5 Ways to Get Your Strongest Curls Ever
There are many signs and symptoms of having weak hair and when our curls aren’t strong, that has a major effect on our mood. Perhaps your strands are lifeless, thin, or you feel like you’re losing an unusual amount of them. Or perhaps your coils are dry, your ends are split, and there’s just all-around excessive oiliness. These are just some of the signs that your hair needs to be strengthened, though important life milestones like childbirth, illness, stress, menopause, or changes in medication like birth control can also cause significant changes.
Weak hair is also more susceptible to damage, so if you notice that’s happening, it’s time to resort to remedies and changes that will boost your hair’s strength. Here, a few of our failsafe go-tos.
Limit Chemical Use
As so many of us have transitioned to natural hair from a relaxed state, we have a firsthand understanding of the power of chemicals. They can break the strongest hair down, so if your hair is already in a fragile state, you’ll definitely want to stay away from them. This means staying away from hair color and using ammonia-free and conditioning formulas at the very least if you need to maintain your color.
Treat Your Hair Like An Omelet and Use Eggs
When we were growing up, we thought putting food in our hair would get us in trouble, yet here we are! Protein is one of the things that strengthens hair and eggs are high in it. So, we recommend slathering your curls in them for an enriching treatment, or combining a couple of eggs with honey and water as a pre-wash day masque.
Just Cut It
A new and fresh haircut is like a blank canvas—a chance to start growing your hair healthily and the opportunity to kick off your new hair habits with no impediments. So, while trimming regularly keeps hair strong, don’t ever be afraid to go full-force with the scissors and start anew for your strongest hair ever.
Inject Peppermint & Coffee Into Your Routine
We usually cannot start our days without some peppermint tea or a piping hot cup of coffee. And it turns out these ingredients are equally yummy for your hair. That little tingle you get after a few sips will also take place on your scalp—resulting in increased blood flow and circulation. This means your hair will be healthy from the root, so nothing will be standing in the way of your curls’ growth.
Reduce Your Stress
Stress is the great ruin of so many amazing things in your lives, including our hair. It weakens our curls as they grow and causes them to shed more than usual by inflaming our hair follicles and interrupting the natural cycle of our hair by way of increased cortisol levels. Stress touches us all and there’s no feasible way to simply eradicate it as essential things like our jobs, families, school, and bills can be its cause. But we have found that restorative actions including long walks and meditation, as well as calming teas, CBD oil, and sleeping masks at night help us to ease our stress on a daily basis—giving our body the right foundation to repair itself, including our curls.