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How to take care of split ends at home without a haircut

How to take care of split ends at home without a haircut

If you regularly get your hair dusted or trimmed to remove those nasty split ends, then skipping a salon appointment can leave you feeling frizzy, shaggy, and worse. 

So how do you manage split ends without a haircut? Well, it’s possible, and there are a few different techniques you can try. You can even mix and match techniques to get the best result for your hair type.

Handling split ends at home

Your split ends are back, and you can’t get your hair cut–what do you do? First of all, put down your scissors and walk away. You can help prevent and fix split ends by yourself without resorting to an at-home trim. 

Split ends can often be caused by damaging heat tools, brushing, and coloring. Knowing this gives you a few different ways to fight back. If a few weeks have passed since your last trim, start by nourishing and caring for your hair by building these practices into your routine. 

Use a hair mask. Hair La Vie’s Hair Mask gives you that deep salon conditioning while at home. Coconut oil plays a hero role in our formula as it helps maintain and strengthen strands. Avocado oil then steps in to lock moisture into the strands. Deep conditioning ingredients work in harmony to nurture your hair in a simple, once weekly mask treatment.

Try a leave-in conditioner. Hair La Vie’s N° 77 Leave-In works to restore and condition your strands with a carefully selected blend of five naturally-derived active ingredients: keratin, horsetail extract, vitamin B5, silk amino acids, and soy protein. It’s entirely free of harsh chemicals and synthetic fillers. 

To make the most of your leave-in, apply a generous amount to your hair when it’s damp, and then massage it directly onto those split ends, so the majority of it is absorbed where it is most needed. Then begin to work from the ends up to your scalp. 

Rub oil on your ends. Use the right oils, and your hair is as happy as can be. Hair La Vie’s Serum doesn’t just harness the power of one oil, it uses several of them to create a restorative product that melts into hair and is absorbed right away. 

With a blend of seven natural ingredients, including avocado and coconut, you’re getting the best nature has to offer. This has the added benefit of nourishing damaged strands while minimizing the appearance of split ends between salon visits. 

To apply a serum effectively, pump the oil onto your fingertips, not the palms of your hand. Then apply to the ends of your hair to nourish and target those split ends. Finally, brush through the rest of your hair using your fingers.

Skip brushing and shampooing. Both brushing and shampooing have their place in your haircare routine. But overdoing it can exacerbate the damage that leads to split ends. ​A study published in the Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists found that the friction caused by hair grooming can change the structure of each hair fiber. 

Try working in a dry shampoo to help you skip some wet washing days, and switch to a wide-toothed comb for styling. Just these two simple tips alone can protect your hair from significant damage.

It’s all about ingredients

One of the best ways to prevent split ends is by protecting and nourishing your hair. This means that the ingredients you use on your hair (and even, to some degree, the foods you eat) are of utmost importance. 

When you pick ingredients that support hair health, you end up with stronger, more elastic, and better-looking hair. Some of the ingredients you want to focus on are: 

Coconut Oil. Antibacterial protection and natural hydration help strengthen hair strands and promote healthy scalp circulation.

Avocado Oil. A rich source of biotin and avocado oil strengthens your hair while adding deep-conditioning nutrients. It’s also a natural SPF, so it helps block sun damage.

Bamboo Extract. As nature’s richest source of silica, bamboo extract will give your hair luster and elasticity that stops split ends from forming.

Soy Protein. Soy protein improves the texture of your hair, helping it repair the damage that already exists and strengthens it for the future.

These natural formula must-haves help your hair regain strength and softness while diminishing split ends. The great news is that Hair La Vie products rely heavily on these ingredients to round out their product line and give you the hair results you deserve.

Final thoughts 

Split ends happen when your hair is undernourished, dry, and damaged. This means that they’re not inevitable, which is fantastic news. 

If you want to minimize the appearance of your split ends without getting a haircut, then turn your attention to the ends themselves and douse them with healthy nutrients and lots of natural oils. Take a hard look at the products you use, and get rid of any that feature harsh chemicals. Instead, swap in some naturally-derived products that support hair health.

While fighting split ends is a worthy battle, the better one is stopping them from forming in the first place. This is where you can really win. Focus on your hair integrity by fueling it with great ingredients, cutting back on shampoos, and using a wide-toothed comb (or even just your fingers) instead of a brush whenever possible. Don’t forget to avoid hot styling tools. 

These tips will help you manage the split ends you have and retool your hair approach to one that doesn’t create split ends in the first place. You can do it, and you don’t need a haircut to get amazing results.

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