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Throughout the year our hair needs special care. In autumn and spring the chances of it falling in greater quantities increase and during the

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Throughout the year our hair needs special care. In autumn and spring the chances of it falling in greater quantities increase and during the summer and winter it has to withstand more extreme temperatures, both cold and hot, in addition to other environmental factors that are added during our vacations such as the sun, chlorine or salt if we go to the beach. All this contributes to our hair losing shine and strength, especially if we do not nourish it properly.

For all these reasons, it is important to keep our hair cared for during the twelve months of the year. We can resort to various treatments such as oils, masks or creams in stores, but on many occasions they are not as effective as we would like and they do not stand out for being cheap either. Home remedies can be more profitable and offer the same or even better results if we use the right ingredients, such as carrots. That’s why in oneHOWTO we explain how to make a carrot hair mask.

Properties and benefits of carrot for hair

Surely you have heard on many occasions that the carrot is a food with a large amount of nutrients, and therefore very beneficial for our health and the proper functioning of our body. This not only includes the interior of our body, but also external areas, such as skin or hair. The properties and benefits of carrots lie in its composition, as it is rich in vitamin A and vitamin C, contains a high percentage of beta-carotene and minerals such as potassium, as well as being an important source of antioxidants. All this assumes that this fantastic food provides good health to the hair. Thus, the properties and benefits of carrot for hair are.

  • Prevents hair loss: especially in those times of the year, such as autumn and spring, in which our hair suffers an increase in loss, it is highly recommended to nourish it properly, to try to minimize it. Vitamins A and C help combat this process.
  • Stronger and brighter: If your hair is damaged by the weather, it appears drier and tends to break easily, it means that it is not well nourished. The vitamins and minerals that the carrot provides us with will help the hair to shine more and to grow stronger, apart from gaining more flexibility and suffering less breakage in the area of ​​the tips.
  • It stimulates hair growth: if you want your hair to grow at a slightly faster rate, you can turn to carrots, as the vitamins increase blood circulation throughout the scalp, which speeds up the hair growth process, as well as getting the nutrients better reach the root of the hair.

How to make a carrot hair mask step by step

For this food to nourish your hair, it is recommended that you include it in your diet on a regular basis, but if you want it to act in a more specific way, we recommend that you resort to a mask whose main ingredient is carrot. It is very easy to do and it will be much cheaper since you can do it yourself at home. For make a carrot hair mask you will need to:

Ingredients

  • 1 carrot
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 tablespoon of honey

The other two ingredients will enhance the effects of the carrot on your hair, as they provide deep nutrition, more hydration and vitality.

Preparation and treatment

  • Peel and cut the carrot and banana into pieces and add the half tablespoon of honey.
  • Use the blender to obtain a homogeneous mixture, which is left with a creamy texture, not liquid.
  • To apply it, wet your hair and distribute it from the roots to the ends and keep it for 20 minutes.
  • Then rinse your hair and wash it with shampoo and rinse it.
  • We recommend that you use this mask 1 time per week to achieve the desired effects.
  • If you want to know more about these other two ingredients and their benefits for hair and learn more mask recipes using them, go to this other Great Looking Hair article in which we explain how to make banana and honey hair masks.

    Carrot oil to make hair masks

    Another way to benefit from the properties of carrots for hair is to include it in all your masks. How can you do it? Add a few drops of carrot oil in all of them so that you add even more benefits. You can do it at home in a very simple way. To do this, you only need:

    Ingredients

    Preparation and use

  • First peel the carrots and grate them.
  • When you have them ready, take a saucepan, add the carrots and add the olive oil until they are completely covered.
  • Let them cook over low heat, between 65ºC and 90ºC, and when you notice that the oil has an orange or red color, you can remove the mixture from the heat.
  • Strain it so that only the oil remains, which we recommend you keep in a glass bottle.
  • When it is cold you can add it to all your masks.
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