Split ends are a nuisance. There, we said it. Nothing says unkempt hair quite like frayed split ends, and the worst part is that until you chop them off, they're bound to stay forever. And while we're all for adopting healthy hair habits, first, you need to realise that a few things you could be doing wrong are actually making your split ends worse.
Read on for the 5 things that are actually making your split ends worse — and how to fix them. Thank us later!
- 01. Skipping the conditioner
- 02. Not masking up
- 03. You're picking at them too much
- 04. Delaying that cut
- 05. You're not using heat protection
01. Skipping the conditioner
The best way to hide the appearance of split ends is to condition. So if you're someone who skips out on the conditioner with every wash, we've got some bad news for you — your split ends are only going to get worse. The Love Beauty & Planet Natural Argan Oil & Lavender No Frizz Conditioner is super nourishing for your hair. The silicone-free haircare staple is infused with ethically sourced Moroccan argan oil and will give you nourished, shinier, and smoother locks in no time. Plus, the calming scent of handpicked French Lavender will delight your senses.
02. Not masking up
Using a hair mask is a great way to heal your hair. If you have damaged, dull hair, we're pretty sure split ends are plenty, and the best way to mask them is to literally mask them. Opt for the Dove Intense Damage Repair Hair Mask, which will refresh, revive, and repair your damaged hair. The mask will also deeply nourish your hair and make sure you don't get any more split ends — ever!
03. You're picking at them too much
We've all been equal parts fascinated and equal parts grossed out when we've meticulously tried to pick, peel, or even rip apart our split ends. But if you think that this will fix them, you couldn't be further away from the truth. When you snap the hair at the end, the friction scrapes the cuticle and leads to even more split ends. Thank you, next.
04. Delaying that cut
Regardless of whether you want to grow out your hair or you're a lazy gal who just can't bring herself to go to the salon, regular cuts are super important in maintaining hair health! The best way to get rid of split ends is to chop them off since nothing can magically bring the pieces back together. Book that appointment already, or take matters into your own hand — but if you want your hair to grow out looking healthy, get a haircut!
05. You're not using heat protection
We get it — you can't be kept away from your heat tools. But heat styling at intense temperatures can damage your hair and give you split ends like no other. Higher the temperature, the higher the damage. Use the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray to shield your locks from upto 450 degrees of heat, and give yourself smooth, soft, and shiny hair in the process too.