6 Reasons I’m Thankful For My Curly Hair: An Edit From Our CEO

Ah November! Time for hoodies and pumpkin spice everything. Also a time for thankfulness. I remember a time when I absolutely hated my curls, you? I hope you’ve always embraced them. Now there are so many reasons I am thankful and my curly hair is one of them. Although I’m mostly thankful for my family and friends and a wonderful blessed life, I think it’s good to be grateful for the small stuff too like your hair, and of course all of my wonderful curly-haired friends like you 😉!

Here are the top 6 reasons I’m thankful for my curly hair (and why you should be too)!

  1. They help me own the room. Even for a somewhat introverted person like me, when I walk into a room with my hair down, people look. It was alarming at first, when I first decided to rock my curls. But then, slowly, the compliments came. Random strangers came up to me to compliment my hair, asked me what I used and if it was “natural”. Honestly, you don’t even have to have an awesome outfit on when you have a mane of curls that is accessory enough. It’s my statement, my jewelry (although hubby may argue there as I have so much!). Our curls make us unique and stand out.
  2. My curls give me the opportunity to have two totally different looks. Let’s face it. We can straighten our hair and have a smooth yet full look that those with straight hair naturally can never get. And sorry straight hair people, you can never get our awesome curl patterns or volume and texture with a perm or curling iron. Sorry not sorry. 
  3. I have my own secret society. Really. I’m pretty sure that there isn’t a sly smile or a knowing glance between two straight haired people. But, surely you have been a part of this awesome phenomenon that I like to compare to two people driving jeeps past each other and waving. It’s subtle, a nod, a wink a smile. It says “I see your curls, they look awesome, keep rocking them, I feel your pain, I know you spent a lot of time on those today”. I actually met one of my now very dear friends in line at a coffee shop talking curls.
  4. I can style it up in a hurry. Curly hair is incredibly easy to work with and style so many ways. It easily holds styles, can be whipped into a bun and if it’s a bit messy, it looks even better.
  5. I rarely wash my hair. Although we may spend a ton on conditioner and product, we can get away with washing our hair very infrequently. This is a little confession about us curly haired people. Curly hair typically gets wavier and prettier when it’s a little dirtier as we all know. The downside is you always use your shampoo about a month or two before your conditioner. That’s why we sell 3 packs of conditioner. Get em here, they’re discounted and value priced. (insert 3 pack of conditioner here) 
  6. I always smell delicious. How lucky are we that we get to use so many delicious smelling products. Come on, admit it. You love when people tell you that you smell so good and you know it’s your hair products. Our curl cream gel gets the most compliments ever on smell. A coworker told me she always knows I’m there because the room smells so “yummy” (insert curl cream gel) 

Tell me and the rest of the Royal Locks Curly Tribe why you’re thankful for your curls!

How Macadamia Nut Oil Can Cure All Of Your Curly Hair Problems

Your curls like Macadamia nut oil just as much as your tastebuds do! It’s true, Macadamia nut oil is similar to that of natural body oils, and is easily absorbed by the skin and hair making the ultimate curl-saver. I use Macadamia nut oil not only to combat hair breakage but to keep my curls frizz-free, hydrated and antioxidant-plenished. 

Let’s break it down. Each one of our hair strands is protected by an overlapping layer of cuticle. However, over time and because of certain biological factors, they separate. The separation of cuticle layers results in hair breakage (Does the term “Split ends” ring a bell?). Macadamia Nut Oil helps to prevent against split ends and penetrates the scalp and hair follicles for maximum strength and elasticity! Which is why I created and  use my curl quench conditioner and clean curls shampoo  infused with Macadamia nut oil to keep my curls beautiful. You can check it out here

If you’re curls have that not-so-fun frizz-factor, Macadamia nut oil may be the right product for you. Frizz is contributed to a number of factors like, humid weather, or through incorrect application of beauty products (most common, just sayin’). Essentially, the fatty acids and vitamin compounds found in macadamia nut oil help to eliminate frizz by coating the hair with nourishing oils. It’s a no-brainer, go macadamia to fight frizz.

