Split ends are a notorious sign of unhealthy hair. The ends of our hair are the first to show the damage that has been done over time whether from using the wrong shampoo and conditioner, using harsh products and chemicals, or just from environmental damage such as the cold and wind. There are ways you can take care of split ends yourself once they are already there, and one excellent way to prevent them from occurring so quickly in the first place. Let’s look at the ways of taking care of them once they are there first.
Even if you are trying to grow your hair out, getting regular trims is vital. This will ensure that your hair is always looking its best, and it also helps to promote healthy hair growth. Your hair stylist can also make sure that your hair, and your scalp, is healthy and that if something is not right, they can recommend you change your routine for a while so that your hair can get back to its healthy look. They know hair best, and if you see the same stylist every 6 to 8 weeks, they know your hair best!
Dusting is a way of trimming just the “frays” that show up when you tightly twist your hair into twists about 2 inches wide. Those frays are the splits that make your hair look unhealthy and because you are only trimming off little bits, very little actually ends up on the floor. You should definitely leave this to your stylist at first, but you can have your stylist show you how to do this in a pinch if you need a quick freshen up before a big meeting or other event. It isn’t recommended that you do this often, as if you are finding that this is necessary a lot, you may just need to spring for a trim.
Use Proper Shampoo and Conditioner
If you use hair care products that are made to prevent damage to hair and also to repair damage, then your hair will not only look healthier but you can also go longer between trims and dustings which will help you grow your hair faster if that is what you are hoping to achieve. Wen hair is specially formulated to do all of this and has been a favorite hair care brand by Chaz Dean of women since it came on the market in 2000.