Broken hair? Probably self-inflicted. These 6 habits encourage split ends!
A lot of things can be blamed on genetics, but beautiful hair is not one of them. Sure, it is genetic whether they are fat, thin, light, or dark. But whether they are beautiful depends above all on how they are cared for. Sitting at the hairdresser's every month is admittedly not always fun - even if, of course, there is hardly anything nicer than a head massage while washing your hair...
But the split ends have to go! Because it is the broken ends in particular that make the hair look unhealthy. But what if we tell you that it is above all ourselves who split the tops? Because: The following six habits promote split ends and should therefore be urgently avoided!
Brushing wet hair is always a challenge. And indeed, a lot can go wrong here, and split ends can be promoted. It is essential to use a coarse-toothed comb or detangler brush to detangle the hair because the hair is particularly sensitive when wet - rough bristles promote hair breakage. Also important: never comb from the scalp to the tips! Always start at the top and carefully work towards the approach. If your hair is so tangled after washing that you hardly have a chance to use the detangler spray, which cares for the hair and makes it easy to comb.
Excessive heat dries out hair, making it brittle and prone to breakage. If possible, let your hair air dry every now and then - by the way, this creates very pretty natural hairstyle trends! When working with tools, make sure that the temperature is adapted to the hair structure. For example, thin, straight hair needs less heat than thick, curly hair. Be careful with old devices such as hair dryers or straightening irons! These are not on the cutting edge of research and are often too hot or unregulated.
We all know the importance of heat protection before using tools, but does everyone always use a spray before blow-drying? Probably not, but that should definitely be one of the habits that we change to prevent split ends in the future! Some devices get up to 450 degrees - these temperatures can seriously damage the hair and cause it to break.
So that towels are absorbent, they have tiny cotton loops that absorb moisture. If you rub your hair through it, it will get caught in the loops, become matted and tangled and, in the worst case, the cuticle will tear open, the hair will break, and split ends will result. Instead of using a cotton towel, you should instead carefully squeeze out your hair and then wrap it in a microfiber towel. Special hair towels can be perfectly wrapped in a small turban. The microfibers are much softer and smaller than those of cotton, which is why it is much gentler on the hair.
If you love the foam when washing your hair and prefer to use it to massage your entire head - from roots to tips - you shouldn't be surprised if split ends occur. Shampoo should only land on the scalp and roots, the lengths and tips are thinner and therefore dry out faster. Don't worry that they won't get really clean - they'll get plenty of lather when you wash them out.
Since the ends of the hair are much thinner and drier than the rest of the hair, they need more moisture. However, many do without conditioner because they are afraid that it will weigh down their hair. Sure, the care has no place on the scalp, but it is urgently needed in the tips to prevent dryness and split ends. Tip: If you have very fine hair, only cover the bottom three centimeters.