Thursday, November 17, 2011

How to get rid of Split Ends :)

Healthy defined by thick, shiny and bouncing hair without split ends. When most of the feature is accomplished the last one is always at a risk due to one or the other reasons. Read on to know causes and natural home remedies for hair split ends.


Hair split ends or Trichoptlosis happens when the hair's protective cuticle is stripped away from the ends of hair fiber. It happens when the natural oils from the scalp fail to reach the ends or when cortex loses moisture and the hair begins to unravel like a rope. Other reasons are

  • dry scalp
  • Exposure to extreme temperature and chemical products like relaxers and hair colour.
  • Lack of nourishment.
  • Excessive dying
  • Vigorous brushing and backcombing. Use of metallic combs and brushes
  • Brushing hair when it is still wet.
  • Use of uncovered elastic bands on the hair.
  • Use of satin pillows.
  • Repeated use of heated appliances like iron or hair blow dryers

once the hair is split the only cure is to trim. So, trim your hair with the help of these guidelines.
  • Sit near a natural light source may be near the window or outdoors in the yard to see the split ends properly.
  • Take a small section of hair and twist them in a downward motion. This will make the split ends to stick out automatically.
  • Use a sharp scissor to snip off the split ends. Make sure you cut the damaged cuticles only. This will also enhance a natural layered effect with a thick bounce.
;t will take at least 45 minutes to go all around the head. Do it every six weeks lest the splits will travel up the hair and worsen the damage.

Home remedies to avoid split ends

  • Mix well 1 teaspoon of castor oil, mustard oil and olive oil. Massage the scalp for atleast 30mins and apply it to the full length of hair. Cover the head with a hot towel later.
  • Mix 1tspn of almond oil with 1 egg yolk and apply it to your scalp as well as hair. Wash it after ' an hour.
  • Hair moisturizers are  made of mashed up avocado when applied to damp hair will prevent split ends effectively. Make sure you leave it on your hair for atleast 15-30 minutes. You can also add hot olive oil to it.
  • If it is hard to get avocado then use mayonnaise in its place. Apply it once a week.
  • Shampoo your hair after every workout or strenuous exercise, as due to perspiration the salt will erode your hair.
  • Apply regular conditioner after every wash and deep conditioner once a month.
Try these easy tips and get rid of your split ends. 


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