How To Get Rid Of Split Ends
If all of us had to unite against one common hair-enemy, it would be split ends. Split ends occur when the protective outer layer of the hair cuticle wears away because of external damage such as heat styling, chemical treatments, or even daily pollution and stressors in the environment. The internal hair structure then becomes weak, dry, and damaged causing split ends. Now that we know how they are caused, let’s see how we can get rid of them. There are some habits that you can keep in mind for your hair care regime to split up with split ends forever. Check them out: 1. Careful With The Towel Dry Once you’ve washed your hair, the way you dry it is super important. Don’t start rubbing the towel vigorously to dry your hair as quickly as possible. Be patient in this process, because this is when your hair is the most vulnerable. Rubbing your hair with a towel will only result in more breakage, so be gentle. Squeeze the water out of your hair by twisting the towel around your hair, then gently pat dry. While drying the ends, scrunch them up instead of rubbing them down. 2. Go Easy On The Heat Styling You can turn up your straighteners and tongs to the highest setting hoping it will help your hairstyle up better or quicker, but what if we tell you that it won’t make any difference? Well, it will make a difference – it will kill your hair. Your hair reaches maximum mouldability at 180 degrees, so anything higher than that is useless and damaging to the hair. It will zap the keratin out of your hair, leaving it brittle, dull, and dry – the three things that definitely lead to more split ends. Make sure you apply a heat protective serum like the BBLUNT Intense Moisture Hair Serum before you apply heat to your hair. Avoid using too much heat on your hair in general, as heat styling even when done at a lower temperature is damaging to the hair. 3. Use The Right Comb How many of us pay attention to the kind of comb we’re using on our hair? You’d be surprised by how much difference a comb can make to your hair. After all, it’s the one thing that you use on your hair every day! Experts suggest that it’s always better to use a wide-tooth comb, especially when combing wet hair. Start from the bottom and work your way upwards so that you aren’t constantly tugging at your hair. Do not rush through this process, because it’s the one thing that can make, or literally break your hair. 4. Shampoo Matters While a shampoo and conditioner wouldn’t fix the existing split ends, it will certainly help prevent them. A shampoo full of moisturizing ingredients will do wonders for the split end prone hair, considering split ends ultimately stem from dryness and damage. Use a moisture rich shampoo like the BBLUNT Intense Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner which not only adds an abundance of moisture to your hair and scalp, but also gives you a spa-like nourishment with the powers of hydrolyzed keratin, jojoba, vitamin E, and wheat germ oil – in short, the ingredients your hair requires to remain luscious and healthy. 5. Chop Chop, It’s Time For A Trim Of course, all the steps suggested above our ways to hide and prevent your split ends. The only way to truly get rid of the existing ones is to give yourself a brand new haircut – or well, a trim would do as well but where’s the fun in that? On your mission to maintain long Rapunzel-like locks, don’t ignore your timely trims. They are necessary, and will, in fact, encourage healthier hair growth. We know you don’t want to lose your length, and the hairstylists know it too. So if it’s the split ends you want to get rid of, they will make sure that’s the only thing you lose. Go cut ‘em! Need more hacks? Check out these 4 Hair Packs Which Will Guarantee You A Break From Split Ends.