Long, Luscious Locks: 5 Steps to Your Best Hair

Long, silky and shiny hair is something that most women dream to achieve – but it’s not necessarily easy. It’s easy for your hair to get damaged and look and feel dull and limp if you don’t take proper care of it.

There are various different factors you should be considering when it comes to taking great care of your hair – both internal and external. We’ve rounded up some of the most important things you should be doing.

Use the Right Products

Using the right kinds of products and treatments for your hair is crucial. Finding a shampoo and conditioner that work for your specific type of hair (dry, oily, damaged, etc.) will help you to easily combat any issues you might be struggling with. On top of your regular shampoo and conditioner routine, talk to your hairstylist to figure out what other specific treatments and products you might need.

If you use a lot of styling tools on a regular basis, a heat protectant spray will be a great investment. If you have light coloured hair that feels damaged from chlorine or otherwise damaging water, you could try a hard water hair treatment to lift your colour again. There are loads of options to try for whatever hair disasters you might be facing.

But Don’t Overdo It

Damaging your hair with a product overload is a real concern. If your journey to gorgeous hair has involved trying and testing every hair product you can lay your hands on, it may be time to pull back on the reigns a little bit. Most women (and men) don’t need every paste, gel, serum, oil, mask or spray that’s advertised to them, and this is why it’s important to take a long hard look at your hair care routine to determine what you really need and what you don’t.

Regular Maintenance

Unfortunately, you can’t rely on a bi-annual visit to your hairstylist to keep your locks in tip-top shape. While a trip to have your ends trimmed every few months is important, you’ll need to be doing the work at home too.

Take care to keep your hair clean, but avoid over-washing it. Use gentle brushes and combs to deal with tangles and be careful to avoid breakage. Another important tip is to avoid heat-styling when possible – since this can be seriously damaging for your hair. As mentioned, this can be combatted with a heat-protectant spray as well as a weekly deep conditioning session with a nutrient-rich hair mask or conditioner.

Eat Well

Yup, what you put on your plate has a big impact on your hair, skin, and nails too, which is yet another reason to be taking care of your diet and nutrition. Eating a varied and balanced diet can do wonders for the growth and overall health of your hair. Adequate protein is, as always, an important factor here, but don’t forget to focus on healthy fats like nuts and avocados. You’ll also want to be getting in plenty of fibre and vitamins and minerals by adding colourful fruits and vegetables to your diet.

Taking in that H2O is yet another reliable way to take care of your hair’s health. Water is the glue that holds everything together in our bodies and will help your system to absorb all the nutrients that will give your hair that boost you’re looking for.

Supplement Well

Even with your diet on top form, you may want to introduce a little help, especially if you struggle with specific vitamins. Experts swear on a daily dose of a B-complex vitamin to help strengthen your hair and nails, and taking a daily multivitamin is a good idea for your overall health – not just your locks.

The Bottom Line

At the end of the day, you should treat your hair the way you want to be treated. Take care to give it attention in your daily beauty routines, don’t abuse it with too many tools and products, and feed it everything it needs to thrive.

These tips will help you to grow long, silky hair in no time, but if you feel like the results aren’t happening fast enough, you could always consider using extensions to lengthen and liven up your look. Great quality hair extensions are a perfect way to change up your look for a big event or even just to have some fun for the summer. Chat to your hairstylist about what your options might be.