Split ends mean 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 damage 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.
Here are some easy tips to cure split ends:
Use alcohol-free shampoos
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 every day. Also, do not use hot water to wash your hair.
Let your hair dry naturally
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 every day.
Get a trim
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.
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 it’s 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 :
Mix an egg yolk in 3 tbsp of 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.
Massage 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 massage gently. Leave it on for about an hour then wash with shampoo.
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 of 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.
Another easy homemade conditioner for hair is honey. Mix 2 tbsp 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.