Curl dryness is something that customers come to for help with all of the time. I tell them why their experiencing dry hair and how they can fix and maintain it. There are a number of reasons why someone has dry hair including thte not-so-obvious hot showers, certain beauty treatments, age or dry environmental factors. Again, most times I tell my customers they’re just not using the right products. The body naturally produces a compound known as palmitoleic acid, which has anti-aging properties, to offset the dryness effect by replenishing lost moisture in the skin and hair. However, as you get older the amount of palmitoleic acid produced decreases. By feeding your hair with essentail fatty acids like omega-7, found in macadamia nut out, it helps your hair to restore this palmitoleic acid and keep your hair ultra hydrated!

Do your curls have unwanted frizz, dehyrdation and breakage? Leave a comment below and I’ll personally recomend a product that will combat these unwanted issues!

What to do for Dry Hair and Scalp

In many areas the cold weather is already creeping in and along with that often comes dry hair and scalp often accompanied by dry skin.  Years ago the popular advice was ‘Drink more water!’ While getting enough water is certainly advisable, thankfully today there is more information and there are better products available.

While dry and or irritated scalp and dandruff can be a result of weather changes there are also a number of other possible causes. These include hormonal changes, eczema, allergies, psoriasis, and even your diet.  Ask your doctor if you do not know the reason for your dry condition.  If you know the cause then the treatment is often as close as your bathroom cabinet, grocery store, or on our products page. Might we suggest our leave in conditioner “Curl Rescue”? It pairs nicely with our styling products as well!

Apple Cider Vinegar Spray for Dry Hair and Scalp

Apple cider vinegar for dry hair and scalp Your hair and scalp needs a healthy pH balance to be at its best. Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a common ‘go to’ for curly hair girls and guys. ACV can actually help you reach and maintain a healthy pH level. ACV can also strip build up on your scalp and hair and many users report shinier hair after use.

All you do is mix 50% ACV with 50% water in a spray bottle and apply to your scalp. Massage your scalp and wait about 5 minutes before completely rinsing. You can work your entire scalp at one time or only apply to troubled areas. After rinsing use Royal Locks Pro Curl Cream Gel …  the hybrid 3 in 1 proprietary blend cream and gel with a leave in conditioning moisturizer of pure Moroccan Aragan Oil for your curls.

Olive Oil for Dry Hair and Scalp

Olive oil can be found in many kitchens and most any grocery store.  The instructions are simple:

1) Heat 1/2 cup of virgin olive oil to a warm temperature (not hot) then mix in 2 teaspoons of honey.

2) Apply the mixture to your scalp and gently massage.

3) Then leave the olive oil on your hair for approximately ten minutes.

4) Then use a small amount of Royal Locks Clean Curls Shampoo to rinse out your hair. It uses macadamia nut oil to nourish your hair and scalp and is sulfate and paraben free!

5) Let dry naturally after adding our Pro Curl Cream Gel , Dream Cream or Party Curl Cocktail if you’re styling your hair, or Curl Rescue if you’re in for the night.

Jojoba & Tea Tree Oil for Dry Hair and Scalp

Oil For Dry Hair and ScalpAnother straightforward and effectual method to help with dry scalp and hair is jojoba oil. This oil imitates the natural sebum your scalp produces. This oil is light and often used in hair care products.

Another popular oil is Tea tree oil. This oil even has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Tea tree oil gets rid of dead skin, dust and dirt, fungus and bacteria from your scalp.

1) Mix a quarter to half dollar-sized amount of jojoba oil in your hand with 2 drops of tea tree oil.

2) Rub evenly in your palms.

3) Massage into the scalp. Do this about 30 minutes before shampooing or as an overnight treatment and shampoo in the morning.

4) You can also add several drops of tea tree oil to your shampoo. After applying, leave it on for 5 minutes then rinse.

