Having long hair is sure a very notable feature of beauty; however unless and until it is neat and tidy and in proper health, no one will care to appreciate it. Long hair is hard to manage and hard to care for; however just by spending a little amount of time on it everyday, you can have healthy and gorgeous looking hair.
The reason hair care, especially for long hair, is so important is because they need to be moisturized and kept untangled. If long hair gets dirty and tangled then it can be nearly impossible to untangle it at times. You also need to make sure to not let your hair break.
It is important for you to ensure that every night before you sleep your hair is not tightly braided or in a tight ponytail. The stress will cause them to weaken and break. Whenever you tie your hair in any way you wish, just make sure that it is not too tight; otherwise it will snap and break. While tying your hair, make sure to never use a rubber band because this will definitely cause your hair to break. Instead use a gentle specially treated hair band.
Most people think that if they want to have long hair, it should never be trimmed. This is a false assumption because when you cut your hair, it grows back faster and healthier. As such you should slightly trim your hair once every 3 months or so. After a shower be gentle while drying your hair with a towel and after the towel do not switch to a hairbrush to untangle your hair. Rather use your fingers first and then switch to a brush.
One of the small things that people forget to consider is your sleeping material. If you turn and twist a lot during your sleep then it is best for you to use a silk pillowcase, as your hair will not get caught up in these cases. Make sure you get regular scalp massages for better blood circulation and drink lots of water to keep your body and hair hydrated.