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How to style long hair
If you’re blessed with long hair, you should always be able to show off your locks. Whether you go for the Samurai or a man bun, there are a variety of styles in trend right now to help you look your best. To ensure you get the most out of your flowing hair, we’ve put together some of our top hair styling tips below.
Choose a style
Are you a ponytail kind of guy? Or perhaps you want to go for long textured waves to match a bushy beard? Whatever you opt for, you need to decide on a suitable, consistent style for your long hair. There’s plenty of inspiration out there for those looking to do something different with their hair, so grab the latest copy of GQ and check out what is currently on-trend before settling on your style.
Keep your hair clean and conditioned
When you grow your hair long, you need to look after it - it’s as simple as that. After all, there’s a fine line between looking stylish and looking scruffy. Central to any hair care routine is ensuring you wash and condition it regularly. You should wash your hair several times each week and rinse it thoroughly after applying shampoo and conditioner. If you leave shampoo residue in your hair, it will almost certainly become greasy and may even lead to dandruff.
Dry your hair properly
One of the downsides of having long hair is how long it takes to dry. However, the drying stage is actually a very important styling step. Air drying is the best way to look after your hair, but you can use a hairdryer for certain styles, particularly a quiff or pompadour. You could even apply a small amount of oil to the ends of your hair to prevent them from frizzing, which is a handy tip to know if you’re looking to leave it long throughout the day.
Use the right products
Choosing the right products is essential to styling your hair and keeping it healthy. You should avoid hair products that contain sulphates and parabens, instead opting for shampoos and conditioners that contain natural products. One of the best ways to keep your hair healthier for longer and potentially aggravate hair loss is to use carefully selected products that keep your hair follicles in good shape. So, get into the habit of reading the labels of the products that you buy and don’t fall into the trap of believing the latest advertising campaign that you see on TV!
Check for any signs of thinning
No matter the hairstyle you opt for, you need to regularly check your hair for signs of thinning. Thinning hair around the temples and scalp could be early signs of male pattern baldness, an affliction that affects millions of men every year. While thinning might not be as obvious when you’ve got long hair, it’s still really important to identify early, as you can easily treat male pattern baldness with the right products. It may feel uncomfortable confronting hair loss at first, but it’s always worth it in the long run.