Nobody likes to notice split ends in their hair. They can turn your beautiful hair into a frizzy nightmare. The good news is that there are simple and effective habits you can incorporate into your daily routine to not only combat existing split ends but also prevent them from occurring in the first place. In this blog, we’ll explore a list of healthy habits that will become your hair’s best friend, ensuring it remains smooth, shiny, and free from those dreaded split ends.
While it might sound counterintuitive, getting regular trims is the first step in preventing split ends. Visit your stylist at DeRiah every 6-8 weeks to snip away the damaged ends. Hair cuts remove existing split ends and prevent them from advancing up the hair shaft. Getting regular trims is a proactive step that helps promote healthy hair growth and keeps your hair looking fresh and vibrant.
Gentle Hair Care
Handle your hair with care. Avoid aggressive brushing, and when you do brush, use a wide-tooth comb or a brush with soft bristles to detangle your hair gently. Start at the tips and work your way up to the roots to minimize damage. Additionally, choose hair accessories that won’t snag or pull at your strands, like silk scrunchies or hairpins with smooth edges.
Reduce Heat Styling
Excessive heat styling can be a culprit when it comes to split ends. Limit the use of hot tools like hairdryers, straighteners, and curling irons. When you do use them, apply a heat protectant to shield your hair from damage. We recommend R+Co Hot Spell, which is a blowout balm. This product effectively combats frizz while providing 450°F heat protection. Also, consider embracing natural hairstyles or no-heat alternatives whenever possible to give your hair a break.
Avoid Sun and Wind Damage
The sun and wind can be harsh adversaries when it comes to the health of your hair. Prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can lead to dryness, discoloration, and weakened hair strands. As we move into the fall and winter seasons, it’s important to take precautions against the windy and cold air. The wind can tangle and knot your hair, causing breakage and split ends. Both elements can remove moisture from your hair, leaving it prone to damage. To protect your hair from these natural forces, consider using UV-protective hair products and wearing a hat in the cooler months.
Use At-Home Hair Treatments
While you’re away from the salon, using at-home hair treatments is very important. When you regularly treat your hair with nourishing masks, conditioners, and serums, you create a protective barrier that shields your hair from the daily wear and tear that can lead to split ends. If you are searching for an at-home hair treatment, we recommend Oribe Split End Seal. This treatment provides heat protection while reducing split ends in your hair.
Say hello to sleek, stunning hair by incorporating these practices into your hair care routine. Regular trims, gentle handling, reduced heat styling, avoiding sun and wind damage, and at-home treatments will help keep your hair strong and free from those unsightly splits. With some extra care, you can enjoy healthy, shiny, and beautiful hair that turns heads wherever you go. If you notice your hair could use a trim or a little extra love, call DeRiah at 262.241.8899 to schedule your next hair appointment today!