Thursday, July 17, 2008

Split ends - Hair

Split ends are caused by overuse of heated appliances and over exposure to the sun which results in extremely dry and damaged hair. Once you get split ends there are no solutions to repair it except trimming the ends. However there are lots of preventive cares you can take to avoid split ends.

Things you can do to avoid split ends –

- Don’t brush hair when it’s wet, because that’s when it’s most delicate and susceptible to damage.

- Cut down on hair dryers, crimpers, curling irons, straightening irons and hot curlers.

- Use only natural-bristle hairbrushes.

- Use covered or coated rubber bands

- Wear hat or scarf to minimize sun damage when outdoors and wear a cap while swimming to avoid the harmful effect of chlorine.

- Condition your hair after every shampoo and deep condition at least once a month.

- Use shampoos that have sunscreen and moisturizers.

- Split repair products cannot remove split ends but just minimize the frizzy look

- Get a trim every six weeks.

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