There are a variety of causes of split ends. Split ends occur when the end of your hair becomes dry, brittle, and frayed. They may resemble the unwound end of a rope. Split ends, also referred to as trichoptilosis, are a type of hair breakage caused by mechanical stress.
Friction, grooming, and styling are examples of mechanical stress. Heat (i.e. flat ironing or blow drying your hair every day), chemical treatments, combing through tangles, and pretty much anything else that might harm the cuticle, (outside layer of the hair), are all examples. This might range from the use of ponytails in your hair to harsh weather conditions that cause stress on your locks. One thing is for certain, almost everyone will come across dealing with split ends at some point.
When it's time for a haircut, most people notice the very tips of their hair breaking into two (or more) parts. Split ends normally emerge three to four months after a trim, but for persons who style their hair frequently, split ends may appear even sooner.
Women going through menopause may also develop more split ends. The natural oils produced in the scalp diminish when estrogen levels drop. It's possible that your hair will become drier and more prone to breakage. Afro-textured hair is also more delicate and prone to breakage, knots, and split ends.
It is impossible to reattach split ends. Cutting them off is the only guaranteed way to get rid of them. Hair masks are frequently advertised as a split-end treatment. They will not make split ends disappear, although they hydrate hair and may help disguise or prevent them. Leave-in conditioners are normally applied to damp hair that has been gently towel-dried. Applying the conditioner in sections while applying it to your hair might help you apply it effectively from roots to tips.
Split ends can detract from the appearance of your hair and, if left untreated, can lead to long-term hair damage. Split ends are tough to avoid. Prevention is crucial when it comes to split ends.
Here are a few tips you may do to lessen their occurrence and intensity:
•Haircuts and trims should be done on a regular basis, preferably every six weeks.
• Don't wash your hair every day.
• Use all-natural shampoos that are free of harsh chemicals.
• Use a leave-in conditioner or a conditioner after shampooing.
• Detangle damp hair with fingers or a wide tooth comb.
• Avoid hair-damaging services like coloring and chemical straightening.
• Use a heat-protective spray and use heat sparingly.
• Take hair-strengthening vitamins.