Split ends are the frayed tips of hair that have, yes, split into two or more parts due to dryness or damage. This kind of damage can happen to any hair type. It’s easy to get rid of split ends by cutting them off, but it’s also important to know what caused them in the first place.
Not only do split ends rob your hair of their shine, but they also hinder your hair growth.
Getting your hair trimmed is the easiest way to get rid of split ends. It’s best to do this every 6-8 weeks. Anywhere from 1/2 inch to an inch is a great starting point for a trim, especially if you have long strands and want to keep the length.
What Causes Split Ends?
Rubber bands, in particular, can damage your hair due to the friction the material places on a hair strand. This can be one of the causes of gnarly split ends. Consider using a padded or fabric-covered hair tie, or better yet, a spiral telephone cord tie or scrunchie to prevent breakage.
Heat-Styling, Blowdryers and flat irons can be culprits for damage and breakage. At Hair Escapades, we suggest to our clients to either wrap their hair with a scarf, use a bonnet or sleep on a satin pillow case at night so their hair will be in place in the morning. This tactic avoids applying heat on your hair everyday. Also, at Hair Escapades we use a heat protectant on our clients hair when applying heat.
Chemical and Color Treatment generally use a lot of chemicals that can deplete and strip your hair of its natural moisture, leaving it dry and prone to splitting. Consider using a wash and care system that nourishes hair with every use, while also prolonging and extending the vibrancy of your new color.
While it’s important to keep our locks clean and scalps healthy, excessively washing hair can cause it to lose its natural oils. This results in a dryer, rougher ends.
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