Here’s exactly how you should be rocking long relaxed hair this season

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your long relaxed hair!  

As much as we adore short relaxed looks and their infinite chicness, we can’t help but still fall head over heels for Rapunzel-worthy long relaxed hair! Wondering why? Well, you only need to turn to the likes of Naomi Campbell to realise long locks are always in style and bring with it a world of incredible styling choices.

Whether you’re dreaming of growing out your own relaxed hair or just fancy being inspired, read on to see the 7 Instagram stars who are giving us major mane envy.

7 stylish ways to rock long relaxed hair in 2018

close up shot of woman with sleek long relaxed hairstyle, wearing black and posing
Sleek hair never goes out of style! Credit:

1. Sleek + shiny long relaxed hair

Although curls and waves continue to be classic looks, there’s something completely mesmerising about poker-straight, glossy strands — and if you need any more convincing, let this Instagram babe wow you.

This polished, sultry style is exactly what you need to make your mane feel runway-worthy. So, are you ready to strut your stuff or what? Credit: @jazziejaet

Editor’s tip: Super-straight, long relaxed hair takes serious work to achieve. So, make sure you’ve got a heat and damage protecting primer spray, like the TRESemmé Biotin + Repair 7 Primer Spray, in your beauty arsenal.

close up shot of woman with long relaxed hair styled into a sleek half up half down hairstyle, wearing pink and posing in a hair studio
This pretty half-up, half-down ‘do has got your name on it! Credit:

2. Half-up, half-down ponytail

When you get bored of wearing your sleek strands down, you easily switch things up by trying out this gorgeous half-up, half-down pony hairstyle.

Not only will this ‘do allow you to channel major Jennifer Lopez vibes, but it will also allow you to show off your long relaxed hair in a practical way. Credit: @hairnowafrica

Next read: The stunning half-up, half-down hairstyles perfect for all occasions.

close up shot of woman with relaxed hair with loose curls at the end of it, wearing khaki top and red lipstick
Loose curls will help you beat straight hair boredom! Credit:

3. With loose curls

Okay, we admit it: wearing sleek strands 24-7 can get boring. The solution? To add some loose, playful curls into the mix, of course!

For the ultimate evening hairstyle, curl your mane with a wand before sweeping your loose strands over to the side for an extra glam feel. Ooh la la! Credit: @healthyhairjunkie

close up shot of woman with long relaxed wavy hair wearing a baker boy hat, white jumper and posing outside
Pair your Meghan Markle-worthy waves with a baker boy hat and you’ll slaying. Credit:

4. Try an on-trend accessory

Ready to elevate your mane game and get all the likes? Try pairing your waves or curls with an on-trend hair accessory (be it a baker boy hat or some bobby pins). Credit: @fay_olaxx

Next read: These hair accessories have been blowing up our Instagram feed.

close up shot of woman with long relaxed hair braided into a side ponytail, wearing white tie top and hoop earrings, posing in a house
Sade, is that you? Credit:

5. With a pretty plait

If you haven’t mastered the art of braiding yet, there’s no time like the present to learn — especially if you want to rock this Sade-approved braided pony with your long relaxed hair.

The best thing about it? Whether you’re heading to a fancy brunch or beating your PB in the gym, this long-lasting style has totally got your back. Credit: @charissechristine

Editor’s tip: Give your plait a glossy and frizz-free finish by using a few pumps of the Nexxus Oil Infinite Serum Oil on your strands before you weave it.

close up shot of woman with long relaxed hair styled into a low twisted bun, wearing a choker and low earrings
Do the twist! Credit:

6. With an upgraded bun hairstyle

There’s a lot to love about this surprisingly simple style — from its twists to its perfectly executed low bun, this look has #hairgoals (and your name!) written all over it. So, no more basic buns, okay? Credit: @omeucabeloafricano

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Long relaxed hair + fringe = a match made in heaven! Credit:

7. If you dare, get a fringe!

The quickest way for you to update your long relaxed hair? By getting bangs cut in, of course. Here this beauty has gone for beginner-friendly wispy ones, and we honestly can’t stop staring…

Not feeling these bangs? No worries! Here are 6 other bang styles you should consider coveting this season. Credit:  @dominique.baker


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