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Do I have to get my splits end cut?

Many of us do not talk about the importance of trimming split ends. But do you know that these tiny split ends can affect your hair growth and rob its bouncy and luscious look if not managed properly? Not only that, but they also impart a dry and dull texture to your tresses. Therefore, split ends should be taken care of and kept at bay to avoid these hair issues. From the article below, 

  • Detangling your hair aggressively when it is dry 
  • Detangling your hair when it is wet 
  • Sun damage caused by stepping out in the sun without covering your hair 
  • Using heat styling tools like straightening irons, curling wands, and blow dryers excessively 
  • Not trimming your hair regularly
  • Not conditioning your hair regularly
  • Washing your hair daily 
  • Undergoing chemical treatments like hair color, relaxers, and perms 
  • Using too many styling products like gels, mousses, waxes, hair sprays, etc.
  • Using cheap quality synthetic brushes, combs, and other hair tools and hair products
  • Sleeping on rough or cheap quality pillowcases
  • Unhealthy diet and not getting enough proteins, minerals, and vitamins

What To Do

  1. Apply a heat protectant and straighten your hair. (You can obviously skip this step if you already have straight hair.)
  2. Use a wide-toothed comb to remove all the knots and tangles from your hair.
  3. Pick up a 1-inch section of hair.
  4. Trim your hair regularly: Your hair goes through some wear and tear every time you wash and comb it – this causes split ends  So, how often should you trim your hair? It’s best that you get your hair trimmed every 2-3 months
  5. Reduce use of heat styling tools: Regularly using heat styling tools like blow dryers, flat irons, and curling wands robs your hair of its moisture and leaves it dry, brittle, and susceptible to split ends. So, avoid using them as much as you can, and when you do use them, make sure you apply a heat protectant to your hair first 
  6. Apply leave-in conditioner: Leave-in conditioners make your hair more manageable and easier to detangle, thus reducing the risk of split ends. So, apply a leave-in conditioner (or a bit of natural oil) after you step out of the shower.
  7. Use a wide-toothed comb: Use a wide-toothed comb and work your way up from the ends towards your scalp to prevent further knotting, breakage, and split ends.
  8. Wear a hat/scarf while stepping out: Leaving your hair exposed to the hot sun or cold winds can make it brittle and more prone to split ends. So, make sure you put on a hat or wrap a scarf around your head to protect your hair while making a cool fashion statement.
  9. Deep condition regularly: It’s important that you deep condition your hair every 2 weeks to restore moisture into your hair and nourish it from within Use soft hair ties: Rubber hair ties or ones that have a metal clasp in the middle tend to break your hair and ultimately lead to split ends. So, use soft hair ties that are gentle on your hair.
  10. Oil your hair before swimming: Swimming regularly in harsh chlorine-infused water can cause untold damage to your hair. So, apply a protective layer of coconut oil all over your hair and put on a swim cap before you jump into the pool.
  11. Eat a balanced diet and drink lots of water: Eating a balanced diet full of proteins, vitamins, and minerals and keeping your body well-hydrated is essential for maintaining the health of your hair.
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