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7 Tips on styling and maintaining long locks that reflect who you are

7 Tips on styling and maintaining long locks that reflect who you are

All long hair is not created equally. This is one of those facts that you discover pretty early on in life. The good news is that most people can grow long hair, but you might have to adjust your perspective on what long is. 

Hair that dusts the top of your waistband is long to some people but singer, Crystal Gayle is known for locks that trail the floor. On the other end of the spectrum, actress Nathalie Emmanuel’s long hair barely touches her shoulders when it’s dry because of her incredible natural kinky curls. 

You see, long hair is an issue of perspective, but you can grow and maintain the long hair you want with a customized hair care routine and a little time.

How to grow and maintain long hair for all hair types

Your hair is an expression of who you are. Everyone has a different hair type and texture, which means your hair care routine will be personalized to you and your hair type. 

The following tips are generalized for everyone and can help you achieve your newest expression with longer locks. Finding the right products is where your stylist and a little home experimentation will prove useful. 

1. Focus on health 

Healthy hair grows better and has less breakage. This means eating correctly, taking vitamins designed for hair health like Hair La Vie Clinical Formula Hair Vitamins, exercising regularly, and avoiding bad habits like vaping and drinking too much alcohol. 

In general, being healthy and keeping good habits will give you gorgeous hair.

2. Talk to your stylist 

On your next appointment to the salon, let your stylist know you’re interested in going long. They’ll help you select appropriate products for your hair type. They’ll also adjust the way they’re cutting your hair. 

You’re no longer maintaining a look, so you’ll be cutting off less and coming in less frequently. But you’ll still need to pop in to have split ends dusted before they can do damage further up the shaft and defeat your length goals with a new cut. 

3. Be patient with awkward stages

No matter who you are, there comes a time when you’re growing out your hair that you want to take the scissors out yourself to do a little trimming. If you really want long hair, that’s something to avoid. 

Instead, learn some cute braiding, bun, or ponytail techniques. Even better, this season is all about barrettes and embellished bobby pins. Become a master of the accessory, just remember not to use anything harsh or too tight.

4. Wash less 

If you can, try to opt for shampooing every other time you wash or even less frequently than that. Hair La Vie Dry Shampoo is formulated with powerful antioxidants to help protect the scalp and detoxify and refresh hair between washes.

When you do shampoo, our Hair La Vie Shampoo is a perfect option that’s free of sulfates and parabens and packed with 19 natural ingredients and nutrients to help your hair grow faster, longer, and healthier.

5. Condition more

Make sure that you’re conditioning your hair every time you get it wet. A good conditioner gives your hair protection and strength. Hair La Vie's Nº 77 can give you soft touch up between washings and can even serve as a heat protectant.

This can be added to a co-wash technique that will give your scalp a good cleaning and preserve some of those incredibly useful natural oils. 

6. Less heat

Heat damages your hair by drying it out, which makes it brittle and prone to breakage. While you’re growing your hair, cut back on blow-drying, curling, straightening irons, and time in the sun. If you are going to be in the sun, protect your hair by covering it up or using hair products that have UV protection.

7. Be realistic

While having length like Crystal Gayle might be your dream, few people actually are able to naturally grow their hair that long. Setting realistic goals is key to achieving them and living your best hair life. 

Hair La Vie Dry Shampoo

Hair La Vie Dry Shampoo is designed to instantly absorb excess oils, cleanse, revitalize, and beautify your hair whenever and wherever you may be. Formulated with all-natural purifying soap nut, meadowfoam seed oil, and cleansing black clay with cornstarch, it’s packaged in a bottle perfectly-sized to carry in your bag while on the go. 

Whether at home between washes or on the go, our dry shampoo will leave you with fresher-looking, healthier, balanced hair! 

Final thoughts

Long hair is a statement of personality, just like short hair is. Hair is the perfect accessory because it’s a part of you and tells the world a little about who you are. On the other side of the spectrum, it grows at a regular rate, letting you change it frequently. How amazing is that?

If you’ve decided that you’re going to go all-in with long locks, the above tips can help you achieve your hair length goals and maintain them. Don’t skip the salon; instead, make it the first place you visit. Your stylist will give you some great tips for your hair type that will make your hair journey easier. Everyone’s hair is different, so personalizing your growth plan is key to success.

Once you know the steps you need to take, you simply need to sit back and be patient. Baby your hair, practice healthy habits, and watch your hair grow and grow!

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