Long Hair, Don’t Care: 4 Tips for Maintaining Long & Strong Hair
Having long hair is both a blessing and a curse. I love how my long locks add volume and glamour to any hairstyle I create, but my hair requires a lot of maintenance to retain its health. I spent years growing my hair to the perfect length, so I’m always on the hunt for new hair products and new hair care secrets to keep my hair soft, smooth, and strong. I’ve teamed up with SheaMoisture to share my thoughts on their Superfruit Complex 10-IN-1 Renewal System as well as my favorite tips for maintaining long and strong hair!
Tip #1: Gently Cleanse and Condition Your Roots
In order to maintain your hair’s natural oils, you’ll want to cleanse your hair and scalp gently. I try to avoid harsh cleansers that dry out my hair, so I prefer to use a moisturizing shampoo no more than 2-3 times a week to remove any oil, dirt, or product build-up from my roots and scalp. The SheaMoisture Superfruit Complex 10-IN-1 Renewal System Shampoo‘s formula cleanses your scalp without stripping moisture away from your hair, and the moisturizing formula helps to revive brittle and lackluster hair. The sulfate-free formula won’t strip away your color treatments, and the added moisture from the Superfruit Complex of red raspberry ketones, goji, acai, and guava provide your hair with a boost of anti-aging nutrients! After shampoo, you’ll want to add a light dose of moisture to detangle and smooth your hair. I like to use a light daily conditioner like the Superfruit Complex 10-IN-1 Renewal System Conditioner, which adds moisture to your hair without weighing down your hair. Simply rub a few pumps of the product into your roots and down the length of your hair and allow the product to work its magic for a few minutes before rinsing it off.
Tip 2: Invest in A Hydrating Mask
In my opinion, the most important part of any hair care routine is a hydrating hair mask. While your daily conditioner adds moisture back into your hair, a hair mask provides a huge boost in hydration and will leave your hair silky smooth. Since my hair is incredibly dry, I use a hair mask every time that I wash my hair. I simply take a small amount of the SheaMoisture Superfruit Complex 10-IN-1 Renewal System Hair Masque and apply it to the lengths of my hair that are below my ear for about three minutes. You’ll want to avoid applying a heavy conditioner to your roots and scalp to avoid a loss in volume. For an intensive hydrating treatment, allow this hair mask to absorb into your hair for 30 minutes. I guarantee your hair will be unbelievably soft and smooth! When you’re searching for the perfect hair mask, look for ingredients that moisturize and strengthen your hair. This gem from SheaMoisture features amazing natural ingredients that your hair will love such as shea butter, marula oil, and biotin. In addition to adding a heavy dose of moisture to hair, this mask will protect your hair from signs of aging by replenishing hydration to your scalp.
Tip #3: Add Heat Protection
Applying heat to your hair can smooth the cuticle temporarily to create a sleek appearance, but it causes incredible damage to your hair over time. Think about it. You wouldn’t spend a day at the beach without applying sunscreen to your skin, so why wouldn’t you protect your hair from heat damage as well? Whether you’re planning to lounge by the pool or simply blow dry and straighten your hair with heat tools, you’ll need to invest in a heat protection product like the SheaMoisture 10-IN-1 Renewal System Hair & Scalp Serum. This light serum can be used as a pre- wash before you shampoo your hair, or you can add a few drops before heat styling your hair. This simple step will help your hair maintain its health and prevent excess breakage.
Tip #4: Spoil Your Hair
If you want to have long, healthy, and shiny hair, you need to spoil your hair with great products. Choosing a hair care line that moisturizes and strengthens your hair will not only help heal your hair’s damage, but it will actually make your hair care routine easier. When you have hair that’s already smooth and strong from fantastic shampoo and conditioner, there’s no need to add a dozen extra products and two hours of heat styling. If you’re looking for new hair care line for dull and dry hair, consider trying out the Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex 10-IN-1-Renewal System. The line is made with organic shea butter, red raspberry ketones, marula oil, and biotin as well as goji, acai, and guava extracts. This mix of super ingredients protects against heat and color fading, and your hair will be nourished with moisture.
What are your best hair care tips?
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