Thursday, December 19, 2013

Home Remedies For Split Ends - 8 Top Tips

Despite what they say there is no miracle cure for split ends. Yes you can buy products that claim to fix and repair but at best these products merely temporarily glue the ends back together, leaving your hair covered in sticky residue.
So if you can't repair them your only choice is to prevent them happening in the first place. Here are 8 top tips which will help put an end to split ends.
1. Don't brush when wet. Wet hair is much more fragile than dry hair, so towel dry your hair first before brushing. When brushing use a wide toothed comb or a soft bristle brush avoid nylon bristles at all costs. If you have long hair don't try to comb out knots you will only cause more damage. Its best to separate tangled hair into sections and then untangle your hair with your fingers.
2. If wet is bad heat is worse. Avoid over-drying your hair with a hair dryer. Its much better to towel dry your hair than blast it with a dryer every morning. Also try to cut down on the use of straightening irons, crimps and hot curlers.
3. Alcohol is for drinking. Avoid shampoos and conditioners that contain alcohol. Alcohol will dry out your hair causing it to become brittle and much more likely to split.
4. Buy a hat. Always wear a hat when you are out in the sun. This will also prevent the sun from bleaching your hair.
5. Water water everywhere. Try to keep your hair moisturized, use a conditioner after every shampoo but make sure it does not contain alcohol. Drink lots of water as this will help keep your body and hair hydrated.
6. Mind how you accessorize. When you buy hair accessories make sure they are made from soft plastic as hard plastic will damage your hair, old and damaged hair accessories are a major cause of split ends. Also make sure hair bands are covered in a soft material and avoid using elastic bands.
7. Don't over condition. Try not to over wash or condition your hair. If you do this you are preventing your body from releasing natural oils that help to moisturize your hair. Dehydration is a major cause of split ends.
8. Get a trim. Visit your hairdresser every four to six weeks and have the ends of your hair cut off. Even if you are trying to grow your hair its still advisable to get the ends trimmed every six weeks.
Its essential to develop a daily hair care routine which promotes healthy hair and prevents split ends from appearing in the first place. Try to use natural products where possible but make sure they don't contain alcohol. A life without split ends is possible it just requires a little work.
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