July 15, 2011 7:16:00 PM
Ever wonder why men adore long hair on women?
I have pondered the notion for years and am stumped. Maybe it''s because the majority of our mothers at some stage modeled longer hairstyles, or perhaps it dates back to that little girl in kindergarten who was a first crush. I reckon everybody is different, but in the salon I so often hear, "He just loves my hair long."
Of course, there are those women who keep their hair long for religious reasons, and some just really like it that way themselves. To each, her own. The short of it, however, is quite simply that long hair is desirable to men, and many women still like to please their men. Nothing wrong with that, as long as their men are doing special things to please them in return.
Long hair is a sign of femininity, youth and glamour. For those who choose to keep it long for whatever reason, here are a few tips: Keep it trimmed at least every six weeks. Shampoo with moisturizing shampoo followed by a conditioner with shea butter, olive oil or macadamia nut oil for luster, shine and vibrancy.
Detangle wet hair with a large-toothed comb (I love the new ones I just found that have olive oil in them) to prevent tearing the hair or causing split ends.
Once per week or more, indulge in a hair mask left on the hair for 30 minutes to add strength and elasticity, which ultimately maintains the health from the inside out. One of my favorites is Frederic Fekkai''s Shea Butter mask. Oh, and add almonds to your diet for a lustrous, shiny head of hair.
Finally, and it may sound like a minor point, please avoid ponytail holders with elastic that can rip the hair. Those elastic nightmares make a hair dresser crazy when he or she is committed to helping women keep their hair healthy and beautiful. I love ponytails, but there are other ways to achieve them!
So, ladies, whether it''s you who longs for the lengthy locks or your most significant male other ... long hair can be yours, and beautifully.
Former Columbus resident David Creel owns Beautiful With David salon in Jackson and has 20 years experience in the beauty industry. Contact him at [email protected]