What we all know as split ends is actually trichoptlosis where the protective cuticle around the hair (especially at the ends) has been damaged or removed. When you have split ends, your hair does not look neat, clean or healthy.Not only do they ruin a great hairstyle, but split ends also make your hair look unhealthy and unruly. Don't fret, though because there are ways to split with split end problems.
Main causes of split ends are - by excessive exposure to heat and lack of nourishment and are most often seen in long hair. It's a common aggravation for anyone trying to grow their hair. Natural scalp oils are necessary to reach the ends, making them more vulnerable than the roots.
So if you can't repair them your only choice is to prevent split ends from happening in the first place. These tips below will tell you all you need to know to conquer split ends once and for all.
Avoid using excessive styling products like hair sprays and gels. These styling products will strip out sebum and dry out your mane. Making it more susceptible to breakages.Avoid applying heat on your tresses. Stay away form heating tools such as the blow-dryer; straighteners, hot rollers or curlers. Heat will dry out your locks and cause breakages and damage.
Take two table spoon of olive oil, mix it with one teaspoon of honey and then beat in one egg yolk. Apply the solution by massaging the hairs in small sections and wrap the hairs with a shower cap for at least 30 minutes before washing with shampoo.
When you wash your hair, wet it with warm, not hot water, then use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Warm water allows the hair cuticles to open, so the conditioner goes into the hair shaft immediately, and starts moisturizing it. Condition your hair properly, leaving it for three to five minutes.
To eliminate split ends completely you will need to trim them off. There are several ways to do this. You can get a professional trim or cut to eliminate those nasty splits. Or, if you're trying to save your length, you can trim off individual split hairs as you see them.
Split ends are more common when the hair is dry or brittle. Hair is more delicate and vulnerable to splitting when it's wet, so never brush wet hair. Gently comb it with a wide-tooth comb. Don't brush too vigorously, as tension caused by brushing promotes splitting.
Apply mayonnaise on your hair once a week, using it like a conditioner, Rinse it well.Mash up some avocado add some hot olive oil, then leave it on your hair. Cover with a towel and leave it there for 20 minutes. Afterward, rinse it.
Avoid over processing your hair like hair coloring, bleaching, perming etc. These are damage the outer layer of your hair and causes split ends.Always protect your hair from the sun rays. Over exposure of sun light can make your hair weak, brittle and dry.
Its essential to develop a daily hair care routine which promotes healthy hair and prevent split ends from appearing in the first place. Try to use natural products where possible but make sure they don't contain alcohol. A life without split ends is possible it just requires a little work.