Healthy Hair Care: 4 Ways to Mend Split Ends

I am not going to tell you that you can get rid of split ends without cutting your hair and anyone who does is not telling the truth. The first step in mending split ends is to at least get a small trim. Even if you don’t end up cutting all of the damaged part off, at least you have less damaged ends that need repairing. There is an outer protective layer on each hair cuticle and when it wears away, split ends occur. Split ends can come from a number of things like heat styling, the overuse of products with harsh chemicals, or from damaging hairstyles. And one thing’s for sure, if it’s longer hair you are after, then split ends really work against you. They will make your hair break off as fast as it’s growing so that it appears like your hair is not growing at all.

Step 1 Trim

Get a Trim (even if it’s a small one).

 

Step 2 Be Gentle

Detangle the hair gently with TLC.  If you are rough, you will cause more breakage.

 

Step 3 Cut Down on Chemicals

If you have to use products with chemicals, try to make it only once or twice a week versus daily.

 

Step 4 Mother Nature’s Split End Magic

Heat two teaspoons of honey so that it’s easy to blend. Then mix one teaspoon of olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, avocado oil and honey in a glass bowl. For a deep conditioner apply to hair and comb through saturating the hair. Leave on for 30 minutes to an hour and try doing this two times a week, especially if your hair is very damaged. With this winning combination you will fortify, reconstruct, and moisturize your hair.
-Olive oil is rich in vitamins A, E and antioxidants which help to protect the hair and seal in moisture.

-Almond oil is rich in Vitamin E, protein, and an array of minerals which help soften the hair

-Coconut oil is rich in A, E, K and D and has antibacterial properties. It conditions the hair from within and reduces protein loss.

-Avocado oil is high in oleic acid, vitamins A, E, and D as well as magnesium. It can moisturize, strengthen, and nourish hair strands.

-Honey has rich antioxidant properties preventing damage by strengthening hair follicles.

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