The Best Hairstyles & Hair Care Tips for Long Hair in 2020
Having long healthy hair has been coveted by many Filipina women who desire flexibility in hair styling. This is why it’s no surprise that with the yearly rounds of hairstyle trends, long hair dominates the charts. From beach waves to voluminous curls, sky’s the limit to the looks you can create with long hair. So, if you’re planning on growing a long, luscious mane or just want a style change, we’ve found some trendy, chic and easy to style long hairstyles to try in 2020.
But before we show you this year’s long hair trends, here are some crucial hair rules that you need to follow so you’re not left with unruly, frizzy hair in the long run. We’ve also recommended some products like Pantene that allow you to have a low maintenance hair care routine by choosing the right product for the right hairstyle.
So, if you're after longer hair — or you just want to figure out how some women manage to keep their hair looking healthy with the length up to their waist — learn some of their hair care ways here.
Rules to Live by When Taking Care of Long Hair
Wash Your Hair the Right Way
A healthy, beautiful, long mane starts in the shower. It's important to identify what your hair and scalp type is, so you can choose the shampoo that can effectively keep it in tiptop shape. With that in mind, choosing the right products for your hair care routine is going to be just as effective when they are used as intended.
For starters, when you’re cornered with scalp related issues, you might wanna look into the Pantene Micellar Series. Dealing with damaged hair? Bring back life to your strands with the Pantene Total Damage Care Shampoo and Total Damage Care Miracle Conditioner duo. If hair fall is proving to be an issue, you can check out the Pantene Hair Fall Control Shampoo and Hair Fall Control Miracle Conditioner.
To properly clean your hair, you should know that shampooing the scalp is the right way to do it. Most of the oil, dirt, and product buildup happens on the scalp that’s why massaging it gently with shampoo helps get rid of all the impurities. After rinsing off the shampoo, squeeze excess water out of your hair and prep it for the conditioner. Only apply conditioner to the midsection of your strands to the ends to restore moisture to your strands. Maintaining the right hair care routine is key to a healthier mane.
Brush Your Hair the Right Way
Did you know that brushing your hair properly is likewise essential in maintaining your healthy locks? This goes without saying but brushing your hair when wet is a big no-no. Hair is at its weakest state when wet, and when brushed, it can lead to some major breakage. Instead, you can air dry your hair or towel dry it with a microfiber towel.
Once dry, use a boar bristle brush to smoothen the hair shaft, with minimum breakage. With boar bristle brushes, there’s less friction so there’s less chances of knots happening, leaving the hair smooth and silky without pulling out hair strands.
Use a Hair Treatment Regularly
There’s no need for fancy salon treatments when you’re on a tight budget or when you just have to stay at home. From DIY solutions to easy-to-use treatments, there are so many at-home hair treatments that you can choose from. Weekly hair treatments also provide constant nourishment to your hair strands, preventing it from drying, and getting rid of possible causes of dandruff, and dry flaky scalp.
We recommend treating your long locks to an intense weekly conditioning treatment at home with the Pantene Collagen Miracle Treatment Shots. This treatment replenishes lost nutrients to your hair’s core with real Collagen, Miracle Serum, and Pro-Vitamin Blends through it's smart-targeting technology. It is designed to bring back moisture to parched hair, giving you 72-hour of smoothness when used regularly. This ensures that your mane is kept shiny, healthy, deeply moisturized, and free from possible breakage.
Always Use A Heat Protectant Before Styling
Long hair looks extra stunning when blow dried or styled with heat. That being said, consistent use of heat styling tools on your long mane might cause damage and breakage. To avoid drying your hair out every time you style it with heat, use a heat protectant. Heat protectants act as a barrier between heat styling tools and your hair, reducing the damage to your hair before styling.
Protect your hair from the harsh effects of heat styling tools by using the Pantene Miracles Dual Chamber Oil Serum. Formulated with the combination of Aqua Serum (with 10x more Pro-Vitamin B5 vs other Pantene treatments) and Jewel Oil, this leave-on treatment wraps each hair fiber to lock in moisture and adds shine for cashmere smooth hair that lasts all day long. Not only does it get rid of frizz, but it also smooths out the hair cuticle, making your mane look smooth and feel soft.
