Our hair goes through a lot in the summertime. And the heat and humidity doesn’t help matters.
But we don’t need to compound the issue by having split ends too. Here’s how to ditch them (or, at the very least, minimize them!).
And remember, the only way to completely get rid of them is to get a trim.
Now, on to the good stuff!
Don’t Start at Your Crown: If you start at the top and brush down, your brush will get caught up in the tangles at the ends; when you yank, your ends will split. So, instead, grab smaller sections of your hair and start brushing from the middle, down.
Protect Before You Dry: Heat protectant sprays line the shelves at every major store. Some might be better than others (my daughter prefers Tres Semme); what really matters most is that something is put on your wet hair before you blow-dry it. Then blow-dry downward and finish the job with a quick cold air blast.
Be Gentle when You Pull it Back: Fabric hair ties are best, but not always available. If nothing else, be sure to put some leave-in conditioner in your hair before you pull it back because well-hydrated hair is less likely to split.
photo credit: gfpeck