Do you like LONG HAIR???? How can I protect my long hair????

My long hair - Please help me to protect my hair.
@Dassodils (2013)
India
November 6, 2011 8:29am CST
Hey friends.... Do you like long hair?????I have long hair which is long enough to reach my knee.I love long hair.I want your help to learn some tips to protect my hair.I am a college student.So I have no time to care my hair always.How can I protect my hair from hair fall and Dandruff??????Day by day,my hair is becomes very thin.I am very sad about that.I don't apply anything on hair.Now I am thinking about colouring my hair.Is it bad????????Do you know the ways to protect hair????I want your help full suggestions,tips and experiences.Please help me to solve my problem. I am eagerly waiting for your reply..
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@umabharti (3976)
• India
6 Nov 11
Hair - Long and strong
yes i hav hair not that long as urs ,but its a little long,it is breaking and becox of the dandruff it is getting spoiled.I do apply oil and do care for it ,but i dont knw why still i have the problem .The hair grows good but break in the middle.so its not long enough.i use head and shoulders as a shampoo but still there is problem. They do say that colouring and doing other sorts of things for the hair will cause the hair problem.i am not sure about that.
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
6 Nov 11
Hai friend...You can use coconut oil for that....And I heard that Dove shampoo is best for reducing dandruff and break....Your hair's nature will be dry...So you have to apply oil at least once in a week... I use Dove shampoo always...It's the mix of shampoo and conditioner... Thank you...
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@umabharti (3976)
• India
6 Nov 11
Dove - Dove shampoo plus contioner
Recently on purchase of some soap we got a free sample of Dove shampoo,still it is there ,i saw the cost of the sample Dove shampoo it shows up Three rupees too much cost.However as u say it works good then i will try that. I use coconut oil and apply daily on the scalp and hair .I wash hair twice a week.What else can i do ?
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
6 Nov 11
You should try Dove...That'll surely help you...You can Buy a small bottle of dove from market.It's just about fifty or sixty rupees....Wash hair with cold,Pure water on all days....After applying oil,You should not wash the hair with shampoo...Just massage with the hands if it is an holiday... The Use of soap will destroy the hair...Try this and enjoy the result.... All the best.....
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• Philippines
6 Nov 11
Hi Dassodils! I wish I could also have a long hair too but my face is not round so they say long hair does not look good on me. Anyway, you should always brush your hair to keep it moisturized but then too much oil can lead to dandruff. If you already have a dandruff better use the anti-dandruff shampoo and follow it up with a conditioner so that it will not dry. If you don't mind going to hair spas, treating yourself once every month is also a good way to keep your hair soft and shinny. Finally, if you want to give your hair some waves or body, part them into two sections and then sleep with a braid on. :)
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
7 Nov 11
Thanks for reply.... :-)
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
7 Nov 11
Hai girl_thinking...If you have long hair,It will bring you a special beauty....My face is not round...But as square...Hair gives you a special look..So don't care about others talk...Grow the hair...It will make you the center of attraction among big crowd...Thank you....
• Philippines
8 Nov 11
Wow, that is nice to hear dasosodils! I really want long but you know what I am here in the Philippines and it is super hot here. I'd just always tie my hair up if I have a long hair. Thank you for your suggestion though, it is so nice of you :)
@celticeagle (112984)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Nov 11
I have hair down to my butt. I make sure I use a deep conditioner. One thing that can be used is mayonnaise and a warm towel. Then I braid it during the day unless I am going out and fix it lose. The less processing(products and hair dryer usage) the better for your hair. It should be trimmed periodically and your hair dresser is the one to ask just how often.
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
8 Nov 11
Hai friend...May I know about Mayonnaise?????I didn't understand that....Will you please describe it to me?????? :-)
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@celticeagle (112984)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Nov 11
Mayonnaise is what people in US put on their sandwichs. It has lemon juice, egg yolks and vinegar in it. Hot oil treatments are good too!
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
11 Nov 11
Yaa..I will try dear friend.... Thanks....
