Tips for Maintaining Long Hair

The one thing that I get the most comments about is my hair. I must admit, it’s rather long. I’m always getting asked how I maintain it so well and how I keep it so healthy. Unfortunately, I don’t have a secret recipe of products under my belt. In fact, I hardly use any products on my hair. Apart from heat defence spray when I curl it with my Mark Hill tongs. Although I don’t have any big secrets, I thought I’d share some of tips on how I manage my long hair.

Tips for Maintaining Long Hair

Tangle Teezer aka Gamechanger

First things first, I could not live without my Tangle Teezer. I know some people don’t believe in them but I swear by them. My life changed when I bought my first one 5 years ago and I’ve not looked back. I’ve actually got six different ones and recently acquired the Splash Tangle Teezer which is also amazing. My hair always gets so tangled up and using a Tangle Teezer is a pain-free and easy way of detangling my mane.

Tips for Maintaining Long Hair - Rachel nicole Uk blogger

L’Oreal Extraordinary Clay Shampoo & Conditioner

For the past year or so I’ve been using the L’Oreal Extraordinary Clay Shampoo and Conditioner. I’ve found it’s so important finding a Shampoo and Conditioner combo that works for you. There have been a few other brands which I’ve tried recently and my hair went frizzy and greasy which isn’t a good look. So when you find a product which works for you, stick to it.

Tips for Maintaining Long Hair, Regular Haircuts at Rush Hair - Rachel Nicole UK Blogger

Regular Haircuts

It’s quite obvious but regular haircuts will obviously maintain how healthy your hair is. It’s always nice to sort out your split ends. I usually get around an inch or two chopped off and find my hair grows back really quickly. I must admit my haircuts aren’t as regular as they should be. My last haircut was last July when visited the Rush salon in York! I’m definitely due a trim very soon as my split ends are out of control!

Know your style

I’d like to think that I could rock any hairstyle but that’s really not the case. I find that my go-to style is loose curls or plaits if I want it out of the way. You’ll notice that when I’m travelling, especially at Disney World I wore my hair in plaits a lot! You’ll rarely see me on the blog with my hair scraped back in a ponytail or bun as I just hate the way it looks on me. I have a really dodgy hairline with uncontrollable baby hairs. If anyone has any recommendations for products to tame baby hairs, I’d be so grateful. At last resort, I could consider booking a consultation to look into an advanced tricho pigmentation treatment.

I absolutely love my long hair and feel like a princess when it’s all curled nicely. I am however contemplating going in for the chop. I’ve always been that girl who hates having her hair cut and I like to leave it as long as possible. I do think that having it a little shorter will be so much easier to control whilst travelling. I’d love to hear your thoughts on that and if you have long hair, do you have any secrets on keeping it healthy?


*This is a collaborative post



  1. Natasha Kendall
    April 22, 2017 / 1:23 am

    Omg! Your hair is crazy long. Mine was very long too but I had it cut, after years super long hair and a fear of going short, I’d finally had enough. It only takes me 30 minutes to pop some curls though now, if that! It’s refreshing and a nice change for me.

    I also recommend the wet brush – it’s easier than the tangle teezer as it’s got a handle 🙂

    Natasha Kendall

  2. May 1, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    I love your hair: it’s gorgeous! I also use L’Oréal for my hair and I love it! I bought a Tangle Teezer a few years ago but don’t really like it. I think I’ll try the one with the handle they now have as it looks more like a brush 🙂

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