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6 Things to Do With Long Hair

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 14, 2018 | Categories: Beauty

If you have long hair, then you have a lot choice for what you can do with your hair. You can wear it in many different, beautiful ways. With that in mind, here are several different things that you can do with long hair.

6 Things to Do With Long Hair

Ponytail

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One of the easiest things that you and with almost any kind of long hair is to put in a ponytail. This means using hair ties to keep it in place.

However, you can have ponytails of different lengths and styles. You might have a tight ponytail that is close to your head.

This style is usually best for work as it can look professional and will keep your hair out of the way all day long. You can also have a much looser ponytail. This is far more casual and relaxed. It does the run the risk of coming out, but if you carry a hairbrush in your bag, then you can simply put the ponytail back in, and everything will be fine.

Putting long hair into a ponytail is a great way to manage your hair, and it is incredibly easy and quick to do. This makes it an excellent choice if you are low on time, but still, want your hair to look great. You can accessorize your ponytail with different types and styles of hair ties.

These can be in different colors, have patterns or be made from different materials. You can get hair ties that suit your style and personality.

Plait or Braid

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Plaiting your hair is a relaxing and excellent way to take care of your hair and make it look great at the same time. You can braid your hair in a number of different and interesting ways. You can go with a standard plait that runs from the top of your hair all the way down to the bottom.

This is the most common and easiest way to plait your hair.  You can also do a french braid which looks entirely different to a standard plait.

There are so many different kinds of plait that listing them here is redundant.

They could have their own article dedicated to all the different styles and how to create them. If you are interested in a plait, then how to make them and all the different kinds are only a single Google Search away.

However, you might want to have a plait for the same reasons as a ponytail. Braids are great for both casual and professional looks. This is because they tidy the hair around the back of the head and keep it all in a single place.

This means that it looks neat and tidy, but, with some of the more complicated plaits, it can also look fantastic as well. Plaits take a little more time to create than a ponytail. However, the effect is worth it.

Pigtails

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Pigtails are similar to a ponytail and plait but deserve their own section. Regarding long hairstyles, these are probably the ones that suit adults the least and are best for children.

However, that isn’t to say that adults can never have pigtails, but you are far more likely to see children with pigtails than grown-ups.

Pigtails work in the same way that you would do a ponytail, but instead of bunching all of the hair together, you instead want to split them in half and make two different bunches.

This way the pigtails will fall to either side of the head. You can also do the same thing by plaiting each side of the pigtails to create a different effect.

Wavy or Curly

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Wavy and curly hair is similar. They can be created using the same methods, and both can look amazing. Curly hair is generally made through the use of curling irons, while wavy hair can be made in several different ways. Both of them look great and can serve the same purposes.

However, one might suit your style and personality than the other. Wavy and curly are similar because wavy is somewhere between curly and straight hair. They both have curls and flicks, but really curly hair is to do it to the extreme.

You can get wavy hair by using straightening irons or straighteners to crimp your hair. You can also put your hair into a plait when it is when and wait for it to dry. When you take out the plait, your hair will then be wavy as a result of how it has dried.

This means that if you have a shower or bath before bed and plait your hair, then when you wake up you will have lovely wavy hair for the rest of the day.

Both of these styles are great for plenty of occasions. They can be casual or professional depending on the how they are done, but either way, they look great.

Straight

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Straight hair is most gotten through using straighteners. You use these heated irons to cause the hair to go fully straight. If you have naturally curly or frizzy hair, then straighteners can make your hair lovely and straight.

Straight hair might look more professional than your natural hair, and this can make it great for job interviews or important meetings. It does take time to create straight hair, and it is best done with recently washed and dried hair. However, it doesn’t need to be.

When straightening your hair, you want to make sure that you do not press too long with the straighteners as you can cause damage to your hair. In fact, using both curling irons and straighteners can cause hair damage just by using them. This is because they can both dry your hair out.

This makes washing and conditioning more important. You should also make sure to brush your hair correctly as this will distribute your hair’s natural oils and keep your hair looking shiny at the same time.

Straight hair can look fantastic, especially with long hair as it can make it even longer.

Faux Bob

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Something you may not have thought of if you have long hair is a bob… a faux bob to be exact. You can have your long hair, but see what it would be like to have short hair, or just fool all your family and friends into thinking you cut your hair.

A faux bob is a fun way to experience short hair without cutting your long locks. You can have long hair and short hair, the best of both worlds.

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