Banana & Avocado Hair Mask for Dry Hair and Scalp

Avocado and Banana For Dry Hair and ScalpIf your hair is damaged, dry, and dull, a banana and avocado hair mask can help bring back beauty and shine. This is because bananas contain the amino acids that protect hair from weather damage and they also have citric acid to make your hair gleam. Your hair gets vitamins A and B and abundant oils from Avocados.

What to do:

1) Put a half of an Avocado and a half of a banana along with few pieces of cantaloupe and three or four tablespoons of plain yogurt for substance and bland.

2) Apply to your scalp and hair.

3) Put on a shower cap and leave the mixture on your hair for about a half an hour.

4) Rinse with cool water and then shampoo.

The banana and avocado hair mask can be done weekly as needed.

Royal Locks Curl Nectar Curly Hair Serum and Curl Rescue Leave in Conditioner

Last but certainly not least, lets talk frizz. Sometimes even though we take the steps to properly nourish our hair, this weather can have our unruly curly frizzing still!

That’s why we created Curl Nectar. This little bottle of frizz reducing miracle is a godsend . and uses Meadowfoam Seed Oil.  It’s on sale today just in time! Check it out here: Curl Nectar . Can be used daily alone, under products, or mixed with other Royal Locks products. Paraben Free and lightweight.

Curl Rescue  a leave in with deep conditioning therapy that helps seal split ends and smooth with proteins. This is a powerful leave in. Highly concentrated using Kevaris and Pro Vitamin B5, you need just a little to transform your hair. Try it under Pro Curl Cream Gel or Dream Cream when you need a bit more moisture.

 

 

 

12 Great Curly Girl Tips for an Organized Morning

Curly Girl Tips12 Great Curly Girl Tips for an Organized Morning; One of the worst feelings is to be running late, not knowing what you are going to wear, and sporting a wild bed head of curls that need taming. And curly girls know those beautiful locks often need extra attention.

Instead of a hurricane, make your mornings a breeze with a few quick tips and you will have a bit more time to focus on your mane.

Here are my curly girl tips for an organized morning that gets you there on time:

Pick Out Your Clothes the Night Before

This one is easy; check the weather forecast and get your clothes laid out the night before.

Put Your Chosen Clothes in the Same Place Each Night

Designate where your clothes will be placed. Choose a spot where they will be undisturbed and hang on hangers if needed.

Organize Your Shoes

You can squander a lot of time in the mornings looking for mismatched pairs in a muddled pile of footwear. Keep your shoes organized, pick out your pair for the day the night before, and you can walk out the door sooner.

 

Choose Your Accessories        

Keep your accessories organized for easy pickings. This includes any curly hair needs such as a scarf, headband, barrettes or clips.

 

 

 

Make Your Lunch or Lunch Plan the Night Before

If you make a lunch have it ready the night before. If you buy make sure you have your lunch money all set… just like grade school!

Keep Your Purse or Backpack Stocked

Everything you need for the day should be ready to go the night before. Keep your daily needs stocked and your backpacks next to the door.

Necessities

Your necessities should have a home. Keys, bus pass, employee badge should all be on the same place and on your list to check the night before.

No Distractions

We used to have the TV blaring every morning while getting ready. Sometimes I would make a pit stop just to watch a news story. After I banned morning TV I became more focused and suddenly there was loads of more time!

Set a Timer

If you are taking too long in the morning and have to keep watching the clock set a timer and reduce the time each week until you reach your time goal. Whether it’s a specific action that is slowing you down such as eating breakfast or showering or your complete start to finish time from waking up to walking out, a timer can keep you on track.

Simplify Breakfast        

Busy mornings are not the time be cooking and loading a dishwasher; shop for quick, easy and healthy options with protein and vitamins. Personally I love making egg muffins so I can grab them and go!

 

 

Make a List of Morning Chores.

Curly Girl Tips Post itIf you have pets to feed, lights to shut off, an alarm to set etc. them make a list and check it off each morning.  If you have to remember something for a specific event or appointment that day, post-it notes on the mirror or inside your door work great. Even when I put these items in my phone, I sometimes don’t check my phone until AFTER these things should have been done.

