In this week’s blog post, i will be sharing my Long Hair Care Routine and tips on how to keep those locks strong and healthy.
Step 1: Brush Hair From The Bottom Up
Before washing your hair, make sure to brush it out to get rid of any tangles. Always brush your hair from the bottom up, little by little, to avoid any breakage or hair damage.
Step 2: Oiling
A hair beauty secret weapon: Oils .These are the super power hair products! It prevents hair breakage, moisturizes the hair, boosts blood circulation, is very rich in nutrients, and also antibacterial.
I use a mixture of oils. Almond oil, Castor oil, Vitamin E oil and Rosemary essential oil. Make a mixture of all these oils 1 tsp each, add five drops of rosemary essential to it, warm the oil and apply it to the scalp and where it needs the most attention. Focus on the problematic areas. I recommend doing it in the evening before washing your hair the next morning so it stays on for the whole night while you’re sleeping. However, if you don’t have time, you can also put it on right before you take a shower. If you can, the ideal time for it to stay in your hair before you wash it is 1 hour.
Step 3: Wash Your Hair The Right Way
How you wash your hair plays a very important step to maintaining healthy and beautiful long hair. Do you only wash your hair once in the shower? If you answered yes (probably just like the majority of us would), then you should know shampooing TWICE is the right way to do it. When you wash your hair twice, the first round gets rid of all the dirt and gunk in your hair, and the second round actually cleans it. Then, finish off by using a conditioner along the ends of your hair to restore moisture.
I use a clarifying shampoo once in a while. As it removes all the buildup from the hair and scalp.
Walmart Link : Pantene Classic Clean Shampoo
Amazon Link : Pantene Classic Clean Shampoo
Walmart Link : Dry Shampoo
Walmart Link : Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Repair Rescue Conditioner
Step 4: Brush & Blow Dry
After the hair is freshly washed and conditioned, never brush your hair when wet.
Before blow drying, I spray a heat protectant and apply a couple pumps of a nourishing serum for split ends. This serum has argan and jojoba oil in it and also doubles as a heat protectant.
Finally, when drying the hair, I always dry it upside down for added volume. Try this trick, it’s so simple and it really works!
Walmart link : Conair Blow Dryer
Amazon Link : Conair Blow Dryer
Walmart link : TRESemme Heat Protectant
Amazon Link : TRESemme Heat Protectant
Step 5: Straightening Hair Without A Straightener
A super neat trick you can use to straighten your hair without a straightener is to blow-dry your hair straight with a brush. Get a large round brush that is ceramic. The heat will transfer to it and act as a straightener at the same time.
Step 6: Styling Long Hair
I only style my hair after I wash it, so only twice a week. When styling the hair, i like to tease the roots by sections. Slightly tease the sectioned hair and adds a bit of hairspray to hold the tease. If you do it right and not too often, it won’t damage your hair. I like to do this step as it adds more volume and prevents the hair from getting greasy too quickly.
Long, beautiful hair definitely takes dedication, time, and care – but the results are so amazing! Let me know your long hair care routine in the comments below.
Thank you for the read my lovelies.