If you have ever looked closely, you must have noticed that every split end looks different. Well if you haven’t, trust our beauty expertise. We at Team BB put on our Sherlock hats to bring you all the information you need on split ends. To our dismay we found that there are more than 5 types of split ends and each type says exactly what your hair needs.
We have listed below the five most common types of split ends, what causes them and how to fix it. Read on to find out...
The Basic Split
Also called the double split, this is one of the most common types of split ends. It is easily recognizable and is exposed when the hair cuticle is damaged.
Causes: Strain and friction are two major causes of this split hair type. Vigorous hair styling and every day wear and tear are the main culprits.
How to fix it: Invest in a good quality conditioner that will provide necessary nourishment. Also, include nuts rich in zinc such as walnuts and pecans in your diet.
The Fork Split
A slightly advanced version of the basic split, this type signifies that the hair fibre is damaged and needs some serious help.
Causes: Lack of regular hydration and weather are to be blamed for the Fork Split hair type.
How to fix it: Treat your hair to deep conditioning hair masks and treatments once a week.
The Tree Split
Resembling the branches of a tree, this split end type indicates a more widespread damage. If not fixed in time, it can get pretty intense and make your hair look extremely frizzy.
Causes: Sun damage and harsh brushing leads to tree splits.
How to fix it: Use a wide toothed comb that does not snag or pull at the ends and don’t stay out under the sun uncovered for too long.
The Feather Split
This is the most dreaded hair split of all consider it the Annabelle of your life. It is a sign that your hair maybe beyond repair.
Causes: Frequent chemical hair colouring and irregular trimming.
How to fix it: Book a haircut appointment ASAP! Tie your hair up into a bun to minimize friction on the ends.
This one is the knot-tiest of them all! The hair strands tangle themselves into a little knot at the end causing breakage and rough hair.
Causes: Excessive dryness and harsh winds.
How to fix it: Use a brush specially designed for curly/thick hair. Don’t forget to use serums and get regular hair spas done.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Oct 11, 2018
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.