Long hair is definitely a national passion. Baby, it never goes out of style, nor do our hearts. However, to keep your strands long, healthy, and the way you want them, some care is required.
They have been exposed to sunlight, pollution, chemical ingredients, and hair processes longer than short strands. Often with an older look, demonstrates hair expert Peter Menezes, from Salão 1838, in São Paulo.
According to him, that is why it is necessary to pay more attention and invest in continuous hydration, in addition to more intense treatments such as reconstruction.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the steps to getting the long hair of your dreams:
Does cutting hair make it grow?
Do you remember when they said that in order for your hair to grow you had to cut it? According to Peter Menezes, this is a myth. “Cutting helps groom the ends so they look better, but it doesn’t speed up growth,” he explains.
So, to get the most beautiful locks, it is worth cutting the ends from time to time, okay?
How often should I cut my hair?
For an expert, the ideal period could be three to four months maximum. alert? When you’re repairing most split ends and patchy hair. “This is the time to trim, even if it’s just the ends,” says the pro.
Is it possible to get rid of sharp split ends?
Of course! With today’s technologies, it’s worth investing in treatments, such as rebuilders, that help alleviate split ends. Oh, for everyday use, Peter Menezes also recommends applying touch-ups, like oils and serums, to enhance the look of these split ends.
How to care for the scalp.
First of all, especially on cold days, avoid washing your scalp with very hot water. “The temperature of the water makes the hair more sensitive, brittle and dry on the lengths and ends, as well as making the scalp greasy,” says Peter.
Another tip is to maintain a regular washing frequency to leave the area always clean, without accumulation of product and environmental contamination. Also, according to the professional, it is important to avoid applying touch-ups too close to the roots and use it only on the lengths and ends.
Finally, it is always advisable to protect the scalp from the sun, either with accessories such as caps and hats, or with sun protection products indicated for the head area.
The correct way to wash long hair
“The ideal way when washing is to apply the shampoo only to the roots and allow the lather to subside when you remove the product and cleanse the lengths and ends,” explains Peter Menezes.
Another recommendation is to bet on products with thermal and solar protection, either to protect yourself from environmental factors, such as the weather, or through the use of thermal tools, such as a dryer.
In fact, according to him, it is important to avoid excessive use of these devices. Do you use an iron every day, for example? Impossible, because it can make the cables more brittle in the long run.
What are the current long hairstyles?
For professionals, the factors that clients currently consider are friendliness and versatility. “We wear a lot of ballet cuts and more layered hair with a straight base,” he says.
Peter concludes: “The Bardot edge has lost a bit of prominence to the chin and nose height, specifically to allow the client more movement and toss her hair to one side, creating new styling possibilities. .”