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• Philippines
7 Nov 11
Trim you hair regularly to get rid of split ends ;) It impedes hair growth..Eat a nutritious diet too and your hair will boast its health. :)
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
7 Nov 11
Will you please suggest me the food that's help full to grow the hair????
• Philippines
9 Nov 11
I suggest fruits and veggies will help you grow healthy hair, and stuffs that contain a lot of protein like fish, eggs, beans, cottage cheese, yogurt, tofu; foods rich in iron like whole grain cereals, green leafy veggies, liver; foods that are rich in Vitamin B like meat and poultry; essentially fatty foods like soy, walnuts, canola oil..foods rich in Vitamin E like nuts, olive oil, avocados; sulfur containing foods. There are also foods that are detrimental to the hair like caffeine, sugar, fatty foods and carbonated beverages. Hope these help!
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
11 Nov 11
Yaaa...thanks.... :-)
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
7 Nov 11
isn't it hard for a long haired girl like that on the picture to ride the taxi or jeepney? or the wind may immediately blow the ends of hair and hit the face of the person sitting beside you?
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
7 Nov 11
Yaa...But most people like long hair for girls..Me too....Hair is very important to a girl... I always try to control my hair with out disturbing others.. Thank you....
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
7 Nov 11
absolutely right, very true, because even Eve as the first woman of earth is also a long hair Venus, Minerva, Andromeda, Tella, Raponsel, Barbie, Cinderella, Miss Universe, all of them, are all long hair hehehe
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
7 Nov 11
Yaaaa......thank you... :-)
@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
6 Nov 11
I had long hair when i was a teenager,i think it was just my way of protesting because everyone was telling me that i should get a haircut ( for a guy living in an ex comunist country it was difficult back then to have long hair ).And i kept it until i finished the highschool and i had to take the final exams because the school principal told me she will not allow me to take the exams...so in the end the bad society we live in won and i never left my hair to grow again. P.S: I think it`s bad if you want to change the colour of your hair (at least i know it`s bad if you are doing it too often )
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
6 Nov 11
thank you Iuliuxd...I love long hair for woman. And for men,I like hair that up to the shoulders...It is very sad to know about the other people.Why they are involving in others personal matters????I don't like that..Don't worry... You can grow the hair after school life...It gives a special look to boys...Are you in opinion that coloring is not good???Yaaa....I will not do so... Thank you.....
@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
7 Nov 11
It was a long time ago and i looked fine having a long hair.It doesn`t work too great once you are not a teenager anymore,there are still men who look nice having a long hair but it doesn`t work for everyone
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
7 Nov 11
I agree with you...Long hair will not be suit for all men... thank you..
• China
6 Nov 11
Wow,your hair is so long.My hair always grows to a certain length and it stops growing.You could use conditioner and have hot oil for hair .Try to keep your hair submissive and use better shampoo.From the photo,I believe your hair must be in good condition.You should put more attention to it.Hair is so important to a girl.
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
6 Nov 11
Friend...Now my hair is in good condition...But it Becomes very thin...Some of my friends told me that conditioner is not good for hair... :-(
@naseemkum (1804)
• India
7 Nov 11
Really all womens love to grow long hair my mom always want to concern about it. She always use too much oils and shampoos to make her hair long. But really i dont know better solution to get a long lengthy hairs. But to make sure that using good oils wil make hairs long.
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
7 Nov 11
Yaa... thank you friend..... :-)
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
6 Nov 11
My daughter also has a long hair almost reaching the floor now. I massage fresh coconut milk into her scalp and then let it stand for an hour before rinsing. I do this once a month like hot oil. Some people use mayonnaise,but mayonnaise is too expensive so,I prefer the fresh coconut milk.
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
6 Nov 11
Oh very nice to hear that...How your daughter cares hair????? I heard about coconut oil...Coconut milk????Yaa...any way...I will try...Can I use the things like shampoo or conditioner??????
