Split ends. Everyone gets them at some point, just as everyone struggles to deal with them. But with proper care and maintenance, you can avoid split ends as you head towards your next haircut. This is how.
1/ Treat your hair like you would your skin
How many of us slavishly follow our skin’s every changing need (foaming cleanser one day; rich balm the next), but ignore our hair’s concerns? It’s easy to get stuck in a hair product rut, but mix things up and your tresses will thank you. “Some days your skin needs a heavy moisturiser, some days it needs to be deeply cleansed, and your hair is no different,” says Moroccanoil celebrity hairstylist Bryce Scarlett. Up your hair regimen’s ante by keeping concern-specific treatments at hand for when you need them – think deeply hydrating masks for dry ends.
2/ Always use heat protectant
Split ends are all too often caused by heat damage, which can make hair dull and dry. “Using a hair protectant is instrumental in achieving healthy hair, because it allows a barrier between your hair and the damage caused by heat styling,” says Bryce. “It also joins hair strands together that are weak and need added support.” He recommends Moroccanoil Perfect Defense Spray.
3/ Ask for hair dusting
“Hair dusting is a technique in which you don’t get rid of any hair length, but only the damaged hair tips,” LA stylist Sal Salcedo recently told Refinery29. “Think of it in terms of removing fuzz from clothes.” It works by snipping off the frazzled flyaways along the hair shaft for a smoother look.
4/ Add these ingredients
Bryce recommends boosting your hair routine with moisturising ingredients to nurture and protect the hair. “It will also keep hair from further breakage and splitting,” he says. “I love that Moroccanoil Mending Infusion seals split ends and is packed with antioxidants and amino acids that make ends super silky.” We also like Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair.
This article originally appeared on marie claire.