Caring for Long Hair

Growing out long hair presents its own set of problems. Your hair grows, on average, a half an inch every month, or six inches every year. Therefore, if you want to keep your locks long and flowing, you have to take particular care of it to minimize the amount you lose to breakage and other damage. To do so, consider the following tips:

  • Brush carefully, and only when your hair is dry. Yanking at it too hard encourages breakage, particularly when your hair is wet and fragile.
  • Massage your scalp twice a week. This improves the blood flow to your hair, giving follicles the nutrients they need to stay strong and healthy.
  • Avoid binding your hair up in tight ponytails or similar do’s. The friction that this causes between your hairs encourages breakage, and drawing your hair tight encourages fall-outs.
  • When applying condition or other hair products, avoid your roots. There’s a lot of weight riding on these roots, and less product will allow them to be lighter and bouncier. It is the damage-prone ends that need the products the most.
  • Even while you are growing out your hair, you can benefit from regular trimmings to remove split ends and give yourself a healthier look. Consult our Bellevue hair salon for more.