Curly Hair, Healthy Curls

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.