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The Do's & Don'ts of Split Ends April 25, 2019

Chelsea, Manhattan
The Do's & Don'ts of Split Ends, Manhattan, New York

When your hair is dry and brittle, its ends can split apart. Scheduling regular trips to the hair salon and being mindful of how you care for hair at home can prevent split ends — or eliminate them before they lead to severe breakage. The advice below will provide you with a better idea of how to restore your locks’ sleek, strong shine. 

Do:

Use organic or gentle products.

If you’re prone to dry, brittle ends, using the wrong products will only exacerbate the problem by extracting moisture and natural oils. To minimize breakage, switch up your care regime. Look for gentle shampoos and conditioners that don’t have sulfates, which remove natural oils from strands. Try applying safe items such as coconut oil to your ends to smooth their appearance. Look for solutions with humectants, which help lock in moisture to prevent split ends from getting worse. 

Get trims regularly.

New-York-New-York-hair-salonWhen left unchecked, a split can travel up the shaft, deepening the damage and making it harder to fix. That’s why you should have locks trimmed frequently at a hair salon. The stylist will remove the frayed ends before they cause thinning or further weaken your locks. To keep strands healthy, the stylist will recommend how often to trim based on your hair type and at-home care routine. 

Don’t:

Pick at split ends.

While peeling apart your split ends or plucking affected strands one by one may seem to eliminate the problem, it’s far worse for your hair. Tugging on ends with your fingers places unnecessary strain on the shafts, making the breakage worse. Limit the temptation to mess with your ends by sporting a loose braid or bun. 

Use heat treatments. 

If you have a serious split end problem, avoid hair dryers, curling wands, and flat irons. In its weakened state, hair can break off easily when you apply heat. You should also avoid combing or brushing hair after using holding sprays, as the tension from the pulling could worsen the issue. 

 

If you need a trim to remove split ends or products to prevent them, visit Bloom Beauty Lounge. The stylists at this Chelsea hair salon are committed to ensuring clients in Manhattan, NY, and surrounding boroughs have healthy hair and styles that flatter their complexion and face shape. They also offer a full line of organic products to keep your locks looking luscious. To book cutting and styling services, call (212) 255-9355. Visit the hair salon online for a complete list of solutions they provide.

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