Split ends are inevitable and the only way to get rid of them is to cut them. Now if you have to do this more often, you would see that your hair doesn’t become longer (not that it doesn’t grow cuz it does).
Well, that’s where we come in. This article will explain the ways you can adapt to prevent the split ends from occurring in the first place.
Minimize physical manipulation
Some of you like fidgeting with your hair too much. This week you want to do corn roll, next week you are doing braids, the next week you’re doing faux locs. Read the next sentence slowly and let it sink in. Let. your. hair. rest! The more you manipulate the hair, the weaker it gets.
We get that your hair shrinks a lot and so you want it to stretch out and show the world all its glory but baby girl, when you do it too much, you hurt your hair. It’s true that you can use a thermal protectant and use a hand dryer since it will distribute the heat evenly but the fact still remains that, too much of the heat will cause extreme damage to ends that are already stressed by other factors.
Detangling from the top to bottom
When brushing your hair, you might automatically start at the roots and work your way down your head. But doing that will actually make your knots worse. You’re forcing the tangles to compact to the bottom of the hair. Start from the ends before reaching the roots.
Dry Hair Gently
Wet hair is fragile and vulnerable to damage so treat it with utmost care. Vigorously rubbing your hair dry with a towel creates tangles and twists in many unnatural directions causing breakage and split ends. Instead, gently dab the dripping hair with a towel to get rid of the excess water.
Protect Your Hair From The Elements
Environmental factors such as sun, wind and cold work against your hair. Long term exposure to hot sun may damage your hair, leaving it dry and brittle, and more prone to breakage as well as split ends. That is where protective styling comes in. Get your hair into braids for say a month or get a wig and you’ll be fine.
In conclusion, try to listen to your hair and do what it says.