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What Causes Split Ends?

Posted by Prell Staff on

Getting a haircut is almost always satisfying. For weeks you will enjoy that empowering feeling of having a “new personality”. But your hair, like most things, can undergo wear and tear. One of the results of damaged hair is Trichoptilosis, informally known as "split ends." In simple terms, it is the splitting or fraying of the hair shaft due to excessive heat and mechanical stress. One or two may not be a big deal but collectively, they add up to change the look of your hair negatively. The only way to remove split ends is to cut them off. But hey, as they always say, prevention is better than cure. Here are some of the few specific examples that cause split ends so that you may avoid creating more in the future!

Brushing and Drying Too Much

Yes, you read that right. This routine may not be so harmless after all. Excessive back combing causes disruption of the epidermis of the scalp. Do not to comb your hair while it’s wet because water makes your hair weak and fragile. In addition to this, drying vigorously with a towel can also be damaging. This combination worsens your bad hair day. Remember, let your hair dry completely and comb it as gently as possible.

So Many Styles, So Little Time

Having one style for a period of time is kind of boring. People like to change things up by trying out various styles for different occasions. Perming, straightening, and curling may be fulfilling to do but they also damage our precious hair. Appliances that give us these effects work mainly by heating our hair to give the desired shape. In turn, they also end up drawing the natural moisture out of the hair follicles, leaving it brittle and dry. Same thing happens when you blow dry your hair. Try giving your hair some peace from time to time. Your locks will thank you for it!

Breaking Bad on your Hair

Highlights and coloring your hair are popular but damaging techniques. No wonder they are quite addictive because there are lots of colors to choose from. Chemicals that are used, however, wreak havoc with the natural chemical composition of your hair - thus damaging it. Another process that many people love to do is re-bonding. Exposing your hair to chemicals for three hours can have major side effects. Talk about chemical overload! We may want to tone these habits down a notch if we want to save our hair from getting split ends.

Is Your Shampoo the Culprit?

Sometimes, the one we look up to salvage our hair is also the one that dooms us. It’s hard to believe, but shampoos can also contribute in developing those nasty split ends. Strong chemicals in your shampoo can cause your hair to become dry, eventually damaging it. Do not experiment on different shampoos. Choose the one suited for your hair type, and stick with a proven formula.

Prell - Your Hair Savior

Battling split ends is now easier with the help of Prell. It has a water-based formula that gently removes dirt, excess oil, residue and perspiration, leaving your hair shiny and healthy. It is also formulated to have gentle surfactants that leave your hair soft and full without harming your salon-treated hair. Lastly, it’s alcohol-free so it prevents drying your hair and causing split ends. Using Prell every day will give you that beautiful and gorgeous hair! Give your hair a chance...Give your hair a great shampoo!