Let’s accept it – split ends are the bane of our existence. They are what prevent healthy hair growth and compel you to cut your hair every other month. And this is enough reason to hate them and never want to see them again.
If this is a problem that annoys you too, then fret not, because we have good news for you. By following a few simple hair care tips, you can easily prevent split ends and delay that trim without compromising the health of your dear strands. Read on for everything you need to know…
- Comb your hair while using conditioner
- Avoid using heat-styling tools everyday
- Use a satin pillowcase
- Keep your strands hydrated
- Avoid damaging hair services
Comb your hair while using conditioner
Split ends are a sign of damaged hair. So the first thing you need to make sure to do is avoid damage of any kind. Apply your conditioner as usual and then comb through your hair using a wide-toothed comb. This will untangle all those knots and prevent damage from combing your hair once its dry.
Avoid using heat-styling tools everyday
If you are someone who uses heat-styling tools on a regular basis, then this really needs to stop because heat is the number one cause of split ends. It dehydrates your strands, makes them prone to breakage and eventually leads to split ends. Therefore, avoid using these tools as far as possible, and on the days when you really need to, remember to spray a generous amount of heat protectant spray to prevent damage as far as possible.
Use a satin pillowcase
It is high time you throw away that cotton pillowcase you’ve been using for years and replace it with a satin one. A satin or silk pillowcase is a lot gentler on your hair and therefore prevents breakage caused due to friction. This reduces the pulling and tugging, thereby reducing the problem of split ends.
Keep your strands hydrated
The ends of your hair are the oldest and therefore do not receive any nourishment from the natural oils produced by your scalp. This makes them dry, brittle and prone to split ends. A great way to prevent this problem is to keep your ends thoroughly hydrated and nourished. Apart from regular hair masks and hair oil massages, coat your hair with a little bit of leave-in conditioner after each wash to maintain your ends.
Avoid damaging hair services
No matter what brands tell you, chemical treatments are damaging to your hair and cause split ends. The chemicals used during these treatments cause serious trauma to your hair shaft and that is how you develop split ends. Therefore, avoid straightening, perming, colouring or highlighting your strands very often if you want to avoid split ends.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Mar 18, 2020
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!