Fray (also known as split ends) are something none of us like dealing with. Let’s face it, we try to maximize our time between haircuts as much as possible. One way to do that is to reduce the fray that pops up between our haircuts. But how do we reduce split ends from happening? We’re glad you asked! We’re sharing some of our favorite ways we’ve discovered you can reduce the fray from happening in your hair so you can elongate your haircuts and enjoy your hair more!
While we naturally want to wash and style our hair every day, hair experts continue to suggest over and over that it’s just not the best choice. Even if you can just do every other day, it can make a huge difference. The reason being, is when we wash and style our hair it gets put under some stress (no matter how careful and cautious we are), and it doesn’t give it a chance to repair itself when we do it every single day. Allow your hair to repair itself and replace any nutrients stripped away by giving it a break. Additionally, try not to use heated styling tools EVERY day – even when you’re safe it can promote split ends from occurring.
Caution Wet Hair
When our hair is wet it’s in its most vulnerable state, which means we need to be EXTRA careful when it’s wet. That means from the comb/brush to the towel you use need to be thought out. First of all, NEVER brush wet hair with a hair brush. Instead, use a wide toothed comb to get any knots out and make sure you’re as gentle as possible when eliminating any knots. In regards to your towel, don’t scrub or rub your hair when it’s wet. Similar to using a brush it can cause a lot of breakage and really promote split ends from popping up. Instead, be gentle and squeeze your hair with the towel. Even better if you can use more of a microfiber towel to dry your hair with, they’re much more gentle on your wet locks.
Clean Your Hair Tools
You probably don’t clean your hair tools as often as you should (we’re not judging!), but the truth is when you DON’T clean your hair tools they can end up with a lot of buildup that can lead to them snagging your hair and ultimately resulting in more fray. Get in the habit of cleaning your tools on a regular basis and make sure you’re using them the correct way. This will help ensure there’s nothing from the tools alone that are causing you to have split ends.
Your hair is vulnerable and delicate, which is why it’s so important to make sure you’re taking these little steps and applying them to your haircare routine. Making these “little” changes can make a huge difference when it comes to reducing the fray in your hair.
Have you found a certain habit or trick helps with reducing fray in your hair?