Long flowing hair can make a girl feel like a million bucks. But growing and maintaining sleek shiny tresses requires a commitment to hair health. Dedication to a healthy hair care routine can help you defend against breakage, damage, and split ends and keep your locks frizz-free and full of volume. The effort you put into caring for your hair is well worth the long, luxurious results. To simplify your life, we’ve put together a few of the most important hair care tips for keeping your lengthy locks looking healthy and strong.
Long Hair Tips: How to Care for Your Locks
Don’t over wash.
Healthy hair requires a healthy scalp, and a healthy scalp secretes natural oils to condition your hair, encouraging growth and shine. Shampoo too often and you’ll strip your scalp of these oils, priming your hair for damage. To prevent this from happening, try to limit washing your hair to three or four times a week. In between, use a dry shampoo to add volume and keep hair looking clean.
Brush the right way.
To get knots out from long locks, use a wide-tooth comb or a small detangling brush that easily glides through wet hair. It’s also important to start your brushing from the tips and work your way up. This puts less pressure on the roots and prevents the strands from stretching.
Protect your hair from heat.
Heat causes damage by stripping your hair of moisture, dehydrating the cuticles and causing them to become brittle and susceptible to breakage. Try to avoid styling your hair with blow dryers, curling irons, or any other form of heat too often. If you do need to dry your hair quickly, set the dryer to the coolest setting, and use a product with a heat protectant.
Stay hydrated from the inside and outside. Drinking water prompts faster hair growth, since dehydration slows it down. And hydrating hair masks and oil treatments can help replenish moisture that your tresses have lost through excessive styling.
Get routine maintenance at a professional salon.
Frequent haircuts help you to maintain a beautiful and healthy head of hair. Getting rid of broken strands and split ends on a consistent basis will keep your locks looking shiny, encourage new growth, and prevent further damage. Visit your stylist every six to eight weeks for optimal hair health.
Transformative treatments can make long hair lustrous
If you struggle to tame the frizz in your long hair, it might be time to consider a special smoothing treatment to make your hair shiny, straight, and sleek while adding a special layer of protection to each strand. As a bonus, these treatments can reduce the amount of time you spend styling your hair every day, and the effects can last up to three months or longer.
Two of the best available smoothing treatment options are:
Effective for just about every hair type, a Brazilian Blowout eliminates frizz with a liquid keratin formula that bonds to each strand, protecting it from breakage and improving shine. The treatment is applied to your hair from root to tip, blow-dried smooth, then sealed in with a flat iron for long-lasting results.
GK Hair Taming System
This treatment uses Juvexin, a keratin anti-aging protein blend derived from sheep wool, designed to restore your hair’s youthful vibrance and strength while protecting it against sun damage, pollution, and heat. Like the Brazilian Blowout, the GK Hair Taming System treatments are applied by salon professionals and can usually be completed in under two hours.
Care for your long hair at The Electric Chair
Whether your mane is grazing your shoulders or skimming your waist, The Electric Chair can help you keep your hair at its healthiest. As one of the longest standing salons in San Diego, we know how to maintain the integrity of your tresses with top-quality products, precision cuts, and restorative smoothing treatments.
Request a consultation with one of our talented stylists by calling (619) 223-1112 today.