Ultra long hair is all the rage these days, and when it comes to long locks, the longer the better. You can curl it, straighten it, pull it into every sort of bun or braid it around your head, milkmaid style. No matter your hair type - fine, thick or thin - here are a few long hair essentials that you’ll need regardless of how you style it.

IONIC HAIR DRYER: An ionic hair dryer generates negative ions that help water droplets to break up and absorb into the hair more easily, thus drying hair faster than regular dryers. This model in particular also works to reduce static, creating more shine and less frizz. Hot tools Ionic Anti-Static 1875 Watt Salon Dryer, Ulta

CERAMIC HAIR STRAIGHTENER: The solid ceramic plates of this straightening iron heat hair from the inside, which helps to reduce frizz and static and give the hair more shine. You may have noticed that there’s no curling iron on this list, and that’s because this tool isn’t just for straightening. Because of the curved edges of the plates, you can flip hair out or under, or even create soft waves and ringlets. Chi Original 1” Ceramic Hairstyling Iron, Classy Chassis Beauty Supply

HAIR TIES: They come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors, but unlike common hair elastics that leave creases in your hair, twistband™ ties are soft and stretchy, but still hold hair securely. That means no more cutting off the circulation in your wrists when you’re not wearing it in your hair. twistband™ signature lace collection, Birchbox

LEAVE-IN GLOSS TREATMENT: This leave-in gloss treatment can be used on both wet and dry hair. It helps protect from heat, smooth out frizz and leave hair ultra shiny. And the best part is, a few drops go a really long way. Smooth it onto dry hair after straightening or curling for incomparable, natural-looking shine. Farouk Biosilk Silk Therapy, Classy Chassis Beauty Supply

SHOWER CAP: It’s not at all necessary to wash your hair everyday. In fact, it’s better for your hair if you don’t. Washing hair daily strips it of natural oils and can dry it out and make it more susceptible to damage. Besides, who doesn’t like to shave an hour off their getting ready time? Pop on a shower cap and invest in dry shampoo for in between washing days. Drybar The Morning After Shower Cap, Sephora

DEEP CONDITIONING MASK: Since long hair tends to snap, break and dry out easily, you should deeply condition it regularly (say, once a week). And if it’s colored, you want to keep it from fading. Apply this mask in a thick layer after shampooing and comb it through with a wide-toothed comb. Allow it to sit for at least five minutes then rinse. Phyto Phytocitrus Color Protect Radiance Mask, Sephora

WIDE TOOTHED DETANGLING COMB: Avoid using combs with fine, closely set teeth. Hair has a lot of elasticity, especially when wet, and fine-toothed combs will only stretch and break it. Instead, opt for a comb with wider teeth that’s specific for detangling. Comb through wet hair gently, starting at the ends, not the roots, and always dry it gently with a towel. Mebco Pro Detangler Comb, Got Beauty

AERATED ROUND BRUSH: Round brushes may take some practice and coordination, but nothing compares to the volume they provide. An aerated round brush has a metal core with small holes that let air pass through and heat the brush enough to provide both volume and curl. Spornette Aerated Touche 116, Got Beauty