Beauty Information

Splitting Hairs - What Can You Do About Split Ends

Isn't it a shame when you have to worry about coveringsplit ends (or trichoptlosis)-the bane of every self-respecting woman's life! They happen when the protectivecuticle has been stripped away from the ends of hairfibers. Split ends are more likely to develop in dry orbrittle hair, and typical causes of damage includeexcessive dying or vigorous brushing.

Once the hair cuticle is removed, it is impossible toreplace. Typically, the hair splits into two or threestrands, and can be as long or two to three centimeters inlength. The best treatment is to cut off the split end ofthe damaged fiber.

But you don't necessarily have to go to the salon everyweek to keep your split ends in check. Back in the sixtiesand seventies, women used to burn off their split ends!Sure that's a little excessive. And there are easier waysto get rid of those dead ends before they split hair trims.

These do-it-yourself trimming tips are for women who arehappy with their hair; for those who don't need a restyle,but simply want to freshen things up with a 'homegrown'sort of look. If you are in any doubt, leave it for theprofessionals!

To Remove Split Ends:

* Take small sections of hair and carefully twist them in agentle downward motion. Any split ends will automatically stick out.

* Carefully snip into the twist with sharp scissors. Don'tcut right through; just cut into the thickness to removethe damaged cuticles and give a natural layered effect.

* Be careful to cut roughly the same amount from eachtwist.Remember, sometimes the simplest, and least expensive,ideas are the best. So get trimming! You'll not only save abundle but also time that will ease your life.

Jane Preeter is a hair stylist who has great interest inher profession. She has studied many hair loss treatments,different methods of hair removal, and a wide variety ofhair treatments.


Best beauty habits  Times of India

The T List: Spring Beauty Guide  The New York Times

Tom's Of Maine Updates Its Packaging  Beauty Packaging Magazine

Joie de Tracee

home | site map
© 2020