Split Ends: Repair is an issue, Prevention is not

 

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11/06/19  Nobody can understand the height of anguish better than me when I had to cut my silky-smooth, long hair only because of an apparently insignificant thing, split ends.

Trust me; nobody can understand the height of anguish better than me when I had to cut my silky-smooth, long hair only because of an apparently insignificant thing, split ends. Like every other girl, who is in love with her long hair I also ignored split ends totally as I could not imagine to cut my hair.

Today I regret, if only I would have been aware of the mess split ends can make of my hair I would have taken split ends seriously. Split ends can make your hair look so dead and dreary that you can’t imagine. It also makes your hair look dry and frizzy which is not a good combination for hair. No matter how silky and long hair you have but if with split ends, the whole attraction of your long hair would be useless.

Do not get scared as “where there is a will, there is a way”. The initial step to get rid of split ends is to have a hair cut, whether you want it or not. Consider it a new look for a short period of time till your hair grow back in the same length but with more charm and appeal. Do not go for chemical products which claim to mend your split ends as it will be done for a very short time. Hair cut is the only way to get rid of split ends but there are several other ways to prevent split ends. Once you have a hair cut, after that you just have to adopt some simple habits related to your hair in order to prevent split ends.

First of all, avoid brushing wet hair. Your hair is at its weakest state when it’s wet. It stretches more than it should. This causes severe split ends if done on a regular basis. Hair is a sensitive part of body. Treat it gently in order to make it look more attractive. Do not brush harshly as it would damage your hair and cause split ends. Use a hair friendly brush. Wide tooth combs are even better.

Deep condition your hair at least twice a month to avoid split ends. Use olive oil to give your hair a deep massage for few minutes. Wrap your hair with a shower cap or a towel, even better. Let the oil get soaked properly before you rinse it off. If you do not want to destroy your hair because of split ends then learn to appreciate the natural form of your hair but if you are so eager to try something else then be mindful of the fact that your hair needs to breathe as well. Take a break of considerable time before undergoing another hair treatment.

If you are a regular swimmer then you must make a habit of taking bath instantly after coming out of the water as chlorine and salt water damages your hair which would result in split ends. Choose hair friendly accessories. Hair accessories with metal connecters are not at all recommended for healthy looking hair.

Keeping the tips of your hair trimmed will protect your hair from further damage: split ends tend to work their way up the hair shaft. The solution to split ends is to act quickly. Follow these simple steps and you can have your thick, silky smooth and long and split ends-free hair back in no time.