Have you ever struggled to grow your hair out? And when it succeeded, it turned out that half of your hair is so damaged that it had to be cut right away and returned to its original length? Many women face this problem. The reason behind this problem is split ends. Why do they split?
Remedies for split ends IRENE BUKUR - prevention of split ends.
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Shampoo “Intensive Recovery” with hyaluronic acid gently cleanses from impurities and gives instant hydration to the hair and scalp.
Balm "Restoration" will revive lifeless hair, maintain the lipid layer and retain moisture after each wash.
The “Intensive Recovery” mask will penetrate deep into the hair shaft, restore the hair structure, and nourish the vitamins and microelements.
Serum with precious oils will moisturise, make hair supple and elastic, and restore their healthy shine and strength.
Causes of split ends
Our hair is made up of several layers. The outer part is called the cuticle, under it is a lipid layer, which holds, “glues” the hair so that it does not fall apart. When the lipid layer is depleted, the cuticle begins to flake off, forming protruding scales. The damage begins precisely at the ends because there the cuticle cells are built in 2-3 layers, while at the roots - in 6-9.
There are many reasons why the lipid layer is destroyed and the hair is split. Here are a few of the most common:
Poor quality care.
Even a simple shampoo, which is stuffed with sulfates, silicones, and other aggressive ingredients, can be the reason. Yes, immediately after washing, the hair may seem silky, but this is a “trick”. These shampoos destroy the hair from the inside.
In severe cases of resorting to colour way too often- more than once every 6-8 weeks. In addition to that, the matter is aggravated by aggressive ammonia paints. Hold off on colouring your hair and use only gentle products.
If you blow-dry your hair very often, do perms or straighten your hair with a curling iron, this will affect the condition of your hair. These devices destroy the lipid layer of the hair. Be sure to use thermal protection!
Dry or cold air.
The biggest enemy of your hair in your home is batteries, and in the cold season - wind and severe frost. Take care of humidification in your home and be sure to wear a hat.
It is not obvious, but hard tightening with elastic bands and hairpins damages the hair. In addition to that, if the ponytail is pulled way too tight, it can lead to the weakening of the roots and hair loss. Be careful with your hair and never leave elastic bands overnight.
Washing your head with hot water.
Washing your hair with very hot water causes tremendous damage to the hair and makes it dry and lifeless.
Like the rest of the body, hair needs a sufficient amount of vitamins. The most required vitamins are vitamin A, C, E, and group B, as well as zinc, calcium, silicon, and magnesium. Eat a varied diet and drink plenty of clean water.
Ways to get rid of split ends
We strongly recommend that you pay attention to the tips described above. By changing your care, daily beauty routine, and improving nutrition and living conditions, your hair will look more alive and healthy. These rules apply in any case, even if you just cut the ends and they look great.
If the situation is already critical, it is worth contacting professionals. They can offer you several options:
Haircut with hot scissors.
This method is good because the cut remains even for a long time, the tips are sealed, and do not exfoliate for weeks.
Bonding split ends.
This procedure restores the structure of the hair, as well as nourishes and moisturises.
With the use of special compositions (with silk proteins or healing oils), a water bath is heated and the hair is wrapped in a warm towel. This allows you to gather together and glue the split ends.
This procedure also helps glue together the split ends of your hair It is important to study the composition very carefully, since often, to save money, hairdressers apply a low-quality composition that gives an instant result, but after a while, the hair becomes even more damaged.
Do split ends need to be trimmed regularly?
If you want to get rid of the exfoliated ends and prevent their appearance in the future, we still recommend cutting your hair. The hairdresser can offer you different ways: cutting with flagella, thinning, polishing, or removing split ends with a trimmer comb.
Don't be afraid to cut your ends often. Believe me, if you regularly visit a hairdresser once a month and get rid of a few millimeters, this will in no way prevent you from growing length. In addition, the hair will always be smooth and holistic.
Rules for care of split ends and brittle hair
Don't rely on a magic pill. Daily proper care is the key to healthy hair. If you have split ends, keep basic products in your arsenal: shampoo, balm, mask, and oil.
Use natural plant-based shampoos. In no case should they contain aggressive detergent components. In practice, such shampoos should not foam very much and dry the hair.
Apply balm regularly. We recommend doing this after each wash for 3-4 minutes without touching the roots. Balms should not contain sulfates and parabens.
Be sure to use masks. They contain a high concentration of healthy nourishing oils and vitamins. Carry out this procedure 1-2 times a week for 30-40 minutes under a warm towel.
Use oils. They should consist of natural oils and no more than 20% of lightweight silicones. Such tools not only glue the scales but also protect the hair from high temperatures.