10 Tips To Reduce Split Ends

Every year, we spend precious time and money trying to protect our hair against split ends. We us thermal protectant sprays to ward off heat damage from straighteners and curling irons. We use expensive deep conditioners in attempts to revive dry ends. We condition in the shower, with leave-in treatments after the shower and then again right before we style. Still, split ends find a way.

Tips to Reduce Split Ends

The following hair care tips can help you to minimize the damage:

Don’t Wash Your Hair Everyday

Instead, wait two to three days between washing. This will allow the natural oils in your hair to do their job, and add moisture to your hair.

Rethink How You Brush

Always use a cushioned paddle brush, or one with flexible bristles. Then, begin at the ends instead of the root. Detangle the ends first, moving slowly and carefully. Then, work through the middle section. Finally, pull the brush the length of your hair from root to tip.

Don’t Scrub Your Hair With Shampoo

It’s really only the scalp that needs a thorough cleaning. Apply the shampoo to your scalp with your hair hanging down normally. When you rinse your scalp, the rest of your hair will get plenty of shampoo on its way down.

Condition the Ends First

Before you add conditioner anywhere else, add it to the ends of your hair and allow it to sit for a few minutes.

Use Caution When Towel Drying

Wet hair can easily be damaged, especially when twisted or scrubbed. Squeeze or scrunch hair to towel dry it instead of rubbing or twisting.

Use a Wide Tooth Comb on Wet  Hair

Never use your normal brush when you hair is wet. Instead, use a wide tooth comb to minimize damage.

Avoid Drying the Ends of Your Hair with Heat

The heat from blow dryers can damage your fragile hair tips, to its best to dry the roots and midsection only with a dryer.

Brush Through Hair Before Using a Flat Iron

This will align the individual hairs and reduce the risk of damage from creasing the hairs.

Change Your Curling Technique

Most people wrap their hair around a curling iron or heated curler from root to tip, but this exposes the tips to the greatest heat. Instead, place the iron at the root and gently wrap the hair around it.

Get Regular Trims

Getting a trim every six to eight weeks helps keep hair healthy and removes any split ends that may have formed.

Keeping your hair healthy can be difficult, but by following these ten hair care tips, your split ends could virtually disappear. Incorporate them into your daily routine, and the improvement will be obvious.

Let Us Help

If you are looking to maintain your hair’s health through regular grooming, you’ll find yourself in great hands at Evergreen Beauty College. Our well trained students offer expertise salon services at a fraction of the price of other salons. Contact us today.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

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