When it comes to curls, there are a lot of superstitions out there about what will get you the curl length of your dreams. Unfortunately, we can’t force your hair to grow faster, but we can offer you some suggestions on how to encourage your curls to grow longer and stronger! Aloe vera gel is a safe and natural way to encourage curl growth.
Aloe vera is loaded with ingredients for curl growth success, such as amino acids and proteolytic enzymes. Together, these ingredients help create a healthier scalp environment, which will encourage curl growth.
Castor Oil And Aloe Vera DIY Mask:
For this DIY curl care mask, you’ll need 1 cup of fresh aloe vera gel (you can blend an aloe stem in a blender to get smooth consistency), 2 tbsp castor oil, 2 tbsp of an essential oil of your choice, a shower cap and a towel.
Combine all of the ingredients and mix until well incorporated. Once it’s smooth, apply the mask to your damp curls, paying special attention to your scalp and roots. Once your curls are completely covered, you can tuck them under the plastic shower cap and then wrap your head with the towel. You can either sleep overnight in this mixture or allow it to sit for several hours. In the morning, rinse the mask off with cool water and a gentle cleansing shampoo. Follow with conditioner. You can use this once or twice a week to achieve optimum results.
Why this mask works:
Castor oil is an excellent choice as it helps promote curl growth and adds volume to fine curls. The oil and aloe vera will help stimulate your scalp to promote healthful curl growth, and also keep curls from falling out excessively. The aloe vera will help add back in moisture, and protect your strands from frizz causing damage.