So you've wanted different long hairstyle since way back in the day when your mom made you sport the pixie cut every year until you were thirteen? Well, you're in luck. Long hairstyles are very in this year for any hair type, from straight to curly and even thin to thick. When you sport long hairstyles, it's important to keep it up and looking and feeling healthy. Most importantly with long hairstyles, you have to prevent breakage which can cause fly-aways and unsightly layers that you didn't want to begin with. This process is whatever you make it; a few simple changes to your habits can make it an easy and fun process.
First step to preventing hair breakage is conditioning. When you condition your hair, try and find a strengthening shampoo and conditioner set, which many different brands offer. With long hairstyles you have to leave your conditioner on for at least 60 seconds, this way the conditioner really gets to the roots and scalp keeping your hair soft and healthy. It is also important, especially with long hair since most people with long hairstyle become so tempted to throw their hair up with a ponytail holder, that you only use holders with no metal. You can find these in the hair care section at most any store, even the dollar store! Just make sure to never use the ponytail holders with the little metal part on them; it can rip your hair out causing more unsightly breakage.
If you have curly hair and long bangs, you can tease your bangs and clip them back with cute barrettes. This will add great body to your bangs, and make your face stand out more. Some summer looks for curly hair include big ringlets, pulled up, and even half up half down looks. Because natural curls add body to the hair, there is no need to do excessive styling on long curly hair. Straight hair is just as great as curly hair, because it can be formed into almost anything. Straight hair works great for ponytails, long braids, or even the simple straight down look. Those with straight hair can easily transform into curls or crimps with a little heat, but looks great for the summer with the stick straight look. Long hair works great for when you put your hair up, because it is very transformable and able to be tied back easily. Some straight hair may require a great amount of hair products to keep it in place, but looks great almost any way.
Both straight and curly long hair looks offer many different long hairstyle opportunities. Wearing the hair down is a simple yet sophisticated look, while a nice bun would look great for an office atmosphere. Beautiful prom looks can be achieved for those with long hair, as well as those hitting the club on Friday night. Having long hair gives you the chance to style in almost any way you can think of, making it possible to look your best every day of the week. You can go straight or curly, up or down. You can put it all up or choose to leave some down.