Split ends, not just the name of an 80’s band but one of the most common hair problems I see. There are some myths circulating about split ends such as frizzy hair and split ends are the same – they are not, another one is that long straight hair is more prone to split ends where in fact curly hair is naturally drier because of the oil from the scalp not being able to travel so freely down the hair shaft. So let’s get down to the nitty-gritty facts.
Split ends fun facts, what causes them and how to prevent them:-
- Keeping yourself healthy and your hair healthy helps to protect your ends from drying out and splitting.
- Using a highly nourishing shampoo and conditioner with active ingredients such as the bio-active keratin in our bhave range is vital to hair health.
- It’s true that keeping your hair trimmed regularly cuts down the opportunity for your ends to split – but it isn’t the only way to deal with them once you have them.
- Booking in for a rescue therapy treatment will help slow down and rehydrate your split ends. The raw functional keratin penetrates the hair shaft and repairs and restores each strand of hair from the inside.
- Fresh ends and super nova are a great way of protecting your ends from splitting on a daily basis and a little applied each morning goes a long way to help to repair splits that occur.
- The dryer your ends the more likely they are to split. Hydrating your hair with regular deep conditioning treatments will help lessen split ends.
- Brushing your hair while it is wet can contribute to your split ends unless you use the bhave vent brush with flexible bristles. Wet hair is fragile and more likely to break. Instead, use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers, allow it to dry off slightly and if towel drying, blot your hair rather than rubbing it.
- Too much brushing of your dry hair also causes split ends.
- Regularly colouring of your hair means more split ends which means you need to take extra care to keep coloured hair hydrated.
- Using heat appliances excessively or without a thermal protection product will cause split ends. Using a thermal protection product such as riot control oil and leave-in crème is a fantastic way to protect your hair.
- Vigorous rubbing of your hair with a towel to dry it will create split ends.
- Rubber bands are a definite no-no for hair health.
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