9 Tips to Have Split Ends-Free Hair
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Published by TOP4 Team
You may think that having split ends is normal as your hair grows, but you can certainly prevent it. Here’s how.
Apply leave-in conditioner.
Oils or plant butters make excellent leave-in conditioners. Best oils to use are coconut, almond, olive and jojoba oil, and best butters that work are shea, kokum, and aloe butter. Take a little amount (not more than a pea size) of your chosen oil or butter and rub it between your palms and apply to damp or dry hair, focusing on the ends and leave-in.
Carefully apply shampoo.
Too much shampoo can strip away healthy oils, leaving your hair vulnerable to damage. Wash your hair three times a week (or less if you have thick curls or afro-textured hair.) Wash only your scalp and the hair nearest to it. The rest of your hair will receive enough washing from the shampoo that runs down on its own.
Avoid rinsing your hair with hot water, as it strips away protective oils. And if your hair splits rapidly, try a milder shampoo. Avoid shampoos containing sulphate or paraben.
Don’t rely on hair products.
Hair dyes and bleach are particularly damaging, but any product has the chance to wear out your hair. Use them only when necessary so your hair will stay healthy for much longer.
Eat a balanced diet.
Get all the necessary nutrients to ensure that your body will produce healthy and strong hair.
Gently dry your hair.
Vigorously rubbing your hair dry with a towel creates tangles and twists in many unnatural directions, causing breakage and split ends. Use a soft cotton towel, which absorbs a great amount of water, so your hair will dry faster. You can also wrap your hair in the soft cotton towel and leave it on for 5-10 minutes, and let your hair dry naturally.
Protect your hair from environmental factors.
Long term exposure to hot sun may damage your hair, leaving it dry and brittle, and more prone to breakage and split ends. Likewise, cold winds can be quite harsh on your hair. Wear a scarf, hat or cap to lock your hair’s moisture.
Regularly trim your hair.
No matter how well you look after your hair, you can’t prevent split ends entirely. Have a trim every 8 to 12 weeks. If you happen to see a random split end, take a pair of sharp scissors and cut it. Don’t leave the split end uncut, as it could potentially get worse and travel all the way up to the root.
Reduce the use of heat appliances.
When you blow dry or apply heat on your hair, it reduces your hair’s natural moisture, leaving it dry, rough and brittle. Constant use can cause physical hair trauma resulting to damaged hair and split ends.
Use a wide-tooth comb.
The best way to detangle your hair after shower is by using a wide-tooth comb.
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