Long healthy hair & how to take care of it

Imagine this – long, soft, silky & healthy hair running down your back. And guess what you can have it – if you want it!

So I often get asked how I take care of my hair and why I can keep it this healthy. Now I don’t have the secret formula which will give you instantly beautiful long hair but I do have some tips and tricks that help with the upkeep.

The products for healthy hair

I used to swear by my Pro:Voke Touch of Silver shampoo, but recently I started trying out some new ranges and brands again. At the moment I’m obsessed with the Fusion range from Wella. I use their shampoo, conditioner and hair mask. I first found the smell a little bit irritating but already with the second wash I got used to it. It might smell of almonds but I’m not entirely sure. It leaves my hair really silky without looking oily. The Fusion range has special benefits as it acts a hair protecter. It helps to prevent breakage when using a brush and it’s a heat protector too! Who wouldn’t love that?! Also if you have damage hair it really helps with the appearance of your hair. No more visible split ends. Don’t get me wrong it doesn’t heal your split ends but prevents any more.

Every second or third wash I opt for my Bleach Blondes shampoo from Lee Stafford. Just to get it out of the way – I’m a natural blonde but even my natural blonde can benefit from a toning shampoo. It makes sure to keep my blonde all nice and cancels out any brassy undertones.

How to look after your hair

The right products for your hair can do wonders but there are some other things to keep your hair as healthy as possible.

Let’s start with how often you wash your hair. I got my hair wash down to every 4th day. It might sound impossible for you but with some time and determination you can get there too. Washing your hair strips your hair not only of the dirt but of the natural products that occur too. So with washing your hair less, you help keeping it as healthy as possible.

Dry Shampoo is your best friend and so is coconut oil. To get you through another day without washing just use your dry shampoo. My faves are always from Batiste. Now about the coconut oil. Whenever my hair needs some extra love I lather it in cold pressed coconut oil and let it sit for 2 hours or even over-night. I like to use the hair mask in my pamper sessions too.

Minimise the breakage with investing in a good brush. I have one that’s especially for long, thick hair. (Choose one that suits you hair). When brushing your hair, start at the bottom and work your way up. This way you get all the knots out easily and don’t need too much force. Another way to prevent breakage is with braiding your hair whilst sleeping. And use hair bobbles without any metal in them.

So this are all my tips and what I use to keep my hair healthy. Also it really helps with getting it as longs as I have it now. With the years I have found out that the little ways on how you treat your hair help the best! You don’t need to follow religiously doing everything. Some weeks I use more heat on my hair, and some days I don’t braid my hair to bed.

Some things might sound obvious to you but maybe to another one they really can help out. Let me know what you do to keep your healthy hair. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin’ and my other social media, xx.

Lea - A Snippet of Life


28 responses to “Long healthy hair & how to take care of it”

  1. Jenn Worrell says:

    I have been meaning to look into dry shampoo for awhile. I’ve got my hair washing routine to every other to every third day, but I haven’t yet tried four. Lots of good ideas!

    • Lea says:

      Thanks Jenn. Oh but every third day is good too! I hope you get on well with the dry shampoo when you try it. xx

  2. Sophia says:

    The packaging on the Fusion range is gorgeous! Having long hair can be a pain to maintain, I just use a good quality shampoo ( I like Aveda) and try to keep the heat off of it. But as you say you don’t need to follow it religiously, just be mindful 😀 xx

    Sophia x http://sophiawhitham.co.uk

    • Lea says:

      Isn’t it just gorgeous?! Oh I get you, long hair has it’s benefits but can be so high maintenance too. xx

  3. Akamatra says:

    I used to have very long hair but after giving birth to my daughter I now have them in a more manageable length. I miss them though!

    • Lea says:

      I sometimes wanna cut my hair too, like a bit above the shoulder but I love my long hair. Especially the awkward in between stage when you start growing your hair again is holding me back. xx

  4. Shanelle says:

    I like the sounds of the range. Hydration really goes a long way for looking healthier.

    You don’t hear much about Wella these days, but I remember how popular the range was. It’s always nice to see what’s new.

