Hair care

How to get rid of split ends in layered hair

Layered hair is a hairstyle adopted by women who want to give the illusion of   of length and volume to their hair. Long hair gives the illusion of length and short hair gives the illusion of volume. In this style the top layers are cut shorter than the lower layers of hair. The two layers blend with each other. Different hair styles can have different lengths of hair in which different layers can fall at different lengths but are relative to each other.

Split ends are most dreaded enemies of hair, which are inevitable. They are caused when the outer layer of the hair follicles gets damaged by  external factors like chemicals in hair care products and styling tools or by the extreme  temperature in the environment. The safest way to get rid of split ends is to trim them off.

Cutting of split ends in layered hair

In case of layered hair trimming is not an easy job. The only method to prevent hair split is to get hair trimmed regularly. The split ends can be removed from time to time by wrapping the hair round the fingers and rolling the hand down. Keep trimming the short strands popping out on the hair rolled. A better alternative for split ends is to improve the health of the hair by applying homemade remedies to prevent the occurring of split ends without cutting the split ends.

Home remedies to treat damaged hair

Coconut oil treatment to prevent split hair

Massage the hair with coconut oil after shampooing and drying the hair by wrapping it in a towel for some time. Wrap the head with a plastic cap and leave it for half an hour. Remove the wrap and take a shampoo again. This treatment to prevent split ends must be repeated every fortnight.

Avocado protein mask to reduce split ends

This is a very effective mask to get rid of split ends and repair damaged hair. Prepare a concoction of an avocado, an egg and some olive oil. The consistency should be a little thicker than a conditioner. Apply this concoction on the hair and leave it for 20 minutes before washing it with warm water.

Fish oil treatment for damaged hair

Fish oil contains omega 3 and 6 oils which are a perfect remedy for split ends. Take a few capsules of fish oil and mix it with coconut oil and lavender. Heat the mixture on low heat for five minutes. Cover the split ends with this mixture, but avoid the roots of the hair. Wrap the head in a towel and leave it for 45 minutes. Then shampoo the hair twice to get rid of the deposits.

Honey and olive oil treatment

These two ingredients honey and olive oil are best for nourishing the damaged hair and giving a shine to the hair.  Mix raw honey and olive oil together and apply it on the hair. Leave it for 30 minutes before shampooing it with a moisturizing shampoo.

Ways to prevent the occurring of new split ends

Reduce the use of chemicals that are present in hair colours, highlighters gels and other hair care products. Hair styling and hair straightening tools can damage the hair cuticles and lead to hair splits.

Reduce the use of heat Heat from blow dryers, flat irons and hair straightening tools are the main cause of split ends because they reduce the natural moisture of the hair. These should be avoided or used sparingly after applying thermal protectant which will prevent split ends.

Maintain the moisture of the hair: Conditioning of the hair is the best way to prevent split ends. Conditioning can be done by massaging the hair with coconut oil, olive oil or almond oil. These oils form a shield which protects the hair from the environmental hazards like strong winds and harsh rays of the sun.

Use a wide-tooth comb: The tangles of the hair must be removed with a wide tooth comb because this will prevent the breakage and snapping of the hair. Try to avoid combing the hair when they are wet.  The hair needs to be dried by wrapping washed hair in a towel and leaving them for some time to dry naturally.

Add folic acid and biotin in the diet

These nutrients folic acid and biotin are required to improve the health, thickness and length of the hair. Folic acid found in green leafy vegetables, oranges and soybeans help to increase the production of red blood cells which help in the growth of healthy hair. Biotin found in walnuts, lentils, sunflower seeds and brown rice helps to strengthen the roots of the hair with the help of its metabolism with proteins, fats and carbohydrates.

Trimming of hair

It is recommended that all types of hair styles –straight or layered must be trimmed every two months. Trimming will remove the split ends from time to time and will not get a chance to move to the shaft of the hair.

Home remedies to get rid of split hair

Papaya to remove split ends

Papaya also helps to nourish the hair and remove split ends with the help of protein in it. It helps to get rid of the residue and regain the natural shine of the hair. Prepare a smooth mixture with the pulp of papaya and some yogurt. Apply this paste on the hair and leave it for 30 minutes before washing the hair with a mild shampoo.

Honey for hair moisturizing

Honey is very beneficial for dry and damaged hair that tends to break and split easily. It acts as a natural hair conditioner that moisturizes the hair and keeps them healthy and strong. Dilute honey in a mug of water and rinse the hair after shampooing it. Leave it for a few minutes and then rinse the hair again.

Milk and cream for hair nourishment

Milk and cream used together is the best combination to provide moisture to the hair and prevent them from split ends. On the other hand the protein in milk and milk cream induces tissue growth and repair of damaged hair. Mix some milk cream with whole milk and apply it all over the hair and scalp. Leave it for 20 minutes to nourish the hair. Then shampoo the hair with a mild shampoo.

Aloe vera to get healthy hair

It is another good moisturizer for dry hair. It reduces the chances of splits hair and promotes new hair growth. Just massage the gel of fresh aloe Vera leaves in the scalp and leave it on for about half an hour. Then shampoo the hair in the normal manner. Better results can be obtained by adding lemon juice. Olive oil or jojoba oil or castor oil with aloe Vera gel.

Beer is the best way to get rid of split ends

Beer is rich in protein and sugar content which helps to get smooth hair. Beer wash helps to strengthen the hair. This also helps to get damaged follicles. Simply, use beer and no need to mix anything else into it. Just pour beer into a spray bottle and spray evenly over your hair. Wash them thoroughly by using a mild natural shampoo. This helps to get rid of split ends.

Avocado, egg, and olive oil face pack for layered split ends

Olive oil with avocado gives moisturizing for dry and damaged hair. This gives a silky and shiny hair. Avocado is rich in nutrients and vitamins with healthy skin. This helps to treat split ends and gives nourishing hair. Take an avocado and mash it up add egg white and olive oil into it. Mix them well and apply it to your hair. Cover your hair with shower cap and leave it for about 45 – 60 minutes. Rinse it off and wash your hair using a mild shampoo.

Coconut oil treatment with proper care treats split ends

Coconut oil is the best natural home remedy to prevent split ends. Coconut oil has numerous hair benefits which results in treating split ends. Shampoo your hair and towel dried hair. Take some coconut oil and apply it onto your hair from roots to ends. Clip your hair and wrap them in a towel. Leave it for about 30 minutes. Then, rinse your hair with shampoo twice. This is the best home remedy for your hair. Repeat this process for every two weeks.