Long Hair - Because We Care

July 15, 2018 3 view(s)

Long Hair - Because We Care

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Have you heard the saying “Long Hair, Don’t Care.” According to a source (ehm... Urban Dictionary), this saying can be traced back to the late 60s early 70s when people grew their hair in support of the hippie movement.
 

We want to put a 2018 spin on this and change the phrase to “Long Hair, Because We Care” because long, healthy hair doesn’t happen by accident. It takes time and attention to develop luscious hair like your favorite celebrity. With these 7 Tips, we can help you get Instagram worthy hair.

Start with the scalp

A clean, healthy scalp makes for healthy hair. When washing your hair, make sure to focus the cleansing shampoo on your scalp then let the shampoo wash over the rest of your hair. We also like to spend some extra time massaging the scalp with our fingertips. This massage is a great stress reliever and will encourage hair growth.

Try conditioner first

Pick up a shampoo bottle and read the instructions, we can almost guarantee it says “Shampoo then conditioner.” Today, we say forget those instructions, including ours, and condition your hair before shampooing. Even the most moisturizing shampoos can strip your hair of necessary oils, by using conditioner first you give your hair an extra boost of moisture so when you’re shampooing you are still left with some softness.

 

Finish with a shot of cold

Warm showers are nice. The heat can relax your muscles and make your skin feel soft. It can also be doing more harm to your hair than good. Warm water opens up the hair cuticle making it easier for moisture to escape resulting in dry, brittle hair. So if you can, avoid hot water when washing your hair. Does this mean you always have to take cold showers when washing your hair? No, when you're one with your entire routine, spend a few minutes under a cool steam. This will close your cuticles, making it easier for your hair to maintain moisture while reducing the chance of split ends.

Don’t be afraid of a few snips

One thing we’ve noticed is people who are trying to grow their hair always brag about how long it’s been since their last cut. But why? A regular trim is the best way to grow your hair. Getting rid of and preventing split ends will mean your hair can grow longer, faster.

Not all products are created equal

Like your skin, there are different types of hair. Some people have fine straight hair and others have thick curly hair. The most important thing you can do on your healthy hair journey is figuring out what type of hair you have and what products and ingredients work best for your hair. On a basic level, Aloe Vera is perfect for almost every hair type because it’s super nourishing and help strengthen your hair but it may not be enough. Maybe you need a product with extra protein or maybe you need a different textured product. You won’t know until you try so we suggest experimenting with your hair products.

Pro Tip: We like to do a mud mask treatment on our hair to help draw out impurities and moisturize the hair. Believe it or not, we use our Marine Mud Mask for this treatment.

 
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Drop the heat

We’re sure we don’t have to tell you how damaging heat can be for your hair. The high temperatures make your hair look good after styling but underneath you’re just hurting your hair. Do yourself a favor and ditch the hot tools. If, for whatever reason, you can’t, make sure to use a heat protectant and a leave-in conditioner to help add moisture back into your abused hair shaft.

Start inside

It doesn’t matter how much work you put into your hair on the outside if you’re not taking care of your hair from the inside. Make sure to eat the right food and stay hydrated to promote healthy hair growth. Snacks like eggs, sweet potatoes, avocados, and almonds can put you on the right path to healthy hair. A multi-purpose vitamin couldn’t hurt either.

It’s time to say goodbye to dry, brittle hair and say hello to healthy locks. Start with these tips and create a healthy hair routine that fits your needs. Then, share with us in the comments below your #1 hair tip - we’re always happy to learn new tricks.

