How to get rid of split ends
Split ends ruining your style? We hear you. But here's the good news: they don't have to affect you. With the help of some simple hair care steps, you'll soon know how to get rid of split ends and help reduce breakage. Follow the five tips below and say hello to healthier-looking hair.
1. Dust between haircuts.
A professional trim really does improve the manageability of your hair. But if you don't like the idea of losing your length, try 'dusting'. Never heard of dusting? It's the process of snipping about ¼ of an inch off the ends of your hair to keep it in the best possible condition without affecting the overall length. Think of it as a tiny trim that only snips away your split ends for tidy, healthy-looking tresses.
2. Use products tailored to your needs.
Tide yourself over until the next big cut, with products designed specifically for preventing and repairing split ends. The TRESemmé Split Repair collection includes shampoo and conditioner with a Reconstructing Complex to help bind splits and keep hair moisturized and visibly smoother.
3. Easy on the toweling.
When you’re rushing in the morning, you probably tend to rough-dry your hair with a towel. And while you might think this speeds up the drying process, it actually speeds up the damage! That's because excessive friction breaks and damages hair follicles, which over time run the risk of splitting. Instead of vigorous rubbing, gently pat and press excess water from your hair with your towel – and take care when combing afterwards. Bonus tip: spritz a leave-in conditioner on your tresses if you're prone to tangles.
4. Protect against heat.
Every girl loves their heated styling tools, but they can be a major contributing factor to split ends. Heat impairs the proteins that coat your hair fibers, which weakens the hair shaft and can lead to splits. But let's be honest, we're not about to stop using flat irons and curling wands any time soon. Which is why a heat protectant spray, like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Spray, is your best friend. Apply to damp hair before drying, and again on dry hair before using heated tools, to help shield your hair from excessive heat exposure.
5. Try an intensive treatment.
There's nothing wrong with giving your hair an extra shot of moisture to help combat all that drying and styling. Hair treatments help replenish lost nutrients to damaged cuticles, leaving hair soft, smooth and primed for styling. TRESemmé Platinum Strength mask helps keep your hair nourished and healthy-looking.
So, now that you know what causes split ends and how to get rid of them, prepare to welcome fresh-feeling locks that look smooth, sleek, and runway-ready.