Besides being super nutritious, did you know carrots may also boost hair health? Learn more about the benefits of carrot oil!
What you eat defines your health, and what you feed your hair internally and externally ultimately decides its quality.
The vegetables we were always told to eat are as nourishing outside as they are inside. In fact, you can grow stronger, longer locks by using carrot oil for hair.
Evidence is mostly anecdotal, but fans of carrot oil claim their hair has grown thicker and faster with the use of carrot oil.
Carrot oil comes from crushing the roots or seeds of the carrot and immersing them into a carrier oil (like olive or coconut). For the most part, the essential oil is used mostly in Africa, West Asia, and Europe as food or medicinal oil.
Carrots are rich in vitamins A, K, C, B6, B1, B3, and B2 and other nutrients like fiber, potassium, and phosphorus.
These nutrients can improve skin health and overall well-being. It is also believed that these nutrients in carrots can boost hair health.
Benefits of carrot oil for your hair
Eliminates dry scalp and dandruff:
Since carrot oil has a lot of antibacterial properties, it can help protect against a variety of bacteria and fungus (like the ones that cause dandruff). Using naturally occurring oils on your scalp can stimulate the production of your own body's oil or sebum.
Regular consumption of carrots may also prevent premature graying of your hair, though this has not been proven by science.
Encourages hair growth:
Carrot oil can help hair grow faster and thicker by stimulating the hair follicle system. With less breakage and split ends, hair will grow stronger and begin to grow back.
Prevents hair loss and split ends:
By boosting blood circulation, carrot oil seals the hair cuticle and strengthens the hair fiber, which prevents hair loss and split ends.
Maintains moisture levels on the hair and scalp:
Conditioning the hair with carrot oil can improve it's texture, making it shinier, smoother, and softer to the touch.
- Preventing oxidative stress and premature aging
- Adding shine and elasticity
- Protecting hair against sun damage