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Long Hair Care

In the eyes of many people, women who wear their hair long are some of the most attractive women in the world – there is a certain allure and feminine power to having long hair, which is why there are many women who aspire to have such hair crowning their heads.

What woman doesn’t want to be attractive in that way? Of course, there is the other side of the coin here: no matter how beautiful long hair can be, most women find it troublesome to keep their hair long.

Long hair takes a lot of hard work, not only because of the variety of style possibilities that you will have to choose from every morning (this is something that you’ll have to concern yourself with if you have long hair), but also because extensive long hair care is necessary for you to ensure that your long hair stays healthy from root to tip.

Healthy long hair is beautiful, but without proper long hair care, it could very well become unflattering.

Basics of Long Hair Care

So what are the basics of long hair care? The main thing that you have to remember when talking about long hair care is that you have to get proper nutrition.

If you’re not getting enough protein, then you will be more likely to have split ends, and hair strand breakage will be a regular occurrence. If you don’t take enough vitamins, your hair would probably not have enough sheen, and your hair won’t be as beautiful as it could be.

These are good ways to have naturally-occurring good hair. Mind you, long hair care does not begin and end with good nutrition. You also need to supplement it with good long hair care habits.

Shampoo Tekkers

One way to do this is to make sure that you are using the right shampoo and conditioner combination for your hair type – this is basic hair care, whether or not you have long hair, but its even more important if you have more hair to care for.

Shampoo and conditioner combinations determine how much your hair will be moisturized. It is never good to over-moisturize or under-moisturize your hair; long hair care requires that you will be able to find a balance between dryness and oiliness so that you can have shine without stickiness.

Brushing Long Hair

Another means by which a person could balance out the oil from the roots of the hair to the tips of the hair is to make sure that you brush your hair often to encourage the scalp oils to travel from the scalp to the ends.

There is a principle of hair care in the practice of “brushing one’s hair out with a hundred strokes”.

Long hair care is not a sure fire way to keep your long hair perfect all the time either. Whether you’d like to think about it or not, people with long hair tend to have split ends more often than people who have shorter hair – make sure to have them trimmed, especially if you want your hair to grow more.

It’s a fairly well known fact that if your hair is damaged at the tip, it is less likely to grow. You can trim your hair by yourself or ask for assistance; the important thing is that you get it trimmed, not only to keep it looking good, but also to keep it looking healthy.

There are certainly many ways by which you can approach long hair care. Your best bet, however, is to try a combination of methods until you find one that works for you.

About the Author Alesha Ware

Hey! I'm Alesha - just your average girl from Ohio who has had her fair share of bad hair days...and lived to tell the tale. I started this site to help women skip my mistakes and have a positive hair experience