Dove Split end guide

Your Ultimate Split Ends Guide: Causes And Treatments

What are split ends?

Are split ends bad?

Video of Dove Partner, Kelly U answering your questions, including her best advice on how she cares for split ends, hair breakage and damaged hair.

Quick fix: how to hide split ends

Short-term fix: how to get rid of split ends

What do split ends look like? Different types of split ends and treatments

  • The mini
    The mini

    The mini is the first sign your hair needs help. Start using Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. It protects hair from daily wear and tear by nourishing and moisturising your strands.

  • The basic split
    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.

  • The knot
    The knot

    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 candle
    The candle

    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.

  • The fork


    The fork

    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.

  • The tree


    The tree

    This is a hair SOS call. Time for a trim. Use Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner to strengthen your strands.

Long-term fix: How to prevent split ends

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