Split ends. They happen slowly, then all at once. At first they are barely detectable, an occasional flyaway here, a frayed end there. Nothing to worry about...nothing a quick snip of the scissors or a little hair oil won’t fix, right? Then, before you know it, your neglected trips to the hairdresser have caught up with you and you’re dealing with scraggly ends, dryness, and a whole lot of frizz.
For some, split ends are a chronic problem, while others can maintain long, strong, healthy hair with little to no effort. But although genetics plays a role in your hair’s ability to grow without breakage, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk for split ends.
What are split ends?
Put simply, split ends occur when a single strand of hair splits into two. If you’re the sort of person who habitually pulls apart your split ends without even realizing you’re doing it, then chances are you’re well acquainted with the problem. But what are split ends, really? And what happens if they are left untreated?
Scientifically dubbed “trichoptilosis”—a name that’s reminiscent of some sort of disease—split ends occur due to the splitting or fraying of the hair shaft. Although split ends are most recognizable on the ends of the hair (and since those cells are the oldest, they are most likely to fray), they can actually occur anywhere on the strand.
What causes split ends?
EVERY DAY BAD HAIR HABITS
USING THE WRONG HAIR PRODUCTS
CLIMATE AND WEATHER
How to get rid of split ends?
TRIM THEM OFF
Unfortunately, you can’t exactly get rid of split ends once they happen. The only real cure for split ends is a trim, which is why being proactive and preventing them in the first place is vital. Although it may seem counterintuitive, getting regular trims will actually help your hair grow faster and stronger.
HIDE THEM WITH HAIR EXTENSIONS
Of course, if you want to amp up your hair game or are looking to add some fullness or length to your hair so it looks healthier overall, a set of Fshine Hair extensions will make those split ends non-existent. Even if your hair is relatively healthy but lacks the thickness and length you desire, clipping in some Luxies will really take your look to the next level.