Split ends are one of the top issues women face while they’re growing their hair. It feels like you can nurture, moisturize, and protect your hair in every way possible, yet when you look closely enough in the mirror those pesky split ends are still there. It’s enough to make you want to rip your hair out and just give up on your journey. However, ladies don’t fear. I have an arsenal of tips that will help you keep the upper hand in your battle with split ends.
Split ends occur when the cuticle, which is the outermost layer of your hair, becomes damaged. When the cuticle is damaged, its response is to crack, or open itself. A HUGE no, no. In order to keep our hair healthy and beautiful, we want to eliminate any openings that can expose the hair shaft. Majority of the things that can cause split ends, are actually a part of our daily routines. Styling your hair using heat tools, shampooing your hair every day, not carefully detangling your hair before brushing it, and using products that contain harmful chemicals are some of the leading causes of damaged ends. These daily routines dry out your hair, which is the main factor to your ends splitting. The easiest ways to check for split ends, are to hold up the very end of your hair closely to your face and see if it has two ends, or braid your hair, and see how thin the end of the braid is. If you did the split ends test while reading this article and discovered you have split ends, never fear; here are some tips that will help you tackle those pesky ends.
1. TrimmingTrimming is one of the healthiest and quickest ways to fight and prevent split ends. It prevents the split from traveling up the hair shaft.
2. Skip a couple of shampoo days
Believe it or not, shampooing your hair every day can be harmful in the long run to your hair. Try skipping a couple of shampoo days, or switch to a shampoo that doesn’t have any sulfates, parabens, silicones, or any other harmful chemicals. Check out Loba Mane's Healthy Hair Essentials for alternative.
3. Use a wide tooth comb for detanglingBest choice for detangling hair. You don’t want to tug from the root to the tip. You want to detangle with your hands, and gently comb through to prevent breakage.
4. Dry your hair gently.Rough towels and vigorous rubbing when drying, can cause friction and greatly tangle the hair. Try using a cotton towel or an old t-shirt, and wrapping your hair instead.
5. Use Coconut OilCoconut Oil has been to have a myriad of healing powers. One of its most common ways of use is for hair care. Coconut Oil is a great way to keep your from drying out.
6. Loba Mane Illuminating Hair Oil
Loba Mane Illuminating Hair Oil not only protects your hair, but packs a punch of anti-oxidants and anti-aging botanicals to quench your mane’s thirst. It repairs your damage, while keeping your mane looking flawless.