We’ve all had them. We all hate them. Split ends. They are the worst and can make your hair look so dried out and stringy.
But, there are a few tips that we can do to keep those split ends at bay. We all know that we should get a trim every 6-8 weeks, but what else can we do to prevent, or help to repair when we are in between those hair trims.
Alcohol-free shampoo: Avoid using shampoos that contain alcohol because it dries out your hair. Try to use shampoo that use natural ingredients.
Over washing: Try to only wash your hair three times per week. If that doesn’t seem possible, every other day will be helpful to your ends too. Be wary when washing your hair and try to just wash your roots and not the ends of your hair. Your hair will get just as clean rinsing your shampoo from your roots.
Avoid heat: This can be difficult with all the hair tools and needing to blow dry our hair, but if you can, try to wash your hair in the evenings and let air dry. Or, make sure you dry as much of your hair in your towel. Try using a special hair towel wrap that absorbs a ton of water from your hair. Microfiber is fabulous for this.
Split healer: Apply a split end mender to smooth split ends and prevent new ones.
Repairing conditioner: A repairing conditioner can do wonders to your hair. It can help to replenish and repair the look and feel of split ends from heat damaged hair.