5 Secrets for Gorgeous Long Hair
Many girls have face many troubles with their hair, and they do not know how to take care of them to get highest effect. Understanding that, now we will share with you some useful tips to let your human hair more and more beautiful.
Cut It More Often
“The ends of long hair have been styled and colored so many times that they get dry and frizzy quickly,” says hairstylist Serge Normant. Ask your stylist to snip less than a half inch every other month (since your hair grows faster than that, you won’t lose any real length). If you wait too much longer between cuts, split ends could resplit, which means you’ll have to trim away more later on.
Cut It Right
If your hair is in that awkward growing-out stage, ask your stylist for long layers that skim the bottom of your cut. “Long layers in the front give you the illusion of length,” says hairstylist Sarah Potempa, who’s worked with Julianne Moore and Brooke Shields. If you already have the length, it’s sexiest when the back falls into a soft V shape that starts with face-framing layers at your cheekbones (to thin a round face) or chin (to soften a square jaw). From there, you want blended layers down to the ends. Your ends should come to a gradual point in the middle of your back. “The shape and layers keep thick hair from looking heavy on the bottom and add body to fine hair,” adds Potempa.
Care for Your Scalp
Scalp treatments may sound clinical (and a little gross), but massaging a serum or even a shampoo (try Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Strong Lengths Nourishing Shampoo) that contains essential oils, such as avocado and coconut, into your roots a few times a week will “nourish the scalp, creating the right foundation for healthier, stronger hair with less breakage,” says Francesca Fusco, a dermatologist in New York City. And don’t skimp on the massage part—aim for a scalp rub that lasts a minute or two: “It stimulates circulation and promotes better scalp health,” Fusco says.
Dry Shampoo and Dry Conditioner
Yes, dry conditioner is a thing—and you’ll be happy that you know about it on day three of a blowout. Your ends start to look dry right around the same time your roots get oily. Spritz a dry conditioner, like Oribe Soft Dry Conditioner Spray, over your length but never the crown, and focus on the ends to make them shiny and soft. As for dry shampoo, it’s a lot easier on hair than cleaning the old-school way, which strips away natural oils along with dirt. Mist it on your roots and massage it into your hair with your fingertips. Then do the same thing on the pieces around your face. “Long hair is so heavy that it gets weighed down easily, and the dry shampoo will also add volume,” says Normant.
Prevent Split Ends in Your Sleep
Satin and 600-thread-count Egyptian-cotton pillowcases create less friction than ordinary cotton ones, so your hair will be less likely to tangle or break when you toss and turn. Another option: Tie your hair into a loose loop on the very top of your head with a scarf or scrunchie. (Yup, they still exist, and they don’t stress or crease your hair the way elastics can.)