Having long hair can sometimes be a struggle. Between tangles, time spent washing or caring for it, money spent on products, and worst of all the constant battle of getting it stuck on everything, you have a lot to think about. Keeping it heathy and beautiful is no easy task, but we’re here to give you some tips and tricks to having happy healthy hair no matter its length.
You might think brushing your hair is a painful process. But it doesn’t have to be. You always want start brushing from the ends upward, take your time and use the correct brush or comb for the state your hair is in. A tangle teezer, wide toothed comb, and a natural bristle brush are all you need. Use the tangle teezer and comb to deal with very tangled hair first then finish with the natural bristles to spread the natural oils of your hair throughout your hair.
2. Over washing
Washing your hair is important for keeping the balance of the natural oil in your hair correct. But too often people wash their hair every day when there is no need. If you have dark or thick hair you don’t need to be washing your hair every day. Depending on your hair, washing it every 2-4 days will keep it from getting dry or removing all of your natural oils. If you have blond or thin hair often times washing your hair every day may be necessary but do not condition it every time. Conditioning once or twice a week is all that is needed to keep your hair healthy.
3. Avoid heat
Heat is one of your hair’s worst enemies. If you want to keep your hair from drying out and splitting, it’s time to stop using those curling irons and blow driers. If you must use your blow drier, make sure to use the coolest setting. Also, try using foam rollers if you still want that long curly look.
Trimming your hair at least every six months is one of the most important things in keeping up on healthy hair. Having about half an inch cut every month removes those dry split ends and keeps your natural oils in the hair. The longer you wait between each trim lets the splits move farther up your hair and results in more needing to be cut off the next time.
It might come to a surprise to you that while you sleep your hair can break or tangle if you aren’t sleeping on the right pillowcase. Treat yourself to a silk, satin, or eight hundred plus thread count Egyptian cotton and your hair will thank you. Silk also has the added benefit of helping prevent wrinkles and keeping cooler while you sleep.