Split ends are one of the most common hair problems. Keeping your split ends trimmed to eliminate them is actually the easiest way to keep your hair healthy.
However, trimming shouldn’t be your first priority. Once you’re past the age of 40, the growth of your hair will stop in its tracks.
Most people are unaware of this, but once you start pulling out your split ends, you will actually cause more damage in the long run.
How To Avoid Damaging Split Ends
The best method to reducing damage from split ends is actually preventing them from happening in the first place. If you discover split ends during your early years, chances are they will continue growing until you remove them.
This is why you should spend time to prevent problems from happening right from the start. Anti-fungal shampoos, diet, and using heat devices to style your hair are all great ways to keep your hair healthy.
When it comes to split ends, the one thing you want to do is to not rip them out. Instead, cut them little by little to keep them from growing in an upward motion. If you are constantly using the iron,Thermal Morphosonic Cutting, or other heated styling tools on a daily basis, you should be aware of how much damage you are causing to your hair.
The straight, sleek styles you are trying to achieve with your flat iron, is impossible to achieve without using heat. If you don’t use an anti-fungal shampoo and epilator, you are allowing the hair to become weak and dry.
If you don’t rip out the split ends, they will continue to split and this will cause the hair to break.
Once you notice split ends, you should take action to stop the damage. Cutting the split pieces off before they split further is a great way to stop damage.
You should take action to keep damage to minimum so you don’t lose that gorgeous look you so desperately want.
Trim Damaged Hair
Around 6-8 weeks, your hair will start growing again. However, if you feel like the damage is worse than it is, it’s time to trim those broken hairs.
Use a good quality clipper to cut the damaged parts and a fine-toothed comb to comb the rest of the hair. Your hair texture will probably be nicer and healthier if you don’t destroy your hair by using and iron or other styling tools. Even if you use the cheapest shampoos and conditioners, you’re still eventually going to damage your hair.
Even if you simply wash your hair daily, make sure you don’t skip a day. If you commonly wash on the weekend, avoid saturating the hair with shampoo. Instead, apply conditioner mostly to the ends of the hair and leave the rest alone during the day.
Let the conditioner sit in your hair for a couple of minutes before rinsing. This will ensure that the conditioner is evenly distributed throughout your hair. The conditioner will also make sure that your hair is not soaking wet the whole day.
If you’ve got dry, damaged hair, you might need a deep-conditioner. Leave it in for a few minutes to help repair any of the nutrients and moisture that was previously stripped away.
Leave the conditioner on your hair for quite a while. This will ensure that it becomes fully conditioned.
If you feel like straightening your hair, use something that won’t be too cruel to grab hold of as you pull the iron away from your scalp. Instead of grabbing a brush, grab a hairdryer.
The length of time that you leave it in to dry will determine how much damage is done to your hair. If you leave it on too long, you’re bound to cause major breakage. Do not use a blow dryer.
Minimize the amount of heat exposure that you apply to your hair. (Sure, you’ll see some people who tell you not to straighten your hair during this time, but I’m not one of them.)