Vaseline is an absolute miracle cure and can even fight split ends. You can find out exactly how the beauty hack works here...
Vaseline against split ends: This hair care beauty hack is ingenious
I guess we all have a jar of Vaseline at home. For example skincare or chapped lips. But did you know that petroleum jelly can also be a miracle hair care product? In fact, applying petroleum jelly can help repair split ends, especially on days when you want to moisturize your hair more.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, petroleum jelly soothes dry skin that's cracked or scaly thanks to its moisturizing properties. But does this also work for the hair? Experts have found that this is the case! Thanks to the blend of natural waxes and mineral oils, Vaseline acts as an emollient and occlusive agent - a protective barrier that fills the porous surface and locks in moisture, making hair less prone to breakage.
Vaseline can therefore be a real helper for hair breakage and dryness, especially split ends, as long as it is applied in a small amount and used not as a permanent remedy but as a temporary SOS care.
First, you should wash your hair with a deep-cleansing shampoo to remove any product residue, so the petroleum jelly doesn't mix with excess oil, product residue, or dirt in your hair. Next, take a small amount of petroleum jelly, about the size of a bean, and rub it in your hands until it warms and has a runny consistency. Then, apply the petroleum jelly to the split ends of your hair (preferably on damp hair, not wet), covering the ends completely. If you have thinner or fine hair, use half the amount and apply just a little until all ends are covered but not too greasy. The petroleum jelly stays in your hair until you wash your hair the next time, so you shouldn't use too much of it.
While applying petroleum jelly to split ends may temporarily help, there is no scientific or professional evidence supporting this home remedy. To get rid of split ends for good, the best way is to trim the ends and have a hairdresser perform an end-sealing treatment. If you don't want to shorten your hair, you can also treat it with a so-called split-end trimmer, which only removes split ends.