Jessica McGuinty, CEO and founder of Jessicurl, provides four key tips to get long, strong curls.
Like a watched pot never boiling, once you decide to grow your hair out, it can seem like a never-ending process. There are some aspects that are in your control, however, so follow these tips and you’ll maximize your hair’s natural speed of growth.
1. Diet. Don’t neglect your diet. You need to nourish your hair from the outside and the inside. Make sure to get adequate nutrition, and supplement with biotin, as it has been shown to increase hair growth. I can attest to this personally. A few months after starting to take biotin, I found I was having to touch up my roots more often because my hair was growing noticeably faster.
It is also important that your diet contains enough protein and fats, as with too little of either it can become dry, brittle and more prone to breakage.
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2. Be gentle. As you grow out your hair, you want to avoid anything that will cause the ends to break off. This means limited brushing and combing. Curly hair really shouldn’t be brushed when it’s dry as it will make it frizz and kill your curl definition. You can sufficiently detangle with a wide-toothed comb in the shower while the hair is saturated in conditioner. The conditioner will create slip that allows the comb to glide through without snagging or breaking. Start at the bottom and gently work your way up.
3. Limit heat styling. If you need to use heat tools to dry your hair faster, be sure your blow dryer has a diffuser on it to keep the hair from getting blown all over. It’s really best to avoid flat ironing altogether as it will really dry out your hair and lead to breakage. If you have to do it, try to limit it to 2 times a week. The goal is to keep the hair as moisturized as possible throughout the process. That leads me to…
4. Moisturize it! Soft hair is healthy hair, and healthy hair grows faster. Once a week do a deep conditioning treatment for at least 30 minutes to infuse your hair with more moisturize than it gets daily. Regular scalp massages are also recommended as it gets the blood flowing to your scalp and helps stimulate growth. Jessicurl Stimulating Scalp Massage Oil was created for exactly this purpose.
By eating right, treating your hair gently and giving it lots of moisture and TLC, you’ll notice it growing in no time!
Remember — You Have The Right To Remain Curly!
For more information on Jess and Jessicurl products please visit www.Jessicurl.com
— Jessica McGuinty, founder of Jessicurl
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