Double Check Everything the Night Before

Do the double check and go through this list.  Surprises cost time when you are in a hurry.  The double check can rule out many and help you avoid the “I got to go back’ after you are out the door and realize you forgot something.

Use your weekends wisely to do laundry and stock up on breakfasts and other needs. Whether you are heading out the door for school or work, just these few curly girl tips can give you more time to deal with your curls, make you feel less stressed, get you there on time, and arrive with a ‘together look’ every day.

I hope these tips help your mornings go fabuously. A few minutes each night can help us have stress free mornings. And if all else fails, I just throw in my curl cream gel into wet hair,  or heck, even mix some with water and throw it in my dry crazy hair and throw on a headband and go! Have you tried my curl cream gel? You can find it here! *It’s been Amazon’s choice for almost a year, so plenty of curly friends already know the beauty of throw in and go!

Gina

 

Premature Gray Hair Top Tips

Hello curly friends! Are you getting gray hair before your time? No worries;…most premature gray hair is usually a matter of genetics. Unless you have a vitamin B12 deficiency, thyroid issues, or other health challenges, the gray is probably in your DNA. Check with your physician to be sure there are no health causes.

The Science of “Why am I getting Gray?”

Melanin promotes hair color and when your body decreases production your  hair turns gray. An enzyme known as catalase reduces hydrogen peroxide that accumulates in your body. When this enzyme, catalase, is reduced and the hydrogen peroxide levels rise, melanin growth is hampered and hair turns gray. The technical term for gray hair is canities.

What Causes Premature Gray Hair?

There are other causes that contribute to gray hair and affect hair pigmentation:

  • Stress has not been shown as a direct cause but can contribute to premature graying.
  • Specific ethnicities gray at younger ages than others.
  • Some toxins and even hair dyes can promote gray hair.
  • Hormones and health issues.
  • Lifestyle and poor diet/ smoking .
  • A lack of vitamin B12, iron, and iodine.

What Can You Do About Premature Gray Hair?

Premature Gray HairPremature hair graying happens to both men and women.

Taking care of yourself by avoiding excess stress, not smoking, eating a healthy diet, and getting enough rest an exercise can help minimize premature aging. So beside the usual health advice what can you do? At this time, there is no magic pill that reverses the gray. What you can do is consistently use curly hair products intended to keep your hair moisturized and stronger.  I  recommend  our  curl rescue leave in hair conditioner with Kevaris which can be found here and also using a curl product with some great oil like our luxury marula oil, which can be found here  . Seal your hair and hydrate it with our curl nectar serum which you can find here (and it’s on sale right now! 

Keep your gray curls healthy with these three!

There are also numerous styles that look great and can protect your hair from breakage such as weaves, braids, and faux locs. Of course you can choose to show off your canities (gray hair) or dye your hair to make it disappear… temporarily.

More Info:
How to Color Gray Hair

How to Make Your Gray Hair Gorgeous

I’m with you here with graying hair friends!

Gina

Need a Protein Fix? For your hair that is……

This hair mask is easy to make with home ingredients and is packed with protein, and other nutrients like Vitamin A and Vitamin B12. This mask prevents breakage, strengthens hair follicles and even prevents hair loss. And my hair is always so shiny after using this.

• 1 egg to 2 eggs including yolks (depending on length of hair for shorter hair use one egg, for longer use two, for super long, triple it!)
• 2 to 3 Tablespoons honey ( same rules apply to amount as above)
• 2-3 Tablespoons of oil (any oil(depending on length of hair) will do, pick your favorite kind). Being Italian, Gina uses light olive oil.
• 5-6 pumps of conditioner (or more for super dry or super long hair) Royal Locks Curl Quench Conditioner – (or an old conditioner sitting in the cabinet unused although make sure it has no sulfates or parabens for best results) .I love our Royal Locks Curl Quench Conditioner because it happens to have Macadamia Nut Oil and our honey is pure Macadamia Nut Honey. Aloha!

