HOW TO GET RID OF SPLIT ENDS

The problem of split ends is quite common among girls. Split ends occur when the protective layer of the hair cuticle is removed. Lack of moisture in hair is the main reason for split ends which can be caused due to mental stress, chemical treatments or excessive use of electronic devices like hair straightening machines, dryers etc. 

So following are the home remedies that can help you to get rid of the split ends:

BANANAS

Ingredients:

  • Banana: 1
  • Yogurt: 3 tsp
  • Rosewater: 5 tsp
  • Lemon juice: 2 tsp

STEPS

  1. Mash a banana in a bowl.
  2. Add 3 teaspoons of yoghurt to it and mix properly.
  3. Now add 5 teaspoons of rose water and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice to it.
  4. Mix all the ingredients together. 
  5. Apply this mixture on your hair from root to tip properly.
  6. Let this hair mask sit on your hair for 1 hour.
  7. Then rinse it off with normal water. And wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
  8. Do this 2 times a week for 2 months, to completely get rid of the split ends.

Bananas are rich in vitamin A, C and E. Also, they contain iron, zinc and natural oils that help in repairing and moisturising the hair. Yogurt helps in restoring the moisture in the hair. Lemon juice helps in protecting the uppermost layer of the hair cuticle. Rosewater enables easy application of the mask.

HONEY

Ingredients:

  • Honey: 2 tbsp
  • Warm water: 5 cups

STEPS

  1. Add 2 tablespoons of honey to 5 cups of warm water.
  2. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and normal water.
  3. Then, rinse your hair with this honey and warm water mixture.
  4. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  5. Then rinse your hair with normal water.
  6. Do this remedy 3 times a week for 1 month, to get rid of split ends.

Honey helps in treating the split ends and also moisturizes the hair. Warm water helps in the easy application of honey in hair.

AVOCADO

Ingredients:

  • Avocado: 1
  • Olive oil: 2 tsp
  • Coconut oil: 3 tsp

STEPS

  1. Mash one avocado in a bowl.
  2. Add 2 teaspoons of olive oil and 3 teaspoons of coconut oil to it. Mix all the 3 ingredients together.
  3. Apply this mask on your hair from root to tip.
  4. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  5. Then, wash your hair with a mild shampoo and normal water.
  6. Do this remedy 3 times a week, for 2 months.

Avocado is rich in magnesium, fatty acids and various other nutrients that help in repairing the hair and reduce split ends. Both coconut oil and olive oil not only helps in the easy application of this mask but also moisturises the hair which helps in the reduction of split ends.

PAPAYA

Ingredients:

  • Papaya: ½ a papaya
  • Yogurt: 2 tbsp

STEPS

  1. Mash ½ papaya in a bowl.
  2. Now add the mashed papaya to 2 tablespoons of yogurt.
  3. Mix these 2 ingredients properly.
  4. Using your hands, apply this mixture to your hair from root to tip.
  5. Keep it the same way for 30 minutes.
  6. Then, rinse your hair with normal water. 
  7. Afterwards, wash your hair with a mild shampoo and normal water.
  8. Do this remedy 2 times a week. Do this for 4 weeks to see the visible results.

Papaya helps in moisturising the hair which helps in the reduction of split ends. Yogurt also helps in retaining the moisture in the hair.

MILK AND ALOE VERA

Ingredients:

  • Aloe vera leaves: 2
  • Milk: 5 tsp
  • Cream: 2 tsp

STEPS

  1. Slit the aloe vera leaves into 2 halves.
  2. Extract the gel from the leaves and collect it in a bowl.
  3. Add 5 teaspoon milk and 2 teaspoon cream to the aloe vera gel.
  4. Mix all the ingredients together.
  5. Apply this hair mask on your hair using your finger.
  6. Apply this mask from hair root to tip.
  7. Let it sit for 30- 45 minutes. 
  8. Then, rinse your hair with normal water.
  9. Afterwards, wash your hair with a mild shampoo and normal water.
  10. Do this remedy 2 times a week for 2 months to get rid of split ends completely.

Aloe vera gel and cream helps in moisturising and nourishing the hair. Milk not only helps in repairing the hair but also helps in the easy application of the hair mask.

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

  • Avoid using very warm water on your hair because warm water makes hair dry. Even during winters, either use lukewarm water or normal water.
  • Do not use too many chemical products on your hair.
  • Do not use a hair straightening machine or dryer on your hair very often. Heat makes the hair dry.
  • Avoid combing your hair too much. Comb only once or twice a day.
  • Eat lots of fruit and vegetables daily. Include protein-rich food items in your diet like yogurt, cheese, milk etc.

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