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How to Prevent Split Ends Without Cutting Your Hair

5 quick and easy tips to keep your hair growing long – for longer!

When you’re striving to grow out those lovely locks to mermaid lengths, the last thing in the world you want to hear is your hairdresser say, “It’s time to snip, snip, snip those split ends!”

Unfortunately, your hairdresser is right. If your hair is full of split ends, trimming them off is a crucial first step to keeping your hair growing long and healthy. If left, those split ends will likely travel further up your hair shaft, weakening and damaging your hair, and eventually causing breakage. That puts a halt on any hair growth!

The good news is, after you’re all trimmed up, there are some easy to implement preventative steps you can take to help preserve those hair tips and keep them healthy and strong. In this way, you can limit the number of trims you need to schedule as you’re growing that gorgeous mane out!

5 Quick and Easy Tips to Prevent Split Ends

1. Avoid the heat

From the sun rays, to the flat iron, nothing sucks moisture from your hair faster than dry heat. While trying to grow out your hair, avoid using heat tools, and to shield it from the sun, wear loose-fitting hats and apply leave-in conditioners with U.V. protection.

2. Use a wide tooth comb and be gentle

To avoid breakage, use a wide tooth comb (especially after showering) and be patient as you gently comb through your hair to work out any tangles. The last thing you want when trying to grow out your hair (other than split ends) is broken strands!

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  • 3. ‘Mask up’ and regularly apply a leave-in conditioner

    To help it grow strong, your hair needs all the moisture it can get – especially if you live in a drier climate. Regularly applying an Argan oil mask, avocado mask or other leave-in conditioning mask is good practice as it will replenish those lost oils from your scalp and hair strands.

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  • 4. Drink plenty of water

    Water is crucial for the proper growth and functioning of all cells within our bodies, and this is especially true for our hair. To help keep those locks flexible and strong, be sure to properly hydrate and drink (at minimum) 8, 8 OZ glasses of water per day.

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  • 5. Eat a healthy diet and take supplements

    One of the most important steps to healthier hair is to supply your body with the proper building blocks it needs to grow. Be sure to eat foods high in folic acid (leafy greens), biotin (eggs and almonds) and keratin and essential fatty acids (salmon and avocado). And, to allow your body a surplus of vitamins and minerals, consider incorporating supplements into your diet.

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  • Grow healthier hair without the heartache of split ends

    While it’s still important to book in regular trims, by taking better care of yourself and your hair, you can extend the length of time in between trims and shorten the amount of hair that needs to be trimmed off. In this way, you can forget about those split ends for longer, and enjoy the process of growing out that glorious mane.

    ‘Grow’ luck, beauty! ;) 

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