What should I do about my split ends?
Our hair grows from the root -the oldest part of our hair is the end. Some of us may have ends that have been with us for many years and have been washed, heat styled, straightened, worn under hats, caps and helmets.
They have also experienced cold, windy, dry and humid days. As time goes on these factors will slowly degrade and wear down the hair cuticle, thus exposing the inner cortex.
This is what gives us split or ragged ends!
Once a hair strand splits at the end, the damage will continue and if nothing is done, the split end will continue to split all the way up the hair shaft, thereby harming the entire strand beyond repair.
So you may ask are split ends bad?
Split ends feel rough and ragged, so they catch and snag on each other as well as on healthy ends. This causes tangles and even more split ends which leads to breakage and shedding, thereby preventing length retention.Split ends throughout your hair make your ends look frizzy and ragged.
What should I do with split ends?
Make sure you get those split ends cut on a 6-8-week basis to stop the split travelling further up the shaft and causing further breakage. We recommend going to a salon, but if you choose to do it yourself, ensure you use the right tools - cutting shears which are sharp and wont cause your ends to fray.
Is there anything I can do to prevent split ends?
- Try not to touch or manipulate your hair too much once it is dry, as the more you comb and brush it, the more prone to split ends you will be.
- Keep your heat usage down to a minimum. There are other stretching methods that you can use. Heat can dry your hair out and make a split end problem even worse.
- Use shampoos and conditioners that do not contain harsh ingredients
- Use a deep conditioner every 1 -2 weeks. This will help strengthen the hair shaft leaving it less prone to breakage and damage
- Add moisture to your hair from roots to ends
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