Split ends instantly give the impression of sloppy hair. And no matter how many cosmetics brands promise miraculous products that can solve this issue, the result is often not impressive. And then scissors come to the rescue. But what if you don't want to get your hair cut? How to maintain healthy hair ends? GVmatograph has prepared some helpful tips.
Excessive shampoo amount can wash off the natural sebum from your hair, leaving your hair vulnerable to damage and split ends. Follow these steps to minimize the risk of split ends:
Do not wash your hair too often - usually up to three times per week is enough, depending on the hair type;
Wash only the scalp and the hair section closest to it, do not touch the ends, as they will rinse well enough when the shampoo flows down;
Hot water washes away the protective lipid film, so rinse your hair in a warm water;
If your hair is still splitting rapidly at the ends, try a different, milder shampoo without sulfates and parabens.
After shampooing, apply conditioner to the entire length of your hair. Leave it on for at least 3 minutes and then wash it off. Apply nourishing, moisturizing and regenerating masks to your hair 1-2 times a week. They should be left on the hair for 10-20 minutes. You can enhance the effect of the masks by putting on a cup/towel and heating your hair with a hairdryer.
Heavy rubbing with a towel is not the best way to dry your hair. Instead, gently blotting with towel your wet hair to remove excess moisture. Then better to leave them to dry naturally.
If you need to speed up the drying process, use a hair dryer on medium or low power, preferably do not use hot air. To minimize the damage, keep the hair dryer 40-60 centimeters away from your hair.
Thermal hair oils are your ally if you want to prevent split ends. First, apply oil before each styling. Secondly, never use a hair dryer on the ends, they will perfectly dry on they own. As for the hot styling, try not to curl the tips either. When using hair devices to straighten your hair, do not select the maximum temperature and keep your hair completely dry.
A comb or brush should help you deal with tangled hair, not pull it out. For thick hair, a fine-toothed comb or wooden comb is the best. For fine hair, it is better to use a wide-toothed comb, a wooden comb, or a flexible natural bristle brush. You can comb wet curls only with a wide-toothed comb, preferably made of bamboo.
Keratin treatment is quite an expensive procedure, and, in fact, is completely useless if you have naturally straight hair. To achieve the effect of saturating the curls with keratin at home, you can purchase liquid keratin for hair at any pharmacy or cosmetic store and add it to your regular balm or hair mask. The instructions will have information of how much product you need to use, since the concentration can be different.