Dealing With Dry Hair and Split Ends
Dry hair and split ends… they’re both hair struggles that we’ve all dealt with a time or two (or more) in our lives. This is especially true as we’re in the midst of the winter season, when we tend to deal with a lot of extra dryness in the air…and in our hair. However, they’re not hair struggles that have to be detrimental to our hair – it’s true! We have some great tips to help you with dealing with dry hair and split ends, so you don’t have to feel like your hair is a disaster any longer!
Go Easy on the Heat
When you have dry hair and/or split ends, one of the first things you’re going to want to do to help you to really deal with these issues is to back off on the heat. The thing about heated hair styling tools is they’re wonderful to help you create fun hairstyles but when used too often they can make dry hair and split ends even worse. Try backing off on the amount of times you’re using these types of products throughout the week – your hair will thank you and you’ll likely notice that the dryness and split ends won’t be quite as noticeable.
Step Up Your Conditioning
Split ends are often a result of your hair becoming very dry and brittle (aside from the obvious of needing a trim). What the two struggles have in common is that your hair is lacking enough moisture and conditioning. Stepping up your conditioning routine can help tremendously when dealing with dry hair and split ends. We’re not just talking about using that conditioner that you use in the shower after you shampoo your hair, either. Experts suggest adding in a leave in conditioner to your routine, and even doing a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week. When you’re dealing with these types of hair care conditions you need to add as much moisture and repair as possible and conditioners are essential for doing that.
Be Careful When Your Hair is Wet
Here’s the deal, when your hair is wet it’s at its most vulnerable state. In addition, when our hair is wet it’s much more likely to develop split ends and can end up being even more dry if we don’t take proper care. If you’re already dealing with dry hair and split ends, you really need to make sure that you’re being cautious when your hair is wet. This means that you’re not going to brush your hair when it’s wet, instead use a wide toothed comb to get any knots out. When you are getting knots and tangles out of your hair, it’s essential that you’re very gentle on the hair – you definitely want to make sure you’re doing this with leave in conditioner in to avoid causing more split ends and dryness from occurring. In addition, be careful when drying your hair with a towel – gently squeeze the hair and don’t rub it dry with the towel.