Unless you have been living under a rock lately, it should be no surprise that long hair is beginning fashionable once again. And I don’t just mean long straight hair. I’m talking about all hair types from curly and thin to fluffy and thick. All of these looks require less maintenance when they are longer, but you must be responsible.
One major benefit of having long hair is that it does not need to be cut nearly as frequently as short hair. Many salons may tell you that your long hair should be trimmed every six to eight weeks, but this is most likely just a suggestion. Most people can go a few months without a trim if it is maintained properly. This means keeping it free from split ends and such. Thankfully, taking care of your hair properly can help fight against split ends.
So how can you help keep your hair healthy and free of split ends? Well for one, your routine needs to be just as sound as the products you add to your hair. You should keep a healthy and balanced diet, and perform weekly exercise. Also drinking enough water is also important to keep your hydrated. Hydration is actually one of the most important factors. Your scalp is very thirsty, so giving it water will help keep it healthy. It is also important that your hair gets vitamins like C, E, D, and biotin. This can be found in a variety of hair care products.
When washing your hair, keep it to every other day. If you continue to wash every single day, you can actually be hurting your hair. It will be so clean that your hair will not be able to produce the correct amount of healthy oils needed. If you keep washing, your hair and scalp can actually dry out and this is not what we want. It is also beneficial to use something like Samy Twisted which is a light spray to help get consistent curly hair. This is recommended for curly long hair.
Lastly the use of conditioner is highly recommended, especially along the shaft and tips of your hair. I recommend using all natural shampoos which include ingredients like Jojoba oil, and Avocado or Shea Butter. After applying, comb the hair when still wet. Use a wide tooth comb or fingers and gently glide through the hair. If you comb too fast, then you could damage it. Keep up with this routine and your hair will stay healthy and beautiful!