How to Stop Split Ends
There you are, happily combing your hair one night when suddenly the comb gets snagged into a knot. Your long tresses get pulled and you feel a sharp pain in your scalp when you try to go further. You gently try to take it out to no avail. You bring up the comb to your eyes to assess the damage and it’s bad. As you are trying to pull apart the strands, you notice something unusual in your hair ― every single strand is split into two. They are like Medusa’s heads that have branched out from one strand. You drop the brush and it lands heavily on the floor making you wince.
It can’t be! Not split ends because that’s the end of the line for your hair. You start conjuring up images of hair that look like a bird’s nest, you chopping off your beautiful tresses, and then ultimately going bald.
Whoa, get it together girl! Nothing of the sort is going to happen. It’s just a minor snag… get it? Alright, enough with the jokes… we can imagine that you are totally freaking out thinking how to restore your hair’s original glory.
Well, the good news is that treating split ends is not difficult. You just have been taking your hair for granted and exposing it too much to all kinds of damaging style treatments. We are not saying that you should stop because a girl’s gotta look the part when going to a party but maybe tone it down a notch.
Now that you have discovered your hair problem, let’s learn how to reduce and stop split ends.
WHAT ARE SPLIT ENDS?
In order to understand how a hair treatment or product will help you get rid of your split ends, you need to first go back to the basics.
We thought about sugar-coating this a little but let’s cut right to the chase: Split ends can’t be fixed! We’re extremely sorry to be the bearer of bad news. No need to panic because there’s a simple solution to this. Just trim your hair and all will be well!
“But what if they come back?”
Glad you asked because that’s the million dollar question, isn’t it?
And our answer is a “revitalizing” hair product such as Hairfinity’s Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner.
Before we tell you about this product and what benefits it offers that will have you browsing online and ordering it immediately, let’s get back to the original question.
Your hair has seen many things and some quite horrible. You have washed your hair numerous times, put in hair styling products, straightened it, and what not. Combined with the changing weather and lack of any hair care treatments, split ends are bound to happen. With all this wear and tear, too much pressure is put on hair cuticles, which exposes their inner cortex and that’s how frayed ends are born.
WHAT CAUSES SPLIT ENDS
When your hair starts to become weak and brittle, that’s when split ends are caused. Following are a couple of reasons behind it:
Straightner, curler, frizzer etc., all these equipmets use heat to style your hair. When the temperature is increased, all the moisture is sucked away from hair, which leaves it dry and vulnerable to breaking.
The chemicals in hair colors alter your hair’s structure. In this moment, your hair is quite weak and can break easily. This doesn’t mean that you should avoid coloring your hair. You just need to pamper your hair more after your visit to the salon.
Chemical perming and straightening drastically breaks the structure of your hair. At first, you will see your hair in a rejuvenated state but slowly, it will weaken and become more vulnerable to split ends. The result? Your hair constantly looks messy and un-brushed.
Most women don’t consider friction from clothes damaging to their hair. Let us ask you something ― Has it ever happened to you that when you woke up in the morning, you see a couple of hair strands stuck to your pillow? If your answer is yes then that, my friend, is friction!
How many times have you winced while drying your hair with a towel?
How many times have you plucked broken strands of hair from your sweaters and scarves?
All this damage is caused by friction, which eventually leads to split ends. So, switch your cotton pillow cases with silk pillow cases and instead of using a towel to dry your hair, use a soft t-shirt. If you are wondering why a t-shirt then let us enlighten you ― unlike a towel, a t-shirt is smooth and absorbs water immediately. When you remove the t-shirt, it’s a smooth slide down compared to the rough groves of the towel, which damage your hair.
So, now you know that all those treatments you get done on your hair regularly to make it shine, actually makes it weak. The story doesn’t end here! Let’s move onto the severity of split ends.
Split ends don’t care about what type of hair you have. They simply see you mistreating your hair and they make an appearance. Each split end has a different story. The severity of the damage helps you determine what level of hair treatment you should go for.
Following are the six most common types of split ends:
1. The Candle
The candle split is the calm before the storm. Your hair starts to lose the outer cuticle, which is a straight road to split-end city. The good news is that you don’t need to take any drastic measures to fix this damage. A simple trim will do. Try Healthy Hair Vitamins to nip this damage in the bud.
2. The Mini Split
This is the start of the split and the first sign that your hair is about to take a damaging turn. The mini split is the early split stage and indicates that your hair is simply thirsty for some nourishment. Give it a little snip and then a sip of your haircare treatment.
3. The Basic Split
The basic split happens when you ignore the mini split. The cortical cells mainly hold your strand together but the bottom half of it starts splitting up. To treat this, your haircare treatment needs to have something extra.
4. Fork in the Road
Apt name for this type of split-end as that’s what the damage looks like. The damage is slowly progressing and this split-end tells you that the hair fiber is starting to deteriorate. To treat this, you need deep conditioning.
