When it comes to curls, it’s important to many curlies to get long, healthy curls as fast as possible. While you can’t always hurry up success, you can certainly do some things to help it along.
Scalp massage: This is something you can do regularly and will help increase circulation to your scalp. Increased blood flow means a healthier scalp, which will help growth. Using your finger tips, gently work your scalp in slow, small circles. This will also help break up any dandruff or build up, which will allow oxygen to get to your scalp. You can do this when you apply dry shampoo, when you cleanse your curls or just to help you relax! You can also do this while inverting your head, which will encourage blood to go to your scalp.
Oils: There are a few natural oils out there that have been attributed to hair growth, such as castor oil. This oil is all natural and is loaded with healthful benefits that work to increase circulation, which helps hair grow. You can apply it while you’re doing your scalp massage!
Drink water: This tip sounds like a no brainer, but most people don’t drink nearly enough water throughout the day. Get yourself a cool water bottle or a fun cup to encourage you to increase your water intake through the day. This will help your body stay hydrated and flush out toxins which can inhibit curl growth.
Get exercise: This is another example of how a healthy body equates healthy curls. If you exercise regularly you will increase the blood flow and circulation throughout your body, which will allow for healthy curls to grow.
Eat well: If you are eating junk food and not taking care of your body, your hair is definitely going to suffer the consequences. Assess your diet and think of ways you can incorporate more whole foods such as fruits and veggies into your meal planning. Your body needs nutrients from foods to function and this includes making healthy curls. Additionally, consider adding a good quality multivitamin to help fill in any gaps in your diet.