What are split ends
According to Mister Wiki, split ends or Trichoptilosis is the "splitting or fraying of the hair-shaft due to excessive heat and mechanical stress".There is no real way to repair split ends; when they occur, the split part of the hair must be trimmed. Those shampoo and conditioners that claim to cure split ends only really smooth over them giving the appearance of healthier hair.
Four Ways to Stop Split Ends:
- Moisturise and Seal: Moisturise daily by applying a water and/or a water-based, leave-in conditioner. No need to overdo this, you only need enough to spread through your hair. I do this at the end of the day and find that my hair feels better for this in the morning, Then I give it a light spritz with a spray leave in. After moisturising, apply an oil, butter, or a silicone-based serum to seal in the moisture from the water and conditioner. Again only a small amount in the palm of your hand is needed so that your hair doesn't end up over greasy.
- Protect: Protective styles like buns and pin-ups, braid outs are essential when growing your hair past shoulder length. If you'd rather not twists or braids will hold moisture for longer.
- Deep Condition:eekly deep-conditioning to your routine.
- Dust & Trim: Not dusting yet? I try to do this once a month, I meticulous go through my hair ad cut small 1 - 2cm ends off damaged strands. Otherwise a good trim will get rid of those split ends and stop any further damage going up the hair shaft.
My Recipe for Keeping Split Ends At Bay
- Mix together two parts Coconut oil and one part JBCO mixture
- Part hair into four sections
- Lightly moisturise each part of the hair pay special attention to the ends
- Apply your oil mixture to the ends of your hair before bed
- Cover with satin cap and leave on overnight
- Wash hair in the morning
- Do this regularly (once or twice a week) over a 3 month period
Last tip: Try air drying. Using excessive heat on your hair will not help the situation.
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