Can You Repair Split Ends?
Split ends stand in the way of great hair, and we're all susceptible to them. No matter the colour, length, or texture of your hair, split ends can happen. When left untreated, they make hair dull, dry, tangled, and generally a mess.
Does everyone get split ends?
Not to the same degree. All hair types can suffer from split ends due to other, non-genetic/ethnic reasons. You may have more or less split ends than your neighbour due to how you style your hair, how intensely, what products you use, or if you use heated tools. Certain environmental conditions like the weather (wind, rain, sun), pollution and lifestyle can also affect the quality of your hair, making it more prone to damage and resulting split ends.
How do split ends affect your hair's appearance?
Split ends and broken hair fibres can cause the hair to look dry, straggly and uneven at the ends, with the lengths looking flat and dull. Why? When the cuticles (the overlapping scales that cover the hair strand's core) are damaged, they don't lie down flat against the fibre. This means the light does not reflect as well off the hair, which is why people with split ends often notice a lack of luminosity and depth. These damaged cuticles are also less supple, which means they do not lie smoothly against one another, but have a tendency to tangle, create knots, and break even further.
Can you repair split ends?
Sadly no - When a piece of hair "splits," it’s rarely a clean, even break. If you put a split end under a microscope, it looks like a piece of fractured wood, with many jagged ridges and edges. The only real cure for split ends is trimming them off.
How to Prevent Split Ends
- Limit excess applied heat to the hair
- Decrease the frequency of chemically applied hair treatments
- Ensure proper daily nutrient requirements
- Use moisturising oil treatments to preserve the cuticle layer
- Protect hair from UV sun exposure
- Maintain hair health by getting trims several times a year - Use the Split Ender Trimmer!
You can keep your hair looking smooth, healthy and beautiful with the Split-Ender - The ultimate cordless Split-End trimmer ! The Split Ender is easier, faster and safer than scissors. It cuts split-ends and damaged hair in just minutes and you can trims as little as 1/8" from your own hair.