Haircare tips for long hair
There’s no denying that long, flowing locks are simply stunning but keeping long hair in top condition can be a time-consuming task. We’re not ones to shy away from a challenge though, so we asked our Head of Education, Becci, to share her time-saving tips for caring for long hair and her favourite hairstyles to show it off:
“The best place to start is with your diet: keep it healthy so your hair stays nourished and strong. Once you have a good base to work with, maintaining luscious locks isn’t as hard as you may think. It’s all about the right tricks and products:
1. Hair doesn’t need to be washed every day; every 2 – 3 days should be enough. Invest in a good-quality shampoo, conditioner and treatment for maximum results. Use a deep conditioning mask once a week that matches your hair type, length and damage level, don’t just go for any old shampoo. I would recommend:
– Redken Real Control for curly or coarse hair that probably needs a little more frizz-control.
– Kérastase Discipline Bain and Fondant Fluidealiste and Kérastase Discipline Maskeratin are fortified with amino acid extracts so it’s ideal for colour treated hair that needs something more intensive.
– To restore moisture to dry hair, choose a shampoo with glycerin and collagen. Wella Sp Hydrate Shampoo, Hydrate Conditioner and Hydrate Mask are perfect.
2. Don’t brush your hair too much. But don’t stop brushing altogether! A good brush will stimulates the hair follicles helping to promote growth, but brushing too often will cause damage to your hair strands that results in frizz and split ends.
3. Oils are a hot topic right now and for good reason. I’d suggest applying an oil such as the Moroccanoil Treatment to your locks at before showering. Really massage it into your hair before rinsing thoroughly and shampooing as normal. You’ll get a lovely silky finish.
4. As with washing and brushing, don’t blow dry hair too often either. Frequent blow drying and heat styling can put stress on your hair. If you absolutely have to use heat, make sure you always use a protective spray first such as Designline Hot Stop Style Primer.
Each step only takes a few minutes and will soon become second nature and your new routine will definitely pay off when the compliments start flooding in!”
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