With all of the blow drying, straightening, coloring and curling we do each day, we break down the cuticles in our hair and the strands start to come undone. These are called split ends and they are unattractive and downright annoying. Apparently, by the time you notice these split ends, the damage is irreparable and you have no choice but to trim it. To prevent them, follow these easy tips:
Only use a wide-tooth comb to comb through wet hair. Using a brush will cause damage. On dry hair use a soft bristled brush. Use an ionic blow-dryer (they supposedly lock in moisture). If you have color treated hair, use appropriate shampoos and conditioners. Do not get a perm and color on the same day- wait two weeks in between processes. Use a deep conditioner on your hair at least once a month, and use leave-in conditioners once a week. Check out the Crème de Coco masque by Bumble and Bumble. http://www.bumbleandbumble.com/
To smooth out split ends, use products with silicone. Many of these can be found at your local Target, Walmart or supermarket.