Does your hair look brittle, frizzy and unmanageable? The culprit could be split ends, a common hair affliction that leads to fly-aways, stringiness and an unpolished look that no gal wants. What causes split ends? And how can you prevent them?
First of all, you really can't put the kibosh on split ends and breakage entirely. If you've ever picked up a blowdryer, a curling iron or even a fine-toothed comb, you're causing at least a little damage to your locks – and that's OK. Your hair is made to take a beating, and a few split ends aren't the end of the world. But if you subject your tresses to daily heat styling and rarely go in for a trim, you're really just asking for a hair disaster.
To prevent split ends, use moisturizing hair products in the shower and go au naturel every once in a while. We know you may not love your natural locks, but giving your hair a break from the blowdryer, even just a few times a month, can do wonders toward preventing damage.
Another important trick for keeping your hair healthy? Get regular trims. Even if you're trying to grow your hair long, snipping of the dead ends every couple of months will keep it looking shiny and polished – and won’t hurt your growing efforts.