Reader Ashley asked me this question recently and I thought I’d be the barer of bad news to everyone who has ever wondered about this topic…
What is the best way to get rid of all my split ends?
I say barer of bad news, as there is no solution other then cutting them off. When your hair has split into three (or 8, in my case), then it’s beyond repair – hair can’t stick back together, so it’s best you just snip it off to prevent more splitting.
Also, prevention is better than cure – so to prevent split ends, here are some ideas:
- Before blow-drying, flat ironing or curling your hair, remember to use a heat protective spray beforehand. Also, try to keep heat styling tools to a minimum as much as you can and not using the highest heat – they do unbelievable damage to your hair in the long run.
- Apply leave-in conditioner to your hair to further moisturize it. Coconut oil, though abut greasy, is also an excellent hair conditioner.
- Apply a deep conditioning mask at least once a week to keep hair soft so your ends won’t split as easily. You can read how to do a deep conditioning mask at home at my post, How to: Deep Conditioning Hair Mask.
So to summarize: split ends can only be cut off, so it’s really better to take care of your hair and get regular trims. Tough but true! 🙁 What do you do to prevent split ends? Do you get them a lot? I’m the Queen of Split Ends – I’m always trimming them off myself!