Split ends happen to the oldest parts of your hair which are the ends. These old parts are more prone to damages and have been through lots of things for a long time. It’s obvious that they need extra care. Split ends can block your way of having healthy hair growth. If you want to prevent this problem, use the tips that we provided in this post.
What causes split ends?
There are lots of factors that can cause this problem, from extreme damages to even small damages during a period of time. But these are the most common things which will cause split ends:
The first thing that is the case for most curly girls is the physical damage such as styling, brushing, detangling, and touching your hair. Although it may seem like not a big deal, the damages will reveal themselves after a period of time.
If you are looking for the fastest way to cause split ends, use heat tools. Using heat tools will damage the ends, and help other factors to have a larger impact.
The last thing can be friction. Many things such as hats, scarves, and even sweaters can increase the chance of split ends happening. Some materials cause more split ends, but if your hair is long, try to prevent it from touching your shirt or jacket.
Avoid too much brushing and combing
One simple thing that you can do is to avoid excessive brushing and combing. This easy step can reduce the risk of split ends a lot. You should also try to avoid manipulating your hair into a hairstyle every day.
Detangle gently with the right tool
If you are one of those who just want to get detangling done fast, it’s time to change this habit. Detangling should be done on wet hair and with the right tools. Flora & Curl Gentle Curl Comb is a great wide-tooth comb that you can use for your detangling. If you have enough time, you can just use your fingers to detangle.
Dry your hair with a T-shirt to prevent split ends
Using regular towels for drying your hair can cause breakage and frizz. It can also be a factor that will cause split ends. Always use a t-shirt to scrunch out the extra water out of your hair. This simple change in your routine can bring lots of benefits to your curls.
Protect your hair from sun
The main problem is the dryness that the sun causes. This dryness can make your hair more brittle which leads to split ends. The easiest way that you can protect your hair from the sun is by wearing a hat.
We have a post about protecting your hair from the sun. If you want other methods for protection, don’t forget to check out this post: How To Protect Hair From Sun.
Don’t forget to use a deep conditioner
A good deep conditioner can strengthen and nourish your curls. Try a deep conditioning treatment every 1-2 weeks. If you are not getting the result you want, try it more often. Alikay Naturals Honey & Sage Deep Conditioner and Bounce Curl Ayurvedic Deep Conditioner are great deep conditioners that you can try to improve your hair health.
If you have found any method that works for your hair, feel free to share them in the comments. This can be very useful for those who have your hair type. Have you tried any methods or tips that we mentioned in this post? if so, tell us which one worked for your hair type in the comments.