Dealing with Split Ends
When you think about how you want your hair to be, how do you imagine it? Soft, silky, and shiny, right? Not rough, coarse, and frizzy. Unfortunately, that’s what tends to happen when you have split ends. No one wants that, so what should you do if you have split ends? How do you deal with them?
To understand how to deal with split ends, it helps to first look at what causes them. When hair becomes dry, brittle, and frayed (especially at the ends), the shaft becomes weak and the ends may split (hence the name). What causes hair to become like this? Extreme weather conditions (both hot and cold), heat tools, and chemical hair products are at the top of the list of culprits.
Once you have split ends, you can’t repair them. Some products can help you hide them, but the only way to get rid of them is to cut them off. Your stylist can help you determine the best way to cut your hair to remove split ends and get the look you want. In the meantime, use products like hair masks and leave-in conditioners to hide your split ends. These products can moisturize and strengthen your hair, making split ends less obvious.
You may not be able to prevent split ends from happening altogether, but there are things you can do to reduce their presence. Regularly cutting or trimming your hair every 6-10 weeks helps prevent split ends from developing. Where you operate within that range depends on your hairstyle and how long you want your hair to be. Waiting longer is ideal for those who want to grow their hair longer. Choose products that have hair-healthy ingredients. Minimize your use of heat tools and use heat protectant sprays when you do use them. Avoid washing your hair daily and be gentle with wet hair. Remember, the goal is to keep your hair moisturized and strong.
Split ends can ruin the way your hair looks. They can also compromise the health of your hair. While you can’t fix them once you have them, you can get rid of them and take steps to prevent them from happening as much. Talk to your friendly Blake Charles Salon hair care specialist if you have any questions about what you can do to keep your hair healthy and beautiful.
Regular hair cuts and trims are among the best ways to get rid of and prevent split ends. Click here to see the hair design services you can enjoy at Blake Charles Salons!