If you’re a long haired beauty you know that having long tresses requires something completely different than short tresses. That being said, there are also certain hairstyles that could be doing your hair more harm than you realize. You know by now, that here at Lionesse we’re all about keeping your hair just as healthy as it is gorgeous. And really to have those gorgeous long tresses that you want, you have to make sure that you’re keeping your hair’s health a priority. You know we’re also all about keeping you informed and knowledgeable so without further ado, these hairstyles could damage your long tresses…
Wearing The Same Ponytail All The Time
Look, we get it. Sometimes when you have long hair you just want it out of the way so throwing it up in a ponytail is an easy option. We’re not saying you can’t wear your hair back when you’re heading out to the gym, or for a run, or even during your daily life every so often. But it is advised that you don’t wear your hair in the same type of ponytail hairstyle every single day. The reason being is when you do wear your hair in the same ponytail too often it can start to cause a lot of damage to your hair. Often times, when you have long hair, it’s pretty heavy, and can cause a lot of stress on your scalp. In addition, where you wear the rubber band tying your hair back can begin to cause your hair to have a lot of breakage when worn in the same area too often.
If you have long tresses, it’s likely that drying your hair with a hair dryer can be a task all its own. So we get that it’s easy to want to just throw your wet locks up into a bun or ponytail to let it air dry. The problem with that is when our hair is wet, it’s in an incredibly fragile state, so then adding the weight of your hair and tying it back into a rubber band is NOT helping your hair in any way.
Braids That Are Too Tight
Listen, we’re ALL about braids and rocking braids in fun different ways. However, there can be risks involved with braids if they’re not done with your long tresses in mind. The thing about braids, is similar to ponytails when you have long hair, it’s a lot of added weight to the hairstyle. The weight isn’t the single problem, though. It’s when you create braided hairstyles that are too tight that cause problems with your long tresses. When you wear braids that are too tight it puts a lot of stress on your scalp and can do damage to the hair follicles, the tightness plus the weight really can wreak havoc on your hair’s health. In fact, some experts suggest that wearing braids that are too tight, too often can actually lead to hair loss occurring. Again, it’s not that you can’t wear braids and we think you should totally try this trend out! It’s about making sure that you’re not creating braids that are super tight and causing too much stress on your scalp.