Tips To Repair Split Ends


Split ends means your hair is not getting enough nourishment and lacks moisture. Harsh shampoos, sun exposure , blow drying, straightening, dyes and bleaches dry out the hair and damages the amino acids in your hair. Dry and damaged hair breaks easily while styling or brushing. If you think your hair is not growing fast then split ends could be the possible reason.

tips to repair split ends

Here are some easy tips to cure split ends:

Alcohol Free Shampoo :

shampoo for split ends

Avoid using shampoos that contain alcohol as it dries out hair. Use shampoos that contain natural ingredients. Also, Excessive washing with harsh shampoos can make your hair ends dry. You should not shampoo more than 3 times a week. It is better to wash your hair every alternate day than everyday. Also, do not use hot water to wash your hair.

Let It Dry Naturally :

dry hair naturally for split ends

Avoid heat as much as possible. Heat is the worst enemy for your hair, but its hard to completely avoid hair dryer and flat iron. It is best to apply a heat resistant serum to your hair before using heat. Towel dry your hair before drying,  this way you reduce the damage of heat on wet hair. Also, use flat irons and curlers occasionally instead of everyday.

Get a Trim:

trim hair to avoid split ends

The best solution for split ends is to get a trim. You get split ends when you don’t trim your hair for a long time. Always trim your hair once every 6-8 weeks to get rid of dry & weak parts and promote hair growth.


hair treatments for split ends

There are many treatments available which repair hair damage and provide moisture and nourishment. They can seal the split ends but not completely cure them so its better to use  them with regular trimming to keep split ends away and help prevent future damage. Use a deep conditioner twice a week after you shampoo your hair.

There are many easy homemade treatments that you can do to repair split ends.

Here are some easy homemade treatments for split ends :

Egg Mask :

egg yolk for split ends

Mix egg yolk in 3 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp honey. Gently massage this mask in your hair and cover with a shower cap. Leave it on for half an hour and wash it with a mild shampoo.

Oil :

hair oil for split ends

Message your scalp with oil. Oiling regularly can restore moisture of your hair. Use olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil or a combination of these oils. Apply oil on your hair and message gently. Leave it on for about an hour then wash with shampoo.

Papaya Mask :

papaya mask for split ends

Papaya is rich in proteins which your hair needs in order to maintain its shine, moisture and growth. Mash 2 medium slices of papaya with a fork or in a blender. Mix 2 tbsp yogurt in it, apply it to your scalp and hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap to lock the moisture. Leave it on for 30 minutes, and wash with shampoo.

Honey rinse :

honey for split ends

Another easy homemade conditioner for hair is honey. Mix 2 tbsps of honey in 4 cups of warm water and apply it to your hair after you shampoo/ condition. Leave it in your hair. It will control hair dryness/frizz.

Share your tips and tricks in the commments.

Good Luck!


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43 comments on “Tips To Repair Split Ends

  1. Kate
    July 2, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Just did the olive oil treatment on my hair last time – it feels SOOO much better, and I also find that now it holds the lovely smell of my shampoo better :)

  2. ~B
    July 2, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Love this article, especially the homemade treatments! Just in time for summer too :)

  3. Loi-Renee Letts
    July 2, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Great tips. My best friend did a treatment similar to the egg mask that you have here. She used mayonnaise in it as well. She did it about two weeks ago and even with all the washes she has had, I can still see and feel the effect of the mask. It really works.

  4. Stacy
    July 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Do u apply to wet or dry hair?

  5. Devona
    July 15, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Actually , i’ve heard that drying hair hair with a t-shit vs.na towel is healthier for the hair and doesn’t cause as much frizz. :)

  6. Laura
    August 5, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    The T-shirt trick really works, especially if you have curly hair

  7. Natalie
    August 9, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    How often do you do the treatment?

  8. KB
    August 13, 2012 at 9:49 am

    It says honey rinse… But then it says leave it in… Do you rinse it or leave it in ?

