Long hair poses one big problem: split ends are common and, sadly, unavoidable. However, there are some simple changes you can make to your hair routine to prevent some of them.
Always Treat and Brush Your Hair Gently
Brush hair on a daily basis in order to distribute the natural oils evenly throughout the hair, from scalp to ends. Brushing your hair when wet can cause breakage if you’re not careful. Make sure to detangle strands with a wide-tooth comb. Apply a detangling spray for manageability, plus added volume and shine. When removing tangles gently brush hair from bottom to the top , in order not to create any Static or Frizz which can cause breakage.
Hide Breakage With Oil
Frizz and flyaways make breakage look more prominent. Hair oils applied throughout strands or even just at the ends smooth out breaks and create a more even-looking finish. Work with argan oil based products from the mid shaft to the ends, that is the area where most breakage, and spit ends occur. To prevent oil residue, pour a dollop into your palm and dab on fingertips.
Heat Style Less Often
Over-styling with curling irons and straighteners is the main cause of split ends. To protect hair from heat, apply a leave-in conditioner. Stocked with keratin proteins, the conditioner coats the hair to seal breaks. When blow drying, aim the nozzle at the roots and the mid-shaft. The tips of hair burn more easily, let them air dry.