2020 Nail Trends to Try This Summer
The gradient trend may be fading away from hair, it’s just getting started on nails. Zero + Maria Cornejo and Milly brushed on a shimmery silver over a clear base, while Michael Costello used a deep burgundy on top of a glittery gold.
Asymmetrical French Manicure
The nail art seen at Marissa Webb and Cushnie et Ochs isn’t your hometown hairdresser’s French Mani. Instead of having white line the tops of your nails, the snowy shade cuts across a beige base diagonally.
You aren’t the only one obsessed with the unapologetically feminine shade. Millennial pink got the high-fashion seal of approval at Naeem Khan, Adam Selman, Lela Rose, and Reem Acra.
Instead of sliding on a ring or two, Rodarte and Fyodor Golan offered an alternative way to accessorize your fingers. Both rimmed the cuticle area with a shimmery or striking shade; the metallic looked like a tiny gilded chain, the blue read more like a statement necklace.
You don’t have to be Picasso to master this trend. Just grab some of your favorite polish shades and have at it. At Proenza Schouler, it was all about randomly freehanded squiggles. Manicurists at Tanya Taylor and Carmen Marc Valvo, on the other hand, created colorful arcs. Then, we saw Miami-inspired lines at Christian Siriano.
This vibrant shade isn’t just for your lips this spring, we’re also loving it for tips. Just look at it at Tibi and Blugirl. We don’t blame you if you want to do both at the same time.
Tips on Keeping Your Hair Healthy and Shiny
While long hair can be your best asset, it can also be your biggest headache because long hair needs to be looked after. The longer your hair, the more prone to damage, but that doesn’t mean you have to rush for the scissors! Just follow these simple tips, and it will help keep your beautiful long locks at the peak of health and looking wonderful:
1. Don’t go overboard on hair products
Our first tip on how to keep long hair healthy and shiny is – don’t overdo it with hair products. Long hair is heavier than short hair, and if you get a build-up of products in your hair, it will weigh down your hair even further and make it look flat and lifeless. Be especially careful of products that contain silicone. These may make your hair look shinier when first used, but they can build up on your hair and, over time, actually dry your hair out.
2. Invest in a good hairbrush
You have a lot of hair to brush, so it’s well worth buying a quality hairbrush. The best kind to buy is natural bristle brushes with rounded bristles, and look for a brush that is firm but still gentle enough that it won’t pull on your hair too much. It’s also worth having a wide-toothed comb for painlessly easing out any tangles.
3. Air-dry your hair when possible
The best way to dry your hair is to let it dry naturally. Too much heat can damage any type of hair, but when you have long hair, turning dryers up to full blasts is even more tempting to get the job done quicker. It’s better to gently pat your hair dry with a towel and let the fresh air do the rest.
4. Trim your hair regularly
Another tip on how to keep long hair healthy is regular trimming. Though the myth that cutting your hair makes it grow faster isn’t true, it does help to keep your long hair looking neat and tidy. You should be getting a trim every six to eight weeks to trim off any split ends and keep your hair looking smart.
5. Don’t wear your hair too tight
Sever, tight styles like ponytails or braids can damage long hair and the safest style for long hair is just to let it down. You can keep your hair off your face using headbands, but if you keep tying up your hair, you will damage it.
6. Choose hair products wisely
Choose products that match your hair type and, wherever possible, choose products that contain natural ingredients. Quite simply, with long hair, there is more hair on display, so if it is damaged, it will be more apparent.
7. Less washing, more conditioning
Our next tip on how to keep long hair healthy and shiny is—to wash less and condition more. Most people are guilty of washing their too often, but a daily wash will strip all the natural oils from hair and leave it dry and flat. Try washing your hair just twice a week. Use a quality conditioner, and remember to give your hair a gentle brush to spread your natural oils along the whole length of your hair.
9. Be kind and gentle with your hair
Above all else, another important tip on how to keep long hair healthy is—to be kind and gentle to your hair and love it. Long hair is more prone to breaking and splitting, especially wet. Never dry your hair roughly with a towel and remember to protect it from long exposure to sunlight and wind, and never tie it up in a ponytail when it’s wet.
10. Eat healthy and drink plenty of water
It’s boring, but it’s true, you need to have a healthy diet to keep long hair looking beautiful. You need protein for hair growth and plenty of vitamins A, C and E to keep your hair shiny. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water, too; your hair needs hydrating as well.
What are your favorite tips on how to keep long hair healthy? Please feel free to share your hair tips with us!