Tips and Tricks You Need to Know to Prevent Split Ends in Fine Hair
Split ends happen slowly, but they do happen and so if one day you wake up to see your sensitive fine hair feels rough and full of damaging split end that’s only because you haven’t paid enough attention to your tresses and take care of them accordingly.
In this article, we have listed and discussed some of the easiest and most effective ways to get rid of split ends from your delicate fine tresses and prevent them to never come back so that you can flaunt luscious tresses anywhere and everywhere without feeling concerned or embarrassed.
1. Trim Your Hair on a Regular Basis
No matter how well you take care of your fine hair locks, their sensitiveness, and the everyday washing, combing and styling are bound to cause some wear and tear to them which in return will result in split ends; this is why you need to get regular trims (every 6-8 weeks is ideal) so that you get rid of the problem at the bud and don’t let it grow towards the rest of the hair strands.
It is always advised to visit a hairdresser for a professional hair trimming service but if you happen to see a random split end, we would suggest you take a pair of scissors and immediately get rid of it and make sure that it doesn’t make its way up to the root.
2. Condition & Deep Condition Your Hair Religiously
Fine manes are usually dry. And you must know that dry, brittle hair locks are one of the most common condition to cause split ends and one way to keep this annoying phenomena at arm’s length is by ensuring that your tresses well-nourished and hydrated- the natural oils from the scalp can travel to the ends of the hair strands through well-moisturized manes easily and effortlessly so that they gain enough nutrients and hydration and don’t suffer from any split ends anytime soon.
To keep your delicate fine tresses well-nourished and moisturized, it is advised that you apply a moisturizing conditioner to your manes, especially at the ends to make sure that they have enough hydration and are well-protected from any mishaps. We prefer this Moroccan Oil Moisture Repair Conditioner as it is sulfate-free and has argan oil and keratin for maximum moisture.
Also, try to use a deep conditioning mask (like the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask) once every week to not only provide nourishment to your delicate manes but also to improve the elasticity to prevent hair damage and breakage.
3. Use Microfiber Hair Towel
Wet fine hair locks are fragile and super vulnerable to damage; and when you rub them with a cotton towel with the intention to dry them, you are harming your hair strands beyond imagination. Cotton hair towels are harsh and when you try to use a cotton towel on your tresses, it rubs the hair strands vigorously causing them to suffer from frizz and split ends- this is the reason you should ditch a cotton towel and invest in an excellent microfiber hair towel in order to keep your manes silky, smooth and manageable.
A microfiber towel not only soaks up 90% of the excess water from your wet hair super quickly but at the same time it’s soft, smooth texture is incredibly gentle to your hair locks resulting in healthy damp tresses in a matter of a few minutes.
We recommend this DuraComfort Super Absorbent Anti-Frizz Microfiber Hair Towel for your fine tresses as it is extremely soft and keeps the annoying split ends at the bay.
4. Stick to the Lowest Heat Setting
As wet fine tresses are fragile and more prone to damage, it’s wise to dry them quickly, and it is better to dry your fine manes completely with an excellent quality hair blow dryer. But while drying your precious fine hair locks you must keep in mind that the lower the heat setting the better. We are saying this because high heat has the potential to strip off moisture and nourishment from your tresses making them suffer from breakage and split ends eventually. Even though with a low heat setting it will take a bit longer to dry them completely, it is safe and healthy for your precious manes.
Also, before drying your manes with a hair dryer, don’t forget to spritz on some heat protectant (HSI PROFESSIONAL Argan Oil Heat Protector) to provide additional heat protection to them.
5. Avoid Super-hot Showers
To successfully prevent splits ends to make an appearance in your fine hair locks, you should also keep an eye on the temperature of the water you are showering in. try to wash your manes with lukewarm water or the coldest water you can stand; that’s because super-hot water can wash off natural oils and cause the hair cuticles to swell which, as a result, makes your delicate fine tresses more prone to splits and breakages.
On the other hand, cold water closes the hair cuticles and seals your hair’s outer layer so that there are fewer chances of any hair damage and breakage.
6. Use Argan Oil Products
To fight as well as keep split ends at bay from your sensitive fine tresses, we would suggest you to invest in hair care products containing argan oil; the reason for favoring argan oil over other hair oils is because this super oil not only offers weightless hydration and moisturization but at the same time also acts as a deep conditioner to make your manes silky and smooth and free from annoying frizz and split ends.
7. Invest in a Silk Pillowcase
Another simple yet extremely effective way to keep your fine tresses healthy and stunning is by swapping out your cotton pillowcase for a silk one. A cotton pillowcase tends to soak up moisture and nourishment from your delicate tresses making them dry and more prone to frizz and split ends, whereas, a silk pillowcase (such as this Ravmix 100% Pure Mulberry Silk Pillowcase) not only provides phenomenal slip to prevent hair from snagging but at the same time also makes sure that you have silky, smooth, manageable tresses when you wake up.