3 ways to avoid, and manage, the split ends curse

23 June 2015

For some, split ends are frustrating and difficult but there are some things you can do to stop them happening. Here’s three tips if this feels like you:

If frizz is the challenge, try this

Ask your hairstylist to reduce the number of layers in your hair. Go for longer layers where you can as the ‘weight’ will help your hair fall more naturally. On the styling front, it’s always best to use a diffuser – it will help you to keep the body and shape of your hair when blowdrying. A great conditioner and hair moisturiser will help here too, of course.

Ditch the turban

How many films have you seen where the freshly showered heroine has a towel strategically placed on her head. Great visuals for films but not good for your hair. Why? The cotton tends to roughen the cuticles, leave them open and susceptible to split ends. Far better (maybe less spectacular) is to comb it through, let your hair dry naturally while you do your make up, and blow dry from there.

Managing split ends – it’s good and bad news

First the bad news; once your hair is split the best thing to do it to get it cut. To avoid that drama if you don’t want it, the secret is to use an excellent conditioner and leave it on for as long as possible, not just 10 seconds – it will help to keep it both supple and moisturised. Next, blow dry gently, use a diffuser and all will be fine.

For more advice about healthy hair care regimes, why not book in for an initial consultation with one of our friendly team of professionals. Contact Melissa Salons today.

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