We adore our locks! Do we not? We go to great lengths to make it look voluminous, bouncy, long, silky, and lovely. However, split ends, no matter how beautiful you want your hair to look, will make it look unhealthy and dull. Various external factors such as pollution, overexposure to the sun, hair treatments such as straightening, perming, and colouring, washing hair with very hot water, using chemical hair products and hair tools, and certain internal causes such as vitamin, mineral, and diet deficiency can all have an impact on your hair quality, causing it to become weak and split ends.
And, while there is only one way to get rid of split ends (cut them), there are a few things you can do at home to make them less noticeable and prevent them from occurring in the future.
Fret not, I’ll show you 5 ways you can use to damage control. Just follow these rules and it shall be an end to your split ends!
1. Trim your hair
Yes, you’ve heard it before, but it’s the most effective way to get rid of split ends. Trimming your hair at regular intervals aids in the removal of old hair. Trimming your hair every 2-3 months keeps it healthy and free of split ends.
2. Conditioners and hair masks
Regularly condition your hair. Hair masks are an excellent way to pamper your hair while softening and conditioning it. At least twice a week, apply a hair mask. Depending on your hair type, you can apply a homemade mask or purchase hair masks at any beauty store.
3. Cold water showers
Washing your hair in extremely hot water dries out the scalp and weakens the hair roots. Hot water removes the natural oils secreted by the scalp that keep the hair healthy. It also leads to breakage. Always wash your hair in cold water. Even if you start by washing your hair with hot water, finish with cold water.
4. Comb and combing
Use the appropriate brush or a wide-toothed comb. Hard plastic brushes can be damaging to your hair and cause it to break. Make use of a flat paddle brush. Brush the bottom section of your hair first to remove knots, then comb the rest of your hair. Gently comb your hair.
5. Coconut oil Massage
The solution to all your hair and scalp problems is coconut oil. Warm the coconut oil and massage it into your hair, paying special attention to the tips. Cover your hair with a shower cap or a small towel for about 30 minutes. Then, rinse the oil out of your hair. This will condition your hair, make it soft, and prevent split ends.
Haircare is just as essential as skincare. No matter how voluminous and healthy your hair is split ends will make your hair appear weak and unhealthy. So, follow these guidelines religiously and avoid split ends. Take extra care of your hair during summers.You deserve beautiful, luscious hair.