Split ends—those pesky strands that can turn a good hair day into a bad one. While a trip to your hairstylist can work wonders, there's more you can do to keep split ends at bay. Lavoom Salon, your go-to beauty destination in Calgary, is here to share some expert advice on how to bid farewell to split ends and keep your hair looking it's absolute best.
Split ends are an occasional-to-frequent problem for most of us and when they appear, they can really ruin your mood. Of course, a cut at your local hairdresser can get things shipshape and shiny again, but is there anything else we can do to keep them at bay?
Our talented team at Lavoom Salon shares practical tips to prevent split ends and keep your hair in top-notch condition.
What Causes Split Ends?
Damage to the protective outer layer of your hair is the culprit behind split ends. It's not just excessive use of styling tools; factors like sun exposure, hair coloring, daily wear and tear, and air pollution can all contribute to weakened strands.
How to Prevent Split Ends?
Here are some practical tips to prevent split ends and keep your hair in top-notch condition.
Use a Soft and Gentle Brush
Invest in a good-quality hairbrush with soft bristles to prevent pulling or tugging at your hair, which can lead to split ends. A natural bristle brush or a Tangle Teaser is ideal for gently running through your tresses.
Nighttime Hair Care Routine
Craft a nighttime routine for your hair to avoid knotting and potential damage. Consider putting your hair in a loose bun or plait before bedtime, and opt for a silk pillowcase for added protection.
Turn Down the Heat on Styling Tools
Limit the use of heated tools to prevent gradual damage to your strands. Step away from the straighteners and hairdryer a couple of times a week, and always use a heat protectant. Lowering the heat setting and making slow passes down the hair shaft can minimize damage.
Eat Your Way to Healthy Hair
A balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals, accompanied by plenty of water, is a long-term strategy for preventing split ends and maintaining overall hair health.
Daily life can leave your hair craving hydration. Use conditioner every time you wash your hair and treat yourself to a weekly hair mask, like Kerastase Nutritive Masquintense, to restore and lock in moisture.
How to Get Rid of Split Ends When You Already Have Them
There’s no magic cure, but your hairdresser will be able to help!
Make sure your trims are regular
Regularly booking a trim will revitalize your locks and make you feel fabulous. Don’t worry if you’re trying to grow your mane; it’s a myth that regular cuts prevent growth. Instead, a routine trim can boost hair health! Just ask for your split ends to be cut, without having to compromise on your dream length.
Repair your hair with Olaplex
There are several ways to perform hair care for split ends. But sometimes, wear and tear can cause the bonds, that bind your locks together, to get damaged. If this happens and your mane needs urgent attention, find out how our Olaplex treatment repairs your broken bonds and puts them back together again.
At Lavoom Salon, we believe in providing you with the ultimate beauty experience. Say goodbye to split ends and hello to fabulous, healthy hair. Book your appointment today and let our talented team pamper your locks to perfection!