Carrot juice is the budget DIY hack for long, healthy hair

Carrot juice is the budget DIY hack for long, healthy hair

Mermaid tresses, right this way

Beauty Crew Digital Content Editor / March 27 2020

When it comes to nutrition, carrots are known to have all kinds of health benefits thanks to their rich vitamin, mineral, and fibre content. But, as it turns out, they may be an excellent topical strengthening treatment for hair, too. 

According to popular beauty influencer Farah Dhukai (who by the way boasts a casual 6.8 million followers on Instagram and 2.28 million on YouTube), carrot juice is the secret behind her mermaid-worthy locks.

1 INGREDIENT TO: -STOP HAIR BREAKAGE, THICKEN HAIR -GET RID OF DRY SKIN, DARK SPOTS, ACNE AND GET THE BEST SKIN EVER👏🏾 💇🏽💇🏾‍♂️Does your hair break so much that youre considering cutting it all off? Is your skin so dry and flakey and/or do you have dark spots/acne/aging skin🐫 THEN this 1 ingredient is for YOU and its SUPER EASY TO GET AND ITS SO CHEAP!!! ❄️Once the season starts changing my skin gets super dry and the cold, dry air makes my hair weaker and break easily, SO every year around this time THISSSS is my FAV! I have been using this in the winter for 4+ years now and believe me when i tell you this - its dope. ALL YOU NEED: ✅100% carrot juice - make your own or buy it (make sure its 100% pure) - COST = $5. I get 3 uses out of my bottle (so $1.60 per use) ✅cotton sheet mask - pack of 50 from amazon - COST = $5 (10 cents per mask) TOTAL COST FOR HAIR AND SKIN = $1.70 - WIN. yay for math🤓 Fill a spray bottle with the carrot juice apply it all over your hair and scalp 🐰soak the cotton sheet mask in the juice apply to your face ⏰Leave on for 20 min Do this 1-2 times per week *if you have lighter hair that is very porous do a test patch first to make sure the carrot doesnt stain your hair, same thing goes if you have very fair skin. always do a test patch no matter what! 🐰WHY RABBITS LIKE CARROT SO MUCH AND WHY YOU SHOULD TOO: -JAM PACKED with vitamins A,K,C and B VITAMINS- INCREDIBLE for hair thickness, hair STRENGTH and SHINE and hair LIFE! makes your hair smooth and healthy- great for damaged hair -Vitamins A and K are great for aging skin and Vitamin C brightens dark spots, dark circles, uneven skin+pigmentation. -Anti-inflammitory so it soothes/prevents/gets rid of acne! -If you really want your hair and skin to be the best its ever looked - i challenge you to drink 1 glass of carrot juice PER day and after 1 month, youll notice a HUGE difference. If you do this challenge, youll also have the strongest nails on the block 👇🏽Tag a friend who could use this and 👍🏾like this video for more cheap and easy ways to take care of your hair and skin! ❤️ILUFAM Disclaimer: always do a test patch 1st

Sharing her method on Instagram, Farah says she fills a spray bottle with 100 per cent carrot juice and applies it to her hair. She leaves it on for 20 minutes and does this once or twice a week. 

But, she warns, if you have light hair (especially you, platinum blondes!) you should test it on a small section first to check it won’t stain your strands.

For lush, cascading tresses like Farah’s, we’d be willing to try it. And, considering carrots are potent in vitamin A (which is known to be nourishing and strengthening for the hair) it seems science may give some weight to her clever DIY beauty trick.

If you're looking for more clever beauty hacks, check out the TikTok foundation hack going viral thanks to its ability to make your skin look airbrushed.

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Isobel is a Digital Content Editor at BEAUTYcrew, marie claire and InStyle. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously BEAUTYcrew's Junior Beauty Writer.

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