Whether we’re flaunting long hair or sporting a cute pixie, we can all agree that our hair is a major part of our personality. However, some hair problems can really bring your hair game down and make it look dull and unhealthy.
Split ends are one such hair concern that affects every hair length and type. But people all over the world have a lot of theories surrounding this problem. While some of them may be true, most are false. So stop believing the myths if you want to get rid of your split ends for good.
- Myth 1: Only those with damaged hair get split ends
- Myth 2: Haircuts prevent split ends
- Myth 3: At-home hair masks can get rid of split ends
- Myth 4: Picking off split ends with your fingers is a solution
- Myth 5: Straight hair is more prone to split ends
Myth 1: Only those with damaged hair get split ends
Truth: Anyone can get split ends, even those who have had the healthiest hair all their lives. Split ends are based on the shape of your hair strands; round is least prone whereas flat is most prone.
Myth 2: Haircuts prevent split ends
Truth: Haircuts are probably the only way to get rid of existing split ends, but they can’t prevent them from appearing again.
Myth 3: At-home hair masks can get rid of split ends
Truth: Hair masks and oil treatments will only condition your hair on the surface, but they won’t fix the problem. Getting your hair trimmed is the only option to get rid of this hair problem.
Myth 4: Picking off split ends with your fingers is a solution
When you are bored, you might be tempted to pick off split ends. But let me tell you, you’re only making things worse because this will weaken the strand further. So, hands off!
Myth 5: Straight hair is more prone to split ends
It may look like straight hair is more prone to split ends because the damage is far more visible. However, curly hair is quite dry and the natural oils of the scalp do no reach the tips of your hair. Curly-haired girls often complain about flyaways; these are often just split ends that have travelled all the way up. Shocker, right?
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Dec 13, 2019
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.