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12 Split End Treatments
Split ends are just awful, aren’t they? Yes, your hair is probably growing very long and beautiful; but when you get to the tips of your locks, everything just seems so frazzled and out of place. You’re probably dying to find out a way to get your split ends in order and regain that full-bodied, beautiful head of hair you’ve longed for. We’re here to help with 12 split end treatments to the rescue!
- Cut Them Off
Yes, I know what you’re thinking: “NO WAY”. I know you don’t want to cut off your split ends and be left with shorter hair (especially if you’re trying to grow out your hair!), but it’s honestly the easiest and best solution to getting rid of those pesky split ends. I suggest you start with a cut, then proceed on to the rest of the list to find out how you can prevent split ends in the future. But if cutting your locks is absolutely not an option, then go ahead on to the next 11 treatment options and see if they work in your favor!
- Hot Oil Treatment
You COULD spend hundreds of dollars and many, many hours at the salon undergoing a hot oil treatment, but why, when you can do it right from your home? Hot oils will help to replenish moisture in the hair, which will help tame split ends. Heat up olive oil, almond oil, or coconut oil until hot and apply it to your mane for 45 minutes. You may want to cover with a towel while you wait so the heat doesn’t escape too quickly.
Tomorrow morning when you’re making breakfast, set aside at least one egg to create a hair mask. Why? Because eggs are very high in protein, and your hair is made up of mostly proteins. Make the connection? All you need to do is mix together one egg yolk with two tablespoons of olive oil, and if you want, an additional tablespoon of honey. Leave it on for 30 minutes and wash off. This will help strengthen and fix split ends while also making your hair silky smooth and resistant to breaks.
Much like an egg, an avocado is loaded with protein; which is obviously great for your locks. For this mask, all you need to do is mash an avocado in with four tablespoons of olive oil. Apply the mask to your mane for 30 minutes, then shampoo.
Bananas are loaded with all kinds of beneficial nutrients, and when it comes to hair, they have the ability to soften, moisturize, and improve elasticity of your locks. For this simple mask, all you need is one banana and two tablespoons of yogurt (make sure it’s PLAIN yogurt). Mash or blend these two ingredients together and apply to the hair for an hour before washing off. You will instantly notice softer locks that are also easier to manage, too. (An extra bonus of the banana!)
Is there anything honey can’t do? I mean seriously, we all know it’s delicious and beneficial to our health, but did you know it’s also known as a natural hair conditioner? It’s extremely moisturizing and perfect for brittle, dry, and damaged manes that are suffering with split ends. All you need to do to reap the benefits of honey in your locks is to mix together two tablespoons of honey with four cups of warm (not hot!) water. Use it as a shampoo, and rinse using the same mixture. Let it stand on your locks for a couple of minutes before rinsing thoroughly with water.
- Aloe Vera
When your skin is dry or damaged from the sun (ouch, sunburn!), where do you turn? To aloe vera, of course! And just as aloe vera works wonders on dry and sunburned skin, it works magic on damaged hair as well. Simply apply some aloe vera gel to your hair (you can buy the gel or squeeze the gel out of a plant), and leave it on for 30 minutes before shampooing and rinsing it out. You can also try aloe vera shampoo alongside this mixture for some serious moisture and split end control. Don’t be surprised if your hair starts growing faster too- aloe vera is known to promote growth of the hair AND prevent hair loss. WOW!
- Chamomile Tea
Yes, it’s delicious to drink; but did you know it can work magic on your hair too? All you need to do is steep a few bags of chamomile in boiling water (you may want to add an extra one if you plan on having a bit in a cup for some amazingly yummy afternoon tea!). Let the rest of your chamomile tea cool, then rinse your hair with it. It will not only help your split ends to run and hide, but will also contain frizz. So if you’re struggling with a double whammy of split ends AND crazy frizz, definitely give chamomile tea a try.
- Shea Butter
Shea butter smells delicious and is so incredibly moisturizing you won’t BELIEVE it. You may already be using shea butter on your body to deal with dry skin, but you can use the same product on your dried out ends too. After your shy, apply a bit of shea butter to the ends of your locks while they are still somewhat damp. Leave it in and dry naturally. You will notice improvement in your locks within a week or two!
- Clarified Butter or “Ghee”
Clarified butter, or “Ghee”, is actually incredibly good for you- on the inside AND out, apparently! If you have clarified butter of Ghee hiding in your refrigerator, go ahead and apply a bit of it to the ends where your split ends are. Leave it on overnight and take your shower in the morning, washing your hair as you normally would. You will notice your split ends fading away rather quickly and enjoy nourished hair that’s downright beauteous.
- Vitamin E Capsules
I think we are all very well aware how important vitamin E is for our bodies, but did you know that this handy vitamin can double up as a split end treatment? You will need some vitamin E capsules for this mask! Simply break open and use the oil inside 2 or 3 vitamin E capsules, mix it with a cup of lukewarm water, and massage the end of your tresses. This will help give them a hefty dose of moisture while fighting off those pesky split ends.
There are loads of benefits to consuming Fenugreek, but this seed- much like vitamin E- is also great on the hair as well. You will need to make a paste using fenugreek seeds alongside curd. Make enough to apply to your entire head of hair. Leave it on for two hours before rinsing and shampooing. You will instantly notice how silky smooth your hair feels, and soon enough will notice that your split ends have been demolished.
Who knew there were SO many unique and super easy ways to destroy and fend off split ends? Do you struggle with split ends? What is your solution to them? Have you tried any of these remedies? Let us know!