Yots Tips: Our top 5 quick tips for women with long hair
The longer your hair, the more prone it is to breakage and split ends. Visiting your stylist for a trim every 4 – 6 weeks keeps long hair at optimum health, eliminating split ends and minimizing breakage. Even if you’re growing your hair, keep up with your appointments at the salon. Trimming your hair wont make it grow faster, but it will benefit the overall health and condition of your hair.
Detangle with caution
Avoid brushing your hair while it is wet. Wet hair is vulnerable and susceptible to damage – using a hairbrush can stretch out your hair and cause breakage. Instead, detangle wet hair with a wide tooth comb, from the tips up to the roots. Let your hair dry naturally when possible. Limiting the exposure your hair has to heat-styling tools gives your strands a chance to relax and repair.
The condition of your hair reflects your overall health. A diet rich in antioxidants and Vitamin E can encourage hair to grow faster by fostering scalp health and blood circulation, ultimately providing shiny, strong long hair. Fill up on nutrient rich foods like walnuts, spinach, blueberries, salmon and sweet potato, and reap the benefits. Exercise can also benefit long hair, as increased blood flow promotes a healthy scalp and strong strands.
Ask your stylist which products are best suited for long hair. Make sure you’re using a good quality conditioner to keep your ends frizz-free and shiny. If your hair is looking tired, or stressed, indulge in an oil treatment to give your long locks a boost. We love Kevin.Murphy Young.Again immortelle infused treatment oil; it adds elasticity back to long hair, intensely conditioning ends and infusing hair with shine.
Avoid using chemical based hair products. Although shampoos containing parabens and sulfates lather better, it is to the detriment of your hair. Prolonged use of chemical products can stress out long hair and weigh it down with excess toxins. Invest in quality, sulfate and paraben free products – you’ll notice the difference!