Is there anything more frustrating than split ends? They’re something that almost all of us will have to manage at one time or another, but that doesn’t make them any less annoying.
Of course, if you’ve already got split ends, your focus will be on reducing them, but it might be worth considering how to help prevent them in future too – it’s easier than you might think. Just keep reading to find out how to avoid split ends and keep your mane looking great!
What causes split ends?
How to manage split ends?
Now we know what causes split ends, how can we make them go away? Ultimately, the only way to get rid of split ends is to cut them off. Now and again, there will be a new trend, or a product will arrive on the market accompanied by claims that it can get rid of split ends, but you’ll probably have to simply cut them off.
One process that’s been tried over the last few years is velaterapia, or candle cutting. This involves twisting a section of hair and burning it with a candle – it’s thought by some people that burning off your split ends can create a seal stopping the ends from splitting again in future. However, others think that this could actually cause split ends and damage your hair. Either way, if it’s something you decide to try, it’s best to use a professional rather than try it yourself.
How to prevent split ends?
While there might not be any handy way to get rid of split ends, you can at least do your best to prevent them. If you want to know how to stop split ends, you’re in the right place!
In particular, it’s best to limit your hair’s exposure to heat. You can use Elnett Heat Protect Styling Spray to keep your hair safe – its triple-action formula protects from heat damage up to 230°C, helping to stop split ends forming or other heat damage.
If you’re still wondering how to prevent split ends, try sleeping on a satin pillowcase, not brushing hair while it’s wet, and using wide-tooth combs when detangling hair. Likewise, it’s worth deep conditioning your hair on a regular basis and using sulphate-free shampoos to nourish and add strength to the hair strands.
Split end treatments
The only way to reliably get rid of split ends might be to cut them off, but there are ways to reduce their appearance – you can use some of our products to help you do so.
Try Dream Lengths No Haircut Cream as an alternative to cutting off your split ends. Enriched with keratin, vitamins and castor oil, this creamy formula works to not only reduce the appearance of split ends but to reduce breakage from brushing, too. Just apply before using heat appliances – you may want to use it alongside our Dream Lengths Shampoo and Conditioner, too!
For long hair, Dream Lengths Wonder Water is another ideal product. Used when washing hair or to achieve a glossy look, it makes your hair 10 times smoother in just eight seconds.* This rinse-out liquid conditioning formula targets dry and damaged hair and can be used two or three times a week after shampooing.
As much as we don’t like split ends, there are ways to prevent them, and if you give the products above a try you might be able to reduce their appearance. Find more products to help you with split ends for healthy looking hair!
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