The 101 Guide To Giving Split Ends The Boot

Written by Girija NaiksatamSep 15, 2019
If there’s one enemy your hair dreads the most, it’s those darned split ends. Unfortunately, when you’re trying to grow your hair out, they’re inevitable. While there’s little you can do to prevent them, here is our go-to guide to give them the boot.
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How do they happen?
Your hair, just like your skin, is made up of multiple layers. When the outermost layer(the cuticle) gets damaged, it breaks to expose the hair shaft. When this hair shaft gets damaged or weakens, it causes split ends.

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What can you do?
Massage your hair with coconut oil before you wash it. This will give your scalp and hair the nourishment it needs, improve blood circulation and make your hair stronger, helping it to defend itself from damage.

Heat and chemical styling can do some serious damage to your hair. Treatments like perms, frequent colouring and styling might make your hair look good in the short run but will definitely spell long-term trouble. The nicest thing you can do to your hair is to wear it natural – let it air dry, scrunch it to style it and so on. 

Your hair is at its most vulnerable when it’s wet. Run your finger through your hair to undo the tangles and then brush your hair with a wide toothed comb. Start from the ends and then move towards your roots as opposed to the other way around. Most women don’t realise it, but vigorous combing is one of the main causes of split ends.

Contrary to popular belief you don’t need to chop off your tresses to get rid of split ends. The new TRESemmé Split Remedy Shampoo and conditioner that’s enriched with Amino-vitamin blend helps to rescue up to 96% of split ends in just three washes. The Silicone content aides by forming a lubricating layer on the hair strand to bring hair fibres and split ends together, and also reduces the friction between two fibres to improve hair alignment.

Girija Naiksatam

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