12 Best Hair Care Products for Split Ends
Pick a hair care treatment from one of the besties on our list and say "buh-bye" to damaged hair
Here are some tips for repairing and preventing split ends:
1. Brush through your hair before showering.
This will minimize tangles and prevent breakage (which can lead to split ends) that can occur when you brush hair post-shower. Apply shampoo towards the crown of your head, and lather it gently downward keeping hair straight (without bunching it up) by making zigzag motion with your fingers down the length of your hair.
2. Use plenty of conditioner while showering and use a leave-in after, if need be.
Not only will your hair feel super smooth to the touch, but the lubrication will also help prevent breakage, which can also yield split ends.
3. Try not to brush your hair while it's wet.
Yes, this is a hard thing to avoid, but if you did the aforementioned two steps, and don't scrunch your hair up in a towel, you should be able to easily comb through it.
4. Lay off the heat styling tools.
Anything that uses heat to treat your hair (blow dryers, straighteners, curling irons, etc.) is damaging. Try experimenting with different hairstyles that don't call for a sleek look. Style it with a little mouse to add texture and maybe even -- gasp -- let it air dry.
5. When getting your hair trimmed, cut about one-and-a-half inches above your split ends.
Split ends will continue to split if left unattended, so this will help to prevent that.
6. Use a split end treatment to prevent splitting.
Our readers have done the work here for you and rave about these hair care products that remedy split ends. Not all of these hair care products are created equal -- in other words, they come in different forms: serums, conditioners, silkeners and even shampoos. Pick your product, then give your strands all the hair therapy they need to become healthy hair.
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