November 09, 2018
we’re here with veronica for our latest video and she is gonna give us the rundown on SPLIT ENDS - what they are, what causes them, and what you can do to prevent your hair from falling victim to this hair care nightmare.
the outside of each individual hair shaft is made up of follicles that overlay onto each other in a downward direction like the shingles on a rooftop.
when these follicles open up, they travel if not properly cared for and cause the hair to fray and weaken, leading to BREAKAGE.
imagine if you had a shirt that you wore every single day for a year. even if you washed it every night, it would probably look pretty tattered and worn out after the year was through.
your hair is similar. the longest parts of your hair have had to weather the elements and can the stresses that we put our hair through in the name of beauty. here are the BIGGEST causes for SPLIT ENDS.
THERMAL DAMAGE caused by heat tools such as blow dryers, curling irons, and straighteners. in fact, heat damage is the number one cause for hair damage.
CHEMICAL DAMAGE caused by color treatments, perms, lightening, and chemical relaxers can damage the shafts of your hair. this is the second most guilty perpetrator when it comes to split ends.
MECHANICAL DAMAGE from combing, brushing, or anything else that agitates the hair. this can include vigorously towel-drying your hair after you step out of the shower.
use HIGH-QUALITY HAIR CARE. thankfully, nvenn makes natural hair care products which can help you level up your arsenal in the battle against split ends. natural products are free of harsh chemicals and other ingredients that can dehydrate and damage the individual strands of hair. our products are designed to nourish and fortify your hair to protect against various types of damage.
heat tools like flat irons can get up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit - that’s hot enough to cook a chicken, and definitely hot enough to cook your hair, and blow dryers can get as hot as 250 degrees.
because heat damage is the number one culprit when it comes to split ends, its important to use a product to form a protective barrier against the damaging effects of heat.
nvenn ‘protect’ heat shield also acts as a style primer, and it will also shorten your blow dry time.
chemical damage from coloring and restructuring treatments cause the follicles on the hair to open and close. if you overprocess or color your hair too often, these follicles weaken, break, and create split ends. chemicals also take a lot of moisture out of the hair, which is why hair is sometimes very staticy after coloring. to prevent the hair from becoming dry and brittle, it is important to use a product to hydrate and moisturize your hair to keep it looking silky and shiny.
nvenn ‘replenish’ strength restoration oil infuses the hair with moisture, shine and strength, leaving you with strong beautiful hair. It helps prevent tangles, and breakage due to the drying effects of color processing, and helps you keep colors brighter and hair stronger between visits to the stylist.
the reason that your hair weakens and begins to fray from thermal, chemical, and mechanical stress, is that the protective outer layer of the hair can begin to wear away over time.
nvenn ‘smooth’ split end mender and smoothing serum helps create a barrier on the hair to seal split ends and prevent them from traveling further up the hair shafts, it also helps control frizz and flyaways.
as you can see, this hair has multiple bad splits, its brittle and ready to break in several places.
after applying a small amount of smooth to the hair, the follicles are sealed shut, this is a great preventative measure to keep split ends from progressing up the hair.
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if you’re trying to grow your hair long, it may seem counter intuitive to trim your hair. however, the key to growing and maintaining long, healthy hair is to get into the habit of getting regular haircuts. not only will this help keep your ends HEALTHY, but it’s also the best way to PREVENT split ends from traveling up the hair shafts.
PROTIP: to ensure healthy growth and keep split ends at bay, most stylists recommend getting a trim every 6-8 weeks.
one useful method is a technique known as “DUSTING.” this involves trimming off about a half an inch, which helps preserve your length while snipping off the split end to prevent further fraying. dusting works for all hair types and will greatly benefit the health and structure of your hair.
watch the rest of the video to see veronica’s pointers on how to properly trim your split ends, and smash that subscribe button to get notifications on our newest videos.
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