How to grow, maintain and care for long hair
While it is a beautiful look that suits everyone, growing and maintaining long hair can sometimes be quite a stressful processed filled with ups and downs, frizzing, breakage, and even split ends. If you already have long and luscious locks or hope to grow your hair out to a longer length, then read our tips below to make the most out of this timeless look.
Help your scalp
Whether you have long hair or not, it is very important to always treat your hair with TLC. A simple way to kick start hair growth while treating and strengthening your hair is by massaging coconut oil into your scalp once a week. Apply a generous amount of oil to your hands and press it onto your scalp. Use your fingers to massage the oil all over your head, going in circular motions to increase the blood flow. This not only serves a well-deserved treat, but helps to soften your hair while adding shine and invigorating your follicles to promote hair growth.
Stimulate your scalp even more by using a brush that is made with boar bristles like the CHI Nylon and Boar Bristle Brush. This is a great tool to use to gently detangle hair while reducing frizz and redistributing the hair's natural oils. Since long hair is more prone to knotting, boar bristles are perfect to use since it greatly minimizes friction caused by brushing while leaving your hair smooth and silky.
With Hair Volume Complex, silk and rice proteins, the powder absorbs excess oils from roots and leaves you with incredible volume and texture replacing while protecting the hair from harmful UV rays.
Even though it can sometimes be a schlep to leave your long hair hanging loose, especially at work or during very hot or windy days, it is important to be careful when tying up your hair with a hairband since it can not only weaken the hair but can easily cause breakage and damage. Tying your hair up too tight or too high can also put pressure on your scalp, causing strands to fall out and snapping. If you do need to tie up your hair, try to use a plastic coil hair tie or an oft scrunchie that has no metal details. Take care to also not tie up your hair when it is wet as this can leave you with kinks that can only be removed with a flat iron.