Saturday, 31 December 2016


The fastest way to grow your hair is to tackle split end and hair breakage.
Split ends are annoying. Not only do they make your hair look unkempt, but if they are left to their own devices they travel up the hair shaft, meaning next time you visit the hairdresser’s for a trim, you could well leave with a much shorter haircut than you’d bargained for. I am
obsessive about split ends (or the lack thereof). Despite going to the hairdresser’s being very much a part of my job, I don’t have my hair cut more than once a year. There are two reasons: First, because I like my
hair long, and second, because I have a fear of scissors-happy hairdressers. I like to leave the salon without anyone knowing I’ve had my haircut.
Know Your Split End Trigger
There are three main causes for split ends;

Syd Hayes, L’OrĂ©al Paris’s Hair Ambassador, says “Thermal split ends are where the hair is damaged from the use of straighteners or curling irons.
Chemical split ends are caused by damage from excess colour or perming, and lastly mechanical split ends arise when you comb or brush your hair too vigorously.”

Identifying the likely cause of your split ends can help you avoid them in the first place.
Condition, Condition, Condition
"Generally, split ends start if you’re not protecting your hair or not conditioning it properly,” explains Paula Halsey, Phyto’s Education Manager. “I recommend using a treatment mask on your hair at least once a week.”
Vigorous shampooing doesn’t help either. Try to work shampoo into the scalp area only, when you rinse your hair through, the shampoo will travel down the mid-lengths and ends taking any dirt or pollutants with it. If your hair is already damaged, you can protect the ends by sealing them with a little coconut oil before shampooing. Then always use a conditioner.

Use Light Brush Strokes
Don’t attack your hair with your brush, no matter how tangled it may be. “Be careful when you brush your hair—don’t brush it from the roots to the tips,” says Halsey. “Instead work your way up from the bottom and gently, so you’re not putting too much pressure on the hair.”
Take Care With Wet Hair
“How you treat your hair when it’s wet is key,” says Halsey. “Hair that’s in good condition should have the ability to stretch and then return to its original state.
“You need to gently pat your hair with a towel, rather than rubbing it dry,” she adds.
Look to products containing keratin (the fibrous protein that makes up your hair) and silk peptides that will protect and strengthen your hair. The problem is, you very often see people with split hair at the ends but if you look further up you may have an area where the hair is blistered out, almost fractured, as well and that’s where the hair’s going to break,” explains Halsey. So while you want to treat the ends, you don’t want to neglect the mid-lengths either.

 “Always use a UV heat protector," suggests Hayes. “It’s lightweight but will help detangle and protect those ends,” Some natural products you can use are  Coconut oil, avocado hair mask. Growing your hair also has a connection with your diet, you should also consider feeding on healthy meals.

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