What are split ends?
Split ends is when the protective outer layer of your hair, the cuticle, is damaged and worn away by heat styling, chemical processing, and everyday wear and tear. This leaves the inner core of proteins that make up your hair exposed, making them vulnerable to splitting and breakage.
How do you get Split ends?
Split ends happen when the ends of your hair become dry, brittle, and frayed. They may resemble the end of an unravelled rope. Exposure to extreme weather conditions, and hair care techniques such as blow drying, straightening, and curling may cause split ends. They're also caused by chemical hair products. With so many of us using hair products daily, split ends are very common. Almost everyone will deal with split ends at some point in our lives.
Can you fix split ends?
Split ends can’t be repaired. The only way to get rid of them is to cut them off. But, with continued care and maintenance, you can keep your damaged hair looking and feeling as healthy as possible. Hair masks are often marketed as a split end cure. Although they moisturize hair, and may help conceal split ends or help prevent them, they won’t make them go away.
Our Daily Calma conditioner doubles up as a mask and helps to fortify and
strengthen the hair follicles and help lock in moistures your hair.
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Split ends in natural hair and curly hair?
Did you know the curlier your hair the more fragile it tends to be! This means people with curly hair, especially type 4 hair and 4C hair, may be extra vulnerable to split ends. Additionally, when you have curls, kinks and coils, your split ends
are more likely to cause tangles, since they can catch on other hairs coiling around them.
How do I stop getting split ends?
Protect your hair while you
dry it – Even if you don’t have damaged hair, a good leave-in conditioner should be a
must for anyone. Some leave-in does not protect you from styling or they might even evaporate right after leaving flyaways untamed and your frizz coming out.
Our Unwind detangling primer is a multipurpose spray enriched with Vitamins to help hydrate and protect your hair before styling. The ultra-fine mist is formulated with Vitamin E to help lock in moisture and protect hair from heat, UVA and mechanical damage. A light spritz doubles up as a gorgeous hair fragrance too.
Reduce Friction - Certain fabrics and materials cause more damage to your cuticle than others. Hats, scarves, and sweaters accelerate the development of split ends, as do cotton pillowcases and towels. If your hair is long enough that it brushes the back of your shirt or jacket, this causes damage too. Try to use a silk pillow and tie up your hair before bed.
Your Diet – Believe it or not, the overall health of your body impacts the strength of your hair. If your body is dehydrated, malnourished, or lacks protein. The chances are your hair will be too and making you more susceptible to split ends. Promote healthy, strong hair from within by adding our Tender Love & Hair supplements to your self-care routine.
Trimming frequently - If you trim your hair regularly we recommend every 4-6 months, or soon as you start to see split ends. You will catch it before it progresses and will probably only need to take off ¼ to ½ inch with each trim.
Do split ends damage your hair?
Once a hair strand splits at the end, the damage will only progress. Left untouched, a split end will continue to split all the way up the hair shaft, damaging the entire strand beyond repair. The split ends might look small on their own, but split ends through your hair make your ends look frizzy, scraggly and unhealthy.
Do split ends stop hair growth?
The more split ends you have You will also experience more tangles, and in turn you will experience more breakage and shedding. This is what people mean when they say split ends keep your hair from growing and they prevent length retention.