Hi there, curly friend! I know you’ve been looking for ways to make your curly hair grow faster and thicker. It’s probably been a struggle for sure. Spending time researching beauty blogs and trying different products is confusing because no one tells you exactly what works.
A friend of mine has nice curly hair. Over the years, I was jealous of how great her hair looked so I set out to research what I could do to make my own curly hair look as good as hers. I tested everything from nutrition and ingredients to shampooing and washing. It wasn’t easy, but I’ve learned a few amazing steps you can take to make your curly hair grow faster and thicker! Well keep reading because you’re about to learn some simple tips that work like magic!
1. Get to know your hair
If you have curly hair, it’s important to know how your hair grows naturally. You can do this by simply observing the way your curls fall when they’re not being styled. For example, my friend’s hair always falls to the left side of her face and mine always falls to the right. This is because our curls are opposite of each other in terms of direction. If you want your hair to grow longer and thicker, it’s important that you know where your natural curl pattern is going so that you can style accordingly.
2. Hydrate your hair
You’ve probably heard this tip a thousand times but it’s true! Drink plenty of water and keep your hair hydrated by using a hair mask once or twice a week. I love mixing an avocado with honey and applying it to my hair for 20 minutes before rinsing it out!
3. Take a vitamin
There are many different vitamins that can help your curls grow longer and thicker faster. Be sure to talk to your doctor before you start taking any kind of supplement though because some of them can interact badly with other medications you may be taking! Some of the best vitamins for hair growth include biotin, vitamin E, iron and calcium.
4. Deep condition regularly
Treat curly hair to a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week. Deep conditioners are packed with protein, which will help your hair grow thicker and stronger. A good deep conditioner should be thick enough so that it feels like you’re applying a mask to your hair, but not so thick that it leaves your hair feeling greasy. If you have curly, dry or damaged hair, look for a deep conditioner that is specifically made for those types of curls.
To reduce frizz and lock in moisture, apply the deep conditioner to wet hair and let it air dry or diffuse it until it’s completely dry.
You should always use a deep conditioner on your hair after washing it, but when you have curly hair, you need to make sure you’re using one that works for your specific type of curls. You can try applying this product to clean, wet hair or dry curly locks depending on what your curls prefer. I like to apply mine to my roots and then work it down the length of my curls towards the ends. Once applied, I put a shower cap over my head and let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing it out.
5. Get rid of the products you already have that aren’t working for you
Get rid of the products you already have that aren’t working for you. If you have products that are weighing down your curls or making them feel like straw (I’m looking at you Suave Professionals) then get rid of them! Your hair isn’t going to grow if you’re using crappy products on it! If you don’t want to get rid of everything all at once, start with the worst offenders and replace them with new products one at a time.
6. Don’t be afraid of co-wash
Cowashes are great for curly girls because they are gentle on our hair and don’t require us to shampoo every time we wash our hair which can be hard on curly hair. If your curls feel super dry or like they’re starting to break off when they shouldn’t be I highly recommend using a cowash once or twice a week in place of regular shampooing!
7. Use a leave-in conditioner
Leave-in conditioners are also great for curly girls because they won’t weigh down your curls or make them feel greasy. They’re perfect for using between washes and to keep your hair soft and moisturized.
8. Avoid heat styling
Avoid heat styling. Most curly girls like to use products that give them volume, but if you want your curls to grow, you have to be careful with the amount of heat styling you do. If you absolutely need to blow dry your hair, try using a diffuser attachment on your blow dryer so that the heat isn’t directly being applied to your locks. The less heat you apply directly to your curls the better! You don’t want frizzy ends or split ends do you? I didn’t think so!
9. Take a break from the flat iron
Take a break from the flat iron. You don’t have to swear off flat ironing forever if you really want to do it, but if you want your curls to grow, you should start cutting back on how often you use it. Flat irons are much more damaging than curling irons or blow dryers, so if you really want to grow out your hair, you should try and cut back as much as possible. If absolutely necessary, use a heat protectant before using your flat iron.
10. Invest in a good heat protectant
Heat protectants are my favorite thing ever for curly hair! They help to keep your hair from getting fried on the inside when you’re using heat on it and they also help to keep your curls from looking frizzy and damaged.
11. Don’t overuse styling products!
Don’t overuse styling products! Many curly haired women will use gel or mousse on their hair just because they think that these products are supposed to be used on curly hair but this isn’t always true! Curly hair tends to be a bit more coarse than straight hair so it is a good idea to use a styling product that is made for curly hair. Using too much product on your hair can also make it very hard for you to comb through your curls which will lead to tangles and frizziness.
12.Find a good hairdresser that knows how to work with curly hair
Find a good hairdresser that knows how to work with curly hair! If you’ve ever had a bad haircut or color job then you know how frustrating it can be to deal with curly hair. You have to be very careful when cutting or styling curly hair because if you cut too much off then all of your curls will shrink up into little ringlets instead of staying big and bouncy like they should be. If you aren’t happy with the way your hair looks after a cut or color then you should go back to the hairdresser and tell them how you want it fixed. They should be happy to fix it for you or give you a refund.
13. Don’t brush out your curls
Don’t brush out your curls! This is one of the most important things to remember if you want your curls to look nice! Curly hair tends to tangle very easily which makes it very hard for us curly haired gals to comb through our hair. It is a good idea to brush your hair out with a wide tooth comb after you take your shower and before you get dressed. This will help get rid of most of the tangles and it will also help to keep your curls from getting frizzy up when you wear them down.
14. Use a paddle brush!
This is one of my favorite products and I think that every curly haired woman should own one! A paddle brush has long, soft bristles on the top of the brush which are perfect for combing out wet curls after you take a shower or getting through knots in your hair. It also works great when you want to add volume to your curls!
15. Invest in hair products that aren’t full of chemicals
Invest in hair products that aren’t full of chemicals. If you’re going to spend money on hair products, spend it on the right ones. Try to find ones with natural ingredients that are good for your hair and won’t cause build up or breakage.
16. Don’t be afraid to try new products
Don’t be afraid to try new products! New products are always coming out so if you find that you have the same routine, try something new! There are so many different products for curly hair out there and I think it is important to try them all out in order to find what works best for your hair.
After reading this article, we hope you are aware of the different ways you can use to make your hair grow. We have listed the 15 best tips that you can follow to make your hair grow faster and thicker. Though the time required for these tips to work may vary from person to person, we hope that this article has provided you with helpful information that will help you make your hair grow.