Keeping your hair healthy while it’s long can be a difficult process. It requires dedication, patience, caution and diligence - but the payoffs can be great! Long, beautiful hair attracts a lot of positive attention, and it gives you the opportunity to experiment with plenty of fun hairdos and styles.
Here are our best tips for keeping your long hair as healthy as possible:
- Get a trim. Exposure to the environment can often leave the ends of your hair weak and unhealthy, which makes your hair more prone to breakage. Left long enough without being cut, that breakage will travel upwards. Counteract this effect by getting a trim every four to eight weeks. Trimming your hair will help your hair continue to grow at an even speed.
- Take a supplement. Hair, skin and nails supplements are full of vitamins essential to helping you grow healthy hair. Add one of these supplements into your daily routine to give your hair the nutritional boost it needs to stay healthy.
- Use a shampoo that’s right for your skin. Sensitive skin doesn’t stop with your face, so if you experience allergies to certain ingredients, keep those ingredients away from your scalp, too. Looking for a shampoo that won’t irritate your skin? Our Volumizing Shampoo leaves out potentially irritating ingredients like salicylates, gluten, parabens and fragrances.
- Try a replenishing conditioner. Our hair can be easily damaged by shampooing too often, using irritating hair products and unprotected exposure to the environment. Give your hair the healthy moisture it needs to stay in top condition with a replenishing conditioner, and watch how silky it becomes.
- Keep a healthy diet. What you put inside your body affects the outside. Eat healthy foods and drink plenty of water to give your hair the nutrients and hydration it deserves.
- Avoid applying heat. You’ve heard this already, but it bears repeating: Don’t use heated styling tools on your hair. Applying heat from a straightener, curling iron or blow dryer damages your tresses, so try to limit their use as much as possible. When you do have to use one of these tools, consider adding a layer of tissue paper around your tools to prevent direct contact with your hair. Additionally, turn the heat down: Temperatures of 270 degrees and higher damage your hair the most.
Do you have long hair? What are your best tips for keeping it healthy? Let us know in the comments below!