Although long hair can look luscious, full and glamorous, sometimes we can get a bit overwhelmed when it comes to styling long hair. We often try to curl it and be left with a frizzy mess or we attempt an updo, only for it to fall apart an hour later.
We have put together a few tips to help you in styling long hairso it look the best it possibly can, and then we will also share with you a few hairstyles which really suit long hair.
Firstly, when trying to create your perfect updo, make sure you blow-dry your hair in the direction you want it to go. For example, if you are going to be putting your hair into a high ponytail, blow-dry your hair away from your face. When it comes to sweeping the hair up into a ponytail, you then won’t face any problems and the hair will look sleek and tidy.
If you have long, but fine hair and you want to inject some volume but you don’t have the time or money to have a professional blow dry, then try Velcro rollers. Section off the hair and roll small pieces of hair around your Velcro rollers and when complete, leave them in for around 20 minutes. Then simply remove the rollers, arrange your hair how you would normally wear it and you will be left with gorgeous, salon worthy bouncy volume!
To avoid breakage and damage on the hair, ensure that you comb through damp hair with a wide toothed comb. This won’t pull and tug on hair and will glide through without any problems. When dry, a well-vented brush would be better to avoid tugging and to prevent breakages.
When it comes to hairstyles, there are a number of styles long hair can pull off and we want to share some of those with you to see if you can recreate them at home!
1. Side Swept.
Take Taylor Swift as your inspiration here and sweep your long hair to one side. Not only does this mix up your usual style but it also reveals one side of your face completely and can look really beautiful and glamorous.
2. The Ponytail.
Mrs Beckham is our inspiration for this sleek ‘do. Pull your hair into a low ponytail after some slight teasing at the crown. Leave your fringe or long layers at the front out for a chic but messy edge. Finish with a little hairspray.
3. Messy Top Knot.
A messy top knot not only hides 2 day old hair fabulously but it also can just get all of your hair out of your face and leave you free to go about your day as you wish.
Here we’re taking inspiration from the lovely Kelly Osbourne, but if you’re not brave enough to go lilac, just opt for her topknot style instead!
To create a messy topknot, bend your head forward and collect all your hair together at the top of your head. Tie securely with a hair band and then construct your bun in a way that is comfortable for you.
Why not try one of these looks to change up your daily style. Each look is relatively easy and requires very little preparation, tools or products. Be adventurous!