5. The Tree Split
This is the most viscious type of damage that resembles a tree branch. One side of the strand has more corticle cells seperating than the other. There’s no way you can treat this kind of damage with haircare products. You need to immediately book an appointment with a hairdresser and then use special products to restore your hair’s strength. Try the Deep Repairing Kit to restore your hair’s health and vitality with Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Balanced Moisturize Conditioner, and Strengthening Amino Masque.
6. The Knot
The knot is a nightmare! This type of split-end usually occurs in curly hair. The curl folds into itself and forms a knot. When you brush, the knot gets snagged in the bristles and then breaks off. If you brush too hard, the strand might rip straight from the scalp. A good conditioning product will help you smoothen out the knots. Just remember to brush slowly and don’t let the frustation take over you.
Now comes the good part:
REVITALIZING LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER BY HAIRFINITY
“Some things were meant to be broken but your hair isn’t one of them.”
Hairfinity couldn’t have said it better! This is the holy grail of haircare products, which will allow you to experience the true silky and rejuvenating feel that one gets after a hairwash and applying conditioner.
This fast-absorbing, rejuvenating leave-in spray moisturizes and nourishes every strand of your hair with a unique infusion of minerals, vitamins, and an exclusive ingredient that will change the way you look at conditioners.
What makes this hair conditioner so special is that it promises better looking and stronger hair after just one use. Don’t take our word for it! Hairfinity’s haircare specialists tested this product in their lab and found out that after the first application, there was significant improvement in hair health. Apart from heat protection of upto 450°, the spray reduced breakage by 84%, split ends by 93%, and complete repair by 68%.
Unlike other hair products, Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner contains gentle and pure ingredients that fully nourish your hair. Their formula is free of all the toxic ingredients, which they refer to as “The Awful 8”. These include petroleum, sulfates, silicones, formaldehyde, chlorine, propylene glycol, phthalates and PEG.
The spray can be used on all hair types and even the ones that have been color treated. For better results, use the spray after washing your hair with Hairfinity’s Gentle Cleanse Shampoo. Then apply the Balanced Moisturized Conditioner for deep treatment.
The ingredients in Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner have been carefully chosen to address a number of hair problems such as shine, strength, elasticity, breakage, dryness, heat damage, frizz, and most important of all ― split ends.
Following is a list of the key ingredients in this hair conditioner:
- Camelina Seed Oil
- Jojoba Seed Oil
- Therapeutic Essential Oil Blend (Cedar, Cinnamon, Lavender, Rosemary, Thyme, and Peppermint)
- Coconut Oil
- Essential Mineral Blend (Zinc, Copper, Magnesium, Iron and Silicon)
- Hydrolyzed Quinoa
- Biotin (Vitamin B7)
Following are the benefits provided by the key ingredients of the Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner:
One of the reasons behind hair breakage and split-ends is extra sebum and residue from hair products. According to a study published in the Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, aloe vera gel has antimicrobial properties that help remove oily compounds. The gel gently removes chemicals from hair, which helps preserve its integrity. As a result, your hair looks healthier, softer and shinier.
CAMELINA SEED OIL
Known as the “Gold of Pleasure” due to its lustrous appearance, Camelina seed oil nourishes the hair in a number of ways. This oil is chock-full of vitamin E, which according to studies acts as a protective barrier against sebum, supports hair growth and improves scalp circulation. All these properties help reduce flakiness and dryness, all thanks to the Camelina seed oil.
JOJOBA SEED OIL
Unlike other oils, jojoba seed oil does not penetrate the scalp deeply. One might think that this point is not in the oil’s favor but it actually addresses a different hair problem. The oil sits on the edge of the cuticle and helps ward off any damage. According to a dermatologist, the fatty acids in jojoba oil condition the hair and protect it from heat damage. They stop the free radicals from destroying your hair removing its moisture, which helps prevent split ends.
THERAPEUTIC ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND
Cedar Wood oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties that not only help with hair diseases that compromise the scalp and hair growth, but also soothe itchy scalps. According to a study published in the Achieves of Dermatology, massaging your hair with cedar oil can help treat alopecia areata.
Cinnamon oil also has antibacterial and antifungal properties that help protect the scalp from damaging invaders such as sebum and bacteria. It also has antioxidant properties that support hair growth and thickening. There’s not much evidence online about cinnamon oil’s effects on hair but a study published in the Indonesian Journal of Anti-Aging Medicine achieved the same results in mice.
Apart from its amazing fragrance, lavender oil offers plenty of hair benefits. It has antimicrobial properties, which prevent fungi and bacteria from growing. As a result, your scalp remains healthy and retains moisture for a longer time. The oil works its way into the skin and gives the follicles the nourishment for hair growth.
