If Rapunzel can do it, then so can you! Unless you are thinking about using your hair to help your prince charming shimmy up to your second story bedroom, then you probably want some tried and true solutions for your long locks. One of the most important things about long hair is keeping it looking controlled and managed (even if there is a lioness prowling inside of you). Long hair may look like it needs a lot of your attention, but here are some quick and simple hairstyles for long hair that will get you out the door (or out your window) in less than twenty minutes! So put those scissors away and get on reading!
Easy Long Hairstyles
Simple Braid: Braids are a cute and efficient way to keep long hair controlled while looking stylish at the same time. The wonderful thing about braids is that they are super easy to achieve! You can go with the classic French braid, or the popular fishtail braid. To achieve a fishtail braid, simply section your hair into two parts, and take a thin strand of hair from the outer section of one part, pull it over, and add it under the opposite section. Alternate doing this with the other side until you have completed your fishtail. If it sounds complex, there are plenty of tutorials online that can help you get into the swing of things.
Side Pony Tail: For a twist on the classic pony tail, try things out on the side! This is a great look for long hair, because if your hair is long, there is a good chance that it is also heavy. A loose side pony tail is a great look to keep your hair relaxed. To make this look a little more fun, tease your side pony tail or add some curls to dress it up. All you need to do is sweep your hair to one side and tie a loose rubber band or hair tie around your locks. You can try curling the hair strands around your face to shape your look a bit more if you prefer.
Hippie Headband: If you are not a fan of braiding all your hair, try braiding just a section of it. A boho braid is a creative and earthy way to show off your long locks while keeping the hair out of your face. Take a small section of your hair close to your forehead and braid it in a simple braid as far as it goes. Then flip the braid over to the other side of your head and secure it under your ear with a hair pin.
Poof: So, maybe you are into a Jersey Shore-inspired look. If you can rock it, go for it! There are a number of ways to create a quaff or bump in your look. Firstly, section off the part that you want to poof and secure it with a clear rubber band. Now take your hair and place it down into your scalp from the position of the rubber band and secure it with a bobby pin. You can rock this look with your hair down or with a pony tail; whichever suits you best.
Messy Bun: Long locks are likely to get in your face – all the time. A great way to prevent this is to go for a messy bun, especially if you know there is going to be a breeze in the air. This is an elegant and classic look suitable for any season. Simply tie your hair up in a high pony tail and wrap your pony tail around until it is in a nice little bun or mound on the top of your head. Then go ahead and pin any loose strands down, apply some hair spray, and let the breeze hit your cheeks!
Half Up-Do: If you want your hair down while keeping it out of your face at the same time, a half-do is an easy and simple solution. Plus, it is an easy way to look like you really tried even though it really is an easy-peasy look! Gather half of your hair up and tie it back with a rubber band or hair tie. That is all there is to it! If you want to, you can curl some of your strands (either the ones that are up or down) for a fancier look.
Side Bun: This is a more elegant take on the classic bun – but it is a lot simpler than it looks! Create a low side pony tail and twist your hair around until it loops into place. Then simply pin the loose strands in towards your head. You will be left with a whimsical and soft hairstyle.
Waves: With long hair, you will be able to create some earthy long waves without applying any heat. Simply divide your hair into two sections and twist it around until you create two little buns. Pin your hair in tight and let it sit for about two hours. You can also do this at night before you go to bed for the next morning. After you have let your hair sit, un-do the buns and you will be left with some comfortable and soft curls for any occasion!
Tips for Long and Healthy Hair
Since your locks are so long and luscious, you are going to want to know what to do to help them maintain a vibrant look and feel. Here are some tips for keeping your long hair healthy:
- Washing: There is no need to wash your hair every day, no matter what length. If you really need to, use a dry shampoo on the days you do not wash.
- Heat Protectant: Whether you are drying your hair, straightening, or curling it, make sure that you use caution to avoid burning your hair. Set your tools to the lowest setting and apply heat protectant for every usage.
- Trim: It is easy to just let your hair grow and grow without doing much to it. However, if you notice any split ends or dry ends to your locks, go ahead and cut them right away. Hair that is healthy will grow quickly and more efficiently than dry and damaged hair.
Let Your Hair Down!
It is time to let your long locks shine with these fun and easy hairstyles for your precious strands. Be sure to consult Udemy for any other hair styling and maintenance techniques, as we have a number of online courses at your disposal. Happy brushing!