Split ends is a problem that all women with longer hair suffer from. But what you don’t know is that women with shorter hair often face this issue too. As a result, the overall texture of the hair seems to be rather unruly. Split ends are caused because of poor hair maintenance and also due to the fact that the hair is very dry at the ends.
So Here Are Some Quick Ways To Manage Your Split Ends:
1. Use A Deep Conditioning Treatment
Your first and easiest way to manage your split ends would be getting a deep conditioning treatment or mask that is available in most salons and spas. You can also opt for a natural conditioning mask that is readymade and thus fuss free. Apply the conditioning mask from top to the roots and let it stay for at least 20 minutes. Post this wash off the hair and repeat the treatment twice a week.
2. Use A Split-end Serum
There are many deep nourishing and moisturising serums available in the market that are specially made for dry hair types. So you can just apply this post the shampoo treatment and let it stay on your hair. There is no need to rinse off and this can be done every day too.
3. Get A Wide, Wooden Comb
Most people are not aware but split ends are actually caused because of the wrong choice of combs too. In particular, it has been seen that women with curly hair you very fine combs tend to have more split ends. A wider comb made out of natural materials like wood reduces this damage and friction – thus managing your split ends.
4. Use A Satin Pillow
Rough pillow cases are a common cause of split ends. As you toss and turn in the night, these rough pillow cases cause your hair to get tangled even more. Satin ones on the other hand provide a smoother end that helps to tame your hair.
5. Tie Your Hair Rolled Up At The Ends
Another simple way to mange and get rid of split ends would be to tie your hair in a way that it is rolled up from the end. So you can make a plait and roll up the end a bit and then use a band to tighten it up. Rolling your hair prevents friction in the lower layers.
6. Switch To Castor Oil
Castor oil is known for its natural enzymes that help in split ends. Basically you have to heat up some castor oil and rub it gently on the ends. Then use a comb to brush through the end.
7. Trim Your Hair Every 3 Months
It is suggested that you trim your hair every 3 months at least because it helps in preventing the split ends from getting worse. What you can do here is just ask your hair dresser to cut only about 1/2 inch of hair to prevent the damage.
8. Apply Oil Before You Shampoo
Remember that most shampoos contain harsh chemicals that dry out your hair completely post the process. Applying and managing your hair with oils like coconut, olive or even almond oil is an effective method for getting rid of split ends. The nourishment from these oils prevents the same.
9. Avocado Mask
The avocado is known for its many benefits including being rich in fats that helps in getting rid of the dryness and also combats the issue of split ends. For this remedy, you have to mash up the avocado and apply all over the tips and middle part. Let it stay for an hour and then rinse off.
10. Banana And Yogurt Mask
Mix together 2-3 spoons of yogurt along with an overripe banana. Then you have to take this paste and apply it all along the ends of your hair to make sure that it is covered. Finally, let it stay for 30 minutes and then rinse off.
11. Honey And Olive Oil
Mix together 1/4 cup of honey with about 3-4 spoons of olive oil. Whip it up nicely so that both of the ingredients are mixed well. Manage hair from root to scalp using the same. The rich moisturisers in the honey helps to get rid of the split ends.
12. Use A Smooth Towel
A towel that has too much texture on it would definitely cause more friction. Remember that wet hair is prone to more damage as compared to dry hair. A smoother towel will prevent this friction, specially thin cotton ones. Moisture is absorbed and hair shaft is smoother.
13. Mustard Oil Therapy
For this therapy you have to heat up the mustard oil really well. Being a hot therapy use a brush or cotton bud to apply this oil on the ends. The hot oil helps in shredding of the split ends.
14. Papaya Mask
Papaya is another nourishing agent that helps to get rid of split ends. For this therapy, take an overripe papaya that is mashed and then apply all over the scalp and split ends. Wash off after 20 minutes.
15. Aloe Vera
Take some hot aloe vera gel and then apply it all over the split ends, rubbing it gently. You can also mix this gel in some mustard oil for added benefits. Wash off after 20 minutes.
16. Apple Cider Vingar
Apple cider vinegar helps in balancing your pH levels and manages split ends too. Just take the vinegar and apply on the ends every alternate day. Rinse with water after 30 minutes.
Next time you shampoo your hair, rinse it off with some beer. This alcohol has chemicals that softens the hair and repairs the follicles too, thus getting rid of split ends.
18. Clarified Butter
Apply some clarified butter on the ends. Let the same stay for about 30-40 minutes. It is suggested that you lightly heat the butter before application so that it works better and penetrates through the hair shaft.