If you don’t get a regular trim, you’ve probably faced split ends at some point. You might avoid a haircut if you are trying to grow out your hair, but those pesky split ends might make your hairstyle look dull and frayed. While, you can’t get rid of split ends without cutting them off, there are some ways you can make them less noticeable.
To completely get rid of split ends, you have to get a haircut. Don’t try to cut them off at home because using the wrong scissors can make them even worse and lead to more split ends.
One of the main causes of split ends is heat damage. Avoid hot water in the shower, especially when rinsing your hair. Cool water is best for your hair to keep it healthy and shiny. Limit the amount of styling you do to your hair weekly. It doesn’t mean you have to forgo your hair straightener or curler, just don’t use them every day. Also, use a heat protectant spray or cream before you use any hot tools to help protect your hair from split ends.
Keep the moisture coming to avoid split ends. Use a hair mask every few weeks to see a vast improvement in your hair. You can look online for DIY masks with ingredients from your kitchen or buy one at your local beauty supply store. They are a fabulous way to lock in moisture.
Make sure you are shampooing and conditioning correctly. You really only need shampoo in the roots of your hair and conditioner on the ends. Let the conditioner sit for a few minutes to really get the moisture in your hair.
Use a wide-tooth comb to brush through your hair after a shower. Stay away from other types of brushes while your hair is wet or damp because it can lead to breakage much faster.
Take notice of what ponytail holders, headbands, hair ties and other fashionable hair accessories you use. Using tight products in your hair can lead to breakage and more split ends. If your hair will stay up with a lighter and softer ponytail holder, use that.
Lastly, they now sell products specifically for those growing out their hair or dealing with split ends.
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