Most Indian women prefer long hair. Long hair looks aesthetically pleasing, managing it is a real deal.
Here are some ways you can take care of your long hair without removing them from your scalp.
Is it healthy to have long hair?
Apart from aesthetic reasons, it can be fun to style hair for long periods of time and offers different ways to experiment with it. It provides warmth and protection from cold weather during winters.
However, long hair can make you feel very hot in summer. Most importantly, it can produce unbearable bumps and is prone to get stuck between sharp surfaces, which can result in hair breakage.
How to manage long hair?
1. Don’t wash too much
To encourage hair growth and keep it long and healthy, you should ensure that the essential oils of your scalp are intact. Shampooing your hair can also often remove natural oils and moisture from your scalp, which can interfere with its growth.
In case you have an oily scalp, you can use conditioner in your scalp instead of using shampoo. You can also use dry shampoo to keep your scalp clean and free of oil and dirts.
2. Use Clean Pillows
You do not want to deposit dirt and grease on your scalp! Stay away from dirty pillow covers and towels that can transfer guns to your scalp. This can cause your hair to break or feel extra greasy, allowing you to wash it more often. They can also contribute to other dandruff conditions such as dandruff and eventual hair loss.
3. Right brush/comb are important
If you have long hair, chances are your hair will get tangled easily. You can use a comb instead of a paddle brush to avoid wear and tear. You should start combing your hair end while stripping it. This will prevent it from breaking.
Pro Tip: Put your hair on your conditioner, so that it becomes easy and prevents breakage.
Research suggests that deficiency of vitamin B, D and iron can cause hair loss. Make sure that you follow a diet rich in vitamins and minerals for healthy hair.
Foods that are rich in Vitamin B
- Dairy products
- Garhwali Roti
- Green vegetables
Foods that are rich in Vitamin D
- Cod liver oil
- Egg yolk
- Fortified foods
- Foods rich in iron
- Deep greens
5. Always use Heat Protector
Avoid using any heat-generating equipment such as straightener and blow-dryers. These remove natural oils from your hair and scalp, causing them to break down.
If you use them frequently, then it makes a point to use a heat protector to prevent the elimination of natural oils and moisture from the hair.
6. Brush your hair before bed
Brushing your hair before bed will avoid it breaking. It also ensures that your scalp oils are evenly spread across your hair strands. This keeps the hair hydrated and moisturized, prevents damage and breakage.
7. Avoid using too many hair tools
They can damage your hair and may even cause hair breakage. The chemicals used on your hair can remove essential oils from it. Chemicals also interfere with the pH level of your scalp, erasing your skin barrier and damaging it.
8. Trim your hair often to get rid of split ends
Getting a trim on your hair every few weeks makes it look fuller. It also helps you get rid of dry ends and split ends, which contribute to a healthy, healthy appearance.
NOTE: Cutting your hair does not encourage hair growth. Your hair grows from the follicles beneath your scalp.
9. Avoid Tight Hair Styles
Tightening your hair too much can pull it from your roots, causing you to lose hair. It can also cause hair breakage and make the hair appear thinner.
10. Oil your hair once a week
Scalp massage is said to increase blood flow to your hair follicles, promoting hair growth. Essential oils also address specific scalp issues such as dandruff for healthy hair and regrowth.
Some commonly used essential oils for hair
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Tea tree essential oil
- Clove Essential Oil
- Cinnamon Essential Oil
- Jojoba essential oil
Long hair is not easy to maintain. You have to make sure that you are using the right products for your hair type and following a regular hair care routine. Massage your hair once a week is recommended to increase your blood flow and keep your hair long and healthy. Avoid chemicals on your hair and any products that may generate heat. Consuming foods rich in vitamin B, D and iron will ensure that your hair grows evenly and in a healthy way.