With hair loss becoming a huge problem in 2020 due to the overwhelming stress we experienced, I’ve put together a four-week series taking a deep dive into the topic. If you missed last weeks post regarding hair loss and growth, you can check it out here.
In last week’s post, we talked about how to stop curly hair from falling out and thinning.
Today we are going to talk about simple but effective things you can do to help encourage your hair to grow faster and thicker.
While it’s true that when it comes to hair growth there is an element of genetics involved. Meaning that some people can grow thicker and longer hair while others struggle a bit.
Still, there are many things you can do to promote the perfect environment for hair growth while limiting that amount of damage and breakage due to unhealthy hair.
I struggled with postpartum hair loss after I had my third baby. After testing and experimenting with different products and treatments, I was able to see regrowth around my hairline, and overall thickness.
If you are tired of wasting time and money trying to figure how to restore your hair and promote new hair growth, I want to invite you to a workshop I did with my friend, Margaret, who is a holistic nutritionist.
In The Healthy Hair Bootcamp, we are covering all topics that relate to postpartum hair including….
- Healthy hair routines
- How to choose products
- How to protect against hair loss
- The importance of balancing your hormones
- Tips and tricks to reduce stress
- You’ll also get a ton of free resources to help track and plan your transformation
You do not want to miss out on this helpful workshop! You can learn more by clicking the button below.
Including in this helpful guide you’ll find actionable steps to reduce shedding and encourage new hair growth.
The most important thing to keep in mind about hair loss and regrowth is that the sooner you make a plan to treat it, the better results you will see.
In this post, you’ll find tips on How To Make Curly Hair Grow Faster And Thicker as well as offer simple, effective tips that you can start implementing today.
I will also answer tons of commonly asked questions about how to promote hair growth.
Why is my curly hair not growing?
When it comes to hair loss, there are four main areas that could be causing it.
First, let’s talk about your ends.
You could be having a hard time growing out your hair because your ends are dry. When your ends are dry or damaged, they can break off prematurely causing your hair growth to be stunted.
The best way to avoid breakage is to take care of your ends.
Incorporate a weekly deep conditioning treatment and focus on your ends. This helps to moisturize and repair any damage and will keep your ends around longer which will lead to faster hair growth.
These are my favorite deep conditioning treatments:
- Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Treatment Masque – Deeply conditions and restores
- Smoothing Deep Conditioner $33 VIP– This is a light but moisturizing conditioner that smooths out frizz and makes hair soft and incredibly hydrated without weighing it down or making it stringy.
If you’d like to read my take on drugstore verses high end products, visit this post.
Another thing that could be causing slow growth is heat.
Too much heat can damage and severely dry out your hair which drastically limits hair growth.
But not just heat from heat tools. Standing under hot water in the shower and even too much time in the sun can cause damage to your hair and limit hair growth.
Be sure to protect your hair from heat using different products and diffusers.
These are my favorite heat protectant tools:
- The Orchid Diffuser: I love this largemouth diffuser because I can fit all of my hair in it and push it toward my head. This breaks gravity and allows your curls to be more curly.
- Blow Out Cream – This is a great product to apply before using heat. It protects against damage and speeds up drying time.
Lastly, when we think about hair growth, it’s important to prioritize scalp care.
Healthy hair begins with your scalp and it’s important to create an environment where hair thrives.
Healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp.
If you are struggling with an overly dry, itchy, or oily scalp, it limits your ability to grow new healthy hair.
The best thing you can do to promote hair growth is to make your scalp a top priority by incorporating scalp treatments and messages regularly.
My favorite products to promote are healthy scalp are:
- Scalp Purifying Scrub – I love this scrub because it’s formulated with apple cider vinegar, AHAs, sugar, and purifying pink clay. It deeply cleanses and purifies while helping rebalance moisture at the scalp. I typically use this product once per month so it lasts for a super long time.
- Purifying Vinegar Shampoo – I use his product to follow up after the scrub. This is a clarifying wash that purifies without stripping the hair. It reduces excess oil, restores balance to the scalp and removes dirt, oil and product buildup.
- REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive $69 VIP: I know, this one is a little pricey but it lasts a super long time. If you want to really boost your hair growth and balance your scalp PH level, this is a must have product. I use it for a scalp message every other day.
- Scalp Messager: These are bomb. I use them every single day. They promote blood circulation that may increase hair growth and also help to create volume.
This trio is a high quality line formulated with high quality ingredients. They are super concentrated and last me a long time. You can read more about Monat product line here.
Does curly hair take longer to grow?
The average rate of hair growth is ½ inch per month. Curly hair doesn’t grow slower but it can seem to take longer since curly hair is prone to breakage and most people do not properly care for it.
How can I make my curly hair grow faster naturally?
The absolute best thing you can do to encourage your hair to grow quickly is incorporate the right treatments for your hair (like those mentioned above), stick to a healthy hair care routine, and nourish your body from the inside out with the right supplements.
My favorite supplements are listed in this post.
Will the Curly Girl Method make my hair grow faster?
Because the curly girl method places a huge emphasis on using clean products, it can certainly be a great way to promote hair growth.
When you use clean products (free of sulfates, parabens, and silicones) and incorporate a routine clarifying wash, it helps clear your scalp and allows for more hair growth.
The curly girl method places an emphasis on healthy habits and routines.
What is the Curly Girl Method?
The curly girl method is a haircare routine that trades damaging habits for a natural approach to haircare.
You can read an in-depth definition in this post.
Determine your curly girl hair type:
Knowing your hair type is super important when it comes to caring for your hair.Hair types are split into four main categories. Straight, wavy, curly, and coily.
Within each of those types, there are further definitions as far as texture and curl pattern go.
Visit this post to read an in-depth article on finding your curly type.
How to Grow Thick Curly Hair Steps
When it comes to promoting regrowth, there are many elements involved.
Your diet (what’s happening in your body has a huge effect on hair growth), your scalp, stress, and the way you are washing, styling, and protecting your hair daily.
Basic Hair Care Habits You Can Implement Today
Below I’ve listed some key habits that you can start incorporating into your routine to help promote hair growth and overall hair health.
- Don’t wash every day – Natural oils are good for your hair and scalp. Stretching your wash day as long as possible (without sacrificing scalp care) is super important to allow new regrowth
- Alternate between shampoo & co-wash on wash days – This varies from person to person since not everyone can use a co-wash. But you should use a moisturizing wash for your normal wash days, and add a clarifying wash once to twice a month depending on how much build-up you are experiencing.
- Regular deep conditioning – Using a deep conditioner once per month or up to once per week is key for promoting hair growth because it helps repair and conditions your curls.
- Read ingredients labels – Always check ingredient labels and try to avoid harmful chemicals
- Don’t use harsh chemicals – Using harsh chemicals can cause hair damage. Stick to clean products to see the best results.
- Focus on scalp health – Having a healthy scalp is key for optimal hair growth. Incorporate a scalp detox treatment from time to time to help balance your scalps ph level.
- Do a Scalp Massage to Stimulate Growth – Incorporate a scalp massage before bed each night to stimulate and promote regrowth
- Don’t over style with heat – Try to avoid heat as much as possible and when you do use it, be sure to protect against it with a diffuser and a heat protectant product.
- Don’t wear a bun or ponytail often – Try to wear your hair down as much as possible and when you do pull it back, use a non-damaging hair tie.
If you are experiencing hair loss, be encouraged that there are many things that you can do to reduce hair loss and promote new hair growth.
Start with your nutrition
It is so important that you focus on fueling your body and balancing your hormones. Not only to promote hair growth but for your overall health and wellness.
Implement healthy hair care routines
“You will never change your hair until you change something you do daily”.
The best way to have healthy, thick hair is to create consistent routines and stick to them.
Choose a quality product line
When it comes to products, you get what you pay for.
Drugstore products can yield results but they don’t work long term. They are simply a bandaid approach.
Healthy hair takes time and it’s important to invest in a product line formulated to promote hair growth.
You can get a customer product recommendation from me by filling out this quiz.
Often hair loss can be caused by stress.
Take the proper steps to implement self-care practices like yoga, red light therapy, and prioritizing sleep to manage stress.