Several conditions may be responsible for split ends: dry hair, aggressive shampoos, blow-drying the hair at hot temperatures or too much stress due to chemical treatments. Wind, cold weather, UV rays and heat all damage our hair too.
The hair ends are more vulnerable because they are the oldest part of the hair, which has endured stressors for the longest time. Shoulder-long hair is about three years old! Too much processing and inclement conditions often result in split ends, which are also brittle and dry. Split end treatments quickly restore the health of hair ends and can help repair split ends.
Different Ways To Repair Split Ends
Applying a treatment for split ends is quick and easy. Simply massage the hair end fluid into the damp or dry hair ends twice a week. Do not rinse out the treament after the application! To prevent split ends, a hazelnut-sized volume of fluid per application is usually sufficient. Even a single application will produce incredible benefits.
Coating split ends
Special treatments for split ends contain silicon oil, which will cover split ends with a filmy coating. This temporarily repairs split ends. As a result, hair looks healthier and not quite so shaggy. Please note that you should not use the split end treatment after every shampoo. Treating your hair every three shampoos works better. The silicon coating can survive quite a few shampoos. Adding more silicon may weigh your hair down or gum it up. You should also work only one or two drops of the split end treatment into the dry hair ends. A little split end fluid goes a long way.
Trim your hair regularly
First, the good news: Thanks to the good products on the market, fewer and fewer people have hair with split ends. If you have to deal with split ends despite the new products a visit to the hair stylist will help against the frizzies in the long run. Hair care specialists can apply a special technique, which hides the split ends under covering hair. Trimming the ends of the hair by about one centimetre (4/10 of an inch) is a good idea. Your hair will still grow if you trim your hair this way only every eight to ten weeks because hair grows about 1 to 1.5 cm per month. As a benefit of trimming your hair regularly you will have fuller and most of all healthier hair.
Use the right tools
You definitely need high-quality tools if you have to deal with split ends on a regular basis. Do not even consider using cheap combs with burrs or brushes with metal bristles. Instead, use brushes with natural (boar) bristles and combs made of real horn or wood. They work very well. Steer clear also from teasing combs or teasing brushes, which are especially rough on your hair.
What Hair Types Benefit from Split End Treatments?
Split end treatments are beneficial for every hair type. The ends of long hair are especially vulnerable and as a result need regular split end treatment applications. This applies in particular to dry and brittle hair. Every now and then, even normal hair needs conditioning care. Conditioning care products for the hair and the hair ends are therefore available for normal hair and for damaged or over-processed hair to get rid of split ends.
No matter whether your hair is straight or curly, these treatments are designed to infuse your hair with health and lustre. Still, even with the best of care the hair ends need to be cut from time to time. This is essential to prevent split ends.
How Do Split End Treatments Work?
The fluid repairs split ends by sealing the ends of the hair shafts. Special ingredients in split end fluids penetrate into the hair’s keratin layer where they fill in fissures, repair, and condition the hair. Such active ingredients are oils and substances resembling the building blocks of hair. Thanks to this split end repair work and the nourishing oils, hair end fluids also have an anti-frizz effect. We know you will appreciate this bonus effect if your hair is brittle, dry or damaged.
Quick Tips For Split Ends
A keratin treatment in the hair salon promises as much as six months of reprieve from split ends and frizzy hair. In keratin treatments hair stylists use heat and a special split end fluid to polish individual hairs. As a result, your hair looks healthier and smoother. However, at a price of 200 to 300 Euros these treatments are dear
Many hair stylists offer a haircut with heated scissors. This method seals the ends of the hair but works only if applied regularly
If at all possible, you should dispense with the heat of blow-dryers or flat irons for a while. The use of these styling tools will dry out the hair and may contribute to split ends
You should treat your hair with tender loving care especially when it is wet. Save of detangling leave your wet alone and tenderly dry it by pressing a towel against it rather than towelling your hair dry
Curly hair with split ends will benefit from treatments with light high-quality oils, such as sweet almond oil, Jojoba, Macadamia or argan oil. Please do not use olive oil. It is relatively heavy. Simply rub a few droplets of oil between your fingertips and softly massage the oil into the hair ends