Look after your lengths
Do the celebs make you green with envy with their long, shiny locks? We hear you. But in real life, your hair isn’t miraculously perfect. Hair like this is no miracle. Long hair only stays luscious if it is well looked-after. The professionals at Jean Louis David spill all their best tips.
Like most things, the ends of your hair suffer wear and tear over time. Your roots, however, are brand new. “Only the lengths of your hair need products as this is your oldest hair. This section of your hair experiences more friction as well as natural oxidation if you don’t look after it. This is true for both mid-length and long hair.” Over time, your lengths become fragile and dehydrated. “This is why products are made especially for long hair, to rehydrate and strengthen the fibre.” After all, the more hydrated your hair is, the softer and more resistant it will be.
To avoid split ends, make sure you give your lengths lots of TLC! Start by hydrating it daily. “Either using products specifically designed for long hair, or using hydrating products such as repair masks. Use each time you wash your hair, as the effects of a mask only last until the next wash.”
Let your hair dry naturally whenever you can. “But if you must absolutely use a hair dryer, don’t hold it too close to your hair. As for straighteners, make sure your hair is thoroughly dry before using them. In both cases, remember to apply a heat-protector spray, which will act as a barrier against the heat, and wring the excess moisture out of your hair with your hands.”
Trimming your hair is also a great way of ridding your hair of split ends, but only in an emergency! Because the more your cut your ends, the slower your hair will grow and it will take you a long, long time to get long hair!
Last piece of advice; avoid snapping your hair’s fibre by suffocating your hair. “For example, if your hairband is too tight you will damage the cuticles and break the fibre.” So be gentle when wearing your hair up!
Our tip: For a professional result, get yourself to your nearest Jean Louis David salon. To make sure your hair is deeply repaired and that the effect lasts longer than just a few washes, opt for the Fitness treatment. This is a treatment designed to revitalise the hair from within its fibres.
You would also like...
Experts Choosing the blonde hair for youSay goodbye to block blonde hair! These days we are reverting back to diversity and volume with golden and warm blondes. But with all the blondes to choose from, which one is the best for…
Experts I want my hair to shine!For silky and shiny hair, you’ll need to know the right tricks and use the right products, because hair doesn’t naturally shine! Our tips. For a bit of science, know that hair is made up of…
Experts How to get that just-left-the-salon blow-dry?To get sleek straight hair, straightening irons are not your only friend. You can achieve the same result with just a brush and a hair dryer. Here’s how to blow-dry your hair like a professional. Obviously,…
Experts Change your style without changing your cutTo multiply your hairstyles without getting your hair cut, all you need are the right products and tools. With a little imagination, anything is possible! Jeff Causse shows us how. Here are a few essential items…
This article inspired you?
Take action and find your salon
Not to be missed
Experts Taking care of my curly hair
Experts Wash your hair the right way
Experts Taking care of my dry hair
Experts Get gorgeous, long-lasting curls
The expert Jean Louis David
Trainer in Paris