In this article, I will share some healthy hair practices for super fast hair growth. The first three tips are really important. Don’t forget to check out part 2 of this post for some more mindblowing hair growth tips to improve your hair’s health leading to thicker, stronger and longer hair. But first let’s start with some common questions:
Why doesn’t curly hair grow?
All hair grows curly or straight, kinky or coily. Unless you have a hereditary condition or illness your hair is growing right now. The problem is curly hair can be really deceptive. 10 inches of curly hair seem shorter than 10 inches of straight hair because of the twists and loops curly hair has. The curlier or kinkier your hair the shorter it appears. This phenomenon is called shrinkage. There are curly haired girls that have shrinkage of up to 70% concealing their true length. But don’t be sad if you experience a lot of shrinkage, it actually means that your hair is healthy.
Why is curly hair dry?
Curly hair tends to be drier than straight hair because the sebum (aka natural oil of your scalp) has a harder time to fully coat a curly hair strand. To compare, walking to a store in a straight line takes you less time and effort than walking to a store in a zig-zag pattern. The same goes for curly hair. The sebum doesn’t travel down the hair shaft in a straight line it has to take twists and turns in order to reach, coat and moisturize the ends of a curly hair strand. That takes more time leaving curly hair dry at the ends.
With super fast hair growth, the key is length retention. That means in some cases the problem isn’t growing hair fast but keeping the length of the hair. If you grow 1 inch of hair every month but lose 2 inches on the ends it will seem like your hair isn’t growing simply because your ends are breaking off. With every twist and turn of a curly hair strand, there is a higher risk of potential breakage. Therefore, it is essential to keep your hair from drying out through consistent hydration and moisturization. Like mentioned above sebum plays a vital part in the health of hair. So, it’s important to moisturize hair that hasn’t been coated by your sebum otherwise breakage will leave you stuck at a constant length.
Keep the ends of your hair tucked away to avoid friction with your clothes, chairs etc.
Another reason why you may experience a growth plateau is clogged scalp pores. The skin on your head is just as delicate as the skin on your face. By using too much product on your scalp you may clog your pores which greatly inhibits hair growth. In order to experience super fast hair growth, your scalp should have your full attention. A healthy scalp is characterized by being clean, hydrated and moisturized. So, wash your hair and scalp with a mild and/or clarifying shampoo at least once a week to open up your scalp pores and get rid of the product build up.
Usually, the dirty part of your hair is your scalp and the hair immediately next to your scalp, so if you struggle with dry ends only put shampoo directly on your scalp and massage it in. When rinsing the shampoo out the length of your hair will automatically be cleansed as well.
Massaging your scalp stimulates more blood flow to your scalp and hair follicles leading to faster and healthier hair growth. Why is that? Blood holds essential vitamins and minerals to supply the body and brain thus when you’re massaging your scalp those vitamins and minerals strengthen your hair follicles leading to healthier and longer hair. 5-10 minutes a day is enough to increase blood flow to the scalp and promote super fast hair growth.
Check out part 2 of this post for more tips and tricks on super fast hair growth.
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