Split ends are a natural occurrence for anyone whose hair is growing. It is a natural process where the new hair pushes the old hair further away from the scalp. The old hair follicle will have wear & tear, and start to shed away from the cortex of the hair.
Here are few health related causes:
Heat - excessive heat stress the hair at the weakest parts
Hair manipulation - brushing, combing, pulling, and etc., will slowly damage hair
Hair Friction - when your hair rubs against hats, pillows, cotton material and other fabrics
What is a hair follicle?
Hair is made up of a tough protein. It is anchored in the scalp with a hair bulb. The hair bulb delivers hormones to the hair shaft (length of hair).
The keys to treating split ends :
Split ends have to trimmed. This is only after a great wash that should include apple cider vinegar, aloe, and a gentle shampoo (non-chemical). In addition, the a deep conditioner on a regular basis (monthly) is a great way to ensure the hair follicles are strong, clean, and hydrated.
WHEN TO SEE A STYLIST
If you regularly visit a salon, your stylist assistant or person shampooing your hair should notice split endS. Duafe clients are typically offered a treatment for free to help nudge them to remedy their split ends. A deep conditioner that includes natural herbs and essential oils such as avocado oil will soften the hair. A trim in almost mandatory, as conditioning will only nurture the hair but not stop the splitting.
- Wear satin scarves at night
- Avoid heat
- GET Hair Trims monthly
- Wear protective styles
- Avoid chemicals
Get a great wash and deep conditioner at least once a month
- Avocado oil
- ACV rinse and conditioner
- Lavender and chamomile wash/conditioner
- Aloe vera gel wash and conditioner
GET IN TOUCH
Duafe Hair Salon
3129 north 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132