How to fix split ends without cutting them #split_ends
1. Change The Way You Shampoo:
When applying shampoo and conditioner, concentrate the products on the ends to strengthen the hair shaft. Also opt for strengthening shampoos and conditioners, like Nexxus ProMend Split End Treatment Daily Shampoo. and ProMend Split End Binding Daily Conditioner. The shampoo strengthens strands while the conditioner binds split ends together to lessen the appearance of breakage. Another trick: rinse with cool water to seal the hair’s outer layer to strengthen.
2. Take folic acid and biotin:
There's a reason they say you are what you eat: Nutrients literally build the proteins that make up your hair strands. Two B vitamins in particular -- folic acid and biotin -- have been shown to supplement hair health, length and thickness, says Sunshine.
Folic acid helps the production of red blood cells, which powers the growth of hair. Foods rich in folic acid include green leafy veggies, oranges, soybeans and wheat. Biotin strengthens both hair and nails through its metabolism of fats, carbs and proteins. Brown rice, lentils, peas, sunflower seeds, walnuts and soybeans are all rich in biotin.
3. Use leave-in conditioner:
Conditioners that you rinse out in the shower will do little to nothing for split ends, but a leave-in conditioner will add extra protection that stays on strands as you heat-style and go about your day. Consider Pureology's Essential Repair Split End Correcting Treatment, which you apply after every wash on towel-dried hair for best results.
5. Wide tooth combs with wet hair:
As we know from tip five, wet hair is very vulnerable to damage. Unfortunately, brushing it is usually inevitable if you plan to incorporate any styling. To pay the highest kindness to your sensitive locks, invest in a wide toothed comb for use on your shower-fresh hair. As opposed to a normal brush with a thick head of bristles, the wide tooth comb will lightly glide through hair and loosely manage your locks without causing as much breakage.
While straightening hair, ALWAYS use a brush or comb to guide! Pick up the portion you are ready to straighten, run a brush down your hair, and follow with your straightener placed directly behind the brush. This aligns hair in one direction and reduces the risk of straightening a strand of hair in a creased or bent position, which could instantly break it off or cause damage and split ends.
7. Blow drying: Know your purpose:
If your blow dryer is to be the only heat styling tool used, do your best to avoid placing direct heat on hair ends until absolutely necessary. Once the roots and upper lengths of your hair are dry, then lead the blow dryer through your ends with a brush.