There is nothing quite like long hair. It looks ultra feminine, sexy, and glamorous…but it also takes some maintenance to keep it healthy. Long hair looks great straight, wavy, or in an updo…. but only when it is properly taken care of. So, don’t let your hair fall into the trap of split ends and dryness – nourish it!
To achieve gorgeous, lustrous long hair of your own, you’ll need to give your locks a little TLC. That means taking care of your hair from the inside out! Ready to find out how to nourish very long hair? Let’s get started…
Use The Right Haircare Products
Nourishing very long hair starts with using the right haircare products. Your hair routine makes a huge difference in the overall look and feel of your hair. For soft, smooth and silky hair, choose products that focus on hydration and nourishment. Choose shampoos and conditioners that are moisturizing and target long hair.
Dry hair can break off or cause split ends, which will make it harder to keep that length. So, you’ll also need to use a hair mask to add an extra punch of nourishment. There are tons if masks to choose from, even ones that are specifically made for long hair. Find the right one for your hair needs! You should aim to apply a hair masque for five to ten minutes once a week, or more if your hair is feeling particularly dry.
Get Your Hair Trimmed
One of the common issues that long-haired girls face is split ends. They can be caused by damaged or dry hair. To remove split ends, you’ll need to have your hair trimmed regularly. But how often should you cut your long hair to keep it long and healthy? Most hairstylists recommend that you wait no longer than ten weeks to trim long hair, but five weeks is ideal. This will prevent split ends from getting worse…and ensure that you won’t have to chop off all of that length in the future!
When you go to get your hair trimmed, always specify how much you want off. (Haven’t we all gone in for a ‘trim’ and ended up with a long bob? Be specific!) Typically you’ll want a quarter of an inch cut off – no more. A regular trim will help keep your hair healthy and let you keep that long length.
Don’t Forget Your Vitamins
You know that saying, “you are what you eat?” It may be cliché, but it’s actually true. To nourish very long hair, you need to think about your diet. A poor diet (along with stress and lack of sleep) can wreak havoc on your hair. For smooth, shiny hair, you will need to take a look at your diet and lifestyle. Drink lots of water, exercise whenever possible, and take care of yourself.
Vitamins are also a great way to promote healthier, stronger hair. If you’re not getting enough nutrients in your diet, a multi-vitamin or supplement can help. Vitamin A contains helpful antioxidants that condition and add moisture to your scalp. It also strengthens hair so that you experience less breakage. Vitamin B on the other hand, adds tons of gorgeous shine to your hair! Vitamin E creates softer and more nourished hair, with fewer split ends. Lastly, folic acid is another vitamin that can benefit your hair. It prevents grey hair, makes your hair thicker, adds length, and tons of moisture.
If you love your very long hair, you’ll need to take care of it! By focusing on quality hair care products, regular haircuts and your vitamin intake, gorgeous, nourished hair is right around the corner.