Split ends can be such a drag, right? We don’t know anyone who enjoys having split ends, but sometimes it can seem like it’s just something that’s a part of having hair and we all just have to ‘deal’ with. However, there are some great fixes for brittle split ends that we’ve come across that can really help you keep your hair healthy, happy and looking its best. It’s the season of spring cleaning, so why not spring clean your hair’s health? Ok, it’s not exactly cleaning but with spring on our mind we thought you may be up for some new split end tips.
Get a Trim
Ok, so here’s the deal: as many great tips and tricks as there are out there with split ends the truth is to really get rid of those split ends you need to get a hair trim. Once the hair has split you need to get a trim to prevent the split ends from traveling up the rest of your hair’s strands. You don’t need to get a lot of length cut off but to really start fresh on those brittle split ends many experts suggest starting things off with a trim and/or haircut to prevent the rest of your hair from becoming more damaged.
Focus on Adding Moisture
Once you stop the split ends from spreading throughout the rest of your hair, to really fix your brittle split ends and keep them from coming back too soon–you want to start focusing on adding moisture to your hair. One of the major causes of brittle split ends in the hair is lack of moisture and hydration in the hair. How can you add that moisture? Using hair care products that are focused on adding that moisture and hydration is going to be a great place to start, yes with your shampoo and conditioner but also adding in a deep conditioning mask to your weekly hair care routine. Deep conditioning masks are a great way to add a major dose of moisture/hydration to your hair and really help with the brittleness your hair may currently have. Experts suggest that for the best results, you want to use a deep conditioning treatment on your hair at least once a week to keep your hair healthy and really get it to a healing, healthy place.
Cut Back on the Heat
When you have brittle split ends, using a lot of heat to style your hair can just make it worse. As we mentioned before, often brittle split ends are the result of hair that’s lacking moisture and hydration. Using heated styling tools is going to continue to take a lot of moisture out of your hair. One of the best things you can do to avoid and really help fix that brittle, dry hair is to cut back on how much heat you’re using on your hair. You don’t have to avoid it altogether, but try to find a couple days a week to not use heat on your hair at all to allow it to have a break.