How to Care For Long Hair? 6 Ways Recommended by Experts!

Dr. Ashish Bhora

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Ashish Bhora


5 min read

Key Takeaways

  • Hydration treatment is essential for long hair maintenance
  • Use a proper hairbrush if you want to maintain long hair
  • Apply oil for hair care so that your locks grow and shine

Growing long hair is something everyone loves to do. But what about its maintenance? There’s no doubt that long hair is aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. However, it is essential that you take proper care for long hair. This way your locks maintain their shine and don’t have split ends. Another challenge of long hair maintenance is to ensure that your hair is free of tangles. If not, it can cause serious damage to your hair!

Here are some simple tips on how to care for long hair and the importance of proper long hair care.

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Be careful while using a hairbrush 

It is important to use the right brush if you want to take care of long hair. Choose a brush that makes your hair shafts smooth and prevents breakage of hair strands. The ideal option would be to use a natural fiber brush as it minimizes friction. In case your hair is tangled, it does not get caught on those knots. Such a brush also makes your hair look smooth and silky. You can also choose a wet brush as it puts less stress on your hair. This is an important factor for long hair care.

Replenish your hair’s moisture with a hydrating treatment 

If you are wondering how to take care of long hair, you can try out this method. Hydrating your hair is essential if you have long hair. When your hair is long, it gets dry and damaged due to excess heat. Using hydrating products such as hair mask or oil for hair care increases the moisture content of your scalp. Warming the oil before applying it on your hair helps achieve better results. You’ll be surprised to know that heated oil gets absorbed faster than normal oil. Try heating oil and see how your long hair shines even more!

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Dry your wet hair using a hair wrap 

This is one of the most overlooked tips as drying your hair using a towel may be your usual habit. Little do we realize that smooth fabric helps get rid of moisture in our hair with ease. When you use a cotton towel, your hair shafts may be damaged. This is the reason you see more dryness and split ends. Damaged shafts are weaker and more prone to break. This increases hair fall.  To avoid all this, you can use an old cotton t-shirt to dry your hair and keep your strands intact.

Use soft hairbands to maintain long hair 

If you are wondering how to take care of long hair in men, you are in luck! This tip works for both men and women. Since you can’t keep your long hair open all the time, use a hairband to tie them. Remember, letting your hair open all the time can break your strands. If you don’t choose soft hairbands, your hair may be pulled away from its roots. Avoid using plastic rubber bands if you want to reduce hair fall!

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Avoid washing your hair frequently 

This is another tip you should follow if you are wondering how to maintain long hair. Excessive washing can deprive your hair of its natural oils. These are vital for your hair protection and shine. Lack of oils leads to increased oil production on your scalp, which may require you to shampoo your hair more often. This cycle keeps continuing, so it is better to restrict hair washes to two or three times a week.

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Wash your hair properly! 

Follow a proper technique to wash your hair. This helps in restoring the strength and beauty of your tresses. Massage your scalp properly with a good shampoo as the scalp is the area where oil secretion happens. A gentle massage with your fingers encourages good blood circulation in your scalp. Follow it up with a good conditioner to restore moisture in your hair. Apply this on your hair and not your scalp, especially the ends. Lastly, wash your hair in cold water as hot water can break your strands.

Now that you know how to take care of long, thick hair, follow a proper routine and be consistent. Make sure you are using the right products that suit your hair. Ensure you massage your head to improve blood flow. After all, a healthy scalp helps in the growth of long hair. Most importantly, consume foods rich in vitamins and minerals. If you are struggling with hair loss, contact trichologists on Bajaj Finserv Health. Book an online doctor appointment and take their valuable advice for growing long and lustrous hair. 

Published on 16 Nov 2021Last updated on 12 Apr 2023

Please note that this article is solely meant for informational purposes and Bajaj Finserv Health Limited (“BFHL”) does not shoulder any responsibility of the views/advice/information expressed/given by the writer/reviewer/originator. This article should not be considered as a substitute for any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with your trusted physician/qualified healthcare professional to evaluate your medical condition. The above article has been reviewed by a qualified doctor and BFHL is not responsible for any damages for any information or services provided by any third party.

Dr. Ashish Bhora

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Ashish Bhora




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