How to Minimize Split Ends

How to Minimize Split Ends
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How to Minimize Split Ends

We all know split ends are the mortal enemy of our hair. They occur when the protective outer layer of the hair cuticle has been worn away, most likely due to using too much heat or chemical processes on the hair. The best way to deal with split ends is to trim them. However, in between visits to your hair stylist there are a few things you can do to help your hair. After you have washed your hair, apply your conditioner and then use a wide toothed comb to work out any tangles. This will help avoid snaps and breakage to the hair.

Another thing you can do is to invest in a good blow dryer. You may be tempted to get that blow dryer from the clearance table but cheap blow dryers tend to overheat and will burn your ends. Finally if you need to pull your hair up such as in a ponytail, only use covered elastics and avoid anything with metal parts in it. Taking a few precautions like these will help keep the split ends to a minimum.