The dreamy time after a haircut when your hair is full and healthy looking right after you get a trim is sadly fleeting. No matter how much we try to prolong this dreamlike state, it will inevitably end. No matter how carefully you treat your tresses, damage from styling tools, brushing, colouring, and just plain old living will eventually cause split ends.
To be clear, cutting them off is the only surefire way to get rid of this hair problem once and for all. But there are ways to treat them, so they fade away in between haircuts. Intriguing, right? There is no need to visit a salon at all. Everything you need to know about repairing split ends without resorting to a haircut is included, from at-home remedies involving coconut oil and fish oil to tried-and-true hairstyles that strategically conceal damage. Let’s see what’s the best split-end treatment you can try at home.
Prepare a coconut oil hydrating treatment
The usefulness of coconut oil for cosmetic purposes has been touted before (and will be again, no doubt). Popular belief holds that this oil is superior to others for use on hair, nails, and even to clean makeup brushes. And hair is no exception. Coconut oil has proven to reduce protein loss in hair, which is just one of its many benefits. It also treats dandruff, slow hair growth, and dry ends. Experts suggest making a coconut oil treatment at home if you’re having trouble eliminating split ends. The ends won’t be mended, but you can try applying coconut oil to make them look less frayed and a little smoother. Hair will be drenched in moisture, and the strands will be hydrated as well.
Experts suggest beginning with freshly shampooed and towel-dried hair for optimal results from the treatment. They warn that you should first avoid the roots of your hair and use only a small amount of natural oil. Take a small amount of coconut oil and massage it through your hair, starting with the ends and going your way up to the middle of the shaft. Then wait 30 minutes with your hair clipped up and wrapped in a towel or plastic wrap.
Use a leave-in conditioner to tame unruly locks
Even if you’re not the DIY type, a leave-in conditioner can be a great split-end treatment and help hydrate your hair and temporarily conceal the appearance of split ends. The Restore Repair Leave-In by Living Proof is designed to repair damaged hair and dry ends; it contains the company’s patented healthy hair molecule in addition to silk protein. That’s the end result. According to the advertising, users can expect their hair to be as smooth as silk and free of damage.
Create your own rejuvenating avocado protein mask
The secret to split-end treatment? Prevention. Split ends might be avoided with the help of a nutrient-rich hair mask that coats strands with everything they need to stay healthy. In this case, you may have to forego your usual nightly serving of homemade guacamole, but we promise it will be worth it in the long run for your hair. One avocado, one egg, and a touch of olive oil make up Saman’s special blend. The combination of the three contains fatty acids, moisture, repair, and protection for the hair and the scalp. Vitamins E and K also contribute to this effect. (The fact that it’s a breeze to whip up is a big plus.)
The avocado and egg should be mashed together until it’s a little thicker than store-bought conditioner, then add olive oil. You should apply it to your hair, pay special attention to the ends, leave it on for 10-20 minutes, and then thoroughly wash it with warm water.
Application of oil to the hair ends
We always remember the importance of giving our ends a good rubdown with some natural oil. As a bonus, this may help repair and protect your damaged hair, so that split ends are less noticeable in between salon visits. So, what did we decide? Sweet almond oil and argan oil, both of which are commonly found as ingredients in popular hair products, are emollients that are easily accessible in their pure forms. A few drops worked into towel-dried hair ends will do the trick. The only caution is to start with a small amount and little by little increase as necessary because this is an oil.
Prepare a fish-oil Hair repairing soak
While fish oil may not be the first thing to consider when you think of hair treatments, it may be the key to hair growth and repair for some people. Fish oil’s high omega-3 fatty acids are often touted as a means to thicker, healthier hair and increased scalp circulation and growth.
Two fish oil capsules, one tablespoon of coconut oil, and one tablespoon of dried lavender make up the soak. For five minutes, the mixture should be heated on low. Put the mixture in a big bowl, coat your hair ends in it, and then work it up from the bottom. Put on a towel or some plastic wrap and wait 40 minutes before washing your hair. Experts claim that this at-home hair mask will heal split ends thanks to the omega-3 and -6 oils found in fish oil.
Don’t brush too hard or use too much shampoo
Although brushing and shampooing are essential components of basic hair care, doing either too frequently or too vigorously can cause damage to the hair, resulting in split ends. Brushing, shampooing, and other forms of grooming, especially when performed on wet hair, have all been shown to alter the structure of hair fibres. 1 In addition, strands that have been dyed or permed are especially vulnerable to this kind of damage. Avoiding rough brushing and over-washing is key to preventing split ends.
Honey and Olive Oil as a treatment
Honey and olive oil are an effective duo for restoring damaged hair due to their moisturizing properties. Honey’s conditioning and emollient properties make it a great choice as a moisturizer for dry, damaged hair. Honey is excellent for treating a dry scalp and boosting shine. Combine three tablespoons of olive oil with two tablespoons of honey. After washing your hair, apply the mixture and let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes after rinsing it out.
Embrace the tuck, topknot, and braid split-end treatment
Style away your split ends with a clever topknot or braid if you’re desperately trying to avoid a trip to the hair salon and applying a hair mask isn’t an option. Your hair can be pulled up into a bun, a ponytail, or any other style that will keep your ends out of sight. Scarves, barrettes, and hats can be fun additions to your outfit as well.
The “hair tuck,” in which you leave the bottom of your hair tucked into the neckline of your shirt or jacket, is another unorthodox yet fashionable way to hide your split ends. This is most effective when worn with high-neck tops (like turtlenecks) or outerwear that has a strong, defined collar to keep hair in place. Be wary, though, if your hair has a natural texture; tucking it in can easily damage the strands.
Split ends are one of the most annoying hair problems out there. And unfortunately, a lot of us don’t know how to get rid of them. The split-end treatments we provided in this article have proven to be the most effective and cost-efficient methods. Furthermore, these split ends treatments will keep you away from going to salons less often. As we said at the beginning of the article, more trips to the salons is one of the main reasons for split ends.