Carrot, lime coconut oil hair infusion…such a sensational, exotic and exciting hair blend, isn’t it? You probably already know that lemon and lime are great for hair growth because they prevent dandruff and itchiness that contribute to hair loss. But carrots?! Yes, we will be using carrots too in this homemade hair oil for hair growth because carrots are rich in so many vitamins and minerals that promote faster hair growth. I’m so thankful for my lovely mom – when I told her about my thinning hair, her eyes just lit up as she described to me this carrot lime hair oil, that enriches the hair roots and shaft and promotes hair growth! The best part about this hair infusion is that it’s totally homemade, using all natural and only three, but wholesome, ingredients! Below, I’ve listed the amazing benefits of carrot juice, lime and coconut oil for hair.
Benefits of carrot juice for hair growth
Drinking carrot juice is very nutritious for the overall body, including hair and skin, as it is bursting with vitamins and minerals. But how about when used for hair externally? Well, it does just the same wonders when used topically too! Carrot juice is most known for its luxurious hair softening properties that helps treat dull brittle hair, giving it a smooth soft texture. Its boat load of nutrients will help maintain healthy strong hair. The nutrients in the carrot juice will not get destroyed in the cooking process of preparing this hair oil infusion. In fact, it is known that the nutrients in carrots are more efficiently absorbed into the body when cooked or juiced!
Benefits of lime juice for hair
Lime, just like lemon, is excellent in treating and clearing out dandruff and flaky skin on the scalp. For Lime juice will also help clear out excess and stale oils on the scalp. It also helps seal the hair shaft which gives a ‘shine’ effect to hair strands. In this hair oil infusion, it provides a refreshing scent and soothingly relaxed the scalp. Yes, you can distinctly smell the lime juice in this hair oil – it doesn’t fade away!
Benefits of coconut oil for hair
Like many other hair oil infusions, coconut oil acts as the base for this hair oil infusion. It is versatile, smells wonderful and penetrates deep into the hair follicles and shaft, thereby promoting hair growth and thickness.
- Vegetable grater to grate the carrot for blending. (Or just roughly chop up the carrots for blending)
- High speed blender to make carrot juice
- Stainless steel sauce pan to cook the hair oil for up to 20 minutes without sticking to the sides.
- Stove to cook the hair oil.
- Glass jar to store your oil. I just recycled an empty nutella jar.
- 1 cup carrot juice (freshly made from 1 medium-sized carrot)
- ½ cup of freshly squeezed lime (squeeze as many limes until you get the desired ½ cup of lime juice)
- 1 cup liquid coconut oil (where to find it)
How to make this hair oil infusion/blend
1. First, start by gathering all the ingredients and necessary tools to make this hair oil infusion. You will especially need a high speed blender to get fresh carrot juice, and a stove top to cook the hair oil.
2. Peel, wash and scrape a medium sized carrot (I actually used 1 and ½ carrots but 1 is enough). Blend the scraped carrots with ¼ cup of water. Strain the carrot juice and keep it aside.
3. Next, wash some limes and squeeze out the juice until you collect ½ cup. Ensure to remove the seeds if any fall into the juice.
4. Measure out 1 cup of unrefined liquid coconut oil and pour all the about ingredients into a stainless steel sauce pan. Place it on the stove and reduce the fire to medium.
5. After about 3 minutes, it will start boiling around the edges and bubbling. Now, it’s time to turn the heat on high.
6. As it continues boiling, give it a little stir with a wooden stick. At around 10 minutes, you will notice that the liquid is still thick and the water is evaporating. Leave it to boil.
7. At about 12 minutes, all the water will have evaporated and the oil will start to separate from the carrot puree.
8. At around 17 minutes, the bubbling and boiling will have completely stopped and the carrot puree will now be visibly separating from the coconut oil.
9. Leave the oil to simmer a bit for 2 minutes. At 19 minutes, there’s a wonderful coconut carrot aroma in the air! It smells oh-so-delicious like carrot cake!
10. It’s time to switch off the fire and let the oil cool down completely. By this time, the aroma was too irresistible and I just kept sniffing non-stop!
11. When it’s completely cooled down, carefully strain the hair oil into a glass jar.
12. Voila! Your very own golden carrot lime coconut oil hair blend is ready for use! I immediately started to massage some onto my scalp! It has a very beautiful aroma which is a perfect blend of coconut oil, carrot and lime. I could smell all the three ingredients perfectly infused in and felt so excited to start applying it onto my hair. Thick gorgeous long hair, here I come! XD
When to apply
- Leave in overnight and wash off the next morning.
- Leave on for an hour or more and wash off.
- And lastly, you can apply this hair oil as frequently as you like! Personally, I try to apply it frequently and just leave it on my hair without washing off, just like a leave-in conditioner. I know this is the umpteenth time I’m bragging about the smell but when you actually make it you will seriously love the carrot cake aroma!
- If you don’t have lime, you can definitely go ahead and use lemon juice. Lemon has the same anti dandruff properties as lime and smells refreshing as well.
- You can also just juice your carrots, instead of blending with water, to get one cup of carrot juice. But this means you’ll have to clean up the juicer later on which can be quite a chore…
- Try as much as you can to use freshly juiced carrots and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Store bought juices can have additives and preservatives that may irritate your scalp!
- Be careful not to leave the mixture boiling on the stove, as it can very easily get burned (you can know when it’s too cooked if it turns a terrible orange-brown color. Stand nearby and monitor it for just 20 minutes till it’s ready.
- Make this brilliant diy carrot oil hair infusion last long by storing it in a clean dry place and most importantly, make sure not to get any water into it.
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