Long and glossy hair looks great! But it takes a lot more effort to groom and take good care of long hair, than it takes to take care of short hair.
Here are some Tips:
Give your hair the proverbial `100 strokes` with a brush each night.
Massage hair with warm coconut oil an hour before washing. Let it soak. Cover your head with a hot towel and wash your hair after an hour or so.
Wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Use very little but enough to cover hair completely with lather. Use a conditioner to keep hair manageable.
Avoid brushing wet hair. This will cause the hair to stretch and finally break. Finger-dry, or use a wide-toothed comb instead of a brush to gently remove the knots.
Restrict blow-drying your hair. The process of blow-drying is harsh on hair as it robs it of moisture.
Always hold hair dryer away from your hair. Direct air from the hair dryer down hair shaft and not directly into the roots and keep it moving.
After a perm, never brush your hair. Instead comb hair gently.
Learn to relax. Hair loss can happen because of stress. Eat foods that are rich in vitamin B, C and E. Include carrots, amla, onions, garlic, wheat germ, yeast and molasses in your daily diet.
Boil a few hibiscus flowers in coconut oil. Filter and use this hair oil to control hair loss and thinning.
As hair ends tend to split, trim about half-an-inch every month. Long hair with a neat, even length is a popular style, too.
Avoid pulling back your hair tightly.
Never use a rubber band on your hair as it can pull and damage hair considerably.
Never go out in the sun without having your head covered.
Stimulate circulation by massaging your head with oil to which some vitamin E has been added. This will make hair soft and silky. Mix a little vinegar in warm water and rinse your hair with this solution. This will add bounce to dull and lifeless hair.