Is there anything more glamorous than long, soft, shiny hair? Yet, since long hair is naturally older than short hair, it is often dry, brittle and prone to split ends, making it more difficult to manage every day. Special care is needed to keep long hair beautiful in the long term. Here are our tips for a perfectly healthy mane of long hair!
• Before washing your hair, untangle it carefully so that it is easier to style afterwards: untangling wet hair is always more damaging.
• Take special care when washing your hair: choose a nourishing shampoo for long hair, such as the Ecophane Biorga Fortifying Shampoo. Then, systematically use a hair conditioner to bolster the effect of the shampoo and untangle your locks. Finally, rinse thoroughly to remove any residue that could weigh your hair down.
• Towel-dry your hair without rubbing it. Instead, gently pat it dry to avoid damaging the hair fibre. Let your hair dry naturally as often as possible.
• When using a hair dryer, use the “cold air” setting and hold it 15 to 20 cm away from your hair to limit any damaging effects caused by heat, which dries out the hair fibre.
• Once a week, give your hair a deep nourishing treatment by applying a mask or hair oil from the hair shafts to the ends (but not on the roots or they will become greasy): loosely plait your hair, then wrap it in a towel and leave the treatment in overnight. Wash it the next morning as usual. Lustrous hair is guaranteed!
• Each night before bed, gently brush your hair from the roots to the ends to remove any dust that has accumulated throughout the day and is dulling its shine. Do the same in the morning to get it to sit right and give it volume. Opt for a natural bristle brush, as these are gentler on the hair.
• If you have split ends, don’t expect to be able to repair them: split ends are signs of an alteration in the keratin and they are irreversible. There is only one solution: cut! Having just a few centimetres trimmed off is enough to eliminate them. Caring for your hair properly will reduce the chances of them reappearing.
• Leave your hair loose as often as possible: tying your hair up, in a ponytail, plait or bun, for example, tends to damage it because it causes friction. In particular, avoid tying your hair up when it is wet: this is when it is most fragile.
• Once or twice a year, care for your hair from the inside out by taking hair strengthening supplements such as Ecophane Biorga Tablets or Ecophane Biorga Powder.