While the song up there has very little to do with hair, we assume the “X” in Rapunxel stands for X-ing out lobs and cropped dos on your list of hairstyles to try in favor of long mermaid locks for this summer.
“It exudes a lot of sexiness,” said Cesar Ramirez, Ciara’s hair stylist who told Style.com that the bodacious siren’s locks measure up to 38 inches.
Girls at Dior’s Fall 2015 show sported waist-grazing locks pulled back in an easy side pony.
However, as much as we love to go with the whole “long hair, don’t care” mantra, proper care for Rapunzel-esque tresses are a definite must. Here we round up a few tips to make sure your strands don’t break in the blistering heat. Let’s begin.
TIP #1: HANDLE WITH CARE
The ends of long strands are the most damaged part so it's best that you snip off less than half an inch every other month to make sure your hair stays healthy from root to tip. Also, you wouldn’t want to skip out on the shampoo and conditioner. Contrary to popular belief, it’s still best to wash your hair every day.
TIP #2: SLEEP ON SILK
Silk and satin pillow cases create less friction thus reducing hair breakage when you sleep. Now, if you don’t feel like spending money on new sheets, one great alternative would be wrapping your hair in a silk scarf or braiding it so that it won’t scatter so much while you try to get in some z’s.
TIP #3: BRUSH RIGHT
If you find yourself with knotted locks in the morning, don’t just pull out a brush from the drawer and start untangling. Gently mist them first before brushing and make sure you start from the bottom and work your way up. You also wouldn’t want to brush while your hair is still wet as your hair is extra extra EXTRA fragile during this time. Use a wide-tooth comb to untangle it when it’s a little damp. Goody makes a good one here.
TIP #4: GET CRAFTY
Don’t let your hair eat up a good outfit. Pull it back in a low pony or play around with braids. You’ll definitely turn heads with your fabulous mermaid locks.
Photos from Dior