Trichoptilosis i.e. split end is a common hair issue for most women. People having dry hair are more prone to develop split ends. Split ends should be treated as soon as they are noticed otherwise damage would continue and a time would come when you would compulsorily have to go for a hair cut even against your will.
How Are Split Ends Formed?
A hair strand is composed of 3 layers namely medulla, cortex and cuticle. Cuticle is the outermost layer that provides protection to the middle layer and the innermost layer. When the cuticle gets damaged due to any reason, the middle layer gets exposed to the external surrounding resulting in weak and fragile hair.
Split end easily appears at the end of a weak and fragile hair strand. Cuticle can be damaged due to many factors such as poor diet, excessive use of styling appliances that involve heat, exposure to harsh chemicals, perming, etc.
Given below are 5 effective and easy-to-follow natural ways to get rid of your split ends. You are recommended to try these natural ways to fix your split ends.
5 Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Split Ends
Massage Your Hair with Healthy Oils Regularly
One of the most effective ways to keep your hair healthy and free from split ends is to massage healthy oils such as coconut oil or olive oil on to your scalp and hair. Other healthy oils for hair include castor oil, jojoba oil and almond oil. Oils should be warmed before using them for hair massage. Hot oil treatment will strengthen your hair roots, and moisturize and repair hair ends. Give your hair a healthy massage twice a week to prevent the development of split ends.
Apply Honey To Your Hair Ends
Honey possesses natural moisturizing property. Therefore, you can apply it to your hair ends on a regular basis to keep them adequately moisturized. It also contains excellent nutrients. Therefore, honey will also nourish your hair thereby preventing the development of split ends.
Use Jojoba Oil Conditioner
Jojoba has wonderful moisturizing property. It is thin in consistency and therefore when it is applied onto hair, it deeply penetrates into it and nourishes from within. You can prepare a moisturizing conditioner by mixing a small quantity of jojoba oil into your favorite conditioner. Apply this improvised conditioner after every hair wash.
Protect Your Hair From Heat
You should try to keep your hair in its natural form. Excessive styling should be avoided. Do not apply heat for blow drying, perming, straightening or curling your hair. Try to follow a natural hair style and dry your hair naturally.
Apply Papaya And Yogurt Hair Mask
Mash up a peeled and de-seeded ripe papaya and add half a cup of yogurt (plain) to it. Apply this mixture on your hair and let it remain for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with cool water and then wash your hair with a mild shampoo. Amino acids and protein contained in papaya help in strengthening your hair roots, thereby reducing the development of split ends.
You should try to follow all the above mentioned remedies to get rid of your split ends. The combined effect of these efforts will keep split ends at bay and you will enjoy healthy, stronger, and shiny hair.