Prevent Split Ends

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Prevent Split Ends




Prevent Split Ends
By Kenia Morales

We are all familiar with split ends also known as Trichoptlosis and it happens when the hairs protective cuticle is removed. Split end are the result of chemical products such as hair color, relaxers etc. It can also be cause by styling products such as blow dryer, heat iron etc.

It is important to know that once a person has Trichoptlosis there is no way to restore hair back to its original structure. So, it would be necessary to trim the split ends. However, what you do after the trimming may determine if your hair will grow healthy or look dull. Here are some tips that can help prevent split ends:
  • Sleep with a satin pillow case. They can easily be found in a department store or beauty supply shop for a couple of dollars.
  • If you have chemical treated hair use special conditioners and shampoos for processed hair.
  • Do not brush hair while wet. Take a multi vitamin supplement to ensure your hair is getting all the necessary nutrients it needs (consult a physician).
  • Use a live in conditioner Buy hair products that help prevent split ends ‘heat protector”. Limit the use of the blow dryer, hot irons etc.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Avoid or limit sun exposure.
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