A Guide to Avoiding and Treating Split Ends

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What are split ends? How can you avoid them? Here’s all you need to know about the pesky hair problem and how to deal with it.

How to Avoid Split Ends

Split ends are caused by your hair dehydrating. When the hair loses moisture, the hair thins and it becomes brittle and dry. Eventually, this causes the ends to split apart.

Hair is more prone to drying in extreme weather conditions or when it is overexposed to chemicals. To reduce the chance of split ends, avoid using harsh chemicals on your hair and instead opt for gentler, more natural products.

How to Treat Split Ends

Even if you avoid chemicals and cold weather altogether, that doesn’t mean you are free from split ends. If you have fine hair, they can still occur simply because of the way you brush your hair.

If you are prone to split ends, you can treat your hair with a product that nourishes your hair and protects brands from splitting further. UV protection spray is also a great way to keep your hair from dehydrating as quickly in extreme heat.

What to Do About Split Ends

Unfortunately, once your hair has split, it cannot be resealed. The best thing to do when you find a split end is to trim the end before your hair splits any further. Getting your hair trimmed regularly will help you avoid hair loss as a result of split ends.