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Expert Tips For Getting Rid Of Split Ends



Causes of Split Ends

When your hair ends split, they become dry, brittle, and ragged. It may look like an unwound rope at the end of your hair which gives a bad look to your hair. Moreover, brittle and fragile hairs are more likely to get fall earlier.So one must take precautionary measures to get rid over split ends earlier.

Split ends can be caused by extreme weather conditions and hair care treatments like blow-drying, straightening, and curling. Chemical hair products are also to blame. Many individuals use hair products on a daily basis, which leads to split ends. Split endings will happen to the majority of people eventually.Many experts that gave services use different kinds of tactics to overcome divided ends of your hair.

Your hair color may not have changed, but you have a lot of bold hair accessories that you want to match. We’ve compiled a list of 12 creative methods that are being widely used in different kinds of salons and recommended by number of hair experts such as Gurgaon a hair expert in a hair salon dubai who uses these tips and techniques to match makeup to your attractive hairstyle or accessories.

How to get rid of split ends

It is impossible to reattach split ends. The only way to get rid of them is to cut them off.

The most recent craze for getting rid of damaged ends is a technique called candle cutting. The technique gained popularity after supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio posted an Instagram picture of her stylist holding a flame to her hair.

Twist a part of your hair and burn it halfway through with a lit candle. Split ends are believed to be prevented from separating again by burning off their ends. However, some hair specialists suggest that it can damage hair follicles and cause split ends. Get advice from an expert before you try your hand at candle cutting. It is possible to burn your hair or skin when you attempt this process on your own.

Hair masks are known as split-end treatments. Even though they may assist to mask or prevent split ends and hydrate hair, they won’t make them disappear.

How to conceal split ends

Hair masks are deep conditioning treatments that help hydrate and strengthen hair shafts. Using them will hide split ends and enhance the appearance of your hair.

After towel drying damp hair, leave-in conditioners are applied. It is easier to apply conditioner to your hair from roots to tips if you apply it in sections.

Most drug and beauty supply stores sell hair masks and leave-in conditioners, or you can make your own.

Choose ingredients that will nourish your hair when making your own conditioner.

Almond oil (sweet almond)

The oil extracted from almonds is moisturizing and won’t weigh hair down.It can be applied as a leave-in conditioner or rinsed onto damp hair. It has a wonderful aroma.


Panthenol is a byproduct of pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5). By strengthening, preserving moisture, and strengthening the hair, it enhances the texture of damaged hair. Panthenol is a common main ingredient in hair conditioners and treatments.

Argan oil

Moroccan argan trees produce oil from their kernels. Rich in moisturisers, argan oil provides the hair shine.Apply a few drops of argan oil to damp or dry hair and comb it through to prevent split ends.

How to prevent split ends

Split ends are tough to avoid. However, there are steps you can do to minimise their frequency and intensity.

Hints and Tips

Get a Hair Cut With Hot Scissors

Some of the experts suggest getting a hair cut with hot scissors as they help to get rid of split ends and give a smooth ends for your hair. Hot scissors close your hair cuticles which actually leads to split ends resulting in closed ends. Hot scissors are the far best treatment for split ends. Moreover, it allows reducing damage and retain hair moisture. So this is the first tip to get a hair cut with hot scissors.

Get Regular Trims

Hair experts suggest getting regular trims of your hair every six to eight weeks to avoid split ends as the longer you wait as more complex it gets to get rid of split ends. Longers hairs more often have split ends so that’s why hair experts recommend visiting your hair stylist once a month and getting regular trims.

Regular trims keep your hairs in shape and your hair cuticles are removed side by side  with time which doesn’t affect your hair shape. Always use recommended shampoo and conditioner for better results. So this one is the second tip to avoid split ends.

Avoid Over Shampooing

This one is a very important tip advised by many hair experts as don’t go for over-shampooing. When your hairs are wet they are in a fragile position and are most likely to get damaged easily, so daily showers and over-shampooing cause split ends. 

One of the tips shared by many hair stylists is to pull your hair back into a ponytail and use the same amount of shampoo as the size of the ponytail. Use only recommended shampoo for your hair or use it according to your hair condition just like, dandruff, anti-frizz treatment, and more.

Invest in Argan Oil Products

Gurgaon a hair expert,  concurs that argan oil, often known as liquid gold in haircare, is a miraculous hair elixir. Whether it’s a deep conditioner you apply to damp hair or a shine serum for, after style, he advises utilizing hair styling products that contain argan oil. He says that unlike other oils (such as coconut or olive), “argan oil gives weightless hydration, and the oil molecules contained in argan oil are small enough to permeate the hair shaft.” The outcome? Immediately hydrating moisture that hides split ends.

Avoid Super Hot Showers

The truth is that scalding hot water prevents the hair cuticles from clearing themselves of buildup that leads to split ends. It can be difficult to get go of the cozy sensation hot showers conjure. Gurgaon advises using lukewarm water or the coldest water you can tolerate when taking a shower. The swelling of the cuticle caused by hot water makes hair more prone to split ends. He advises using cold water to close the cuticle and seal the outer layer of the hair, especially when it’s time to rinse.

Avoid Blow Drying

Let’s face it: Your ends will be more vulnerable to damage the more heat you apply to them. Gurgaon advises focusing the dryer on the roots and upper lengths of your hair rather than the ends. He adds that you don’t have to blowdry your hair fully because leaving a portion of it air dry will prevent more long-term damage.

