The use of carrot oil for hair is now a new trend but does it do any good for hair growth or help in the prevention of baldness? Will it prevent hair loss? Can you get dense and long hair after using it?
In this educational video, noted dermatologist & trichologist and one of the Best Hair Transplant Surgeons in Hyderabad Dr John Watts answers all the above queries for the viewers of his popular YouTube channel.
Benefits of Carrot Oil:
In his introductory note, Dr John Watts tells viewers that carrot oil is prepared using either its seeds or roots. The use of carrot oil for massaging the scalp can make the hair strands thick. “It can also prevent hair cuticle damage and is a good solution for those with frizzy hair,” said Dr John.
However, he advised those with carrot allergies to stay away from using it. “Those who have carrot allergy should stay away from using carrot oil as it could lead to an adverse reaction,” advised Dr John.
The best way to find out if one is allergic to carrot oil is by conducting a skin patch test on one’s hand or elbow to see if there is any reaction.
How Carrot Oil is Useful?
Explaining the different ways it helps the hair, Dr John Watts listed the following qualities of carrot oil.
Split Ends Prevention:
Rich in antioxidants and regenerative components, carrot oil helps in promoting hair growth and preventing split ends.
Regular use of carrot oil provides a moisturising effect on hair, making them shiny and smooth in feel.
Stops Hair Breakage:
Besides repairing split ends and controlling frizzy hair, the use of carrot oil for massaging can help in the prevention of hair breakage.
Keeps Scalp Healthy:
For those with itchy scalp or dry scalp or battling a fungal infection, carrot oil comes as a boon as it comes with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It also helps in producing natural oil to keep the scalp healthy.
How to use carrot oil?
In his concluding note, Dr John Watts tells viewers to use carrot oil once or twice a week for better results. He explains how one has to use carrot oil for better results.
“Use 3-4 drops of coconut oil and mix it with coconut oil before application on the scalp. Use your fingertips to gently massage the scalp and cover your scalp with a shower cap for up to 1 hour,” informs Dr John.
Once the process is over, Dr John advises the viewers to rinse off the scalp using sulphate free shampoo or Aloe vera based shampoo or any gentle shampoo.
However, while answering the question of whether carrot oil can ensure dense hair regrowth on bald spots, Dr John Watts said it won’t happen. “At the most, one can expect growth of baby hair on bald spots. For dense looking hair on bald spots, one needs to undergo a hair transplant,” he answered while urging the viewers to share the video for awareness.
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