Split ends don’t just look bad; they are an indication of some serious health problem. It is important not to take split ends lightly and try to get to the root of the problem, literally. There are many causes of hair split ends. The main reason for split ends is lack of good, proper nutrition, exposure to chemicals and heat in the form of hair straightening, colouring or perming treatments, gels, hair sprays, hair serums, hair iron and curlers, and even factors like mechanical stress while combing, sun damage, and environmental pollution. Not just this even swimming in chlorinated pools can strip the hair of moisture and lead to split ends. If you are used to using blow dryers every day or use straightening irons, it is highly likely that you get split ends.
Some of the most important parts of your hair are cuticle and cortex. When there is loss of cuticle or when it gets damaged in some way, the cortex that is protected inside is exposed. This is them open to further damage. This is why you see the ends of your hair split in either two or three ways. Split ends make the hair looks frizzy, dry and unkempt.
One of the most effective ways to get rid of or avoid split ends is avoiding heat styling tools, covering your hair with a scarf when you step out, avoid sun exposure as much as possible, avoid use of hair products, especially those that are not natural and organic. But there are certain natural products that you can apply to your hair regularly to avoid split ends too. What’s best is that these will help you treat your split ends problems too.
The best thing you can do for split ends is to protect it with enough moisture so that it is sealed in. Apply a mixture of naturally hydrating ingredients like yoghurt, aloe vera and honey. These not only provide moisture, they also help in rejuvenating the hair and making it look thicker and healthier. Leave on these ingredients for about 30 minutes to see the difference.