Long hair has been in fashion for some time now. Long locks provide a glamorous look for many women. However, caring for long hair requires more attention to ensure there isn’t breakage. I have fine blonde hair that tends to break easily. I’ve successfully grown my hair to my mid-back. My cut is layered to keep body in the style. I also use quality hair products and condition regularly to keep my locks looking fabulous. However, I have found three simple tips that seem to work best for caring for my long hair.
- Maintain regular hair cuts.
One of the perks of long hair is you don’t have to cut it every six weeks. However, trimming your hair at least every two to three months is important. Even if you plan on growing your hair even longer, you need to cut the ends regularly. Otherwise split ends will cause the ends to break and your hair will look frizzy and lose its beauty.
- Comb out washed hair with a wide tooth comb or pick.
Using a brush to detangle your hair after washing may cause it to break. I found that using a gentler approach with the wide tooth comb or pick will keep the strands from unnecessary stress and breakage.
- Try to avoid blow drying or irons every time.
My fine locks cannot tolerate constant blow drying, hot irons or curling irons. To maintain my long hair I like to wash my hair in the evening and let it air dry. Sometimes when it is damp, I style rolling my hair with Velcro curlers and let it set while I’m doing my evening home activities. Before bed I remove the curlers and sleep on a silk or satin surface. Upon awakening my curls are very faint but I still can quickly style my hair with a simple brushing and hair spray.
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