According to a study published in the journal of Neuroscience Research, rosemary oil contains carnosic acid that heals nerve and tissue damage in the scalp. This restores hair growth by keeping the follicles healthy.
Thyme has strong antiseptic properties, which kill bacterial that might start to grow on the scalp. This prevents hair loss and helps maintain hair density. According to a study published in the Archives of Dermatology, thyme oil can help improve hair health in less than seven months.
Peppermint contains menthol, which is a vasodilator. This compound improves blood flow and nourishes the hair follicles. As a result, the scalp retains more moisture, which promotes hair growth, prevents itching and stops split ends.
According to a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Science, coconut oil is one of the best oils for hair that helps prevent protein loss. Whether the hair is damaged due to chemical treatments, harmful UV rays or styling, coconut oil can reverse it all.
In addition, coconut oil also moisturizes your hair, reduces breakage, prevents any breakage when hair is wet, and acts as a barrier against environmental damage like smoke, sun and wind.
ESSENTIAL MINERAL BLEND
- Zinc: Zinc helps with hair tissue repair and growth. It controls the production of sebum so that the oil properly nourishes the follicles.
- Copper: Copper helps with the formation of melanin, which gives hair its pigment. This causes premature graying and even weakens the hair. This is why copper is an essential mineral when it comes to maintaining your hair’s beauty.
- Magnesium: Magnesium is an anti-stress mineral that is involved in the synthesis of protein. This is how it helps strengthen hair and prevent hair loss.
- Iron: Iron helps with blood circulation, which allows the hair follicles to remain healthy. This promotes hair growth and most of all, shine.
- Silicone: Silicone covers your hair in a thin waterproof (hydrophobic) coating, which reduces hair porosity and moisture loss, and lubricates the hair for smoother combing.
Glycerin is a natural compound that provides the hair with all-round protections. It acts as a humectant that absorbs water and keeps the scalp moisturized. This is the one benefit that most of the ingredients offer. As a result, hair becomes soft and at the same time strengthens, which prevents split ends.
Who would have thought you would be applying quinoa in your hair for added strength! Hydrolyzed quinoa has 8 essential amino acids, which give it an enhanced ability to repair, condition and protect hair. It penetrates the cortex by binding the shaft and brings moisture into the hair. Its moisture-retention property controls hair damage. Since hydrolyzed quinoa is free of gluten and paraben, it is ideal for creating natural hair formulations.
BIOTIN (VITAMIN B7)
Keratin is a protein that promotes hair health. This is where biotin comes in and improves the infrastructure of keratin. According to a study published in the journal of Hindawi, biotin promotes hair growth significantly in a short amount of time.
The Secret Ingredient
Created by Brock Beauty, the Capilsana® Complex is the exclusive formula added in the Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner. This formula is a blend of three ingredients which include hydrolyzed collagen, horsetail and MSM.
Collagen is one of those proteins that are available in high quantities in your body. And by now, we have established how important protein is for hair growth and strength. As we said earlier, keratin is another ingredient that is important for hair health. Collagen contains a couple of amino acids, one of which promotes keratin production. This amino acid is known as proline and according to a study published in the journal of Peer J, it helps create hair.
Collagen also contains antioxidants that help fight free radicals. As a result, your hair grows stronger and longer.
You are probably wondering what horsetail is. It’s a plant, which has been used for centuries to create herbal remedies. This herb works by promoting silicone content and collagen, and using its antioxidant properties to fight radicals. It fortifies and boosts your hair’s defense. These three compounds prevent hair breakage, improve hair growth and strength, and add shine to your hair.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic chemical compound that is rich in sulfur. MSM forms a bond, which is essential to influencing hair growth and straightening hair. The sulfur in MSM not only helps lengthen your hair’s growing phase but also restores its lost vitality. You consume this ingredient in everyday food and drinks such as apples, raspberries, tea, coffee, beer and raw milk. MSM has been approved by the FDA as a safe ingredient for hair care products.
These three ingredients are what make this Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner so special. The all-natural ingredients ensure that your hair is not subjected to trashy chemicals that might strip away its beauty.
We bet you are pretty stoked about trying the Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner. With so many beneficial key ingredients and the exclusive Capilsana® Complex, your hair is destined for strength, shine and strands free of split-ends. All these ingredients are backed by studies, which prove that you can use this product safely. Once you use it, you will never be able to go back to your simple shower routine of just using shampoo.
It’s time to ditch all those oil bottles and hair serums because you can get all these ingredients and more in this spray. Hairfinity orders plenty of other products that address every possible hair problem. Think of the Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner just as a teaser. For a deep mend that will banish your split-ends forever, we suggest that you try the Mender Kit, which contains the Gentle Cleanse Shampoo, Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner, and Balanced Moisturize Conditioner. A combination of these three will help strengthen your hair, replenish the moisture level in your hair, and finally repair the split ends.