Many of us have to deal with split ends. Split ends are when the hair breaks apart, generally near the ends of your hair. If you haven’t gotten a haircut in a while, you might see some split ends start to appear. Your hair may also become dry and damaged. There is no way to truly get rid of split ends except getting a trim and cutting them off. However, there are some ways you can reduce or prevent split ends from happening in the first place.
- Skip a wash or two. If you wash your hair every day, you might be damaging it. Especially if you dry your hair or use a hot styling tool after you wash every day. Give your hair a break. Wash your hair every few days and skip the heat to save your ends. Be sure to use a conditioner on your ends every time you wash your hair as well.
- If your ends are looking a little dry, try a deep conditioning treatment. If you love using natural products, try coconut oil. Work a small scoop of coconut oil on your ends and let sit for around 30 minutes. Then rinse and shampoo. Honey or olive oil can also help add moisture back into your hair.
- Use the right brush. When your hair is wet, use a wide-toothed comb to detangle your locks. When your hair is dry, use a paddle brush that is designed for your natural hair type. You may need a different brush depending on your hair’s texture and whether it is thin or thick. Try our Anti-breakage Detangling Comb, which is very helpful on wet hair!
- Don’t rub your wet hair after a shower. Simply squeeze the extra water out and be very gentle. Rubbing your hair can lead to split ends.
- Use a leave-in conditioner on your ends. This can add a little more moisture and keep your split ends from becoming more damaged and noticeable.
- Whenever you do style your hair, use a heat-protecting spray. This can help reduce the damage that hot styling tools have on your hair. Also, make sure you are not using them at the highest heat setting unless your hair is very thick and coarse.
- Get regular trims. If your split ends are beyond repair, you will need to cut them off. Schedule regular trims to prevent them from happening in the first place. Ask your hairstylist which products will keep your hair from becoming damaged as well.
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