Hair Question: What Can I Do To Prevent Split Ends

Monday, September 27, 2010

Question:

"I was wondering if you have any advice for preventing split ends. I have been moisturizing my ends.. but yet they are there. When I do trim.. what should I do to prevent them from forming? HHJ!!"

Advice:
First and foremost, split ends can not be cured (some breakage and split ends are inevitable) so if you notice them, trim them off right away! With that being said, make sure that the shears you are using are sharp enough, otherwise, if they are dull, it will create more split ends. So once you've got rid of them, here are the steps you can take:
  • Moisturize and seal daily.
  • Use a sealant with substance, slightly heavier to reduce moisture loss.
  • Keep your ends protected.
  • Make sure your moisture & protein balance is in check.
  • Keep up with your Deep Treatments.
  • Minimize or eliminate direct heat, but if you must, air dry your hair instead of using a blow dryer then flat iron & use a heat protectant!
  • Do weekly hot oil treatments with Virgin Coconut oil and/or Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Overall, it's close to impossible to prevent split ends due to natural wear and tear. The best thing you can do is keep your hair strong yet moist, keep up with your trims/dustings, and minimize manipulation (opt for low manipulation styles) for optimal hair health.

Sunshyne

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3 comments

  1. very good tips! I need to be more on it with my daily sealing and catching any split ends that are already there

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  2. I love to moisture my ends with Elasta QP Olive Oil and Mango Butter Moisturer and it smells delish!

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  3. I really need to start on the hot oil treatments!

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