Long hairstyles for women 2012 is all about looking elegant and sophisticated. But what good is a great style if your hair is in very bad shape? Long hair, in particular, puts the overall quality of your tresses under the spotlight. No matter what style you acquire, there is no way you could get the fabulous look you want if you do not attend to your hair’s needs first. Good hair care should be habitual—and it all begins when you regularly and consciously practise these grooming tips:
On Minimizing Hair Stress
Pressure is what causes hair stress. Braiding, twisting, and putting your hair up in pony tails look great and keep hair neat and out of your face; however, the pressure of twisting, bonding, and securing it in place can lead to breakage and/or hair loss. To avoid the latter make sure that you do not braid, twist, or tie up your hair too tightly. Use quality hair accessories or specially treated ones to effectively secure your hair in place while being gentle on your strands. Also, it would be best to let your hair loose every once so often since constant styling and pressure inadvertently leads to breakage or loss in the long run.
On Keeping Hair Split End Free
Plan to grow your hair long or longer? Skipping regular trims is not an option, though. Experts advise getting regular trims at least once every three months to keep split ends at bay. Split ends cause hair breakage and look unsightly besides being an indication of unhealthy hair. On the other hand, if you just want to keep you hair at its usual length, getting regular trims either bimonthly or once a month or every half month suffices.
On Proper Drying and Detangling
The significance of brushing or combing your hair cannot be argued upon. Done regularly, it distributes oil throughout your hair naturally. But when it comes to detangling, use a comb instead of a brush. Also, it would be best to do it before washing since hair is vulnerable when wet. Comb it from the roots down to the tips one section at a time. Then wash with the right shampoo for your hair type. Keep your fingernails off your scalp. Gently use your finger pads to massage shapoo and/or conditioner into your hair. After washing, blot water out of your hair using a clean towel. Avoid rubbing to keep hair from tangling.