Types of Hairstyles
Back in the 70s, flippy and wispy long layers of fringe were a big thing. And they’re making a comeback this year. Not quite side-swept but definitely not blunt, these bangs look great with long, and bob-length hair. As fashion from the past eras continue to influence recent clothing trends, we’re witnessing a blast from the past with hairstyles too.
It might look cute when messy but don’t be fooled. The 70s bangs aren’t for anyone who’s unwillingly committed in maintaining the cut. Those with straight hair and medium to thick textures are the best for this type of fringe. In order to maintain the perfect length for these bangs, you have to trim them every 1 to 2 weeks.
To maintain the look, use Pantene’s Micellar Detox & Purify Shampoo with a silicone-free and paraben-free formula. Bangs generally show oil buildup quicker compared with the rest of your mane. This shampoo rinses your hair in just seconds from root to tip with its gentle micellar technology combined with Pantene’s nourishing blend of Pro-Vitamins and rich antioxidants. It gently cleanses your mane by removing dirt, product build-up, and impurities with zero unwanted residue. Your hair will feel light as a feather and beautifully nourished, with every wash.
For best results, finish every wash with Pantene Micellar Detox & Purify Conditioner.
Braids are the style for all hair lengths but looks exceptionally better to those with long hair — and it never goes out of style. Whether you have straight, wavy, or coiled hair, a textured braid is an instant look where you can show off your long mane. Perfect for the hot and humid Philippine weather, braids keep your hair off your nape for a much-needed presko feeling that’s guaranteed to make heads turn when you walk in.
Sleek Blunt Haircuts
Blunt-cuts don’t have boundaries to those with short hair. A fresh and sleek blunt cut for a lengthy mane adds thickness and dimension giving the illusion of a full-bodied, thick hair. When styled with waves and highlights, it adds more dimension and frames the face.
Long hair tends to get frizzy throughout the day when exposed to different conditions. To keep your hair smooth and away from frizz use the Pantene Total Damage Care Shampoo that has a unique Pro-V formula, which penetrates deep into the core to restore proteins to the hair that has lost its nutrients. This shampoo helps get rid and repairs your hair from the 10 visible signs of damage: dry hair, breakage, split ends, tangles, dullness, brittle strands, rough texture, frizz, and unmanageable hair.
Pair it up with the Pantene Keratin Straight Miracle Conditioner that contains a unique blend of Pro-Vitamin B5 and keratin strengtheners that nourish your hair, keeping it silky smooth and smelling good all day. This keratin conditioner reduces frizz, so your locks look sleek and straight, like you had a Brazilian blowout treatment. But, unlike damaging chemicals in salon treatments, this keratin conditioner nourishes your hair.
If you have a long mane with minimum to no flyaways, this hairstyle is perfect for you. Show off your long and luscious locks with this edgy yet mesmerizing bubble ponytail that’s perfect for when you want to look like you came straight out of a fairytale.
Before you proceed with tying knots on your hair, it’s important to prep your strands. Add an extra boost of volume by using a volumizing shampoo, for a much more defined set of bubbles.
Next, you’ll want to keep your strands as smooth as possible to avoid baby hairs popping out of nowhere. To tame your hair, use the Pantene Collagen Miracle Hair Treatment Shots. It has Pro-Vitamin Blends and Collagen, keeping the hair hydrated. It instantly melts on the hair, replenishing lost nutrients. It also adds more smoothness to the hair in just under 15 minutes. So, pamper yourself with salon-quality treatment at home by using the Collagen Treatment Shots.
Popularized by Margot Robbie this 2020, braided tendrils are one of the unique 90s hairstyles waving back at us. This face-framing trend of layered hair has since resurfaced during the rise of K-pop girl crush groups and is only getting fiercer with every Gen Z joining the bandwagon. You might want to rock this style whenever you feel like embodying your fave Spice Girl member, or when you want to look glam and cute for an Insta Story.
The not-so-secret product to use to achieve this edgy but cute hairstyle is a texturizing spray. Just spritz through your mid-lengths and work the product through your hair. Whether you have straight, or wavy hair you can pull off braided tendrils.
Having longer hair comes with greater responsibility in maintaining its health. A proper hair care routine is vital before you can rock any of these hairstyles. But taking the time to keep your strands healthy will always be worth the effort. Don’t forget to use the recommended Pantene products to keep your hair in its best condition and let your newly styled mane do all the talking.