TRIM YOUR HAIR REGULARLY. HAIR IS PRONE TO SPLITTING AND IF YOU GO LONG PERIODS OF TIME WITHOUT CUTTING YOU HAIR, IT WILL LOOK DAMAGED AND BRITTLE. GIVE YOUR HAIR A TRIM EVERY 6-8 WEEKS. AND IF YOU ARE REALLY PRONE TO SPLIT ENDS, TRIM IT EVERY 4 WEEKS.
Split ends getting in the way of achieving the long, luscious lengths you've always wanted? We feel you.
Despite what hair products say, when it comes to "fixing split ends" you can never fully repair the damage that's been done and get back to silky, smooth virgin hair. But you can temporarily mend the strand.
The only real cure for split ends is trimming them off.
In this post, I'll share with you the causes of split ends and how you can prevent your hair from excess splitting.
1. So what exactly are split ends?
Split ends are a result of fraying or separation of the hair strand into two or more fragments. Commonly seen at the ends of the hair - but this is not always the case.
Split ends happen due to damage caused by excessive stress on the follicle, usually from chemical services (colouring or perms) or heated styling tools.
Although the only way to completely get rid of split ends is by snipping them off - AND DEFINITELY NOT BY SPLITTING THEM YOURSELF, there are other ways to prevent them from splitting in the first place and to stop them from climbing further up the hair shaft - because that's not cool!!
2. Prep & Prime before blow dry time!
As mentioned, your hair is actually most vulnerable during the drying process, so the way you treat it after a shower will make a huge difference to the amount of split ends you have to deal with.
Rubbing your hair dry with a towel like how you dry dishes will only promote more breakage, and the last thing you want is for those splits to travel upwards.
Instead, apply pressure by gently squeezing the excess water out of the hair using a towel, working the hair with your wide tooth comb from ends upwards.
3. Re-assess the way you blow dry
On the opposite side of the excessive towel rub is taking a blowdryer to sopping wet hair. Unless you're after a bicep workout, it’s bad form to immediately hop out of the shower and pick up your blow-dryer and blast dry the heck out of it.
Towel dry your hair and eliminate as much moisture as possible. The longer you leave your hair exposed to heat, the more damage is likely to occur.
Once hair is about 80 percent dry from the rough dry, you can start sectioning it, and styling it with a round brush, starting at the nape of the neck.
This is where the flat nozzle thing at the end of your dryer comes in handy. Don't lose it!!
It's the secret weapon that gives you that lasting salon result. That little nozzle helps concentrate the air in a more precise way and protect the hair from excess heat, which is better for hair health and styling. The nozzle provides distance between the hair and the tip of the dryer, which is the hottest point. Without it, hot air disperses, causing undesirable frizz and friction.
Overall, blowdrying shouldn't be as hard as we make it out to be. The key things to remember here is to ensure 80 percent of the work is actually in the prep and 20 percent in the way you blow dry.
4. Switch up your shampoo & conditioner
Shampoo and conditioner containing harsh chemicals such as sulphates and silicones can provide instant gratification at the time but also over works the hair - causing natural oil imbalance and artificial coating on the outer layer of the hair. Over time, though the hair may look shiny, the feel and texture of the hair changes, making it coarse, tangly and attracting frizz - mix that with exposed heat / chemicals / and poor maintenance and you are bound for a split ends after math.
Opt for a naturally derived shampoo with no harsh chemicals.
Ethaircal's hair range was most definitely created with your hair in mind. Sourcing from nature and combining it with effective eco friendly ingredients to give your hair the best it deserves. With long term benefits and overall health for your hair.