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@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
6 Nov 11
She use conditioner daily. So,there is nothing wrong with using shampoo and conditioner
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
7 Nov 11
Yaaa...But when I use shampoo and conditioner,My hair becomes dry and the it will break at the middle... :-(
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
8 Nov 11
Hi Dassodils, Well, my mom was a hairdresser and so is a very close friend of mine. The problems you are having could be caused by many things. One thing could be some sort of health problem. It could be that your hair is damaged and just needs a good trim. I would not reccomend coloring it or putting any harsh chemicals in your hair until you restore it and it's healthy again. When I put a perm solution in my hair,I very badly damaged it and it stared falling out in clumps and got vey frizzy. I ued horse & mane shampoo and onditoner. It used to be only used for horses but humans discovered it is amazing on our hair and now can be found in with the shampoos in the regular stores.
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
8 Nov 11
Oh...Thank you Sid for such variety reply...I think this is the new shampoo in market...I didn't heard about it...Is it costly????Do you know that???I will try to collect the details of that shampoo...Thank you..
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
8 Nov 11
If you buy it in the regular store then it can be a bit pricey but you get a huge bottle and it is worth it. I am thinking that if you go through a place that sells products for live stock, you might get the same thing a whole lot cheaper. If you know someone that owns horses, ask them.
@khare_1005 (1311)
• India
8 Nov 11
long hairs are difficult to manage.even i had long hairs a few years back but then i had to spend a lot of time taking care of my hair.i=even if i have to comb my hair,it took almost 10-15 minutes.so now i have switched to medium hair. long hairs also have this hair fall commonly as they get tangled easily.what i suggest you is to give a hot oil message to your hair night before you are planning a head bath and then after shampoo apply conditioners too. choose on a brand that suits you.for treating dandruff you can use an antifungal solution along with your oil and massage with it.
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
8 Nov 11
I will use oil,Shampoo and conditioner for healthy hair...But I don't know about the good company of conditioner...Can you help me please???
• India
9 Nov 11
i have been using dove conditioners for almost 3 years and or me they are the best one.you can try out laurel too.
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
7 Nov 11
In order for your long hair, stay healthy, you have to maintain the hair moisture. Make sure the rinse shampoo, until completely clean, and use a conditioner appropriate for your hair type.
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
7 Nov 11
I will use conditioner and shampoo.... thank you....
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
7 Nov 11
I will try to use conditioner and shampoo.... thank you....
@joni1215 (394)
• United States
11 Nov 11
Biotin is a good supplement to take for your hair and nails. I hope you save your hair. It is very pretty. I have the same trouble with my hair thinning. But, mine is age. Good luck.
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
11 Nov 11
I am trying the different ways to protect my hair... Anyway thank you friend... I will try this..
@atleya (947)
• Indonesia
8 Nov 11
I have long hair. I like long hair. The protection to long hair is simple. For me, I wash my hair everyday with anti dandruff shampo, then add with conditioner for coloring hair (because I also colour my hair). That's all and fortunately that my hair is healthy, so I never have problem this far. Have a nice day and best wishes,
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
8 Nov 11
Atleya...I cut my hair once in a month to avoid the thin hair....The daily use of conditioner is not good for healthy hair..Isn't it???
@almond24 (1251)
• Hungary
7 Nov 11
Wow, your long hair must be beautiful! Mine is long too, though it's just at waist length and have become thinner last year so i started taking care of it religiously. I found that it helps if I massage my scalp with olive oil and leave it on for a couple hours before washing. I also put some olive oil on the ends at the same time to prevent from splitting. For coloring henna is the best and healthiest, as pure henna colors the hair red, I mix it with cocoa powder so it gives brown color with a reddish tint (originally its medium brown). Henna with indigo gives brown color. It makes my hair look a bit thicker. After washing hair, whether I use conditioner or not, I rinse it with water mixed with a little vinegar. It makes my hair shinier and easier to handle. Hope it helps, I see you already got many good ideas.
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
7 Nov 11
Yaa...some of my friends gave me tips to protect my hair as you did...I will try your suggestions....Thank you...
@salonga (27962)
• Philippines
7 Nov 11
Long Hair - Don't make it too long that you can keep it no more.
Well if you are having problems with your long hair such as having hair fall and dundruff and it is becoming thin this means it is time for you to trim your hair. It has become too long that you are no longer able to manage it well. Having it too long to reach your knee will really make your hair suffer. Hair can be long but it is not meant to reach that long. You should trim it lest you go bald. Other girls do have long hair but they can keep it healthy and glowing and thick because they trim it regularly. Do the same if you want to save your hair.
