BYE BYE SPLIT ENDS
From going blonde to a new crazy hair style, there isn’t much I won’t try with my hair. Except cut it, that is. But long hair poses one big problem: split ends are common and, sadly, unavoidable. However, there are some simple changes you can make to your hair routine to prevent some of them.
Change The Way You Shampoo
When you apply shampoo and conditioner, concentrate the products on the ends to strengthen the hair shaft. Also opt for strengthening shampoos and conditioners. The shampoo strengthens strands while the conditioner binds split ends together to lessen the appearance of breakage.
Brushing your hair when wet can cause breakage if you’re not careful. I used to wreckless with my brush after washing my hair. Make sure to detangle strands with a wide-tooth comb. Apply a detangling spray for manageability, plus added volume and shine. When removing tangles gently brush hair from bottom to the top, in order not to create any Frizz which can cause breakage.
Hide Breakage With Oil
Frizz can make breakage look more prominent. Hair oils applied throughout strands or even just at the ends smooth out breaks and create a more even-looking finish. Work with argan oil based products from the mid shaft to the ends, that is the area where most breakage, and spit ends occur.
Heat Style Less Often
Over-styling with curling irons and straighteners is the main cause of split ends. I am guilty of this BIG TIME, I am sure a lot of you are too. To protect hair from heat, apply a leave-in conditioner. Stocked with keratin proteins, the conditioner coats the hair to seal breaks. When blow drying, aim the nozzle at the roots and the mid-shaft. Because the tips of hair burn more easily, let them air dry.
Venue – RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin
Dates – May 29th – 31st