I tried everything with my hair, from trying a perm to coloring it red. The only thing that I didn’t do is to cut it. But women who have long hair have one huge problem – split ends. This is a common and inevitable problem. You can prevent this problem if you follow these tips and make some simple modifications to your hair routine.
Comb Your Hair Gently
Gerard Caruso, director of RUSK, recommended that you should comb your hair gently every day. This is important because in this way you can distribute the natural oils equally throughout your hair, from scalp to ends. You shouldn’t comb your hair when it is still wet because that may cause breakage. It is very important that you use a comb with wide teeth to detangle strands. You should use a detangling spray, like Paul Mitchell Lite Detangler. This spray will boost shine and volume and improve manageability of your hair. And if you want to treat colored hair you should use Color Proof PureRelease Instant Detangle. This is a vegan leave-in spray which can also be helpful against heat damage. Caruse advises that you should gently comb your hair from bottom to top when you want to get rid of tangles. If you follow this advice you will not create any frizz nor static that can cause breakage.
Don’t Heat Style too Often
Split ends can be caused by the excessive use of straighteners and curling irons. You should use a leave-in conditioner, like Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Heat Defense Leave-In Conditioner to protect hair from heat. This conditioner contains keratin proteins and it coats your hair to seal breaks. You should aim the nozzle at the roots and the mid –shaft when using blow dryer. You should let your tips of hair air dry because they can burn more easily.
Improve the Way You Shampoo Your Hair
When using conditioner and shampoo, you should apply most of the products on the ends to make the hair shaft stronger. You should use strengthening conditioners and shampoos, such as ProMend Split End Binding Daily Conditioner and Nexxus ProMend Split End Treatment Daily Shampoo. The conditioner binds split ends together to reduce the probability of breakage while the shampoo makes your hair stronger. One extra tip – use cool water to rinse in order to seal the hair’s outer layer to strengthen.
Use Oil To Camouflage Breakage
It is well known that flyaways and frizz can make breakage look more noticeable. You should apply Hair oils just at the ends or throughout strands to smooth out breaks and create more even-looking result. You should apply RUSK Being Sexy Argan Oil, from the mid-shaft to the ends (the zone where most split ends and breakage happens. This product contains argan oil. You should pour a dollop into your palm and dab on fingertips to prevent oil residue.