Most curlies are working on growing out their length. When you have curly hair, it can feel like it takes forever to get long curls. There can be some setbacks in the process, but getting longer, thicker curls is possible. Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks for getting the length of your curly girl dreams.
Castor oil: This is one of the best kept secrets in curl care. It has natural anti fungal and anti bacterial properties, is loaded with Vitamin E, essential minerals, proteins and Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids. All of these ingredients work together to make an amazing curl care product.
Green tea: This natural remedy is loaded with antioxidants, as well as caffeine which can help boost curl growth. Drinking or applying the tea directly to the scalp can stimulate hair follicles to encourage growth.
Eggs: If your diet is low in eggs, consider adding some back in. Sluggish curls can greatly benefit from an increased boost of protein, which eggs are loaded with. You can also apply eggs directly to your scalp and curls by whisking two eggs together, applying to damp curls and allowing the mixture to sit for 20 minutes.
Scalp massage: Regularly massaging your scalp can encourage blood flow, which will stimulate follicle growth. You can do this with a bit of oil before wash day, in the shower while cleansing your curls or even just while you're relaxing. The more you massage, the more you'll be forcing new capillaries to form and unblocking stopped up follicles.
Avoid drying products: This can include overusing heat tools like dryers, curling or flat irons, as well as gels and wax. Heat can dry out delicate curls, while gels and waxes can be loaded with chemicals that also can damage curls.
Get healthy: Take a look at your lifestyle and see where you can make some changes. Getting more exercise, plenty of sleep and drinking tons of water is one of the most basic ways to help increase curl growth. Since healthy curls start from the inside out, make sure you're taking great care of you. This also includes avoiding stress and worry when possible.