Do you ever think that if you could just get rid of split ends, you’d be able to have healthier more beautiful hair?
Solving the split ends “mystery” is a big topic among hair care fanatics including why we get them, how to repair them, seal them, eliminate them and prevent them in the first place.
Dealing with split ends can be hopeless sometimes but there are quite a few things that you can do about them. Keep reading and you’ll find out all you need to know, especially how to get rid of split ends for good.
Causes of Split Ends
Grab a small section of your hair and take a look at your ends. What do you see? Hair that’s split in two? or three? or four? You’ve got a case of split ends!
Before we figure out how to get rid of split ends, let’s see how you got them in the first place.
There are quite a few reasons that you could be getting split ends.
You could possibly just have dry hair genetically or due to over coloring, perming, or relaxing. Split ends also can be result of using non hair-friendly accessories such as bands with metal clips or metal barrettes.
Too much heat from flat irons, blowdryers and curling irons also lead to split ends.
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As you can see, there are lots of reasons that you may have gotten split ends but how easy is it to repair them?
Repairing Split Ends
Repairing split ends is one of the biggest myths about hair care! As I already mentioned, a split end is a hair that has split into one or more strands. It is impossible to put it back together again.
While there is no real way of repairing split ends, it is possible to do something about them temporarily to give them a better appearance.
Sealing Split Ends
Sealing split ends may be terminology that you have never heard of. It is a method of temporarily putting back together split ends for the sake of appearance. The best way to seal split ends is to use a serum.
Take a few drops of the serum like Neutrogena Triple Moisture Healing Shine Serum and rub it between your palms. Then apply liberally to your ends.
This should make the split ends stick to each other and give the appearance of no split ends. You’ll have a smoother, healthier look for a temporary period of time.
Again, sealing split ends is only temporary, to completely improve the overall health of your hair, you must get rid of them permanently.
Eliminating Split Ends
Getting rid of the split ends is the second-best thing to do about them! (What’s the first, you ask? Well, I’ll get to that in a minute.) Eliminating split ends will lead to longer, healthier hair in the long run.
The best way to get rid of split ends is to simply trim them. You could trim the individual hairs that have splits or you can trim the entire head of hair for evenness.
Cutting off a split end is permanent. It is gone. Getting rid of split ends should be a regular part of your hair care routine. Watch your hair for split ends and get regular trims to eliminate them.
Here’s a little tip on keeping split ends at bay: One thing that I frequently do is just use a pair of professional scissors and grab a new section of hair every couple of days or so, then do a search for split ends.
I trim them off a little above the split. That way, any splits that are missed during regular trims are taken care of.
Preventing Split Ends
Now, here’s the goldmine solution to split ends. Prevent split ends from occurring intially! This is even harder than getting rid of split ends! There are various things that you can do.
Re-read what I wrote about how split ends occur and stop doing them! Or at least reduce the amount.
Get regular trims. How does this prevent split ends? Well, after several sessions of regular trimming, you’ll eventually have no split ends. Then you’ll trim your hair before you get any!
Also remember to keep your hair well-conditioned and moisturized .
Split ends commonly form at the ends of hair because it is the dryest area. Therefore, if you get these dry areas trimmed, you don’t give the split ends a chance to form! Preventing split ends take dedication but it’s so worth it!
To get rid of split ends completely may be a short or long process, depending on how drastic the route is that you choose to take.
Dry hair is a common reason for split ends. A lot of the same techniques to eliminate dry hair, can also help with preventing split ends.
Split ends can lead to a haggard weathered appearance of hair. Learning the methods to get rid of split ends as well as how to prevent them will put you on the road to long, healthy hair.