5 Easy Ways To Prevent Ugly Split Ends And Get Gorgeous Hair

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5 Easy Ways To Prevent Ugly Split Ends And Get Gorgeous Hair

Chemical hair colour treatments, hair dyes and heat treatments done to style the hair can make them look beautiful. But, they also often end up leading to an ugly problem- split ends. If you are dealing with this vicious problem too, then worry not! Because we have for you, some best, tried and tested ways to prevent and cure (to some extent) your problem. Let’s look at some ways which will help you in limiting the damage to your hair.

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#1. Go for regular trims

Regular trimming is essential for the health of your hair because split ends continue to divide the hair shaft and result in more damage. In fact, avoiding a trim now (maybe due to your wish for long hair) might result in a drastic hair cut later. So, if you are facing this problem, you know what to do!

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#2. Comb and brush your hair properly

Manhandling your hair can cause a lot of damage to them, because hair are too fragile. Here are a few ways that can help you avoid hair damage.

 

  • Use a wide-toothed comb to detangle your hair, but make sure you do not brush it soon after a shower.

  • Right technique of combing reduces the degree of damage caused to the hair. Use a natural bristle brush and start combing your hair at the bottom and work your way up. If you encounter any tangle, at first try to detangle it with your fingers, and then proceed with a comb.

  • Stop back-combing your hair as it tends to pull out the scales; later when you try to brush that section of hair again, the scales break.
  • Never overbrush your hair as it may lead to more splits.

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#3. Stay away from chemicals as much as possible

Protect your hair from chemicals by all means; use only gentle colouring agents if you must. Avoid going for chemical therapies like perms, permanent hair straightening or rebonding, and trying variety of hair colours.

When going for a swim, use leave-in conditioner, oil your hair, or wear a swim cap. As soon as you return, rinse and shampoo your hair.

#4. Use appropriate washing and drying techniques

 

  • Avoid experimenting with every new product.
  • While the drug stores are replete with hair products that claim to be a successful formula for mending split ends, one must understand that these offer only a temporary fix.
  • Every hair type demands a certain level of care, and not all products suit all kinds of hair. Consult a dermatologist and use only a prescribed shampoo and conditioner.

  • If you have an oily scalp, it is advisable that you wash your hair every alternate day.
  • Conditioner must be applied along the length of the hair so that it soaks it and closes the cuticles before rinsing it with water.

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  • Deep condition your hair regularly with oils like olive oil, coconut oil or jojoba oil.
  • Do not blow dry your hair often. Let them dry naturally.
  • Do not rub your hair vigorously with the towel. Let excess water drip before you squeeze them with the towel.

#5. Stay away from regular use of heat-styling tools

You are causing some serious damage to your hair if you use blow-dryer or straightening/curling irons on a regular basis. Avoid using these styling tools as high temperature treatments can ruin your hair. We hope these tips come handy in combating the irksome split ends.

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We hope these steps will help you protect your gorgeous locks from damage as well the horrible problem of split ends. If you find these useful, do let us know in the comment section below. We would love to hear from you!

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