You can see our curl quench conditioner here:  CURL QUENCH


Mix eggs, honey and oil in a bowl until smooth. Add conditioner to make a mask consistency. Here is where you will decide how much conditioner to add depending on how much eggs, oil and honey you used. Apply to hair and cover with shower cap for best results. You can also just bun up your hair in a top knot if your consistency is thick enough. Leave on 15 minutes and rinse. Follow up with a leave in conditioner. Of course we suggest our curl rescue which you can find here :  CURL RESCUE   ( Curl rescue 
designed to deliver optimal anti-breakage benefits. It is a multifaceted protein based complex which acts on all of the three fundamental parameters of hair strength: tensile properties, bending modulus and cuticle abrasion. Paraben free.

We hope you enjoy this “recipe” . Let us know how it goes!

Gina

Tips for our Amazing Adorable Curly Hair Kids

Tips for our Amazing Adorable Curly Hair Kids

Gina, our creator of the Royal Locks Hair Care line was the ONLY person in her family with curly hair, so she didn’t have a guide and it took her many years to figure it all out! That’s why we’d love to share with you some simple tips and tricks for your curly hair kids.

Kids sure look adorable and charming with their bubbly curls, don’t they?  But curls can be a also be seen as a curse based on how well a child is taught to appreciate and care for them. Words of confirmation about a child’s curly hair can certainly help instill ‘curly self esteem.’ Teaching curly hair kids how to care for and manage their locks early in life will also help them keep their locks in tip top shape easily as they get older.

Kids generally have finer and thinner hair than most adults and this could mean that they may require a bit gentler care. Teaching children early how to care for their tresses and how to control frizz will encourage their self esteem when those inevitable curl compliments come in. While you’re at it, why not teach them how to receive a compliment gracefully?

Until your child is old enough to manage their hair themselves, help keep hair healthy and the frizzies away with the proper products, the right care, hair bands or clips, the right cut and style, and good nutrition.

A shorter cut for a boy or girl with curly hair is often more manageable until the hair gets thicker. But, remember to choose a hairstylist who is familiar with curly hair (or better yet specialized in it) and haircut and style that helps keep locks under control.

Make sure to use a shampoo and conditioner that moisturizes yet does not have sulfates or parabens to keep curls healthy.

Try not to use diffusers or blow dryers on a child’s hair as natural air drying is the most favorable. Use fingers to detangle when possible but if not, be sure to use a wide tooth comb or pick and a detangling product or leave in conditioner.  Brushing will create more frizz and could damage hair.  Try starting at the end of the hair and in a gentle downward motion, slowly move up for a less painful experience.

Royal Locks Kids use our Curl Rescue leave in conditioner while combing and leave it in for moisture and hydration. Using a leave in conditioner after using shampoo will also help hair avoid frizz. Conditioner should be rubbed out to the ends of hair.

Styling gel is recommended for curly hair kids of age 6 and above to help control locks and we love our alcohol free and marula oil infused luxury gel for kids as it in gentle yet keeps the curl curly and frizz at bay. Use just a bit in wet hair after combing and let their natural curl patterns come out. If they need a bit more in their curls or need a touch up after a long day at play, our gentle curl serum generally does the trick and smells great!

Make hair care as enjoyable as possible rather than a battle for curly hair kids.  Giving your child the skills and tools to take care of his or her own hair promotes independence as well as self esteem. What you teach them will last a lifetime.

 

Customers Showing Me Love

It seriously makes my day when I get feedback emails or great reviews from my customers. I’m sharing them here not to toot my own horn, but because they just may help you find the perfect combination of products for your hair.

 

Hello Gina, 
Thank you for your email and thank you for providing such a product!
I love how my curly hair looks, smells and feels 🙂
I moved recently to the states and was desperate in finding products and good salons for my hair. After reading the excellent reviews on Amazon about Royal Locks Hair Care, I placed my order and I am so glad that I did so.
I have been using the product for 4 days and cannot be more satisfied!
Thank you again for your care and professionalism!  Maya
I absolutely love this one product due to it being the only one to help my hair type and hold my natural curls with a healthy product! 

