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How to Prevent Split Ends and Keep Your Hair Healthy

Split Ends

Keeping your hair healthy is the key to lush, gorgeous locks that look supermodel chic. Your daily routine, products, and styling can make a big difference on how your hair looks and feels. One of the biggest indicators of your hair’s health is the ends of the strands. Are they tight and smooth? Or, are they dry, frizzed, and spiky? If your hair feels like the latter—then you are probably struggling with split ends. 

Split ends are when the hair strand or shaft begins to fray or separate into multiple pieces. This is often caused by breakage during grooming and styling, excessive product use, or damage from chemical processes such as bleaching or permanents. While you cannot easily repair split ends, you can take steps to prevent them from happening. Here are some pro tips from the team at Salon Sleek:  

  • Condition your strands often. Ask your stylist what they recommend, but at least 1-2 times per week you should use conditioner or apply a conditioning treatment. If your hair is chemically treated, you might want to condition every day or every other day to avoid split ends.
  • Be gentle during grooming and styling. When brushing or combing, start at the end of your hair and work your way to the top. This reduces tangles and unravels knots slowly versus pulling them through your hair. If you are prone to tangles, spray in a detangler to smooth tresses.
  • Use a heat protection product. Blow drying and flat ironing is harshest on the ends of your hair where it is thinner and finer. A heat protection spray or serum will coat the ends and keep them intact while styling.
  • Get regular haircuts. Trimming your ends on a routine basis keeps them intact and prevents splitting. It also ensures that your cut maintains it shape and style. Talk with your Salon Sleek stylist to see how often you should come back for a cut. 

Preventing split ends keeps your hair healthy and feeling great. Follow our tips to save your strands and schedule regular appointments to ensure that your look stays Salon Sleek. Contact us today!