The reasons for split ends can be of a different nature – styling, inappropriate cosmetics, climate, unhealthy diet and lifestyle. Fortunately, with perseverance and with some changes in your hair care regimen, you can get rid of split ends.
It is better to trim your hair with about 2-3 cm every 6 to 8 weeks
This will keep your hair vibrant, strong and thick and will remove the damage that each hair gets sooner or later.
Learn how to trim split ends by yourself
The procedure is very simple. Hold the end of a strand of hair between your fingers and cut about 5 mm above the split to stop the process. Then twist well the same strand along its length. Split ends caused by breakage or other damage will pop out by themselves and you will just have to cut them with scissors.
It is recommended to use hair shears
This is true even when you clip only one strand. Normal scissors for paper can damage the integrity of your hair and cause even more split ends.
Try to protect your hair from the environment
Wear your hair tied in windy and wet weather. Cover your head with a hat or a scarf to protect the hair from extreme temperatures, cold and sun during the winter and the summer. Apply a conditioner or put a cap before swimming to keep out salt and chlorine.
Be careful when you style your hair
Limit the use of heated hair styling appliances as they choke and exhaust the hair and make it more susceptible to split ends. Try to comb your hair carefully, without pressure or aggressive pulling. Do not ever comb it when it’s wet.
Intake of vitamins and minerals (vitamins A, B, D and E, zinc, iron, omega-3 fatty acids) through food will keep your hair strong and healthy. Of course, don’t forget to drink at least 2 lt of water daily to hydrate it from the inside out.
Use products for damaged hair
Split ends indicate that the hair is damaged, which means that there is a problem in its structure or with the scalp. With the help of specialized formulas – a shampoo and a conditioner, you can restore the balance and strengthen your hair. They usually contain active ingredients (such as milk, sweet almond oil) that soothe, refresh, moisturize and protect the scalp and improve the microcirculation in it and thus eliminate splitting.