Have you ever wished for longer curls? Most curlies feel as though they reach a point in their curl care journey where they plateau, and it becomes more difficult for them to achieve greater lengths.
There are a few things that can inhibit curl growth, such as age, diet, climate and tightness of your curl’s coil. While those with tighter curls don’t tend to have an actual slower growth rate, it can appear as though their curls don’t grow as fast because of the tightness of the coil. While there isn’t a lot you can do about some of these things, you can keep a good diet, stay hydrated, get exercise and treat your curls right, which will help them grow.
If you’re looking for quicker results, you could also consider adding peppermint oil to your curl care routine. In an experiment done on mice and written about in a study called “Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs”, it was determined that mice who were given drops of peppermint oil onto their fur experienced a much faster rate of hair growth than mice given other types of oils. According to the study, mice given a mixture of the peppermint oil had a 92% increase in fur over two weeks and also were found to have thicker, fuller fur than those who didn’t receive the oil or oil mixture.
If you want to get in on this peppermint oil trend, you can start by picking up a bottle of essential peppermint oil from your local health food store. You can also order it on Amazon or a local essential oils distributor. Mix it with a carrier oil such as almond, coconut or jojoba. The great thing about this oil is that a little goes a very long way, so depending on the amount of curls you have you’ll only need about 3-5 drops per mixture. Apply by massaging to your scalp using your fingertips. You can also pull the excess through the rest of your curls for a moisturizing and rejuvenating treatment. Cover with a cap and allow the tingle of the peppermint to invigorate your scalp and increase blood flow. Hopefully you’ll soon be seeing longer, stronger, healthier curls!