You’re most likely more familiar with split ends like most other women. However, most people are interested in the cause of split ends and how to prevent its incidence. Well, if you’ve been battling with split ends, below are some of the things you need to know about split ends and how to keep your hair health and free from them.
WHAT CAUSES SPLIT ENDS?
Getting right into it, split ends are the general symptom indicating that you are not paying proper attention to your hair. This may be as a result of lack of proper and enough nutrient which makes the hair brittle and dry. Asides this, there are a few other causes of split ends which include but are not limited to:
- Continued use of hot styling tools and regular blow drying of the hair
- The use of chemical treatments such as bleaching, perms and dyes
- Improper hair brushing techniques and improper hair detangling techniques
- Lack of care when towel drying the hair
- Use of unsuitable hair products rich in hair drying agents
- Lack of regular hair trims
HOW TO GET RID OF SPLIT ENDS
Having stated some of the major causes of split ends, there is the need for you to also learn about the proper ways to get rid of this hair condition. In most cases, the most recommended way to get rid of split ends is the hard way and this involves cutting of the hair. While we understand that you do not want to part with any inch of your hair, trimming of the hair will ensure that your hair is uniform and also protects it from continuous breakage. Failure to trim your hair at the early signs of split ends may lead to higher breakage rate along the hair shaft thus causing it to appear frizzy, dry and unmanageable. When planning on trimming your hair, it is recommended that you perform small trims every 6 to 8 weeks to help keep your hair uniform, healthy, strong and free of split ends.
HOW TO PREVENT SPLIT ENDS?
Preventing against split ends will save you a lot of time and efforts. The best way to ensure that your hair is properly protected from split ends is to ensure that you are well nourished and your hair is also nourished and moisturized. While it may be unlikely for you to totally avoid split ends, below are some recommended steps to take in order to help you better manage your hair.
- Ensure that your hair is properly nourished and moisturized. This is however dependent on what you eat and the type of hair products applied to your hair.
- Always make use of heat protectant before using hot styling tools to prevent breakage of the hair strands
- Make use of sulfate an alcohol free hair products as these may be harsh on your hair and cause it to break.
- Avoid rushing when detangling your hair and also ensure that you adopt the bottom-up brushing technique
- Make use of deep conditioning mask to keep the hair moisturized
- Ensure that you get regular short trims to keep the hair free from split ends.
Learn more from Dr. William Yates MD on how to manage your hair and products to use to restore you hair to its glory days.