Split ends are all to familiar. Regardless of your hair type, we're all subject to the dreaded split. Of course, some habits will make you more prone to getting split ends, such has skipping regular hair appointments, not using salon-quality products and heat styling your hair without protectants.
But first things first- understanding how split ends come to life is key to combating them. The most common way split ends form is when the protective outer layer of the hair cuticle wears away, often from certain treatments or heat styling. Exposing this layer of your hair makes your stands more vulnerable to being weakened, damaged and dehydrated.
How can you beat split ends? We give you are top tips on keeping those ends healthy.
1) Take folic acid and biotin supplements. As a general rule, you should always keep your body nourished with the right vitamins and minerals. Folic acid promotes cell turnover, and biotin helps with cell proliferation.
2) Mind your heat tools. Blow dryers, straighteners and curling irons are all fantastic inventions, but as we all know, heat styling tools cause a lot of damage to our hair. Always use a hair protectant, use proper technique and give your hair a break.
3) Use a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week. Take your efforts to the next level by using a weekly deep conditioning treatment such as Simply Smooth xtend Keratin Replenishing Deep Conditioner or Paul Mitchell Super Strong Treatment.
4) Add a split end treatment to your daily hair care routine. Split end treatments can give additional protection to your hair. We love Jocio Split End Mender. This product creates an incredible, durable bond that protects, polishes, and strengthens your hair to seal split ends and prevent new ones from forming.
5) Never brush wet hair. Number one tip of treating wet hair well - never take a hair brush to it.Brushing with your regular brush will add breakage. Instead use a wide tooth comb like Paul Mitchell's Detangler Comb, or The Wet Brush which is specifically made to brush through wet hair.
6) Schedule regular hair trims with your hair stylist. Schedule regular trims for every 5-7 weeks. The longer you wait to treat your split ends, the worse they get. Untreated split ends travel up the hair shaft and cause further damage.