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6 Must-Know Tips for Taking Care of Long Hair

tips for long hairUnless you get hair extensions, long locks can take awhile to get! Your hair only grows an average of 6 inches every year, so now that you’ve finally made it to lengths you like, it’s time to take care of it and keep it that way. Keep those long tresses in tip top shape with these tips for long hair care.

1. Lay Off the Hot Tools

With lots of beautiful hair, it can be tempting to style it daily. But all that will do is fry your ends and damage your hair. If you really want to keep it long and healthy, lay off the hot tools a bit. Try and use a curling iron or flat iron every other day at most and always use a thermal heat protecting spray prior to hot tool use. Need a recommendation? We like Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray.

2. Don’t Forget to Deep Condition

Don’t just condition those ends, use an all over deep overnight or leave-in deep conditioning treatment weekly. It’s a great way to help repair hair and soften locks. We like Ojon Damage Reverse Restorative Hair Treatment.

3. Try a Monthly Hair Mask

Use a hair mask once a month, especially if your hair is color-treated or you’re out in the sun a lot this summer. You can also book an appointment at your salon for a professional treatment.

4. Get Regular Trims

With long lengths, it can be tempting to skip out on regular hair trims. After all, the purpose of growing it out wasn’t exactly to cut it! But regular trims will keep your ends nice and healthy, so be sure to pop in and see your stylist at least every 6 to 8 weeks.

5. Take Those Vitamins

Want your hair to grow long even faster? Try an over-the-counter vitamin like Biotin, which is touted to spur hair and nail growth.

6. Skip the Daily Shampoo

Did you know that using shampoo on a daily basis can actually dry out your hair? Forgo the daily shampoo and instead, wash your hair every other day, or every two days if you can. If you notice your roots get oily in between, use a dry shampoo like Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo Spray.

Now that you have all of these great tips for long hair, it’s time to pick a new long hairstyle!