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MariaElena Fratangeli
August 13, 2018
My #1 hair Tip is I put Argan oil in my Hair and wrap it in a silk scarf and when I wake up I wash it out and my hair is so shiny and smooth
Donna Blankenship
August 24, 2018
My tip is I leave my conditioner in a couple extra minutes for softer and easier to comb hair !
Angela Schirlls
August 13, 2018
#1 hair tip is a deep conditioning mask once a week
Kari
August 13, 2018
Condition first? Totally trying that tomorrow morning!
Sandra Beeman
August 15, 2018
My #1 tip is ton not stay stuck using the same hair products! Switch up, give your hair a break and have some fun.
david birmingham
August 15, 2018
nice
Brenda King
August 15, 2018
My #1 tip is to use cool water during your final rinse. Doing so adds shine to your hair.
Sheila Ressel
August 16, 2018
My tip is skip the blower and let your hair air dry.
Onyinye Elochukwu
August 16, 2018
I always finish off with a run of cold water on my hair. Great tips.
Dolores Miranda
August 16, 2018
I keep my ends of my long hair trimmed reguraly and use leave in conditioner!
Debbie
August 16, 2018
I use cold water to rinse my conditioner out.
Mary W
August 16, 2018
Wear a hat when ever you are outside to protect your hair & scalp
Christina Almond
August 16, 2018
Do not blow dry your hair when it's not a "must!" All of that heat is damaging!
Jaci
August 16, 2018
I'm going to try the condition before shampoo thanks for the tip
Tammy
August 17, 2018
Add some olive oil to your hair masks
Michelle Stevens
August 17, 2018
Long hair requires a lot of care, I get regular trims an use a leave in conditioner an only dry when needed
patricia caradonna
August 17, 2018
I get my hair trimmed every 5 weeks to keep it healthy.
Kelly Hanley
August 17, 2018
Let your hair dryer naturally! No blow dryer!
Christy
August 18, 2018
Will have to try conditioner first .
debbie wilson
August 18, 2018
Use A Comb/Instead of A Brush/Keeps My Hair From Tangling !!!
Cheryl Wilson
August 18, 2018
I haven't blow dried my hair in years at it damaged my hair too much.
Susan P.
August 18, 2018
I let my long hair air dry.
monique s
August 19, 2018
my hair tip is to use coconut oil as a serum
Susan Smith
August 19, 2018
I use a leave in conditioner as my long hair is dry.
Karley Moore
August 20, 2018
I get a trim every couple of months and it does wonders for my hair.
Diana Moore
August 20, 2018
I have longs curls.. A microfiber towel is a must
Helga
August 20, 2018
Thank you for these tips! My tip is to occasionally massage jojoba oil into your hair and scalp, ti works wonders for me.
Beverly Johnson
August 20, 2018
Don't use the curling iron or straightener if you can keep from it. They dry your hair out.
Daleine Kissinger
August 20, 2018
This is the second time I've recently heard of conditioning your hair before shampooing. I wasn't sure how I felt about this process, but I tried it and it was alright.
Tammy Iler
August 20, 2018
I always let me hair air dry, to much heat can damage your hair
Jennifer Dugan Murphy
August 20, 2018
I avoid using heat on my long greying hair!
Amy Marshall
August 21, 2018
Great tips! Thank you!!
Pam Flynn
August 21, 2018
Give your hair a break & air dry with good conditioner.
Tabitha
August 21, 2018
I need more tips to manage my hair. I've never dyed and hardly ever heat-style, but it still seems so damaged!
Cassie
August 21, 2018
Lay off the heat styling tools! Coconut oil as a deep conditioner ??
Jill Jackson
August 22, 2018
I only wash my hair 3 times a week unless I sweat a lot, it is more healthy now
Karen Propes
August 22, 2018
I have my ends cut regularly. It helps my hair grow longer and seems to make it lighter.
Lisa Walinski
August 22, 2018
I usually let my hair air dry , but I have curly hair and I prefer wearing it straight. So after blow drying I usually straighten it, then use a conditioner on it.
Rachel
August 22, 2018
Great information my tip would be to start with vitamins like the tip said start from the inside out
Kymbear
August 23, 2018
Thank you for all the great information
Patricia Anderson
August 23, 2018
Will try this! Great ideas!
Michelle Newcomb
August 23, 2018
Great tips ! Thanks so much!
donna porter
August 23, 2018
Air dry your hair when possible. It really helped my hair by not using a hair dryer daily.
Lyndsey R.
August 23, 2018
My number 1 hair tip is to do a hair mask at least once a month. My hair mask usually consists of eggs and avocado. Protein for the hair!
Janell Goode
August 23, 2018
let your hair dry naturally....no blow dryers.
Brittany Potter
August 23, 2018
My tip is to not blow dry your hair unless absolutely necessary and put the flat iron away! Too much can really damage your hair!
Maria Lynn
August 23, 2018
Let my hair dry naturally!
gloria patterson
August 23, 2018
I have never heard about using the conditioner first then shampoo............. BUT I am going to try that the next time
William Lewis
August 23, 2018
dont use cheap shampoo and conditioner, you will be sorry
marlene a harris
August 23, 2018
never blow dryed
Laurie Emerson
August 23, 2018
My tip is to always let your hair dry naturally.
Sandy Reis
August 24, 2018
I use a Deep conditioner every 3 months
Sarah L
August 24, 2018
I do rinse my hair with cool water. My tip is to avoid hot rollers.
scott spiek
August 24, 2018
All great tips
Tammie Manis
August 24, 2018
AIR DRY, and DO NOT USE AS MANY STYLING TOOLS /AGENTS
Cassandra D
August 24, 2018
My #1 hair Tip is not to brush your hair when it is wet.
Buddy Garrett
August 24, 2018
Keep your hair hydrated.
Mary Meadows
August 24, 2018
I always condition first then shampoo. Let air dry also.
Kelly Freeman
August 24, 2018
I get any split ends cut off every six weeks.
Kathryn Mackey
August 24, 2018
I think that conditioning before shampooing is wonderful idea. I like all the tips.
doris wood
August 24, 2018
My # 1 tip is I leave my conditioner on a little longer and then comb out my hair before rinsing the conditioner out.
Teresa Koedyker
August 24, 2018
Conditioner before shampoo is my favorite thing to do with my hair.
Jennifer Alaggio
August 24, 2018
Try not to over-shampoo! I used to do that and my hair would be so dry and break!
Breanna Pollard
August 24, 2018
WHAT AN AWESOME ARTICLE