    Dry shampoo didn’t agree with me, and I had such severe breakage when I used it a few years ago. Apparently it clogs hair follicles and weakens hair overall. I have short, frizzy, fine hair, which is far more sensitive though.

    • Lea says:

      Oh I had once the same problem with a volume powder and it took ages to get rid of the clogged up hair! I think like you said it so depends on ones hair if the product works or if you even need it. xx

  5. I always brush my hair from the bottom. Another great tip is applying conditioner first before shampoo. Great tips lovely!
    a life of a charlotte

    • Lea says:

      Thanks Charlotte. Oh I’m intrigued! I will try conditioner before shampoo next time I wash my hair. xx

  6. Quina says:

    My hair get s greasy so quickly. I feel like I HAVE to wash my hair every other day. If I could, I’d wash it everyday! I’ve tried dry shampoo once and I really didn’t like it. But, I feel I might want to try again. I’m just unsure. Maybe I tried the wrong brand back then.

    Great post!


    • Lea says:

      Thanks Quina. I struggled first too with the dry shampoo and tried some different brands now I really don’t tend to stray away from the Batiste ones. For me they work the best and they smell just heavenly. xx

  7. Barb says:

    Thanks for all the tips! I am not sure if I will ever growing my hair long again, now I have short bob and I love it! But I still need a good shampoo and struggle with finding one in an affordable range so your tips are helpful either way!

    • Lea says:

      Thanks Barb. Oh I do love a good bob. I guess my suggestions can be applied to any hair length. xx

  8. Ella says:

    Thanks for this great blog! I have quite long hair and I try to switch between various shampoo and conditioner brands after a bottle is finished. I rotate about 3 to 4 brands that I like. I read this once a long time ago that it helps your hair since the hair gets used to the product and it isn’t as effective if used for months and months. I have no idea if this is true or not, but it seems to work for me. I definately wanna try the coconut oil, it’s on my to do list! Also, I wash my hair almost every day although I know it’s not too good for my hair… how do you use the dry shampoo, I am always reluctant of using it because the idea seems strange to me 😉
    Great post, thanks!

    • Lea says:

      Oh there might be some truth to that. I guess the body can get used to everything after a while, so it might be really good I’m rotating between different products now! I just spray a little bit of the dry shampoo from a distance on my roots and then massage my scalp until all the white powder has disappeared. Sometimes I apply the dry shampoo before I go to bed and just leave it as all the turning in the night will do the job as well and I can wake up to “fresh” hair. Hope that was helpful. xx

  9. Silvia says:

    Uuh, heat protection from a shampoo, gimme some of that!

    • Lea says:

      I know it’s great one step more cut out your hair routine when your shampoo does all the jobs you need. xx

  10. Angela says:

    Totally guilty of washing my hair too often, will need to invest in dry shampoo and wash less often.
    I heard recently the tip about brushing your hair bottom first, I’ve started, and it really makes brushing easier!
    Thanks for sharing, some great tips!

    • Lea says:

      Dry Shampoo is the way to go when you wanna extend the time between washes. It really works wonders. I know, brushing from the bottom to the top makes it easier and less painful! xx

  11. I LOVE my dry shampoo.I discovered it fairly late compared to everyone else but it’s a lifesaver!

    Hannah @ The Northern Writes | http://www.thenorthernwrites.co.uk

  12. Claire says:

    My hair isn’t as long right now, but I always had long hair. Hair masks and good products are a must!

    • Lea says:

      Oh yes they are and it doesn’t matter how long you hair is, a good hair mask is always a life saver. xx

  13. Emma says:

    Loved this post, your blog is absolutely gorgeouS! I swear by dry shampoo, and go bastiste everytime! xxxx

  14. mapolo.style says:

    I love the quality of your pictures. Thank you for the tips.

  15. I swear by Batiste along with a good brush too!! I’ve not tried the other products that you have recommended, but recently I had been trying out the L’Oréal Elvive hair oil. It’s been relatively good so far and I do find my hair looking shinier and smoother.