Split End Solutions

Split ends, also known as trichoptilosis, occur when the hair shaft splits or frays due to damage. Here are some solutions to manage and prevent split ends.

Immediate Solutions

  1. Trimming: The most effective way to deal with split ends is to trim them off. Regular haircuts every 6-8 weeks can prevent split ends from progressing up the hair shaft.

  2. Use of Serums and Leave-in Conditioners: Applying hair serums or leave-in conditioners can temporarily seal split ends, making them less noticeable and providing a smoother appearance. Our Studio Favourite is Split End Seal by Oribe (clinically proven to restore and fortify stressed hair).

Preventive Measures

  1. Gentle Hair Handling: Avoid rough brushing and combing, especially when hair is wet. Use a wide-toothed comb or a Wet Brush to detangle gently.

  2. Heat Protection: Minimize the use of heat styling tools like blow dryers, curling irons, and straighteners. When you do use them, apply a heat protectant spray such as Invisible Defense by Oribe.

  3. Conditioning: Regularly condition your hair to keep it moisturized. Deep conditioning treatments or hair masks once a week can help maintain hair health.

  4. Protective Hairstyles: Wear protective hairstyles that reduce hair breakage, such as loose braids, buns, or ponytails, but avoid styles that pull too tightly on the hair and always use scrunchies.

  5. Healthy Diet: A balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals supports hair health. Nutrients like biotin, vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids are particularly beneficial.

  6. Hydration: Drink plenty of water to keep your hair hydrated from the inside out. We love The Beauty Boost Hydration Elixir to fast track our hyration levels.

  7. Avoid Over-washing: Washing hair too frequently can strip it of natural oils, leading to dryness and split ends. Aim to wash your hair 2-3 times a week.

  8. Use Silk or Satin Pillowcases: Sleeping on silk or satin pillowcases reduces friction, which can lead to less hair breakage and split ends.

  9. Avoid Towel Drying: Instead of rubbing your hair with a towel, gently squeeze out excess water and then wrap your hair in a microfiber towel or an old T-shirt.

By incorporating these practices into your hair care routine, you can manage and prevent split ends, promoting healthier, stronger hair.