In follow up to our cutting your own split ends posts, we thought we'd also give you advice on how to prevent split ends. If you have split ends already there also is a way to temporarily disguise them or better yet repair the damage that has been. In other words, if you have follicle damage there is a way to hydrate and soften dry, brittle hair.
Temporarily Sealing Split Ends:
If you find the right products that are designed to moisten your locks, expect the following results to take place:
- You also will fuse nutrients into your locks that will create healthy hair growth
- A quality product will also moisturize and soften your dry, brittle hair
- You will ultimately repair damaged hair follicles from the inside out
You also can follow steps that will also seal your locks until you have time to trim them or head to the hair salon. Even if you don't have split ends you should follow the recommended steps to prevent them before they begin.
1. Moisturize your hair when it is wet.
You can moisturize your locks during your shower or right after. Water is the only true form of moisture so if you don't have water, then you won't be able to infuse any moisture into your hair.
2. Apply a leave-in, moisturizer or creme.
Find a brand name that you trust and apply a leave-in conditioner or creme that's designed to moisturize your hair. Avoid products that claim to moisturize, but have ingredients such as petroleum or mineral oil.
1. Rub a few drops of coconut oil in your hands and then run your hands through your hair.
Just don't let the oil get too close to your roots because your hair can become greasy. Next, Wait 15 minutes for the oil to sink in, then get into the shower and shampoo your hair. Last, Pour 1 cup of apple cider vinegar (make sure it's diluted with a small amount of water) over your head, and follow with another cool rinse. This process will help your locks repair the harm to your follicles.
2. Apply a top coat of an oil or butter on your split ends and massage it throughout your hair without getting near your scalp. Consider these oils: Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, and Coconut Oil, and Raw Shea. You can find all of these oils in most health food stores such as Whole Foods or Trader Joes.
Don't worry about split ends because there is a way to disguise them until you head to the salon! Or, depending on the harm done, you might even be able to repair your split ends. We hope you learned how to prevent split ends and repair split ends before they begin!
Send us a tweet and give us other ideas on how to take care of split ends - we'd love to read all about them!