12 Best Hair Care Products for Split Ends
Pick a hair care treatment from one of the bests 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 your 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 a 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, the lubrication will also help prevent breakage, which can also lead to split ends.
3. Try not to brush your hair while it's wet.
Yes, this is a hard thing to avoid, but if you do the aforementioned two steps, (and avoid scrunching 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 mousse 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 prevent that.
6. Use a split end treatment to prevent splitting
Our readers have done the work here for you by raving 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 healthier.
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