    • Jordan
      December 23, 2012 at 12:55 am

      I was thinking the same thing, you probably put keep it in for an hour, then rinse. cuz if u wouldnt, ur hair would be sticky.

      • evelyn
        January 7, 2013 at 1:49 am

        about the honey rinse if you want to apply the honey rinse .. add 1tbsp of honey to 4 warm cups of water … and then rinse your hair with it after removing the shampoo and let it dry .. make sure that the honey is well resolved in water so it wouldn’t become sticky

  9. priyanka
    August 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    just try it .its aussom

  10. Chelsea
    October 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    These are really great tips. Thanks for sharing!

  11. winegirl27
    October 23, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Just a note…coconut oil can strip color…I use olive oil and it works great!

  12. sarah
    November 25, 2012 at 11:01 am


  13. sanya rajpoot
    December 19, 2012 at 7:59 am

    nice tips.olive oil really works

  14. Brianna
    January 9, 2013 at 4:22 am

    Does anyone know if twirling your hair a lot is bad for it?

  15. Macey
    January 12, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    This works so well! My split ends were gone, and my hair grew so much after weeks!! So happy with these tips. Truly recommend this!!

  16. PinterestdAredme0009
    January 16, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Hi!(: well I’m sure maybe it will work on others but the egg mask with oil, egg yolk, and honey… Didnt work for me instead it gave me even more split ends, and left my hair feeling very dry and just plain gross.

    • simplyfrustrated
      April 6, 2013 at 12:41 am

      Mine did the same thing now I have to cut off 6 inches of my hair. So much for growing it out. Sad part is I never dye my hair or use heat stylers at all! My hair looks worse than someone who might use gasoline as shampoo every day… it’s horrible.

      • Bek
        March 12, 2014 at 5:57 am

        What on earth did you guys use?!? These things, if used in their natural form, work well for literally EVERYONE. It makes me wonder more about what you’re using to style/wash/condition your hair than it makes me wonder about these natural ingredients. Did you wash you hair afterward with an all natural shampoo? What kind of water do you have running through your tap?!? And maybe the best question: what type of hair do you guys have and how often are you washing it? There’s no way this won’t work unless you have some other factor that hasn’t been accounted for. Honey, egg yolk (NOT THE EGG WHITES. Egg whites are great for oily skin/hair, NOT for moisturizing. Using the whites may have dried you out when you didn’t need it. I use egg whites on my oily skin to tighten my pores and remove excess oil) and olive oil are clean, healthy proteins/moisturizers. There is no other ingredient in them that could react so violently with the protein in your hair. It’s simply too clean. I suggest you look around and see what else you may be using, or what type of water is coming out of your shower head. Seriously.

      • Libby
        January 31, 2015 at 3:05 am

        I put coconut oil on my ends and it made them turn to straw!

    • Nikita
      September 9, 2014 at 7:14 am

      Same thing happened to me, so annoyed because my hair had barely any split ends before.

  17. michelle
    February 22, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Does it have to be olive oil or can I use canola our vegetable oil??

    • Lorraine
      October 1, 2014 at 11:05 am

      Canola and vegetable are heated to extreme temps, which ruins the proteins that moisturise your hair.

  18. ankita
    March 22, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    its awesome…………….luv it……………………..

  19. Caytlyn
    March 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Has anyone tried the honey one yet?? I was thinking about trying it but i wanted to get someones opinion first. :)

  20. sabha
    April 6, 2013 at 10:21 am

    ..please rply me for my email aswell ..can anyone pls give me the opinion .if i use the above mentioned tips.it will work on my hair or not.bcoz i have straigthen my hair.i have lot of splitends..if i use the above mentioned tips.does it really works.even i have the problem of hair fall.my hair stopped growing.if i use the olive oil with coconut oil.it will work na..i will start using from today.

  21. divine
    April 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    do i have maintain using olive oil? or once i use it. its enough?

