What are split ends?
Split ends or – if you want to be fancy about it – ‘trichoptilosis’ is when the end of your hair strand splits into two or more ‘branches’.
What causes split ends? The ends are the oldest part of your hair. Think of all the heat, chemicals , color, wear and tear, and extreme weather that have weakened the ends of your hair and caused your split ends. Don’t worry, we’ve got all the tips you need to make your hair happy again.
Are split ends bad?
Split ends are really common, so there’s no need to feel bad if you’ve got them. The best thing you can do now is to get them sorted. Luckily, split ends in hair are easy to treat and prevent – keeping your hair smooth, soft, and healthy.
Quick fix: how to hide split ends
Need a quick and instant fix for hair with split ends? Use a shine serum to add moisture and shine to temporarily disguise them. You could also whip hair into a chic low bun, tucking the ends away out of sight.
Short-term fix: how to get rid of split ends
Once a strand splits, it can’t fuse back together – which means it could be the perfect time to get yourself a stylish new haircut. While you wait for your split ends haircut, do your best not to pick at them. If the split moves up your hair shaft, your stylist will need to cut more of your length off to stop them coming back.
So, now you know how to get rid of split ends with a haircut, let’s find out how to treat your split ends and keep your hair looking strong and shiny.
Different types of split ends and treatments
There are lots of different types of split and each needs a slightly different type of care. Don’t worry; it’s not as complicated as it sounds. Check out our guide to the different kinds of split ends and how to treat them.
Your ultimate split ends guide: causes and treatments
Split ends are those tiny forks at the end of your hair that show it’s feeling a little worse for wear. Sound familiar?, check out our guide on quick, short, and long-term treatments for split ends and get your hair back to its beautiful best. We’ll also let you know the best way to prevent those pesky split ends in future.
The basic split
This is the most common type of split end and an early sign your hair needs more nourishing care. Rescue your hair pronto using a deep nourishing conditioner like Dove Intensive Repair Conditioner.
This is the curly hair version of the split end. Try using a wide-tooth comb for detangling to reduce split-end-inducing breakages.
The thinning of your strand means it’s lost its protective outer layer. Indulge in an oil-infused hair mask like Dove Anti-Frizz Oil Therapy Mask once or twice a week to strengthen and replenish your strands.
This multi-split is a sign your hair needs some major TLC. Get things back on track by booking in for regular trims and using Dove Intense Repair Conditioner two to three times a week to restore strength and vitality.