Split ends are the bane of our hairs' existence, no?
And goodness me, are they ever so common.
Split ends occur when the outer layer of the hair, called the cuticle, is damaged.
Here are some of the reasons split ends can form:
Split ends can make your hair look frizzy, dull, and unhealthy. They can also make it more difficult to style your hair. If you have split ends, it is important to take steps to prevent them from getting worse.
Here are some tips on how to prevent split ends:
Trim hair on the regular
The best way to prevent split ends is to get regular trims. This will remove the split ends before they have a chance to travel up the hair shaft.
Use heat protectant
For example - NAK Hair Thermal Shield. When you use heat styling tools, such as a blow dryer or straightener, always use a heat protectant spray. This will help to prevent the heat from damaging your hair.
Avoid chemical treatments.
If you can, avoid chemical treatments, such as hair dye and perming. These treatments can damage your hair and make it more prone to split ends. If you simply MUST use these methods, your best friend should be K18 Molecular Repair Hair Mask - designed for chemically treated hair.
When you brush your hair, be gentle. Brushing too hard can damage your hair and cause split ends. Tangle Teezer Wet brushes are designed to be gentle on your hair.
Befriend leave-in conditioners
A leave-in conditioner can help to protect your hair from damage and keep it hydrated. Hello Alfaparf Semi Di Lino Moisture Nutritive Leave-in Conditioner!
Use a silk pillowcase
Sleeping on a silk pillowcase can help to reduce friction and prevent hair breakage. Bondi Boost's Satin Pillowcase will do nicely!
Chlorine can damage your hair and make it more prone to split ends. If you must swim in chlorinated water, wear a swim cap to protect your hair. We actually have an entire article dedicated to how to protect your hair from chlorine or salt water when you're swimming.