Fashion, Hairstyles & Beauty
Most of us at some time or another have experienced split ends. There are a number of different factors that can cause this problem including brushing to hard, winds and water from sports activities, and other natural
causes. When we treat our hair roughly, the ends typically take the brunt of the punishment, which causes them to fray. The hair strand will crack and run up through the entire length of the strand. The name “split end”
comes from this.
Split ends are a very common problem and because of this, the hair care industry provides a number of products that claim to help with the dilemma. The claims made by products will vary from hair therapies, which state they
heal the damaged ends, and other products market themselves as hair repair. The difference in names are where many problems occur even though both types of products function in basically the same way.
It may seem ridiculous to obsess over hair care products and whether they are claiming to heal or repair damaged hair, but there are different results for both these products and only one offers results that are realistic.
It is Not Possible to Heal Hair
Hair products can do many things such as make hair shinier, smooth, soften, cleanse, and give hair body and make it easier to manage. We know this is true, because we have used products that helped us achieve this.
However, if your hair is damaged, either chemically or because of split ends, there are products that make the claim they can heal the damaged hair, making it healthy again.
This is simply not true. Products cannot heal your hair, but they can make your hair look healthy once again. Living tissues are the only tissues in your body that can be healed. Your nails and your hair are both dead
tissue and hardened proteins known as keratin. Since your hair and nails are not alive, saying they can be healed is similar to saying you can heal a rock or a rip in a shirt.
My problem with stating a product can heal hair damage is it makes people believe that this particular product is better than a product that states it can only repair damage. There are products available that can do
great things for your hair, but healing is not one of them.
How you Can Repair Hair
What can be done to repair split ends is make the appearance of your hair seem healthy. There are products available that use polymers and other smoothing agents to help the split portions of your hair stick together.
This will make the hair seem less damaged and healthier, but the effects are temporary. Once you wash your hair, most of the benefits will wash away and you will need to apply the product again.
For individuals with straight hair, lightly mist your hair with hairspray. This will help all of those little hairs sticking out lay flat. Simply spray the hairspray over your head and pat down the flyaway hairs. This
will give you a smooth, polished look.
The most important thing to remember is that there are no products that will fix or heal your damaged hair, but the products can make hair appear healthy again. Products are great for keeping your hair healthy and the
proper ones will protect your hair from environmental and styling damage. Good nutrition and proper treatment of your hair are the secrets to keeping your hair healthy.
Tips for Split Ends
Since the topic of the article is split ends, here are a few tips and products to use to help you with your split end dilemma. Here is a list of things to do and things to not do: