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How to repair split ends

Anyone who’s used to styling their hair and occasionally changing their hair color is aware of what fried hair looks like. Having a lot of split ends will make your hair look frizzy, dry and messy. You can use a straightener and flatten them out for a day, but it won’t repair the hair – it will cause even more damage.

But is there a way to fix the hair when it is like that?

Avoiding split ends

To avoid having the ends of your hair split, you have to look at what causes the split ends in the first place. By doing that you can pinpoint what you need to reduce doing.

Split ends are caused by:

  • Heat damage from styling (straightening, curling, blow drying)
  • Frequent hair dyeing
  • Hair bleaching
  • Frequent brushing
  • Rubber hair-bands
  • Rubbing wet hair (with a towel after washing, or going to bed with wet hair)

How to repair split ends

One thing you have to keep in mind that this is not an easy task to accomplish, and it will take some time. Best thing you can do is have the hair cut, but this might not be an option to everyone.

You can reduce the heat damage by avoiding styling your hair too often and make sure to apply heat protection lotions generously. A heat protection serum will reduce the heat damage from styling, whether you’re blow drying your hair, straightening it or curling it

If you’ve got very fuzzy split ends then your hair are very dry. You can turn that around by conditioning your hair for a longer time, using moisturizing hair masks, and also invest into a hair oil. To save you some work you can also think about purchasing products that are meant to repair broken hair.

As an example you can use very small amounts (less than half a teaspoonful) of coconut oil, and massage it into the ends of your hair. Avoid applying it onto the healthy hair that are not split because it will make your hair appear very greasy.

If you’re not sure how much oil you want to use, then always start out with only 1-3 drops. You can always add more if needed, but if you want to take the oil out of your hair then the only way is to wash your hair.

Hair repair procedures

You can also try out the Brazilian blowout that is meant to repair split ends. It’s available only at salons that are certified to perform the treatment, so you need to do some research about what salons offer the treatment at your location.

The Brazilian blowout treatment is suitable for all hair types, you can walk into the salon with curly hair, and you can assure yourself that you will be leaving the salon with curly hair – but no frizz.

What it does is that it removes frizz and soothe down split ends, although it is most effective after having your hair trimmed. It can take from 10 minutes up to 90 minutes depending on what is your goal, but once it’s finished your hair will look smooth, shiny and absolutely frizz-free.

There you have it, a few good tips how to repair broken hair and soothe down any split ends. We’re currently working on providing more info about the repairing hair topic, so be sure to stay tuned!

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