Help! I have split ends. What can i do?

If you are growing your hair, you will likely experience the dreaded split ends.

“How do I know if I have them?” is a common question.

Step one – assess the health of your hair

If you run your hand down your hair from the middle of your hair to the ends, you will start to feel a difference in the texture of the hair towards the bottom. Hair in great condition should feel the same all the way down. If it starts to feel rougher towards the ends, we know there is something going on. It may not be split and if it’s not, it can possibly be saved.

Step two – look for split ends

Pick a section of hair from the sides. Hold it up so you can see the ends and inspect the bottom inch of hair. Try to look at a couple of strands and if they look like this, then they are split and I’m afraid to say that they will need to be removed. The only way to do this is to have your hair cut.

Graphic depicting the different types of split ends

A quick fix can be found in using an oil or a specially designed product for split ends but the quickest and easiest way is to book in and have them removed,

We know you’re growing your hair but if you leave them then your hair won’t grow any further. After hair splits it will break or, worse still, keep splitting upwards. If this happens then you will need more cut off in the long run. If you have a hairdresser you trust, then they will just take off the minimum amount. The best thing to keep them at bay is to book in regularly, say every 10-12 weeks, to have those ends kept in check. It’s also a good idea to use an oil or ends protector to help prevent splits happening again.

It’s a myth that ALL hairdressers want to cut off your hair. In our salon we have stylists who specialise in long hair work, who have long hair and know exactly how hard it is to keep it looking great.

Our long hair specialist are Leona, Angela and Lisa – find out about them on our ‘About’ page.



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Live Life, Love Hair.

Pam and the Fin & Co. team.

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Split ends. Help! My ends are split, what can I do?
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