Ahhhh! You have split ends! Every one of use has suffered from the problem at some time or other. While there’s nothing fun or good looking about a head full of split ends, there are lots of things you can do to get the problem taken care of so you have a head full of beautiful strands that you’ll proud to show off. Once you’ve eliminated the split ends, make sure you keep up with proper hair care to keep them from plaguing you again. Here are some of the easiest ways to treat split ends.
1. Get a Trim
You’ve probably heard that getting a regular cut is a good way to make your hair grow longer. Whether or not this is true, a trim is a good way to get rid of those split ends. And it couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is sit down and let your hair stylist go to work snipping those damaged ends and giving you the look you want and love. Even if you have shorter hair than you want or are used to, it will look healthier and much lovelier, so it will be totally worth it.
2. Stop Heat Styling
By quitting with the heat styling, you cut down on the damage that can lead to split ends. I can attest to this. I have curly hair and always suffered with frizz and dryness that didn’t look that great because I heat straightened it all the time. Once I decided to embrace my curls, my hair got much healthier looking and I haven’t had a split end in years. Try it for yourself – you might decide you love it!
3. Use a Comb
If you have curly hair like mine, you know that brushing it is a big time no-no. I use a wide toothed comb or my fingers to keep things tangle free and looking great. It turns out that even ladies with straight hair should be avoiding the brush, according to many hair care experts. Brushing with those bristles is more likely to rip and tear your hair, as well as leaving you with split ends. Try the comb instead.
4. Use a Deep Conditioner
You won’t need to do this every day, but a regular deep conditioning treatment will help plump up your strands, leaving them hydrated and healthy, which helps to protect against damage. You can find good choices at drugstores, but if they don’t work for you, or you want something a big stronger, talk to your stylist about a professional product appropriate for your hair.
5. Apply Hair Serum
Using a specialized hair serum on the ends of your hair pumps it full of moisture and nutrients that will strengthen each strand and help it resist split ends and other kinds of damage. Again, you can find many great hair serums at drugstores, so there’s no need to shell out a ton of cash to get the hair of your dreams.
6. Use Oil
Several kinds of oils you cook with can also do wonders for your hair. That includes both olive oil and coconut oil. Infuse the ends of your hair with the oil, let it soak in for several minutes, then wash and rinse well with warm water and shampoo. These oils work much like hair serum does. They’ll soak into your strands, leaving behind nutrients and hydration that your hair relies on to stay strong and free of split ends.
7. Eat Healthy Foods
You know that your body relies on healthy foods to stay strong and healthy. The same goes for your hair. When you eat the nutrients that your hair needs to stay healthy, you ensure that it never gets split on the ends and looks beautiful all the time. Make sure you are enjoying a good variety of whole grains, fruits, veggies, dairy foods and lean protein as well as healthy fats.
Do you suffer from split ends? I’m so glad I found a good way to get rid of mine once and for all. I hope you see something here that you can do for your hair. Which one will you try first?