Hey everyone! So a common question that I get asked by my friend is how to repair split-ends. I figure that this is a common problem and I myself am interested in the best ways to maintain healthy hair. So to begin this post, I’m going to start with some basics:
- Dying your hair frequently
- Using hair dryers or hair straighteners with a high heat setting
- Overexposure to the sun’s heat
- Excessive washing with certain shampoos
- Using too harsh of a comb or brush for your hair type
- Not having your hair cut in a long period of time
Why should you care? When you have rough and damaged ends, your hair will look dull. But if you have strands that lie smoothly, then they will reflect more light and appear shinier.
Solution: Unfortunately split-ends can not actually be repaired. After your hair has split, there is no way to actually bind the strands back together. Once the damage has occurred, the best way to deal with it is by using scissors to cut the ends of your hair once every 3 or so weeks. But after your routine trim, here are some products from the drugstore you can use to prevent split-ends (they all cost under $13). You want to use a deep conditioner once a week to seal your hair cuticles.
Left: Organix Coconut Milk Split Ends Mender/ Middle: Organix Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum/ Right: Bed Head Ego Boost Split End Mender
Left: Long Term Leave-In Split End Protector Treatment/ Middle: Beautiful Ends Split End Protection Intensive Mask/ Right: Beautiful Ends Split End Protection Cream