Sent from my iPhone

Hi Gina! Your Timing is so funny! I got this email as I was having my husband feel my hair with the new product from you! It is the softest it has ever been I can send you a picture if you like I have naturally curly hair that can easily fro so I usually use gel or mouse which make my hair crunchy and sometimes stringy. If you have other products like shampoo and conditioner hair spray whatever I would love to hear about them I have never seen your products in store it was an impulse buy.
Thanks for reaching out! 
Your New curly haired friend Desarae’
Hi Gina,

First of all, I absolutely love the products!  I’ve only tried the Dream Cream and the Pro Curl Cream Gel so far, but they’re amazing.  I’ve been using Curlfriends products for many years and was satisfied for a long time, but my hair seems to respond differently since I moved from South Florida to California 3 years ago.  The Royal Locks creams are defining my curls and controlling frizz where Curlfriends wasn’t working any longer.
My one issue is with the bottle pumps.  One of them will not pop up.  When I turn it to open, the top pump part just falls off. Is it possible to get a replacement for this?  (immediate replacement sent!) 
Thanks so much,
Sheri

Hey there gina, I after using your product for a couple weeks now i must say that I am really enjoying your haur product very much! It really brings my curls together and i’m really liking the results. I will definitely continue to support you! Keep doing what you’re doing.

Much love, 
MB

 

I have thin curly hair, middle of my back long and I don’t like to wash it every day due to hair loss. So today I used it dry, all over! Scrunched it a bit and left it alone!! It calmed the frizzy fly-aways and gave me great curls!!! Still playing with the new products and amounts but I hope to rock these locks this summer instead of fighting the frizz!!

 

Hair Science

Where Hair Begins

Hair science is fascinating! Did you know that a 22 week old fetus has all of its hair follicles formed?  In fact on average that fetus will have about 5 million hair follicles on its body. Whoa! This is the most hair follicles a person will ever have, as new hair follicles are not generated during life. In fact hair density is reduced as we grow up because our scalps expand too.

hair foliclesHair Follicles

Our hair has two separate structures. One is the follicle in the skin, and the other is the visible shaft. A hair follicle tunnels through the epidermis and into the dermis. The follicle has several distinct layers and each one has its own purpose. At the base of the follicle is the papilla. The papilla is full of capillaries, or minuscule blood vessels that feed the cells.

The part of the hair that is living is at the bottom surrounding the papilla. This is referred to as the bulb. The cell growth of the bulb is faster than any other cell growth in our bodies. The bulb cells divide every 23 to 72 hours.

The follicle is covered by two sheaths, an inner and outer. These sheaths protect the growing hair shaft. The inner sheath grows within the hair shaft to the opening of a sebaceous (oil) gland, and now and then an apocrine (scent) gland. The outer sheath goes all the way up to the gland. The pili muscle is attached below the gland around the outer sheath. This erector muscle contracts which makes hair stand and makes the sebaceous gland to secrete oil. The sebaceous gland is essential as it manufactures sebum. Sebum helps form the hair and skin. As we grow older age we make less sebum. Sebum production in women decreases much faster than in men.

The Hair Science Growth Cycle

When you understand the hair growth cycle you can be aware of issues that might arise with your hair. There are three stages of the hair growth cycle:

  • Anagen
  • Catagen
  • Telogen

Anagen Phase

Hair will generally grow about half an inch each month. In seasonal climates hair grows faster in the summer than in winter months. This anagen growth phase is about 3 to 5 years. This means full length hair is about 18 to 30 inches. In Asian people this phase can last as long as 7 years.

Catagen Phase

After the anagen phase, hair enters the catagen phase that lasts only about 10 days.

Telogen Phase

Then hair enters the telogen phase, where growth subsides and hair is released or falls out. The follicle is then inactive for 3 months. After that the follicle returns to the anagen phase and this cycle starts again. Every hair follicle is independent and in its own place in the growth cycle.  That is why your hair does not naturally all fall out at the same time. In fact the average person loses about 80 hairs a day.

