Causes Of Split Ends

Hair Split Ends

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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Best Hair Products For Every Type Of Hair

Different Hair Styles Among Women

There are different types of hair in the world and the hair products we can’t always be sure that the hair products we see in stores is the one suitable for our hair. It is very easy to get confused and there may be unwanted effects if we used the wrong kinds of hair products.

There are lots of shampoos, hair conditioners, hair treatments, hair colors and other styling products that you can see in stores that claim to be the best for your hair. Of course, you do not want to try them all to be able to tell which one really is the one suitable for you. The best thing to do is to first try and know more about your hair and then look for the products that you think best suits you. You can also seek for your hair stylist’s advice in finding the right one for you. To give you an idea on the types of products to look for, here are just a few tips about the best hair products for the most common hair types and conditions.

Fine Hair

  • It is best to use shampoos that are oil-free and adds volume.
  • Apply shampoo on the roots of your hair and conditioner just on the ends to avoid weighing your hair down which can therefore reduce volume to your hair.

Thick Hair

  • Use leave-on conditioners as well as rinsable conditioner to maintain the hair hydrated.
  • Use shampoos which have anti-frizz ingredients to keep thick hair manageable.

Curly/Wavy/Afro Hair

  • Afro hair: Use products that contain essential fatty acids as they act like hair sebum and will coat the hair and add nourishment.
  • Curly hair: Use gel, texturizing creams or rich styling creams to add definition to your hair
  • Wavy hair: Use styling mousse, gels and serums to tame the waves.

Colored Hair

  • For bleached hair, use a mild shampoo and then afterwards use a strong conditioner to keep your hair in good condition.
  • Look for shampoos which are meant for color hair such as color depositing and color saving shampoos for your specific hair color to retain as much color as possible.

Dry/Damaged Hair

  • Use strengthening shampoo and conditioner to avoid split ends.
  • For those with flaky scalps, use anti-dandruff shampoos with combination of a normal shampoo to remove the flakes as well as to keep your hair healthy at the same time.
  • For dry and damaged hair, use a mild shampoo and an intensive conditioner which contains keratin.

Frizzy Hair

  • Use serums containing silicone to add shine, fight frizz and provide a protective coating against heat styling tools.
  • Use leave on conditioner to tame the extra frizz in your hair.


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Tips in Using Hair Styling Products

Hair Styling Products

Hair styling products are not always a necessity but it can surely make the difference between your hairdos. To make sure that your hair is always taken care of as well as to make sure that your hairstyle will always look good and will always be in its place, try some of these few tips in hair styling products, in applying hair products and in styling your hair.

Hair Styling Products

  • Use products that contain silicone for it will temporary smooth your locks as well as to add shine to your hair.
  • When using styling wax, make sure that your hands are warm to make the product easier to control and use.
  • Always use shampoo, conditioner, a heat protector and a finishing product.
  • Use the right product for your hair type and texture.
  • If your hair suffers from dryness, avoid using spirit based hair styling products because it may cause further dryness to your hair.
  • When aiming for a more natural look, use light hair styling products that are sprayed on rather than using products that require you to coat your hair strands.

Applying Hair Products

  • When you already have oily hair, make sure that you only coat the ends of your hair with serum to avoid an oil overload.
  • In applying hair styling products after you have just washed your hair, make sure that you hair is only slightly damp to be able to receive the full benefits of the products.
  • Do not put too much hair products right away. It is always better to start with a small amount then just add more if needed.
  • To avoid ruining your style with too much hair products, start in the area where in you have the most hair. This can be done by starting off with the back of your head then move to the front section of your hair.

Hair Styling

  • When you have curly hair or styled curls, instead of using hair spray or mousse, just use leave on conditioner. Apply it with a slightly damp hair then twist your curls into shape.
  • Always match your styling products with your hairstyle.
  • If you need to use hairspray to hold your up do hair styles, hold the can of hairspray at an arm’s length and then circle your hair three times for 10 seconds at a time. Do not use too much hairspray because it will damage your hair.
  • Never apply gel then afterwards blow dry your hair. By doing so, you will later on see flaky residues on your hair that may only look like dandruff.


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Daily Hair Care Routine

Proper Hair Care

We have to admit that not all of us take great care of our hair. For some, as long as it follows the way he or she wants it to be, then it is already enough for them. However, we should not settle with that kind of thinking because the results may not be visible now but it will surely be in the future and maybe in an even worse case. Obtaining a great hair doesn’t just happen without a little bit of effort.

That effort, however, won’t take up all of your time. In fact, here are just a few easy steps in taking good care of your hair in a short amount of time.

  1. Brush your hair

It is pretty much obvious that brushing our hair is a necessity but what you didn’t know is that brushing your hair maintains it to be tangled-free as well as proper distribution of its natural oils throughout the hair. By doing so, it will promote healthy growth and shine to your hair.

  1. Wash your hair

There are certain variations on how often you should wash your hair. It usually depends on your hair type and texture. You should probably work out what’s best for your hair by seeing how your hair reacts to washing and hair care products.

  1. Apply hair styling products

If you have the kind of hair that needs to use different kinds of hair products such as hairspray for hold, wax for hold and shine as well as to hold flyaway pieces, you should not use too much.

  1. Style your hair

Blow dryers, hair straighteners and curling irons are often used to style your hair so make sure that you protect your hair. Styling hair should always be done as gently as possible whether it is an up do or just a letdown hair.

  1. Brush your hair again at night

This will help untangle any knots that made their way into your locks during the day.

  1. Secure your hair at night

This will let you make sure that your hair won’t be tangled or snagged as you sleep.


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