Hair is known to be the “crowning glory” of a person’s look. If you have long, black tresses, you are lucky and blessed as many people struggle to have manageable and healthy hair. Following fashion trends, nowadays men and women both keep long hair and ornament them with the best of accessories and styling processes.
However, you should keep in mind that long hair need a little more extra care than shortly, trimmed hair as they have the tendency to get brittle, dry, damaged and tangled quite easily. Long hair would surely look like a disaster if it is not well maintained, gets dull and lifeless. Here are few tips for healthy hair care routine that you will need to follow –
Oil provides nutrition to your hair and it is essential as your hair confronts wind and pollution constantly, proper hydration and nourishment is a must. Especially for dry hair type, your hair will start looking dull and lifeless if the hair shafts look dead due to lack of nutrition, but your hair roots are follicles are alive. Oil massage deep into the roots will make your hair strong and long. Oil your hair at least twice a week.
Massaging the Scalp
This is needed for proper blood circulation. Once you stimulate your hair follicles and scalp, it does wonders to your hair growth. You feel relaxed, the follicles get more blood and hair growth is faster and thicker. Massaging is needed at least twice a week and you can do it with pure lavender oil on alternate days to promote hair growth.
Follow Correct Shampoo Method
Cleansing hair thoroughly is the first step to have healthy hair. Wrong way of shampooing the hair can make it even more dirty, greasy, damaged and brittle. Do not shampoo your hair more than thrice a week. Gently massage your scalp with shampoo in circular movements. Washing should be done with cold or normal water, never go for hot water as it will make your hair dry and frizzy. Conditioning with a good conditioner is a must as it brings back the nutrients in your hair that it might have lost during the wash.
Use a Hair Mask
Conditioning your hair should be done every time you shampoo; however hair mask is a better option if your hair is dull and damaged. Use a rich hair mask, preferably natural and herbal and apply it thoroughly from roots to shafts. Keep it for about 30 minutes and rinse your hair with cold water. This process ensures your hair being safe from harmful UV rays, dirt and pollution. Egg conditioner is a great hair mask that is readily available and can be done twice a week.
Comb with Care
Long hair is prone to get tangled almost daily and it is essential to detangle it daily as well. Or else the tangles increase day by day and when you try to comb later, the hair will simply be tortured, brittle and break. Take a wide toothed comb and sort out the tangles first and then take narrow, regular comb. Do not comb hair when wet.
Trim at Intervals
Splitting your hair tips is something invariable, but it can be prevented by trimming at regular intervals. Average growth rate of hair is ½ inch every month, thus it grows 6 inches annually. Regular damage and styling effects bring split ends and damaged cuticles. Once you trim these split ends, the hair will grow faster. Try to visit salon every 6-8 weeks.
Long hair needs quality care and hair care regime as unkept long hair is as better as having them chopped down. You can have some Vitamin E tablets for healthy growth, minimise the use of styling elements, chemicals and accessories.