This year we really have had to roll with the punches and look for any little silver lining we can find. One thing I keep hearing is just how long people managed to grow their hair during lockdown, that they never would have dreamed of attaining beforehand. Now we need to ensure everyone can maintain their luscious locks, with fabulous homecare and a few helpful tips.
For a strong, healthy mane of hair try the Kerastase Extentioniste Range, designed specifically for the maintenance of long hair. It will gently cleanse your scalp, providing a wholesome environment for strong hair growth. It is also protein rich to help prevent breakage and support any fragile areas of the hair strand.
Porosity in the hair can make it difficult to retain moisture, and hydration is key to beautiful, glossy hair. If your length looks lacklustre and stiff you may need to rebalance the PH level of your hair and reduce the alkaline level. Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate will neutralise the PH of your hair, restoring shine, manageability, and condition to your hair. It is also super easy to use and won’t add another chore to your busy schedule. Just use the shampoo and conditioner as usual, and the treatment is a ‘leave-in’ formula, so no need to set extra time aside to do it.
To maintain colour and tone in your hair be sure to protect your locks from the elements, and return tone to it’s former glory. Firstly, protect your colour from fading with Color Wow Color Security, a wonderful sulfate free offering that will protect your colour and give you stunning shine.
Capable of both neutralising and enhancing tone, colour depositing masks are a great option to nourish your hair, and add tone that can fight brassy reflects or enhance rich pigments. Check out our collection of Wella Color Fresh Masks, Moroccanoil Color Depositing Masks, and NAK Australia's Colour Masques available in a range of colour options, from vivid pink to chocolate.
Keep styling your new found length easy and quick with the Hot Tools Black Gold Volumiser 2-in-1 Brush Dryer, by drying and shaping your hair in one easy motion. Achieve a gorgeous salon finish from the comfort of your own home and make a glamourous mane your daily style. Suitable for hair that is shoulder length and longer.
Always use a heat protector when heat styling your hair, they’re available now for all hair types, no matter how fine or how full your hair is. For weightless protection check out OWAY Thermal Stress Protector which is water light, helps to seal in your style, protects up to 230 degrees, and locks in shine. If you need something to both tame and protect your hair look no further than Kerastase Discipline Keratin Thermique Creme which not only protects your hair from heat damage, but also strengthens your hair, fights humidity, is heat activated, improves manageability, and gives mirrorlike shine.
Be careful not to cause breakage through the lengths of your hair by using a wide brush to detangle and define shape. The GHD Paddle Brush is perfect for supporting your hair as you brush it out and remove knots as it reduces breakage. If you like curling or waving your hair this is also the ideal hair tool to softly reshape set looking spirals into lush looking subtle curves.
So embrace you lengthy locks and have fun playing with different styles that aren’t possible in shorter hair.
If you need any further information, please feel free to contact me on Instagram DM’s and I’ll be happy to help.
Head Educator, Haircare Department