Curly Qs: How can I make my curls grow longer fast?
Curly Q: I have naturally tight, curly hair but I can't seem to get it to grow past my shoulders? How can I get long, flowy locks?
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Well, growing long curly hair may be easier than you think. The key to long hair is always healthy hair. Curls tend to be fragile and prone to dryness, which many times leads to breakage. Make sure you're practicing a healthy hair routine that's going to keep those rizos strong and nourished. Here are a few easy tips that will get you gorgeous, long curls FAST!
Use a sulfate-free shampoo: Most shampoos contain harsh detergents that strip curls of their natural oils, leaving them dry and dull. For healthy, bouncy ringlets switch to a sulfate-free cleanser, like DevaCurl No-Poo ($19). You'll instantly notice a difference!
Always moisturize: I can't stress enough how important it is to keep curls constantly hydrated. Moisturized hair tends to be less prone to damage and breakage. Want longer hair? Apply a leave-in treatment to hair every time you style. I'm obsessed with the Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner ($23). It detangles, protects, and seals in moisture!
Do a weekly hair mask: Applying a deeply conditioning mask to your hair isn't an option, it's a must if you want long, luscious locks! Try Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask Scalp & Hair Treatment ($32). Your hair will love you for it!
Protect your ends: Get a trim every six to eight weeks to get rid of any split ends that come in the way of healthy hair growth. Then seal them with a treatment, like Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Split Ends Mender ($7).
Massage your scalp: Massaging your scalp before every wash can help stimulate your hair follicles and lead to quicker hair growth. Take two minutes before shampooing to gently massage your scalp using an essential oil, like Weleda Rosemary Oil ($15).
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