What causes split ends
Split ends are those little forks you get in the ends of your hair. While it’s a myth that split ends prevent hair growth, you’ll need regular cuts to keep them in check.
So how do split ends happen? The ends of our hair have been around a while. During that time, they’ve made it through every different hairstyle, texture, and color, a range of heat tools and chemical treatments, as well as daily wear and tear from our lifestyles and the weather. We’re exhausted just thinking about it, never mind our hair. To find out more about how and why split ends happen, check out our Split Ends 101.
Luckily, a few easy changes to your routine will help you prevent split ends from forming.
1. Be gentle
Split ends happen when hair is tired and damaged. If you want to know how to prevent split ends naturally, it’s all about how you treat your hair on the daily. Here’s how to treat your hair with care:
- Apply your products gently rather than scrubbing them on
- Towel your hair softly using a patting or scrunching motion
- Detangle hair gently with a wide-tooth comb
- Use snag-free accessories
- Give your hair a break from updos every few days
2. Hydrate your routine
Moisture is so important when it comes to hair damage prevention. Here are two ways to hydrate your hair routine.
When washing your hair, it's important to choose products to prevent split ends. Dry hair is more likely to split so keeping your hair moisturized is your first line of defense against those breakages. A good place to start is a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner like Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner.