How to Prevent Split Ends
Split ends are caused by everything you do to make your hair beautiful - heat
styling, brushing and harsh products, such as hair dyes, all contribute to the
damaged little ends that literally split the hair shaft in half. While the only
way to repair split ends is by getting a trim, you can prevent split ends from
ruining your look by following these guidelines.
Avoiding heat styling
This is the answer no one wants to hear but heat styling does the most damage to
our hair and is the biggest culprit in the creation of split ends. If you can't
bear to give up your Sedu, hair dryer or curling iron, we have good news for you! Thermal-activated
hair repair products like H2 Ion actually work with your heat stylers to repair your damaged hair and prevent split ends. Read our H2 Ion review.
Use a shampoo with sunscreen
You and your hair should protect yourselves from the sun. This means using a shampoo where
sunscreen is listed as a main ingredient and wearing a hat when you're out for
long periods of time.
Don't brush wet hair
Brushing tends to tear the hair and your hair is never more vulnerable then when
it's wet. Use a wide-tooth comb when your hair is wet and use a natural bristle
brush when your hair is dry. This will eliminate damage to hair and prevent
split ends from forming.
Condition the hair everyday
Condition the hair everyday (use a deep conditioner for extremely dry hair) and
use a leave in conditioner of hair mask at least once a month.
Treat your hair as you would your face
You would never drench your face with chemicals and then seal the chemicals in
with heat, but many of us do that very thing with our hair. Begin to treat your
hair like the living breathing thing it is, and your hair will repay you with
kindness and beauty. See our product reviews page to learn about the best
products to give your hair the love it needs.
Products that Prevent Split Ends
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