Jul 06 , 2021
Lets face it: No matter your hair texture, we’ve all suffered from split ends at least once in our lives. Most people don’t notice them until it’s too late, that's why I refer to them as a silent but deadly killer. They happen slowly, then all at once. At first, they are barely detectable, an occasional flyaway here, a frayed end there. You’d probably think that a little snip here and there, or a little hair oil will fix it, right ? Then before you know it, your lack of getting regular trims catches up on you and now you're dealing with scraggly ends, dryness, and a whole lot of frizz. To stop all that from happening, let's talk about ways to PREVENT split ends.
Get Regular Trims/ Haircut with hot scissors
Unfortunately, you can’t treat or repair split ends. So once the ends of your hair become damaged or frayed, the only way to get rid of them is to cut them off. Make sure to get regular trims (every 6 to 8 weeks is ideal), so that you nip the problem in the bud and prevent your split ends from travelling up the shaft of your hair.
Hydrate your hair
Ultimately, it all comes down to keeping your hair optimally nourished and moisturized. Dryness can weaken hair, especially at the ends, and this can cause damage and split ends. To add moisture to your hair, consider using a weekly hair mask, we suggest D’Haute’s Dead Sea Mud & Mineral Mask. The products in a hair mask are usually more concentrated than those you’d find in an instant conditioner.
Turn down the heat
Using heated appliances on your hair, especially on a daily basis, can dry it out and change the structure of your hair proteins. While going without heat styling your hair is best, we know that this isn’t always feasible, so let your hair air dry a bit after washing and make sure to use a heat protectant, for optimal results we suggest D’Haute’s Heat Protecting Smoothing Serum. It's also better to concentrate the dryer on the roots and upper lengths of your hair rather than the ends.
Sleep on silk pillow cases
Protecting your hair at night can also prevent split ends. Rather than sleeping on a cotton pillowcase, sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase to reduce friction. Having less friction between the pillowcase and your hair may help prevent hair damage and breakage. Another option is to wear a silk scarf at night to protect your hair.
Use Metal-Free Hair Accessories
Accessories you put in your hair could contribute to damage—metal ones included. The metal pieces can snag and break your hair, causing split ends, broken pieces, and uneven strands.