Carrot does not just improve your eyesight, but also your hair growth. We don't say it, experts do. Before you rush to the kitchen concocting your own carrot hair mask, let us take some time and first understand the properties of carrot and how it works on our hair.
Carrot packs a powerful punch of vitamins A, K and C, which together form an antioxidant that repairs damaged hair follicles and promotes regeneration of new hair follicles.
It also has a high ratio of vitamin B complex, ranging from vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6. Together these vitamins help lock the moisture in hair, remove frizz, and add suppleness and shine to your mane.
Furthermore, it is rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C, which stimulate blood flow, strengthen hair roots, seal cuticles and prevent it from further breakage.
Added to that, carrot has a good chunk of vitamin E, potassium and phosphorus that form a protective barrier against damaging free radicals, increase oxygen supply, which in turn helps the hair strands to absorb the nutrients better.
Now that it is proven without a syllable of doubt, let's get to exploring how to use carrot on hair.
Here is a step-by-step guide on this very effective DIY carrot hair mask.
Take 1 avocado and blend it into a smooth paste. Avocado is packed with hair-loving nutrients, which can work wonders on your mane.
Peel, grate and extract the juice of 1 carrot. Depending on your hair length and thickness, tweak the content to suffice you.
Take a bowl, add carrot juice, avocado paste, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Using curd, whisk them into a smooth paste. The paste should not be too thick or thin, mix it into a medium consistency for easy application and removal.
For added nourishment, you can also add a few drops of rosemary oil to the carrot hair mask. The properties in rosemary oil will help maintain a healthy scalp condition, which in turn promotes hair growth.
Comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb to remove all tangles. Divide your hair in small sections, hold it mid-length and work your comb through to minimise damage.
Using a brush, apply the mask liberally through your scalp and hair. Massage it in a circular motion for about 10 minutes.
Let the mask remain for another hour or so. Later, rinse it clean with a mild cleansing shampoo and follow it up with a suitable conditioner.
Do give this DIY carrot mask to boost hair growth a try, and let us know your inputs at the comment section below.