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11 Expert Tips For Dealing With Split Ends

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Split ends have a nasty habit of ruining glossy locks, but whilst they might seem inevitable, you can do some damage limitation. We asked the SL Beauty Panel for their top tips on dealing with and stopping split ends…

Firstly, what causes split ends?

“Split ends occur when hair is damaged by heat exposure, styling, colouring and even the weather. Also, when hair is malnourished, it becomes more vulnerable to splitting.” – Katie Allan, Creative Manager at Charles Worthington Salons

Are some more prone to split ends than others?

“Yes, even when following the same haircare regime, some people will find their hair is more likely to split. In particular, those with long hair are more vulnerable, simply because their ends are older and more weathered. If hair is below shoulder length, it’s vital you keep it as hydrated as possible to ensure ends stay supple.” – Glenn Lyons, Clinical Director at Philip Kingsley Trichological Clinic

“The most common reason for spilt ends is chemically processing or treating the hair with colour. Blondes are often more prone to split ends as bleaching strips the hair follicle, thus making it brittle.” – Sam Burnett, Owner and Creative Director of Hare & Bone

How often should you book in for a trim?

“Every six to eight weeks – ten is pushing it. Having regular trims is one of the best ways to prevent split ends.”  – Katie Allan

Could your hairbrush be to blame?

“Brushes can cause some breakage, so try to avoid boar bristles, as they’re harsh on hair and can tear away sections of the cuticle, causing fragility and splits. Instead, opt for a vented brush with rounded, plastic prongs – they’re much gentler on the hair and scalp. Also, to limit damage when combing your hair, be sure to apply a detangling spray.” – Glenn Lyons

On a Similar Note

Does the sun play a part?

“Yes. Just like your skin, your hair can burn, which makes it more prone to damage and splitting. Remember to always protect locks with a leave-in UV product if you’re planning to sunbathe.” – Glenn Lyons

So, which products help prevent split ends?

“Using a nourishing heat protector cream is one of the best ways to prevent split ends, as the heat from your hairdryer or straightener causes your hair to lose a high number of vital nutrients.” – Katie Allan

“Use a weekly conditioning treatment to strengthen your hair. This will make your stands more resilient and less likely to split.” – Glenn Lyons

Any styling tips?

“Turn off the hair dryer as soon you can, as over-drying will seriously dehydrate your ends, causing them split. And remember to squeeze excess moisture from hair rather than rubbing it dry, as rubbing can cause breakage.” – Glenn Lyons

“Help stop split ends by letting hair dry naturally, staying away from heating tools and by using a seamless comb when working with wet hair – when hair is wet it’s at its most vulnerable.” – Sam Burnett

Finally, do quick-fix products claiming to ‘seal’ or repair split ends actually work?

“They do, but only as a short-term solution. They will seal split ends back together, but as soon as hair becomes wet the bond will be broken, so it’s best not to rely on them and tackle the problem at the root.”  – Katie Allan

Split End Treatment, £10.05  | Redken

End Split Ends Serum, £14.25 | Grow Gorgeous

Resistance Ciment Thermique, £17.44 | Kérastase

No Knott Detangling Spray, £20 | Original & Mineral

Hair Strengthener, £13.50 | Mane ‘N Tail

Split End Seal, £44 | Oribe

Strength Cure Split End Salve, £15.41 | Pureology

Vent Ball Hairbrush, £8.50 | Kent

Advanced Split End Therapy, £19.95 | ghd



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