how to GET RID OF SPLIT ENDS
we’ve all had the nightmare of SPLIT ENDS. these devastating splinters in our hair signify HAIR DAMAGE and frustrating knots that are virtually never-ending.
the result? not only do split ends hinder the growth process, they don’t stop splitting and begin to DAMAGE THE REST OF YOUR HAIR.
this is especially FRUSTRATING when you’re trying to GROW YOUR HAIR OUT.
so before we answer the question HOW TO GET RID OF SPLIT ENDS, we have to know WHY they occur. as hair begins to lose it’s moisture and protective oils, the ends of your hair begin to split. meaning that your hair is literally separating into 2 (or more) fragments.
take a look at the picture to the left. SPLIT ENDS and DAMAGED HAIR are 2 different things but point to the same tell-tale sign: your hair isn’t healthy. the EASIEST way to PROTECT HAIR FROM SPLIT ENDS is staying dedicated to a preventative hair care routine. after all, you won’t have to worry about split ends if you simply aren’t getting them. follow our hair care routine to PREVENT SPLIT ENDS and nourish your hair
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5 ways to GET RID OF SPLIT ENDS
the BEST WAY to get rid of SPLIT ENDS? with a killer HAIR CARE ROUTINE!
but BEFORE YOU START, you’ll need to make sure that you make an appointment with your stylist to CUT OFF YOUR SPLIT ENDS. if your hair is already full of split ends, the realistic next step is making an appointment to get a trim.
REGULAR TRIMS will prevent further damage in your hair. the BIGGEST part of getting rid of split ends is regularly removing the split ends you couldn’t prevent.
though there are plenty of ways to STOP SPLIT ENDS BEFORE THEY START, there are few permanent
plus, who couldn’t use that FRESH from the salon in their life a little more often? ;)
1.STOP WASHING YOUR HAIR EVERY DAY
if you’ve sat in our chair or asked for advice on your hair, chances are you’ve heard us mention this before. washing your hair every day strips your hair of it’s natural oils and it makes it more difficult for your scalp to repair your hair.
the more you wash… the more your DRY. which affects more than just the health of your hair. if you’re rocking a vibrant color or trying to maintain blonde hair, you’re going to have a very difficult time keeping your hair bright and healthy.
try using a DRY SHAMPOO if the texture or oils in your hair are bothering you. within a few weeks, your hair will adjust to the new wash cycle and reduce any excess oil production.
2.SAY NO to HARSH CLEANSERS
when it comes to your SHAMPOO, make sure that you’re using a low-sudsing formula that doesn’t include sulfates.
SULFATES are incredibly harmful to hair and suck the moisture straight from the strand. to get the best for your hair, invest in an all natural formula. although they make be more costly than your average bottle of shampoo, there is a lot more VALUE in each individual bottle.
trust us,your hair will thank you (and you’ll spend less on hair repair products).
remember to avoid clumping and crisscrossing the hair on your head. let the hair fall naturally and lather shampoo on the scalp, while encouraging the shampoo to ‘melt’ down the hair.
3.AVOID weighted and WAXY CONDITIONERS
conditioner is an ESSENTIAL part of any hair care routine, especially for those of us who are using heated styling tools on a day to day basis. make sure that you choose a wax-free conditioner with moisturizing oils to aid your hair in the fight against split ends.
WAX creates a layer of build-up that creates a barrier, blockading any moisture from getting into your hair.
look for conditioners that are WEIGHTLESS and SEAL IN MOISTURE.
4.ALWAYS use HEAT PROTECTANT when styling
ironically, HEAT PROTECTANT is one of the least used products for being such an essential part of ANY hair care routine. in addition to the daily damage of styling your hair, excessive sun exposure and other heated situations DRY your hair out.
so make sure you always use a STYLING PRIMER than can protect your hair from the blowdryer to the curling iron. as always, choose products with natural ingredients that won’t damage your hair (or your health).
NO PARABENS, NO SULFATES, & NO PHTHALATES. those harmful chemicals are detrimental to the health of your hair and more often than not make SPLIT ENDS WORSE.
5.ONLY USE WIDE TOOTH COMBS on wet hair
WET HAIR is incredibly vulnerable to damage. when you use fine tooth combs or brushes on your hair fresh out of the shower, you’re asking for rips in strand and splits on your ends. to avoid as much damage as possible, USE A WIDE-TOOTH COMB ON WET HAIR.
6.GET A BOTTLE OF REPLENISH OIL
REPLENISH OIL is the best way to rejuvenate your hair and nourish DRY or DAMAGED HAIR. rich in replenishing oils and moisture, this oil is applied to the ends of your hair and blow-dried into the hair for nourishment.
not only can it help PROTECT AGAINST SPLIT ENDS, it helps strengthen your hair :)
you can find REPLENISH OIL in our 9-1-1 HAIR RESCUE KIT. if you’re trying to recover from damaged hair, you can watch your hair recover and become softer and shinier EVERY DAY.
snag yours HERE.
at the end of the day, NOTHING CAN REPLACE YOUR STYLIST. if you’re not getting regular trims and following a nourishing hair care routine, you’re asking for DAMAGE and SPLIT ENDS.