Post # 1
I have the worst split ends! My hair is thin and dry and the ends split so quickly. I was just looking at my ends and they are frayed at the bottom (not just split in two, but most ends are trashed and in a ‘feathered’ type of split) and even some are split again about 2-3 inches up from the end!
I feel like I’ve tired a lot of different shampoo/conditioner products but nothing seems to make a difference (from high end to low end, all seems the same).
I go about 6 months between hair cuts because I want to grow it out and if I cut it more frequently, it stays the same length. I suppose getting it cut more frequently would help the ends … and, my hair is naturally wavy/curvy and I blow dry every day (no straightening iron and very infrequently curl it with an iron).
BUT – what I’m wondering is if there is some miracle product out there that you’ve used to combat awful split ends.
Edit to add: I also color my hair, but use a non-amonia hair dye from the salon (it’s for the gray, and I’m too vain to stop!) 😉
Post # 3
I like Giovanni “Nutrifix.” The only thing is, it really weighs my hair down- but that is the price to pay so-to-say. It keeps my hair strong though. I leave it on for 10 minutes in the shower. I also only put it on the bottom half of my hair- it is too heavy for the top- I use another conditioner for the top of my hair. I also never blow dry or use hairspray, or irons.
Post # 4
I had a similiar problem, so I began to use V05 hot oil treatment–about twice a month. I noticed an improvement.
Post # 5
Silk Therapy works really well. It’s like a serum that you put on when your hair is towel dried. Work it into your ends. It shouldn’t make your hair greasy (about a dime to quarter size amount depending on hair length, thickness, etc). It is expensive, but a bottle lasts a LONG time.
Post # 6
I’d say stop blow drying. Heat damages it. That and get a hair cut – it helps keeps your hair healthy. 🙂
Post # 7
Here’s the deal, once the hair is damaged, you can’t fix it. You have to cut off ALL the damage and then prevent the damage to the new growth. I like K-Pak shampoo and conditioner and Biosilk products.
Post # 8
@helenberrycrunch: I’ve read that all over the place – however, when I go in for a split-end cut – he takes about 4-5 inches off and I’ll go home THAT day and STILL see split ends. Obviously, not as many as before – but short of chopping it all off, it’s like my hair is beyond repair. 🙁
Post # 9
@An Alaskan Bride: My hair would be a hot, frizzy mess, if I stopped blow-drying it.
Post # 10
@oracle: You just have to keep getting it chopped off. It was a painful process for me, but they were no longer a problem after about a year of getting it cut every 8 weeks at least a half inch. (This was after the initial chop).
*moment of silence for hair*
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
So, I ALWAYS have split ends – I’ve cut off most of it, even up past shoulders at one point, but it doesn’t matter what I do, it’s always endy. Right from the top, too. My nan always tells me my hair is exactly the same (colour & texture) as hers was when she was younger, and she had it too – so I’ve kind of embraced the frizzies.
It’s long at the moment, has been for years, so I try not to dry it all the time & make sure to use the heat protection stuff. I found a good product was a cuticle hair serum (I use ‘Blonde As’, it smells awesome) & a bit of that in there does a load of good. Doesn’t solve the ends, but it helps them from getting out of control!
Post # 12
Theres a conditioning treatment called “awapuhi keratriplex” it reduces breakage by 80%,improves shine by 35%, and prevents color fade by 67%. Im a hairdresser and I love this stuff!! heres a link to locate salons that provide this treatment http://awapuhi.paulmitchell.com/salons.html (it takes about 20minutes unless you get a blowdry)
Post # 13
one other important thing, if you wrap your hair up in a turban once you get out of the shower that can cause breakage and split ends. Hair is the weakest when its wet.
Post # 14
I use a hand towel to wrap my hair up – it leaves the ends out of the towel and it seems to help with the split ends.
I use it’s a 10 hair mask daily and when I blow dry or use an iron I use Tresemme heat protector (or any other) spray.
My hair does the same thing – frays sometimes all the way up a strand. I don’t cut it nearly as often as I should but this seems to cut down on the split ends.
Post # 15
@nicolebug: good to know…i do that every time i wash!
Post # 16
DO NOT WASH YOUR HAIR EVERY DAY!!!!!!
Get yourself some dry shampoo to put on your hair if it gets a bit greasy… If you have completely processed hair, you should really try to get down to 1-2 times per week, MAX. (I wash about every-other day.)
Also, what kind of hair dryer do you have? I had travel hair dryer that TRASHED my hair because the heating element was too close to my hair.
Finally, make sure that you’re putting some kind of heat protecting product on your hair before you start to blow-dry… Be it biosilk, a heat-activated mousse, or whatever. It will help a ton.
Take a pre-natal vitamin to help your hair grow beautifully!