Split ends suck. There's no reason to beat around the bush when it comes to split ends. There are many reasons why we get split ends whether its using to many heating tools on hair to spending too much time outside. Using the wrong hair products also can contribute to split ends. Once you get split ends there really isn't a whole lot you can do except for cutting your hair to prevent the split ends from extending upwards to the rest of your hair. But you can prevent them by switching the products you are using for more moisturizing products. Laying off the blow dryer and straighter will also help but for now let's just concentrate on hair products.
Several companies make more than one hair care product for split ends like Frizz Ease, Dove, Pantene. Garnier, Frédéric Fekkai and even the Ojon Oil Collection that is all about transforming your hair to near perfect health. But just using the right products won't completely get rid of split ends, you have to change your hair care routine as well. First and foremost, comb your hair before washing. This will reduce the amount of tangles in your hair and prevent any additional breakage and since you combed it beforehand, you won't need to run a brush through it when your done. If you feel you still need to run a brush through your hair after washing, using a wide toothed comb instead of a brush.
When you're washing your hair use plenty of conditioner. If the bottle says leave in for three to five minutes, leave it in that long. Also use a leave in conditioner when your done. It will make your hair more manageable and softer to the touch. As hard as it may be, don't scrunch your hair and rub your scalp when you're finished. Not only will it produce more tangles but it will also frizz your hair up, making you more apt to want to run a brush through it and use heat styling tools (a big no no!) to tame the frizzes.
Now that you know what not to do to avoid split ends, it's time to check out some of the best split end shampoos, conditioners and treatments for your hair. Just click through the slideshow to check them out. And if you're curious to know, my personal favorite is Joico Revitaluxe Bio-Advanced Restorative Treatment. When you're done come back here and tell me, how do you prevent or manage your split ends?