Split ends is a problem, isn’t it? Even if you get your hair trimmed, after a short period you start noticing that the period of neat and healthy looking hair has come to an end. Unfortunately, split ends are inevitable, especially if you are brushing, coloring, straightening, etc. your hair.
Of course, the easiest way to repair split ends is to visit your hairdresser and snip the hair off. Nevertheless, there are some tricks that can help you prevent split ends from occurring soon after cuts. Proper hair shampooing, drying, and moisturizing can close split ends up, which is why your hair will look much healthier.
To start with, it’s significant to indicate what causes split ends. So, what causes split ends?
- Brushing. If you brush your hair moderately when needed, it’s OK. But, if, however, you do that too often, you mess up
epidermis. NOTE: avoid combing of the hair when wet because tugging on the strands can lead to breakage.
- Coloring. Often hair coloring causes hair dryness, which leads to split ends, breakage, disheveling hair, and other problems. Avoid frequent bleaching especially.
- Straighteners, blow dryers, curling tongs, etc. If you want to keep your hair split-ends-free, you should use the tools above as rare as possible.
- Hair’s drying with a towel. When trying to prevent split ends or make them less visible, DO NOT rub wet hair with a towel. The best you can do is to drain the hair gently with a
towel and then let them dry naturally (without blow dryer).
- Nutrition. If you are living in an unhealthy way, smoking, eating fast food, your hair reflects that. Thus, you should supply your body with proper nutrients. Specialists recommend consuming olive oil or fish oil to because low-fat diet can make hair dull.
- Nature. Of course, not only chemicals and the things you do with your hair induce split ends and other issues. UV rays, wind, dry air and similar factors also affect hair condition; that’s why split ends are inevitable.
As we have already mentioned, there is no remedy to close split ends up totally. Therefore, it’s vital to visit hairdresser regularly and get your hair trimmed. It does not mean that instead of long hair you must wear short. No. You just need to remove split ends to make your hair look neat. Of course, if you haven’t been trimming your hair for ages, for the first time you need to cut a little bit more, but if you are going to do that regularly, you just need to cut less than one inch.
- To prevent split ends from appearing, you have to start treating your hair properly. For example, you should use a little shampoo to save healthy oils, which protect your hair from damage. By saying ‘little shampoo,’ we mean that you should not wash your hair every day. It’s enough to wash your hair with a shampoo tree times a week. Besides, another important thing to remember is NOT to wash all hair. Shampooing your scalp is sufficient.
Also, do not rinse dry hair with a towel. Instead of doing so, squeeze hair with a towel and let the excess water sop into a towel. That’s it. If you can’t let your hair get dry naturally, you can use a blow dryer, but do not use it on a maximum setting because hot air causes hair dryness that leads to split ends.
- Select a brush or comb that fits your hair type and make sure that you brush your hair only when needed. For most of the people, especially those who can boast having thick hair should use a wide toothed wooden comb or a brush made of natural bristle.
Avoid sleeping with the hair loose. Instead of that, braid your hair to prevent breakage caused by fiction to a pillowcase.
- DO NOT straighten or curling your hair often. Heat makes hairs prone to split ends by damaging proteins residing deep in the hair. It is advisable to use hot tools like a blow dryer, curling irons, straightening irons, steam, and other hot hair styling tools unless you necessarily need them. If, nevertheless, you decide to use a hot tool, set it not more than 356ºF (180ºC) and always use a protective cream, lotion or spray.
Don’t forget to control what you eat. Fatty acids are vital for the look of your hair, so if you seek to have split-ends-free hair, consume olive or fish oil regularly. Vitamin E is also very important, so try eating nuts, green vegetables, seeds, avocado, and so on.
- Last, but not least, use some remedies that help prevent split ends and make the existing damage look less visible. You can found hundreds of masks, conditioners, and other products for damaged hair treatment at the stores. However, we would like to encourage you to use natural remedies because most frequently they appear to be more efficient. Down below we will provide three recipes how to prepare the best split end treatments.
1. COCONUT OIL
Probably you have already heard about this magical oil that exhibits various useful traits regarding health and beauty. In this particular case, coconut oil may work as a hair mask for which you just need to shampoo your hair, take a handful of coconut oil and apply it to your hair starting from the roots. Then, wrap your hair in a towel, shower cap or plastic bag and wait for at least 30min. Finally, shampoo your hair twice. NOTE: don’t do this procedure often. It’s enough to repeat it twice a month.
2. HONEY AND OLIVE OIL
For this natural mask, take 3tbs of olive oil and mix them with 2tbs raw honey. Shampoo your hair first and then apply this natural remedy to your hair. Leave it to sit for 30min. Once your hair gets dry, you will see that split ends are less visible, how shiny the hair became, and how fresh the scalp feels.
3. AVOCADO MASK
Take an avocado, two spoons of olive oil and egg. Avocad
o should be well ripped so that you could crush it up and mix with an egg. The mask will be quite thick, but still applicable to the hair. Thus, shampoo your hair first, apply this mask from roots to ends and leave for 30min. Rinse with warm water and let the hair get dry naturally.