Girls With Curls · hair

Split ends are like the last two slices of a sliced bread that nobody likes…

So at this moment I’m looking at my ends knowing that they should be clipped but I’m really bothered by losing a couple inches off of my hair right now. No, my ends aren’t split but this thought brought me to the days of having relaxed hair. I remember trying to use all sort of treatments hoping that they would miraculously fix my split ends problem. See the things is, If you’ve ever been to a Dominican hair stylist you would know that getting your ends trimmed is really like asking for a haircut. I use to hate leaving the salon with shorter hair, but over time I would love how healthy my ends would look.

So if you’re currently putting off tending to your split ends, here’s something that you can do:

Mix 1 tbs of Honey, 1 tsp of Olive Oil, 1 egg yolk and 3 tbs of Greek yogurt. Take the mixture, throw it in the garbage bin and go and get those ends trimmed. Stop playing yourself with them split ends sis, it won’t go away with no sort of magic treatment.

Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely a whole lot of temporary fixes for split ends that will only seal the frayed ends together so they appear better. However, the one true way to rid yourself of them permanently is to get your ends trimmed regularly. So stop putting it off!

I did some research of my own and here is what I found on how you get split ends and also some simple ways to help prevent them.

How do you get split ends? 

  • Applying heat: The appliances used to achieve straight and curly looks works by heating your hair to achieve the desired style but what they also do is suck up the moisture from your ends causing them to become dry and brittle. This also goes for excessive blow drying.
  •  Shampoo: Using the wrong kind of shampoo or using too much can also cause your hair to become dry and brittle. Aim for mild shampoos.
  • Brushing or combing: Comb/brush your hair gently and never when wet. Vigorous combing and drying is the most common cause known for split ends.

How To Prevent Split Ends: 

  • Use a wide tooth comb after applying conditioner and gently detangle hair, followed by a leave in conditioner.
  • Try not to brush your hair when it’s wet
  • Use a split end treatment to prevent splitting
  • Take folid acid and biotin (I’ll be back with a post on their benefits)
  • Trim your ends regularly and when trimming split ends cut about 1 1/2 inches above.

Click here to read another handy article that I found

So now that you’ve got that tea, keep your ends trimmed, take your vitamins and flourish!

Xo Curls n’ Curves

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