Our 4 Favourite Hairstyles For Long Hair
Nothing beats an easy hairstyle, one that looks effortless and stylish but doesn’t have you fussing in the mirror for hours before you can leave the house. But it can be challenging to know how to style long hair. When most hairstyles for long hair inevitably take a little longer, it can be all too easy to fall into a rut and opt for a boring ponytail or messy bun. But with the right hair care and a few simple steps, you too can have sleek, chic hair that looks amazing and is easy to style.
How to prep hair for long hairstyles
When it comes to hairstyling, it’s all in the hair prep. Nourished, healthy hair will always look best, and that starts with using the right hair products. Our range of replenishing and nourishing hair care will keep your locks feeling their best. We use plant-based formulas and we avoid nasty chemicals and toxins. The Normal Balance Shampoo and Conditioner is great for everyday use and is designed to leave you with soft, manageable hair, perfect for pulling into your favourite style. If you want more reasons to switch to natural-based hair care now, read our full blog post on why you should choose hair care made with natural ingredients.
Keep in mind that taking care of your hair doesn’t stop with your hair care products. Keeping hair tied up all day long and using heat styling tools can cause your hair to become dry and brittle, causing breakages. Take extra care with long hair by letting it loose regularly, and avoid damaging your hair by using heat-free styling methods.
4 Easy Hairstyles For Long Hair
We've pulled together 4 of our favourite hairstyles for long hair and included some simple tips to make it easy for you to follow along at home. With so many styling possibilities to choose from, why not try something new?
#1 Natural waves
This is an easy hairstyle for all the babes with long, luscious locks. Natural beach waves are the perfect undone hairstyle and can work for curly and straight hair! You can achieve this look using a heat styling tool, curling individual strands of hair to add texture and volume. Or if you are looking for a heatless method, why not try the sock trick for natural waves with no heat styling. Simply separate damp hair into four sections, clip a sock to each section and in a criss-cross movement, wrap the hair around each sock. Secure each sock with a clip, top and bottom. Leave them to work their magic either overnight or until your hair dries and be left with a natural wave that looks effortless and chic.
#2 High ponytail
One of the signature looks of the nineties, a high ponytail remains a classic must-have hairstyle for long hair. For maximum impact with minimal styling, simply scrape your hair back off your face and secure it with a hair tie high or a scrunchie. To get the sleek high pony look, you’ll want to secure your hair at the crown of your head, pulling any loose hairs up as you go. Use the OC Naturals Hard Gel to secure any flyaways and give your pony a long-lasting hold. The plant-based formula works to prevent hair breakage and damage whilst giving you maximum control over your hair styling.
#3 A sleek centre part
Give your hair a sophisticated upgrade with a simple yet sleek, centre part. The OC Naturals Hard Gel comes in handy here once again to control those pesky flyaways and keep your part in place. Simply part your hair down the centre of your head, brush each side and tuck your hair behind your ears. A heat styling straightener could come in handy here to achieve a flawless, glossy finish.
#4 Slick bun
For a super simple look that goes a long way, try a slick bun. This look can be styled up high on your head or low, closer to the hairline. Fix your hair in a high or low ponytail and wrap the hair around itself, fixing it with a hair tie or hair pins. Once again, reach for the OC Naturals Hard Gel to complete this effortless look. The plant-based formula will help to keep your hair looking and feeling healthy whilst working to keep your style in place.
Try a simple hairstyle for long hair today
Feeling inspired? Whichever hairstyle you choose, you’ll want to make sure you have the right products to achieve the perfect finish. Browse the OC Naturals’ website for our full range of natural hair products to keep your hair looking fabulous and healthy. Find your nearest OC Naturals stockist today!