Healthy Long Hair Tips!?

on Jan 29, 2012 @ 11:50 pm

Hi there! I have long hair and I notice I'm getting a lot of "fly away" hairs and split ends. What are some good products/home remedies for this problem? I do blow dry my hair every day (after I towel dry it first) and straighten it almost every day (and use a steam hair straightener) I am also wondering what other girls with long hair use for shampoo and conditioner? Thank you! :)

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I know how yu feel!! on Jan 30, 2012 @ 09:15 am

My hair is two feet long, thin, straight as a pin and winter is the
worst time of year for my hair. Don't wash it everyday if you can help
it and let it dry on it's own as often as you can. Try using Infusium 23
leave in treatment to help you comb through your hair when it is wet,
it does a great job for me. Or you could try one like it by another
company, anything that will help you get through it with out doing more
damage. The more you play around with hair dryer's, irons,
straightener's the more chances you have of causing more damage. Also try
getting it trimmed at least ounce a month if you can. Deep condition one
to two times a week, depending on your hair type, with a conditioner
that you leave in for at least 15 minutes. I like Pantene Pro-V Restore
Beautiful Lengths Replenishing Mask. Also get a good shampoo that will
give your hair a good cleaning, stripping out all of the other products
you use on it everyday. Pantene makes a good one for that, but I'm sure
there are many more on the market depending on how much you want to
spend on it. I've used their long and strong shampoo and conditioner
along with their replenishing mask and have had pretty good results.
Unfortunately my hair seems like it gets use to a product after awhile
and I have to find something new. I see your hair color is about the
same as mine, so you might want to give Pantene’s Brunette Expressions
daily color enhancing shampoo and conditioner a try. I loved the way it left
my hair, it was so soft and silky feeling. John Frieda Root Awakening Nourishing Moisture Shampoo and conditioner is another really good set you might like to try. I hope this helps you out.


Hair Oils on Jan 30, 2012 @ 09:56 am

I was never a big believer in hair oils until a little while a go when I actually tried them out- what a difference they make!

I blow dry my hair quite often and straighten it every so often and hair oils help me so much. I also will use a blow out cream made for damaged hair that uses a lot of heated tools.

I recommend trying out argon oil- this is the main ingredient in Moroccan Oil which is definitely a fan fave but you can also find pure argon oil which is cheaper and you don't get all of those other additives.

Good luck!

Thanks ladies!! on Jan 30, 2012 @ 10:47 am

I never wear my hair up when I go to bed, and after showering I put it up in a towel and pat dry it before blow drying. I don't use any products whats-so-ever in my hair. No hairspray, no leave in conditioner, nothing... I've never had a problem with "fly away" hairs or split ends before and felt I didn't need to use anything in my hair. However, my hair now is the longest and thickest I've ever had it and I thought maybe now I need to start maintaining it better?.. I have a couple friends who only wash their hair every three days, this I can't do! If I miss one day of shampooing my hair it looks as if I haven't washed it for a week. Which I don't understand....
I appreciate all the tips!!

tips on Jan 30, 2012 @ 05:42 pm

Echoing thoughts below, but don't put your hair up in a towel to dry. Just gently squeeze out the water.
Try some moisture treatments, I like Matrix biolage conditioning balm. If you're finding that you get a lot of breakage then you probably need some protein. Sally's has an ok selection for those types of products. Joico K pak works well too. Just make sure you always follow protein treatment with protein-FREE deep conditioner afterwards.
Getting the ends trimmed always gives your hair a nice boost too.

And girl you need to give your hair a break from all that heat, its just compounding the damage.

A few tips on Jan 30, 2012 @ 06:37 pm

I have hair pretty much as long as yours and so I do have some good tips that helps me keep it long and healthy. My husband loves it this long!

I use Joico shampoo and conditioner - Moisture Recovery, it's in a blue bottle. For drying, I've never tried this but I heard that blotting dry with a cotton t-shirt as opposed to a towel is much better for containing frizz. Also, I do a final hair rinse (very quickly!) in the shower with cool water. It locks the cuticle so there's no frizz. I notice a big difference when I do this. Or just stick your head over the tub afterwards! It's no fun being in cold water, even only for 10 seconds.

I definitely recommend a heat protector if you're using a dryer and straightner that often (CHI is great). I use a flat/curling iron maybe every 2-3 days but I just stick with a leave-in-conditioner type product. I use Redken Smooth Down Detangling Cream.

I also recommend what AlexJC said about serums! They're great for taming frizz.

And also, keep up with your haircuts. My stylist tells me every 6 weeks isn't really necessary if you're taking care of your hair. Every 3 months is just fine, but no more than that.

Hope this helps!

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