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Long Hair, I DO care!

Tips for taking care of your long hair:

Because of my unwavering desire to obtain Cher’s hair and harness all that star power glory on my own head, I have learned easy methods to achieve silkier and longer lengths easily.

I am not a big time styler. I do tend to wear my hair either pulled back messily or down naturally or straighter from a blow out. But I don’t tend to spend much time on it. That brings me to my first tip, perhaps an obvious one, but a tip nonetheless

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  • HAIR BRUSHING TECHNIQUE IS KEY

Always brush starting from the ENDS. Detangle your hair by working your way up to your scalp to avoid the unfortunate case of literally ripping and tearing your hair apart. A one-way ticket to split end hell. I use a Wet TM brush on my hair after washing or a boar bristle brush when its dry to keep the hair shaft smooth and to keep from snagging on tangles.

  • WASHING PROTOCOL

Keep that new growth as healthy as possible by not stripping it constantly of its natural and very beneficiall oils. Wash your hair once a week shampooing only your roots.

Try Extentioniste Shampoo specifically formulated for growing longer, stronger hair.

If you have oily roots keep your favorite dry shampoo on hand. I love the moroccan oil dark tones dry shampoo because it doesn’t leave a powdery gritty residue.

With Every shampoo I tend to reach for a conditioning mask rather than a conditioner. My favorite one right now is Kerastase; Masque Extentioniste, a masque for long lengths to repair and strengthen damaged and split ends.

Check out the new Extentioniste line and its other regime products in salon!

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  • DIY HOT OIL TREATMENTS BETWEEN WASHES

I really love mixing up a hot oil mixture and applying it to my dry hair focusing only on the ends. Try warming up a combination of oils and leaving them on your ends for about 30 minutes before rinsing out your hair.

  • DAILY CARE

These products I use almost everyday through my hair and would recommend highly

  1. Milk by Reverie; This is a lightweight formula that protects and moisturizes, leaving hair soft, silky, shiny & frizz free without weighing it down. Lots of natural ingredients to love in this product.
  2. Elixir Ultime Original Oil; Maize Oil delivers emollient and anti-oxidant active ingredients for ultimate shine. Pracaxi Oil for shine, nourishment and deep conditioning to the hair. Camellia Oil helps smooth the hair fiber, resulting in incredible shine. Argan Oil to restore strength to the hair and protects it from external aggressors. All signs point to ‘Yes, you need this!’

All products above available at Urban Betty!

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