Maintain long hair by following a few basic rules:
- Keep hair clean and conditioned.
- Use a high quality conditioner designed for specific hair types. Leave-in conditioner is also a good choice.
- Trim long hair every 6 weeks or so to minimize split ends. Go to a professional hairstylist to get an even trim. Get a small trim regularly to help keep the length of the hair smooth by not having to get a lot cut off because of longer split ends.
- Apply thermal protector product to the hair before straightening to protect hair from becoming damaged.
- It is normal for long hair to get a little knotty at times do not be alarmed. But there is a HUGE difference between matted and tangled. If matted go see your hair extension specialist ASAP.
- If hair has a little static spray a hairbrush with hairspray and run it through your hair…don’t spray hair directly. Or take a fabric softener sheet and rub it over a hairbrush or comb and then brush. In the salon sometimes used are creams or matte pomades applied by finger combing the hair at the ends to weigh the flyaway done a bit. A recommended hair spray I as a stylist always use for static and it WORKS is Matrix’s Shape maker, which is a partly wax and partly hairspray spray.
Stylist Tip: It is always recommended to get regular trims when you are working towards growing your hair out or wanting to maintain a healthy look. When you are getting a trim you are cutting off the split ends (I recommend all of my clients to come in every 6-8 weeks).
When you are hesitant to cut your hair, think about this…have you ever seen a split tree branch? The tree branch often when it is split forks at the break and as you split the break more the branch become weaker, thinner and sometimes shorter do to the split thinning and breaking off of itself. Now the ONLY way to get rid of that split is to cut it at the split to get rid of it otherwise the split will just keep riding up the shaft. Your hair works the same way. SO GET REGULAR TRIMS!!! You will be amazed how fuller and thicker your hair will look at the ends after regular appointments.
TIP: Do not forget to use a flat iron spray when using any hot tools, I really like Aveda Heat Relief Thermal Protector & Conditioning Mist.