Understanding Long Hair
Understanding long hair helps you acheive
the quality and styles you want better.
Understanding long hair is the key to maintaining the healthiest and easiest to style locks. If you want to attain your best hair, there are a few basics that can help you.
This info will be especially helpful if you're looking to straighten your hair, or create styles that require straight hair as a base. The basic biology below provides a brief understanding of long hair, and how to maintain it properly and with ease.
Showering, Rain, Humidity, etc. (WATER)
resets the structure
Blow Dryer, Fan, Air-dry, etc. (AIR) forms the basic structure
Dryer, Curling Iron, Flattening Iron, etc. (HEAT) sets the basic structure
The Simple Biology of Hair:
Why is my curly hair so dry?
But, what does this mean?
This means that anytime you introduce one of these three elements (i.e., extreme weather), the structure of your hair will be altered. This also means that if you don't use enough air when drying or heat when styling, your look won't stay! This is very important in understanding long hair.
The natural oils produced from the scalp can easily move down the shaft of naturally straight hair. Unfortunately, this is not the case for curly or wavy hair.
Ways to Remedy Dry, Curly Long Hair:
Altering the Way You Shampoo
Improving Conditioning and Care
Investing in a Straightener
Straightening Your Hair
Changing Your Shampooing Technique
Blow-drying Long Hair Upside-down
Changing the Way You Condition Your Long Hair
Upgrading the Quality of Your Straightener
Why is my straight hair so flat?
Sometimes the weight of long hair is enough to pull down any volume that you may have if you had short hair. Other times, it's possible that your hair is simply so straight that the hair falls flat.
Ways to Remedy Flat, Straight Long Hair:
Once you have a better understanding of your long hair, and the proper styling tools, new hair styles will be a cinch! You're already on your way...
"I started washing my hair before bed then straightening it in the mornings like you suggested and feel a lot less rushed and it even look less frizzy!"
- Diana P.