Hair problems are endless for women. Even those lucky enough to be blessed with long and voluminous hair face problems like split ends, frizzy, dry, and lusterless hair. Health of your hair depends not only on how you maintain your scalp, but how you pamper your hair in its totality. One of the biggest problems faced by women with long hair is conditioning. Deep conditioning is a must to help long hair ward off hair problems.
Maintaining long hair is a task. But you need not rush to the nearest salon to get your long hair conditioned. There are multiple ways to condition all types of hair at home using home made or cosmetic products available in stores.
For Best Results:
Taking care of long hair takes time and effort. Without proper care, hair loses its natural shine towards the ends. So when you decide to deep condition your hair, keep the following points in mind:
- Make sure your hair and scalp is clean; this facilitates effective penetration and gives better output.
- If you use hair color, use shampoo and conditioner that does not damage the hair color.
- Select a conditioner that suits your hair type; the wrong conditioner can cause more harm than good.
- Keep trying different products until you find the perfect one for yourself.
- After a deep conditioning regime, do not wash your hair for at least 4-5 days so that the effect stays.
- Understand the needs of your hair and how often it needs conditioning; excess or less conditioning can also be a problem.
For Conditioning At Home:
If you want to go natural, you will be forced to choose between limited options. But the following formula suits all hair types and should also work for you. This easy- to-condition-at-home option is a real winner:
- Blend together a ripe banana, 2 avocados, a can of coconut milk, and half a cup of mayonnaise or 2 eggs.
- Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and wring the excess water. Apply the blended mixture using a thick brush. Do not apply the conditioner on the scalp.
- Cover the head with a shower cap and let the conditioner stay for a few hours.
- Rinse thoroughly with cold water. Warm water can make the eggs stay on the hair longer and difficult to remove.
- Gently towel dry and style the hair.
Using a Store-bought Conditioner:
Know your hair type and select a shampoo accordingly. There are thousands of products available for various hair types and hair problems, so choose wisely! There are a number of products available in the market and with a little research you should be able to find the one conditioner that works best for you. Follow these steps while conditioning your hair with a store bought conditioner:
- Step 1: Detangle your hair. Washing tangled hair makes it more susceptible to breakage and damage. Start combing or brushing from the ends and move to the scalp while detangling, this causes less breakage and is the easiest way to get rid of tough tangles.
- Step 2: Rinse your hair with warm water and use a small quantity of shampoo. Cleanse your scalp thoroughly using only fingertips. Do not use force and massage your scalp for at least 10 minutes. Rinse out the shampoo thoroughly.
- Step 3: Wring out excess water from the hair to prevent it from diluting the conditioner. Apply conditioner using your palm; without touching the roots of your hair. Using the conditioner on the roots may cause product build up and may make the hair weak. Put on a shower cap and leave the conditioner on for 15 minutes.
- Step 4: Wash your hair thoroughly with cold water till the soapy texture goes away. Then wrap your hair with a towel and gently blow dry for soft, shiny and nourished hair.
These simple steps will help your long hair become healthy and lustrous. So say goodbye to frizzy, dry hair. And let your hair become the centre of attraction, everywhere you go!
So how do you condition your long hair? And which is your favorite brand?
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