It takes some effort to grow the hair long and it takes even more effort to maintain it. Is it really difficult to take care of the long hair? Well, nothing is easy in this world, everything requires time and effort. But if you like the idea of having long hair, you might have to be a little hardworking in taking care of the long locks.
Hello! My name is Zell. In this article, we’re going to talk about the things to take note if you have long hair. Well, there are equal pros and cons of having long hair. The good thing is, you can have awesome and beautiful hairstyles, such as crown braid, waterfall twist or an embellished chignon (a famous wedding hairstyle, see below!). The bad thing would be that it seems to get caught in everything, your shirt, your bracelet, your earrings, your mouth, or even other people’s mouth when it’s windy (omg). Also, the length of your hair has a direct relation to how frequent you buy your hair shampoo. Longer hair equals more shampoo needed, equals more money needed too. If only money grows on trees, sigh!
A general rule of thumb is that the first 10cm to 15cm of our hair is well protected by our natural sebum oil and after the 15cm length, extra care is much needed. Without a proper hair care routine, you will experience split ends, dry hair or even hair fall due to a lack of care. So what are the things to take note? Here are the different points -
Spend some time to detangle your hair daily
I’m sure ladies with long hair will agree with me that long hair is more susceptible to tangles. The long length itself is prone to tangles, especially after you wash your hair or after you wake up, the hair seems to look like a bird’s nest. It is important to spend some time to brush your hair to get rid of the hair snarls, the little little knots that somehow formed by itself.
Daily brushing will help to prevent the formation of larger knots so it is extremely important to do this. Use a good wooden hairbrush, gently brush your hair without tugging and do not brush the hair when it is wet.
The neverending war with split ends
Having split ends is a very common hair issue but ultimately, why did the hair end decide to split itself into half? It is mostly due to drying too roughly and heat styling but there are also other reasons such as overexposing to chemicals. Split ends happen when the ends of your hair become brittle and dry, and if nothing is done, it will spread upwards, affecting the upper half of your hair.
Long hair is extremely prone to split ends because of the lack of nutrients at the ends of the hair. What you need to take note is, to go for regular trimming to get rid of the split ends so that the hair can grow healthily.
Never stop using a conditioner
It’s an open secret that using a conditioner is crucial to having a well-hydrated beautiful hair. For long hair, more emphasis should be placed on the lower half of the hair or after the 15cm length of the hair as it requires nutrients to keep itself healthy and smooth.
Remember, you don’t have to apply conditioner on your scalp area or the hair will look really oily. When you are conditioning your hair, it helps to hydrate, soften and smoothen the flyaways and frizz. It is really really really important to condition your hair, especially if you have long hair or plan to grow your hair longer.
In conclusion, maintaining long and lustrous hair is not easy. It requires a lot of effort and time to keep those long locks healthy and smooth. One important thing to take note is to be as gentle as possible, to brush the hair gently, to shampoo the hair gently and to style the hair gently. Because different parts of the hair might have different elasticity and if you’re not careful enough, regardless of how many times you trim your hair or how expensive your conditioner is, you can never solve the breakage issue. You can never be Rapunzel if the hair keeps breaking. However, regardless of having long hair or short hair, as long as you are confident about yourself and you love yourself for who you are, the length doesn’t matter. #confidenceisthekey
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