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Split Ends: Facts VS Myths

The Truth Behind Split Ends

Split ends are caused by dryness and are a physical trait of the hair. Frizzy hair is a matter of texture. This dryness can be caused by a few things, most common is when the natural oils from you scalp doesn't reach the ends of your hair. Heat, chemicals, exposure, rough treatment and wear & tear also create damage. Dry hair can be brutal, prone to more breakage, even more damage, and can split all the way up to the root. Hair is left looking flat, haggard, tired, weighed down and weathered.

NOTHING CAN REPAIR A SPLIT PEICE OF HAIR. There are products out there that claim to repair split ends, seal them up or otherwise fix the problem, but these are like using a band-aid on a compound femur fracture.

A haircut is the only way to truly get rid of all those spilt ends and flyaways. A simple cut along the ends of your hair unfortunately not get rid of all your split ends. Ask our stylists about a Split End Haircut Treatment, our stylist goes in and cuts each individual split hair while keeping your long length!

The best way to deal with split ends is all about hair maintenance, preventing splits. Keep hair fresh with frequent cuts, top of the line moisturizing products such as ColorProof, Leaf+Flower, and Olaplex.

  • Maintain a healthy moisture balance; shampoo frequently but not daily; brush your hair a few times a day.

  • You can leave conditioner in but be sure the label reads "moisturizing." DO NOT LEAVE IN a conditioner that says "strengthening," "rebuilding," "restructuring," or similar technology

  • Limit the use of blowdryers, straightening & curling irons, and other heat-emanating tools.

  • Limit hair treatments involving coloring, bleaching, and stay away from products with sulfates.

  • Keep hair clean, limit overexposure to sunlight, seawater, chlorine, smoke, and air pollution.

  • If hair is still dry, whether naturally, from products, or chlorine, usage of coconut, avocado, tea tree and nut oils are all excellent for your hair.

Other common activities that may be damaging your hair:

  • Brushing your hair when it's wet.

  • Tying your hair too tight, especially for long periods of time and when it's wet.

  • Exposing your hair to the elements; subfreezing temperatures when skiing or snowboarding

  • Not rinsing your hair with fresh water after waterspouts; especially exposing your wet hair to intense sunlight.

  • Shampooing everyday

  • Drying products

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