Tips on looking after long hair

So you have seen women with long, shiny, perfectly groomed and salon-worthy hair in L’Oreal commercials or as a lead character in various dramas and movies. Well, thinking from a common women perspective, one might think that she could never be like them as they follow a strict routine to shampoo, blow-dry their hair with regular treatments and conditioners. No matter what type of hair you have, regular care and easy to follow hairdressing regimen can help you get and maintain lustrous hair. Below, we have compiled a list of actions and tips to help you attain long and beautiful hair.

Some handy tips to keep your long hair beautiful

Unfortunately, long hair doesn’t grow overnight, however by the time your hair has reached hip-length or even slightly down the shoulders, they need more attention and regular care.

  • Get to know your hair type which is either they are coarse, fine, thick, thin, oily or dry. Knowing your hair type is the first and essential most step towards hair care and choosing your hair regimen.
  • Avoid over washing by only doing it 2-3 times a week. Over washing can result in irreversible damage and hair loss.
  • Use a blow-dryer with optimal heat and from a minimal distance of 5-6 inches. Excessive heat can damage your hair follicles.
  • Conditioning keeps your hair soft, healthy and well-hydrated. Condition every time you shampoo your hair, then towel dry your hair.
  • Proper cleaning is key when it comes to hair care. Using a good quality shampoo is essential for getting rid of pollution, oils and dandruff. Wash your hair sparingly and avoid shampoos that contain sulfates and paraffin. Choose shampoo, conditioner and other hair care products that perfectly match your hair type.

As hair grows, it needs more nutrients and blood supply for optimal growth. Massaging your hair once or twice a week with a blend of essential oils can provide effective nourishment for your hair and will increase the blood flow to the scalp. This will result in longer, thicker hair.

Besides other numerous factors, friction is the most dangerous one. Rubbing your hair when towelling, gathering wet hair in a tight ponytail, metal barrettes and rough pillows are an absolute no-no.

Easy things to do

  • Regular use of dyes, styling, and pollution often results in rough, dry hairs with split ends. Snipping the lower hair not only reduce damage but also ensures faster, smooth and non-fizzy hair growth.
  • Although brushing promotes hair growth by stimulating hair follicles however, excessive brushing will cause weak hairs with frizzy, split ends. Using a wide-toothed brush or with most natural bristles produces the most beautiful lustre.

Now that you are an expert, you might consider starting your beauty salon business, start by comparing the cost of hairdressers insurance with public liability by getting multiple quotes.

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