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
7 Nov 11
Yaa..I will try to accept your suggestion with my parent's permission...I think they will not allow me to do that...Hair gives attraction to me.... :-)
• United States
7 Nov 11
Hi! Yes, I like keeping my hair long although it is not as long as yours. The longest I kept it was around my waist and then it becomes too hard to manage in my opinion so I cut it :) I think knowing what kind of hair type you have is a good start. Is it like oily, super dry, sensitive, frizzy, damaged, etc. Then you should research and use products that works well with your hair. I think to protect your hair, try to limit the uses of extreme heat such as hair irons, straighteners, and blow dryers. But of course you can always use heat protectant products when you do use heat on your hair. Some day shampoo and conditioning hair every day may be damaging so there are dry shampoos out there where it's a basically a powder that you put on your hair. But I never tried it so I can't say much about it. Just wanted to bring ideas up haha. Anyways, I use 100% pure coconut oil on my hair daily for 30 minutes before i take my shower. I rub it in my scalp and all over my hair. This made my hair less dry and seems stronger. I believe in conditioning every day and leaving it on for at least 5 minutes when you're in the shower. I think coloring your hair is not a bad idea but there will be chemicals involved so it will cause some degree of damage. However I think as long as you condition and apply coconut oil to your hair afterwards, you should go for it! A healthy diet also play a part in keeping your hair strong and healthy. Staying hydrated and eating fish, nuts, fruits, and vegetables play a role in hair care. Good luck in your hair care!
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
7 Nov 11
My hair is normal...If I use shampoo ,it will be dry...And when I use oil,It will be oily....I am not using any kind of artificial things like hair irons...I am a college student.So I can't use oil daily..It will show my hair very thin.I use oil once in a week...and make a bath with shampoo.... What can I do more than this????
@humaira12 (149)
• Indonesia
7 Nov 11
hi there!!..my hair was short, but i once read an some articles incorrectly, when having a long hair, try using a comb to fray, so ur hair doesn't fall out. you know aloe vera plant? the sap is very good for hair. thank you
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
7 Nov 11
Do you meant aloe vera's oil????? I heard about that...But as a college student,I can't use oil daily... So how I will protect my hair???
• Philippines
6 Nov 11
I maintained a long hair but not as long as yours.Coloring your hair can damage your it except if you use natural hair dyes like Henna which can actually thicken and adds shine to your hair.I also suggest to trim your hair about an inch every month or two to get rid of split ends,and the thinnest parts of our hair.You should wash your hair everyday preferably with Head and Shoulders shampoo to get rid of dandruff and use a conditioner to avoid dryness of the scalp which can lead to dandruff.
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
7 Nov 11
Which brand is good for conditioner????Can you suggest me the best one???? Thank you... :-)
• Pakistan
6 Nov 11
That very nice that you have and maintain such long hair. Try using olive oil at night and deep into the roots. Also read this "www.linkodir.com/articles/herbal-remedy-for-hair-growth-36.htm". You ll find the complete history of hair and how it is all about.
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
6 Nov 11
Yaaa...thank you friend for your help...I will try your suggestions... Thank you....
@SHAMRACK (8350)
• India
6 Nov 11
Dear friend, Here in South India, having long hair was something special during those old days, but now days it is seen that mostly women have medium hair. I feel it would be part of an individual comfortableness and choice of freedom. I do like long hair that too if that hair is beautiful. May be if I am a female I would like to have long beautiful hair. To grown long hair there is an Ayurvedic oil which is name Healol it gives long and healthy hair, only things is it makes your head too cool that at time you may get cold or sneezing. I had used it several times, but to avoid cold I avoided it. But make sure it is Healol it is mostly available in Ayurvedic shops and mostly by Musa Ayurveda. Wish you all the best soon you will the hair that you wished to have...
@Dassodils (2013)
• India
6 Nov 11
Thank you friend....Is it really effective????? I will try to apply that on my hair...Thank you...