QUESTION: How can I get rid of split ends?
ANSWER: Sounds like your hair needs some serious moisture! Split ends
happen when the protective cuticle on your hair strand is stripped away
(remember my advice about flat irons?) and the hair shaft dries out. There are
tons of activities that we do every day that can lead to dried-out hair: swimming in
chlorinated water, spending a lot of time in the sun, using styling tools like
blow-dryers or curling irons too frequently, or even brushing hair while it's still wet.
But don't stress - there are plenty of solutions that can help you get hair healthy. Your first step is to get a haircut, so you can get all the split ends taken off. Then, start a serious conditioning routine. You can try a detangling leave-in conditioner after you shower, or try a deep conditioner like the Bumble and Bumble Crème de Coco Hair Masque, $24, available at bumbleandbumble.com, once a week. If the conditioners seem to be
weighing your strands down, skip your roots and apply them only to the ends.
Another quick volumizing trick: blow-dry your hair on a cool setting with your head upside down to achieve the same volume and lift without the damaging dry heat.
-From Meredith, Seventeen Assistant Beauty Editor
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