How to get rid of split ends in hair naturally

Method 1: Removal


1Identify whether you have split ends in your hair.

The scientific name for them is Trichoptilosis, a longitudinal of the hair fiber, and there are several types.

The generic end split.

Splits occurring multiple times up the same strand of hair.

Split occurring in the middle of the hair strand.

2Always use hair shears if you are cutting your own hair, even if you are only cutting a strand.

Regular paper scissors can fray your ends and cause more splits down the road.

Single strand knots (not really split ends) which occur most often in dry, curly hair.

3Cut your hair regularly, meaning every six to eight weeks.

All hair gets damaged after a while. Get a trim of at least 6mm to 2.5cm, and you should have solved the problem. It will remove split ends and keep your hair healthy and growing strong.

Notice that you really only need to trim when you have splits on the ends of the hair, so your schedule may vary with your hair type, how you treat your hair, and your style goals.

4The position of cut them.

Cut about 6mm above the split of a single strand when you cut them on your own. There may even be a small ball above the split. If you don’t cut above the damage, the split will reappear.

5Don’t rely on products that claim to “heal” split ends.

They can seal the split end to help it look healthier, but they aren’t reversing the damage. However, these products can help prevent the future damage to protect healthy hair.

 

Method 2Prevention

Here are some of the ways hair is damaged everyday and how to prevent damage from these factors.


Method 3Avoid Chemicals

Most kinds of chemicals are going to damage your hair to some extent. Chemicals from getting a perm, having your hair highlighted, colored, etc., or even chlorine in bath or pool water all count in.

1Try to steer clear of chemicals.

Nature hair is beautiful. If you absolutely must color your hair, search for the gentlest coloring agent you can find. If you are going to be using chemicals on your hair, be sure to condition your hair more often.

2Protect your hair before swimming.

Using a leave-in conditioner, oiling your hair or using a swim cap, these methods are useful. Rinsing your hair thoroughly before swimming will also help it absorb fewer chemicals. Shampoo your hair as soon as possible after swimming.

3Find out if water you use to wash your hair is harmful.

There can be damaging chemicals in the water you wash your hair with-mainly chlorine. There are filters that will reduce the amount of chlorine in your water.

High concentrations of calcium carbonate can make your water” hard”. If you are in the USA you can check this map to see how hard the water in your area is. A water softening system will be most beneficial to hair if you live in a hard water area.


Method 4Avoid hair damage due to comb and brush hair.

Many people don’t realize just how fragile the ends of hair are. Brushing or combing too often can damage your hair.

1Stop teasing and back combing your hair.

This is the most damaging type of brushing. It pulls up the scales of your hair and when you comb or brush that section again the break off.

2Using a comb or brush with no harm to your hair.

If you have thicker hair you may need to use a pick or wide-toothed comb. Combs in general are gentler. Your brush or comb should aid you in untangling your hair, not pilling it out.

3Never over brush.

Brush too much may lead to more splits than anything else.

4Comb the hair gently

Start at the bottom and work your way up. When you encounter a tangle, don’t rip the comb or brush though it, stop and untangle with your fingers and then proceed. You have to be extremely gentle while untangling wet hair. Curly hair types may require combing the hair when it is still wet.

5Use hair friendly accessories

The black band is the most hair unfriendly in this group because of the metal connector. Smaller versions of this are even more harmful.

The big green band is joined together by what appears to be glue and is much more friendly.

The little yellow band is a smaller version of the green one and friendly for thinner hair types. They can also be made of clear plastic. These little bands are ideal to tie off the ends of braids.

The big blue scrunches is the most hair friendly. These are easy to make, but you can buy them at any place that sells hair care products.

 

Method 5Protect your hair from the sun.

Ultraviolet rays can be as damaging to your hair as your skin.

1Wear a hat

If your hair is super long or thick, be sure to get a hat that you will be able to fit all your hair into(preferably in a bun)

2Look for conditioners that contain sunscreen or mix sunscreen and conditioner together and leave that in your hair.

 

Method 6Washing and Drying

Incorrect washing and washing with shampoos that are too harsh or contain certain ingredients can be damaging to your hair.

Rubbing your hair with a towel to dry it can cause nasty damage to your hair. Using a hair dryer on your hair too often will also cause damage.

1Buy a good shampoo and conditioner and experiment with what works best with your hair.

This may include not washing but protect it every day.

2The right way to wash your hair.

It is best to only wash the scalp hair and leave the length to hang down your back, the length should not be piled on top of your head. Then you rinse the shampoo out of your hair, the shampoo will run down the length, which is as much washing as the ends of your hair need. Conditioner should then be applied to the length to soak for a while before rinsing our. Hot water strips away moisture so rinse your hair with the coolest water you can stand.

3Deep condition regularly.

If your conditioner regimen isn’t working, try a deep condition once or twice a month. This involves putting a leave-in conditioner or oil on your hair and leaving it in for a while. Oils like jojoba and coconut oil are fantastic for this.

4Dry hair gently

Vigorously rubbing your hair dry with a towel is not a good idea. Dripping wet hair should be gently squeezed with a towel to get rid of the excess water. Once the excess water is removed, it is best to let your hair air dry naturally.

5Tone down the drying.

If you are using a dryer or hot tongs regularly, your hair will start to show some damage, the hot air removes moisture from your hair. Using too hot a setting or holding the dryer too close to your hair will also cause damage.

Tips

·                                 If your hair is full of split ends even don’t, you can use repair honey which the kind of hair salon that can fix all sorts of hair roughness, curls and forks.

·                                 Drink plenty of water to keep your hair healthy.

·                                 Hair should not be brushed when it is wet because it is fragile and easy to break. Use wide tooth comb to comb out your hair.

·                                 Buy a good shampoo and conditioner and experiment with what works best with your hair.

·                                 Some people lighten their hair with honey. This only has a small effect, but it's much less damaging than a commercial hair dye.

·                                 Don’t perm your hair every day.

·                                 Washing hair always.

Warming

Use the right tools to cut your hair. The scissors most people use to cut their hair are not fast, please buy a hair shears and don’t use it to cut anything else. Regular paper scissors can fray your ends and cause more splits down the road.

·                                 Never tighten a ponytail by dividing it into two sections and pulling them apart. This is equivalent to back brushing, and can cause significant damage.

Things You’ll Need

·                                 Regular hair trims

·                                 Weekly hair mask

·                                 Conditioner

·                                 Leave in conditioner and hair detangle

·                                 Wide toothed comb

·                                 Proper hair bands

·                                 Pair of hair scissors


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