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How to Prevent Those Pesky Split Ends

We all know the feeling—no matter how much you condition, hair mask and avoid heat-styling, your hair still has split ends that you can’t seem to shake.

When your tresses are thirsty, the ends can split and damage your hair, and no remedy besides cutting them off will help. However, there are a few ways to prevent split ends so that your hair can grow long and stay strong!

Don’t over-shampoo

When your hair is wet, it becomes extremely delicate and more likely to get damaged. The habit of washing your hair everyday means you’re increasing the likelihood of damage by pulling and prodding it when it’s in its most fragile state.

Try to avoid washing your hair more than once or a twice a week and focus mostly on the scalp while you’re shampooing.

Avoid extremely hot showers

When you’re in the shower, it’s easy to crank up the hot water—especially if it’s cold outside.

However, you’re not doing your hair or your skin any favors!

Since hot water swells the cuticle, making it more prone to split ends, try to keep the water lukewarm when you bathe.

Use a Microfiber Towel

After you get out of the shower, avoid rubbing your hair roughly with a towel.

Instead, invest in a gentle microfiber towel that will absorb the water without pulling tresses. If you need to comb through your hair after, avoid brushing and choose a wide tooth comb instead.

Be smart when it comes to hair care and follow these simple steps to avoiding split ends! And when you’re ready for a new look, the experts at Hair Replacement by Janet will be waiting.

We’re dedicated to giving you the head of hair you’ve always dreamed of, even when you’re battling hair loss. Call us at 650-592-3691 or e-mail us to make an appointment or consultation today an dlearn more about our hair replacement systems!

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