Let’s face it my lovelies, unless you are blessed with a mermaid-like head of hair that even a daily dose of sea salt can’t spoil, the rest of us mere mortals are going to fall foul to fraying ends and pesky separated strands. The overall effect is going to make our mane attraction look a little bit MEH!
Before you think all hope is lost and go for an overdramatic snip (which you may live to regret) there’s plenty you can do to prevent those split ends from cropping up in the first place. Like using Number 4 Flouro5 Elixer Restore & Repair Oil to lock in moisture and help to seal and shine those stressed out ends.
Split ends are your hairs way of having a little anxiety attack! It might not be just your hair that needs some “me time.” Excessive stress to hair follicles caused by over processing, combined with our obsession for using hot styling tools can play havoc on those ends.
Here’s our user-friendly guide to saying au revoir to split ends permanently!
Gently does it, girls. Tempting as it may be to wash and go, grabbing the nearest towel and rubbing your hair, friction is your frenemy. It will just cause those split ends to travel upwards even faster. So, squeeze the excess water out of your hair and be sure to handle with care.
Re-assess your current blow-drying technique. Allow your hair to air dry for as long as possible before you let loose with the heat styling tools. Invest in a high-quality heat protectant like Number 4 Thermal Styling Spray and focus the heat from the dryer towards the roots rather than the ends. Make use of that cold air setting.
Bin that brush! Yes seriously, your hairbrush may well be the culprit. When your hair is wet, it’s more pliable and flexible but conversely more prone to snapping so try using a wide tooth comb like Number 4 Detangling Comb in conjunction with our Super Comb Prep & Protect Spray, for added nourishment and protection..
Make moisture your new best friend. There are some fantastic products out there that have almost magical powers when it comes to fighting split ends, delivering smoother and sleeker hair. Amp up the hydration levels and quench your hairs thirst with Number 4 Reconstructing Masque. This is like taking your hair to its very own therapy session.
Whatever you do, DO NOT, satisfying as it may be, pick at that those split ends out of some sadistic thrill, just to see how high they can be parted! You’ve got to trust us on this one. To give bad hair days the big heave-ho, strengthen those strands to stop them from splitting for good.
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