Our day-to-day habits are pretty much to blame for the splitting. Unsurprisingly, the heated tools we use on the regular (straighteners and the like) sap moisture from our hair, drying it entirely. Even brushing a little too hard can slice our strands. Treat it rough, and they’re sure to split.
Try a treatment mask at least once a week for a boost of restoration. Be gentle with your locks – no vigorous shampooing – massage into the scalp and as you rinse, it will travel down the mid-lengths and ends. Coconut oil is a good idea too, apply to your ends to ‘seal them’ before shampoo application. Smells like summer too.
Rough drying wet hair is quite simply a no; pat your locks with the towel to absorb excess moisture and leave it to dry naturally whenever possible. Washing your hair too often is bad news also, as this will strip the natural oils and make for dry tresses – then comes knots, then comes splits. Twice a week is best (if you can) – where’s the Batiste at?
Now for the sad bit, you can’t ‘fix’ split ends. So like literally everything it seems, prevention is key. You can seal your splits between washes though, with specially formulated treatments – like this one. Apply daily to damp hair. Though it’s not a long-term solution, you’re sure to notice a difference – not just really nice smelling hair.
Last up, time for the annual trim. I promise it’s true that regular trims will make for healthier, faster-growing hair, as slicing off the splits will stop them climbing up the hair (so don’t panic the 'I'm-growing-it-out-ers'). Every six weeks is a good rule of thumb. Easy to book, easy to shift the splits, and we can’t deny that mini head massage feels really, really good. Sorted.
How to part with your split ends (for good)
Put your salon trip off for long enough and your hair will start to cut itself. Yep, split ends are fun for no one, but 50% of us are ‘picking’ at them daily. It’s a cheeky habit that’ll damage our locks in the long-run (meaning bad hair days all the darn time), but there are means to stop it. Here’s how to prevent follicle damage AKA breaking up with your locks.
By Rachel Spedding
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