Have you ever checked your length and wondered why your curls aren't growing? Achieving length with your natural curls can take some time, as well as work. However, there are some things that you might be doing that could be slowing growth. If you want to get longer lengths, these tips might help.
Why Your Curls Aren't Growing
Keep it clean:
While we don't want you to over wash your curls, keeping them clean can definitely help with growth. If your scalp is clogged with product and sebum build up, it will be difficult for blood to circulate, which encourages growth. This means you need to regularly and effectively cleanse not only your hair but also your scalp. You will need a clarifying and moisturizing shampoo to get your curls cleansed properly. Don't overly clarify, but rather use to help when your scalp needs extra cleansing.
When cleansing, make sure to spend time massaging your scalp with your finger tips, then allow the shampoo to rinse through your curls. Avoid washing your curls or roughing them up, as this can lead to breakage. The massage will help break up the product and allow your hair to grow.
Use lots of conditioner:
You're going to need a few different kinds of conditioner in order to keep your curls well hydrated and healthy. Hydrated curls means curls that won't break or become more damaged, which prohibits growth. Start with a leave in conditioner or moisturizing spray for your in between wash days. You're going to need to use a spritz or leave in daily. On wash days, make sure you're following up with a conditioner or deep conditioner to lock moisture in.
Get regular trims:
We can't stress enough the importance of getting regular trims. Hair that isn't trimmed will split up the shaft and break. This means your curls won't grow. Schedule trims every 6-8 weeks or as needed with your stylist to make sure you're getting all the dead ends removed. While this may seem counter productive, it actually works well to keep your curls healthy and allow new curls to grow in, which contributes to length.
Learn more about taking care of curls here!