaas!!!

    • Abk

      April 13, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      You can mix Castor Oil with Peppermint Oil and use it to massage your edges twice a day. Massage for like 5-8 minutes. It promotes blood circulation, which in turn stimulates and triggers hair growth. Alternatively, you can mix Jojoba Oil with Eucalyptus Oil or Tea Tree Oil. Internally, make sure you eat foods high in fibre, drink lots of water and incorporate onions to your diet.

  3. Israel

    April 9, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Wow! is this for real. I will definitely give it a shot.

  4. ijs

    April 9, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Onions ke? Its not that deep

  5. mz titilitious

    April 9, 2016 at 10:46 am

    I guess I will maybe for 1mth and see if there’s any changes.

  6. Iris

    April 9, 2016 at 11:02 am

    The lady that does my eyebrows told me rubbing ginger on your eyebrows will make them thicker, but I find this onion one interesting because of the apparent anti-inflammatory properties when applied topically. I wonder if this means it can help reduce psoriasis.

    • Abk

      April 13, 2016 at 2:47 pm

      Tea Tree Oil, Black Soap, Coconut Oil and Mango Butter are said to help reduce psoriasis.

  7. Tee

    April 10, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    E Taf Tey! Been doing it since 2012, it works!

  8. Richard mfon

    April 10, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    because i love nice things can feel happy.

  9. shine

    April 10, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Where can I get original castor oil in Nigeria?

  10. kay

    April 11, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Where can I get Caster oil in Nigeria please

    • Susan

      April 13, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Shine and Kay, you can get original Castor Oil from Ebeano Supermarkets in Chevron Drive and Oniru. You can also get them online on Estella’s Pride, Vanity Oils or


    April 12, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    caster oil is in supermarkets, i’m sure of Spar

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