  22. japoo
    May 30, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I think I use egg mask it work or not……

  23. htahir
    June 7, 2013 at 8:43 am

    how many times the papaya mask should b used?daily,weekly or monthly please reaply

  24. Hayhay
    June 23, 2013 at 7:55 am

    I got curly hair so thanks 4 the dry hair with a t-shirt instead of a towel tip I’m totally gonna try that!! ;D

  25. Nowatuwant
    July 13, 2013 at 2:12 am

    I have ridiculously dry curly hair and super bad split ends. I was desperate las night for some relief from the itch and my ends looked like a birds nest. So, I did the mayo-honey treatment I found on this site for my scalp and did the egg-olive oil- honey for split ends and covered w plastic and left on all night. My hair was heaven after it was washed. My hair stylist that day told me that my scalp was so clean and asked what I did. Amazing! Tip: to wash out any oil or grease from hair w o left over oiliness your first shampoo must be with no water. You can use a little for slight lather but not much. It always works.

    • jessie
      November 26, 2013 at 1:07 am

      What mayo/honey treatment did you use on your scalp?

  26. Av
    November 21, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    I have been using Bumble & Bumble shampoo & Conditioner and love/trust it. My hair is much healthier but still not growing. I heard Mane and Tail works great and good for your hair but since not salon distributed I don’t trust. It has alcohol but oils too. Thoughts?

  27. abby
    December 3, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    I want to try the mayo treatment but i want to hear how it did from someone who has already done it, does it work?

  28. Lisa
    February 17, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I did the olive oil, and honey on my hair yesterday. I have split ends and it looks and feels so much better!! Also did an egg white and yogurt mask on my face, its glowing!! Thanks for the tips guys. There awesome ‘)

  29. Marry
    July 14, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Use curry leaves and hibiscus for split hair

    October 23, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    im def gonna try it….thanks for the tips..

  31. michaela
    December 9, 2014 at 3:20 am

    Ugh split ends…why do we have to deal with them?? try the Shielo Hydrate Conditioner – its the only thing that stops me and my sister from getting split ends. . . ESPECIALLY if you are gonna grow out your hair – definitely use the Shielo Conditioner cause its the only thing that works for long hair!

  32. Aaliyah
    January 20, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    I’d recommend Pro Naturals

  33. Libby
    January 31, 2015 at 3:03 am

    I am trying to grow out my hair long. I get trims and wash every other day. I also have stopped flat ironing it. I use high end products also, and leave in conditioner. It was feeling dry, so I tried some organic coconut oil on the ends and now I had to chop the ends off! They were so dry and split up! I don’t know what to do, cause my hair still seems dry? And I want a natural solution. Why did the coconut oil fry my ends like that?

    • grace
      February 7, 2015 at 8:57 pm

      libby did your hair get tangled up when you tried to wash it out? a few years back my hair was of chewing gum consistency (silicone and peroxide for a year-ugh) and when i first tried the cocnut oil mask it agnered me because upon shampoing i was left with an incredible mess, so tangled i had to cut some of the strands off. Next time i used it i skipped the shampoo. yep. i used conditioner in place of shampoo (it has saponines just in lesser amounts than shampoo) and i worked it in really carefully so as not to tangle up my hair further. this worked but i had to rinse considerably longer than normal. my hair was so dry that this did not leave it greasy. in fact, i’ve discovered that if your hair still feels a little oily when you’ve rinsed it it’s perfect. wrap in towel/t-shirt then blow dry. it does NOT stay greasy after blow drying. But trust me on the looong rinsing time. cocnut oil totally saved my hair in no time. it also grew faster. i wash it out with shampoo these days but will have to try the conditioner thing again for extra moisture.

  34. grace
    February 7, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    oh, by the way…regarding all this talk of salon- only high end products…i hate to point it out but they’re what ruined my hair. read the goddarn label. there’s like eight different types of silicones in there. google different names for silicones. seriously, NEVER put that on your hair. the worst part is they stick to your hair for as long as five washes so you think they’re working because they keep the ends temporarily glued. try to go without silicone for five washes and tell me what your hair looks like :-(. it dries the shaft from the inside out.

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