How to grow, maintain and care for long hair

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.

Always remember to brush from the ends of your hair and work your way up rather than going from the top down. This way, you have minimal pressure on your roots which leads to less snagging and breakage. It is also very important to remember to not brush your hair when your hair is wet as this not only stretches out your strands but can cause hair to snap and split.
 
Masque it up
 
 
If you use a lot of products on your hair during the week, then you should be aware of the importance of using a good quality hair masque to hydrate and replenish moisture lost during styling. Because long hair tends to be dryer on the ends and oilier on the roots, it is important to make sure that you clean your scalp and strands from any gunk that could be deterring your hair growth.
 
The CHI Tea Tree Oil Revitalising Masque is our top pick to rejuvenate and invigorate your scalp while leaving your hair clean, fresh, and perfectly nourished.

 

Add volume

Using a hair volumizing product can make the world of difference for the days where your long locks look a little dull and flat. Since long hair is heavier than any other style, it is inevitable that you might have days where an extra dose of the volume is needed. The BioSilk Volumizing Therapy Texturizing Powder is a great product to keep on hand to easily perk up your style during the day.

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.

 

 

Hair Bands

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.

 
Perhaps one of the single most important things you can do to help maintain your beautiful long hair is to invest in a good quality serum that can be used in a multitude of ways. Our favorite is the Balmain Overnight Repair Serum since it is suitable for all hair types and lengths.
 
This luxurious serum is made up of a rich formula of Argan Oil and Silk Protein which works together to visibly reduce the signs of damaged and dry hair. It is easily absorbed by the hair and can be used as an overnight treatment to intensively treat the hair. You can also add a few drops to your favorite hair masque to amp up the benefits, leaving you with deeply conditioned and shiny hair.