5 Top Tips For Long Hair – A Definitive Guide

5 Top Tips For Long Hair – A Definitive Guide
October 4, 2017 Lovine Mboya
In Education, How-To, Lifestyle, News

Our hair is the crowning glory of our looks, both literally and figuratively. Long, gorgeous, and healthy tresses are every girl’s dream, but most of us end up hating our dull and lifeless hair. Owing to our hectic, modern lifestyle, which includes everyday stress and pollution, long hair can be difficult to achieve.

Maintaining long and lustrous hair is not a one day task. It requires a proper and dedicated hair care regimen that is easy to follow. If you’re dreaming of long locks like Rapunzel’s, here are a few tips you must follow.

Tip 1: Get To Know Your Hair

It is extremely crucial for you to understand the cycle of your hair. There are three stages to your hair cycle: Anagen, catagen, and telogen.

Anagen – When a new strand is formed in the follicle.

Catagen – When the lower two-thirds of the hair is destroyed.

Telogen – When the hair enters the resting phase waiting to be pushed out by the fresh strand growing in the follicle.

The last phase ‘telogen’ is when the hair falls out. Around 10 to 15% of our hair is in its last phase. But due to various factors, sometimes a majority tends to jump to the telogen phase. This is when we face hair loss problems and hair thinning too.

Tip 2: Get To The Root

If you experience a lot of hair thinning and hair fall, consult a specialist immediately. Let the doctor get to the root and solve the problem. There can be various causes behind your problem. Taking professional help will help you identify your exact problem and control it at the earliest.

Tip 3: Oil Your Hair At Least Twice A Week

Proper nutrition is as essential for your hair as it is for any other part of your body. Oiling the roots provides nutrition and strength to help your hair grow long and strong. It also helps rejuvenate dead hair shafts.

  • After applying hot (warm) oil on the scalp, gently massage the scalp with your fingertips.
  • Apply oil to the strands of the hair. Let them soak in the goodness of the oil
  • You may also wrap a hot towel around the head for 10 minutes to help in the better absorption of the oil into the hair.
  • Wash off after one to two hours with a mild shampoo.
  • You will note evident results post your first usage.
  • Oils enriched with herbs give your hair strength and stimulates blood circulation. Together it helps you grow thicker hair.

    Tip 4: Give Yourself A Head Massage Regularly

Massaging is one of the simplest and most soothing hair care tips. It improves blood circulation and stimulates blood flow to the entire body. You can use coconut oil or almond oil to massage your scalp. Applying lavender oil also promotes hair growth.

We can never deny the importance of a good hot oil head massage, which is one of the best-known home remedies for long hair. A good ‘champi’ is the best thing for our hair. Get it done at the parlor, by a family member or friend, or do it yourself.

Tip 5: Skip The Daily Shampoo

Shampooing your hair twice or thrice a week allows the natural oils to penetrate your hair, thereby allowing it to hydrate and repair itself. The purpose of shampoo is to wash away dirt and product build-up. But, applying it daily can make your hair dry, frizzy, and brittle, and lead to breakage. Shampoos contain sulfates, and the excessive usage of sulfates can cause damage to your hair.

 

SOURCE; STYLE CRAZE

 

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