Hair loss, thinning and other issues happen when the growth cycle is disrupted. This can be caused by conditions such as metabolic imbalances, illness or poor diet.  For example a month or so after dieting or a high fever you can experience telogen effluvium or diffuse hair fall.

The anagen phase is reduced and numerous hairs start the telogen phase simultaneously. And if your hair growth cycle is constantly facing adversity or not receiving proper nutrition, you could discover that hair will not grow as long as it once did. This happens when hairs are not kept in the anagen (growing) phase long enough to achieve the optimum length.

The good news is you have a great deal of power over your hair science. The right diet, exercise, and rest promote hair growth. Opt for foods high in vitamins A, B, C, and E, iron, zinc, copper, magnesium, and selenium.
For more about healthy hair see:
http://www.royallockshaircare.com/make-curly-hair-grow-fast/

How to Make Curly Hair Grow Fast

Make Curly Hair Grow FastOne question I have been asked numerous times is “How can I make curly hair grow fast?” All things being equal, curly hair grows at the same rate as straight hair. However, straight hair often appears to grow faster than curly hair because the length is more visibly measurable. There are numerous beneficial actions you can take that will help your mane grow fast.

Your Diet Can Make Curly Hair Grow Fast

Your diet is one of the most contributing factors to your health and that includes your hair. A well rounded diet of fruits and vegetables as well as proteins will help your hair grow faster and be healthy. Hair is made of a protein called Keratin. Foods that contain great hair proteins include nuts, poultry, fruits, grains and eggs. Bacon is also high in these proteins and the needed Vitamin B complex. You will want to limit your intake of bacon as it is high in fat.

Vitamins That Help Make Curly Hair Grow Fast

Vitamin supplements are commonly recommended for overall health and your curly hair will benefit. There is a plethora of multi-vitamins on the market. The vitamins and minerals touted to help hair growth include biotin, beta-carotene, and biosil, and also the B-Complexes, magnesium, zinc, silica, sulphur, nettle and flax seed oil.

A good multi vitamin for hair growth not only needs all the nutrients for your good health but for hair growth; particularly biotin and MSM.  Biotin generates cell growth and MSM promotes a longer growth phase for your hair.

Only if you are a practicing vegan should you consider adding amino acids as a supplement. Animal products such as meats, poultry, dairy, fish, and eggs naturally have amino acids.

Exercise to Help Make Curly Hair Grow Fast

Aerobic or cardio exercises stimulate blood flow which encourages healthy hair growth. These workouts have a multitude of health benefits when performed regularly.

Scalp Massage

You can stimulate blood flow to your hair with a five minute scalp massage. With the tips of your fingers massage your entire scalp. To break up the monotony and get a different angle on your scalp, have a friend or spouse massage your head periodically.

Herbs to Make Curly Hair Grow Fast

There are many herbs that are believed to promote health hair growth. For example the enzymes in aloe vera help dissolve dead skin cells and any excess sebum that can clog hair follicles. Aloe vera is also a great moisturizer with a molecular structure much like keratin. Other herbs contain antioxidants and are rich in minerals that promote hair growth.  Some are taken orally and others are used ion the scalp. These include:

Amla
Basil
Bhringraj
Burdock Root
Calendula
Fenugreek
Flax Seed
Ginger Roor
Gotu Kola
Hibiscus
Hops
Horsetail
Lavender
Licorice
Marshmallow
Oat Straw
Peppermint
Rose Hips
Rosemary
Sage
Shikakai
Soapnut
Thyme
Watercress
Yarrow
Yucca

Curly Hair BrushBrushing Your Hair

I don’t brush my locks or recommend it but if you have a different curl type you might want to. Over brushing can cause frizzy hair and even damage your mane. A bristle brush is NOT advisable as this can damage your locks. Boar bristle brushes are the right choice as they help your hair stay clean while stimulating your scalp. Brushing can distribute the oils in your scalp throughout your hair for a shine without damage or causing split ends.