Split ends happen when the protective cuticle on the ends of your hair strands is stripped off or wears away. When such even occurs, your hair tends to become dry and tear.
Split ends are less likely to occur in well-conditioned hairs, but any hair type can become damaged and develop split ends.
You should be able to identify what causes your split ends to avoid or at least minimize it from causing more damage to your hair. Some of the common causes of split ends are:
Genetics – The type of hair you have now are caused by genetics which is either the result of your mother or your father’s hair. Hair that is naturally dry or brittle is very prone to split ends. Curly hairs are often dry and difficult to manage which therefore results to damaged hair.
Overhandling – Excessive touching, brushing or styling your hair can also cause damage to your hair. Try to be gentle to your hair as much as possible because it is very prone to damage.
Heat Styling Abuse – Cut down the time spent on using hair straighteners, blow dryers, curling irons or hot hair curlers.
Hair Chemical Processes – It is okay to have your hair colored, perms or chemically straightened but it can surely damage your hair if not properly cared.
Outside Elements – Staying out in the sun too much, wind and water (chlorinated pools or salt water) can also be a factor to having split ends.
Washing your hair too much – Using harsh shampoos or roughly handling your hair when it’s wet.
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