When hair becomes dry or damaged, the hair shaft splits at the end. Find out how to get rid of split ends.
How To Get Rid of Split Ends
Trichoptlosis or split ends is a problem commonly
faced by people with dry or very brittle hair. Split ends occur, when
the protective layer of cuticle is removed from the tip of the strands.
As a result, the hair splits into two or three strands, each two to
three centimeters long, at its tips. Although cutting the split ends is
the best way to get rid of split ends, the problem would reoccur after
the strand grows once again. Therefore, opting for effective remedies
for split ends is suggested. Learn how to get rid of split ends, with
the tips given in the following lines.
Get Rid Of Split Ends
- An effective remedy for split ends is trimming. Trim your hair
regularly, say, about two to three centimeters from the tip. This
can prevent the occurrence of split ends. To do this at home, take a
small section of your hair and then gently twist it in a downward
motion. The split ends will stick out by doing this. Locate the
split ends, sticking out of the twisted hair, and trim them off,
using a sharp pair of scissors.
- To keep your hair healthy and prevent the occurrence of split
ends, you should wash your hair regularly and condition it well.
- Always wash your hair from the root to the tip, in case of very
dry and brittle hair. Since the tips of the hair strands are
deprived of the protective layer of cuticle, doing this will ensure
that, your hair doesn't split anymore.
- While conditioning your hair, apply the conditioner in your hair,
from the root to tip, and cover your head with a shower cap, with
all your hair inside it. Now, place a towel, dampened with lukewarm
water, on the top of the cap. Leave it there for about 10 minutes.
Remove the cap and rinse your hair thoroughly, with cold water. The
treatment is a surefire way to get rid of split ends. This will help
you to get rid of the split ends, if you do it once a week on a
- In case your hair is extremely dry, apply a shampoo that contains
moisturizing cream in it. This will moisten your dry hair as well as
prevent split ends.
- Give regular lukewarm oil massages to your hair, to prevent split
ends. While massaging, make sure that you apply the oil from the
root to tip of your hair. You may choose coconut oil, almond oil or
olive oil for the purpose.
- Vigorous brushing or combing of hair can cause split ends. This
is because harsh treatment of the hair may remove the protective
cuticle layer from the strands. Hence, use a wide-toothed comb, to
detangle your hair. Always brush/comb your hair gently.
- Always brush your hair when it is dry. Brushing wet hair will not
only lead to hair loss, but also remove the cuticle from the
strands. Using a soft-bristled brush, comb you hair down from the
crown to the tip of your strands, in a gently manner.