Use a Microfiber Towel

Microfiber towels are superior to terry towels at removing dirt and grime from surfaces around the house, and they also do a better job of gently drying hair after a shower. Gurgaon advises wrapping your hair in a microfiber towel after a shower to allow the towel to absorb any extra moisture. If necessary, gently pat your hair with the towel. He continues by stating that brushing wet hair might lead to breaking. If necessary, untangle your hair with a wide-tooth comb (less harsh on the strands than a brush) and a spray-in conditioner.

Use Metal-Free Accessories

Whether you’re wearing your hair in a ponytail, topknot, or half-up, half-down style, the hair accessories you use, even metal ones, could cause damage. Gurgaon advises avoiding metal-containing hair accessories because they “may snag and break your hair, causing split ends, broken pieces, and uneven strands.” You’ll obviously want to use something that provides grip for your style, which is why we adore these from Scunchi—they work well with all hair types (thick included).

Don’t overheat your hot tools

Gurgaon advises turning down your straightener if you’re accustomed to using it at its highest level (or two). He claims that overheating your hair with styling appliances leads to split ends and damaged areas. Whenever feasible, use a low or medium setting, and avoid using hot tools on your delicate hair.

If your hair is frequently exposed to heat instruments, be careful to sprinkle a heat protectant on it. By creating a barrier between your hair and the tool, the heat protectant helps to reduce any damage.

Choose a hair straightener from Dyson that has unique flexing plates that are designed to conform to your hair in order to use less heat without sacrificing style if you want the best protection possible when using hot equipment.

Resist The Urge To Pick

Although it can be seductive to want to cut off and separate your split ends, doing so can damage your strands and create space for further split ends to form. Picking shouldn’t be used as a substitute for going to the hairstylist, and even if you’re growing out your hair, it’s important to keep ahead of the picking by routinely trimming.

Disguise With Nourishing Oil

Between haircuts, if your ends need a little tender loving care, hair oil can do wonders to hide any split ends. Choose one that contains nourishing, moisturizing components, such as this KORRES product that is made with Pure Greek Olive Oil.

According to Philippou-Korres, “women of antiquity swore by olive oil when it came to preserving their unparalleled beauty—it maintains hair (and face and body) silky, healthy-looking, and bright.” She notes that this specific product is silicone-free and enhanced with a combination of omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins C, E, and F.

Learn What To Avoid

When deciding which hair products are best, taking the components into account can make a significant impact. According to Philippou-Korres, “I avoid many synthetic substances typically present in formulations of traditional hair care products, along with silicones, parabens, mineral oils, propylene glycol, PCM, phthalates, and ethanolamines.” Instead, I favor cutting-edge formulas that focus on the appearance of the scalp and hair over the long term and use extremely effective natural components.

Are some people more prone to split ends?

Anyone can suffer from split ends, but African-Americans may be more prone to them. Afro-textured hair is particularly vulnerable to damage, according to a report published in 2015. This is owing to the oval-shaped hair shafts’ position.

Hair follicles have a natural retro curvature, hair growth is slower, and hair density decreases daily. Due to these causes, afro-textured hair is more delicate and prone to breakage, knots, and split ends.

Women who are going through menopause tend to have more split ends.The natural oils produced in the scalp diminish when estrogen levels drop. During this time, your hair may become drier and more prone to breakage.


A split end can detract from the appearance of your hair and, if left untreated, can result in long-term damage.

Consult any dermatologist before using products on hair. Using less styling products and keeping your hair well-conditioned will help prevent hair breakage, even if you don’t want to give them up.

You should also consult a dermatologist or skin specialist before trying to solve any hair problems on your own.


Why do hair strands split?

Split ends are caused by careless hairstyling practices that seriously harm your ends (ahem, hot tools). These are probably to blame for dry ends, sluggish hair development, and never-ending tangles.

Exist several kinds of split ends?

Split ends are not all the same, despite what you might think. The most common split end creates a “Y” configuration in hair endings. You may have knotted split ends if your hair is curlier. The tapering split end, which develops as the outer cuticles of your strands deteriorate to disclose the cortex, is another variety you might observe.

How frequently should I shampoo my hair to prevent split ends?

Consider cutting back to two times per week for shampooing. When shampooing, concentrate the washing at the roots rather than the ends to prevent more damage.

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Comedian Raju Srivastava’s condition is stable, says family; urges fans to ignore rumors



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The solo exhibit echoes an evolution of Lalu Prasad Shaw’s artistic pursuit of over six decades spent creating stories. The endeavour is to give the audience an experiential walkthrough of the artist’s path by including works from his early days of printmaking, pen and ink drawings, Conte sketches, tempera paintings, and bronze sculptures. “ Born in Siuri, Birbhum, in Bengal in 1937, Shaw was surrounded by art. From his home, he could see the Malakars work their magic on the Sholapith craft, one of the traditional handicrafts of Bengal. He would keenly watch them work on sculpted idols of Goddess Durga, the puja adornments as well as the pata art to place in front of the idol. Soon, he began to explore colours and make paintings on his own. He was admitted to the Indian College of Art & Draftsmanship, Kolkata in 1953, but after a few months, he left and joined the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata in 1954. After graduation, Shaw taught art for 18 years, covering painting in watercolor, pastel, and clay modelling in various schools in West Bengal. He taught graphic art at his alma mater and eventually moved to Kala Bhavan in Shantiniketan.

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According to sources Raju is “responding to the treatment”.

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Reportedly, Srivastava fell unconscious when he was working out on a treadmill at the gym. Later he felt severe chest pain and then collapsed after which his trainer brought him to the hospital.

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