No one likes split ends. They make your hair look dry & frizzled and normally result in you having to cut your hair. Split ends occur when the protective outer layer of your hair cuticle wears away because of external stressors, such as heat (flat irons, blowdryers) and chemical products (perms, colors). Fortunately, you can take a few steps to repair split ends and save those extra layers of length. Read below to learn how to repair split ends.
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Deep conditioning your hair provides nutrients, hydration, and support to your strands that can help repair split ends. Deep conditioners
that are fortified with nourishing oils, strengthening proteins, and vitamins can help give your strands the boost needed to resist breakage and aid in a healthier appearance. To get optimal results, after you apply conditioner, slowly run a wide-tooth comb through your hair. This prevents the snaps and breakage that can incur when you try to brush your hair when its dry. Hair oils
, especially coconut, rosehip, and argan oils, nourish the hair and enhance the shine and luster of the hair while at the same time protect against dryness and breakage. A combination of regular conditioning and the application of a lightweight oil can do wonders for repairing split ends.
Limit chemical services
While avoiding all chemical treatments like coloring and perms may seem impossible, reducing the frequency can go a long way in helping you repair split ends. Try not to layer on multiple chemical treatments (i.e. bleaching and chemically straightening at the same time) and avoid washing your hair for at least 48 hours afterward since that is when your hair is most porous and likely to break and split.
Protect your ends from environmental damage
A more creative solution to avoid and repair split ends involves accessories! Use hats, scarves, braids and buns to protect your ends if they look weak. By covering your ends, you are allowing your hair to rest and gain strength without the stresses of sun, wind, or harsh weather. Feel free to get creative - who says repairing split ends shouldn't be a little fun?