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Splitting Hairs - What Can You Do About Split Ends
Isn't it a shame when you have to worry about covering
split ends (or trichoptlosis)-the bane of every self-
respecting woman's life! They happen when the protective
cuticle has been stripped away from the ends of hair
fibers. Split ends are more likely to develop in dry or
brittle hair, and typical causes of damage include
excessive dying or vigorous brushing.
Once the hair cuticle is removed, it is impossible to
replace. Typically, the hair splits into two or three
strands, and can be as long or two to three centimeters in
length. The best treatment is to cut off the split end of
the damaged fiber.
But you don't necessarily have to go to the salon every
week to keep your split ends in check. Back in the sixties
and seventies, women used to burn off their split ends!
Sure that's a little excessive. And there are easier ways
to get rid of those dead ends before they split further...
do-it-yourself hair trims.
These do-it-yourself trimming tips are for women who are
happy with their hair; for those who don't need a restyle,
but simply want to freshen things up with a 'homegrown'
sort of look. If you are in any doubt, leave it for the
To Remove Split Ends:
* Take small sections of hair and carefully twist them in a
gentle downward motion. Any split ends will automatically stick out.
* Carefully snip into the twist with sharp scissors. Don't
cut right through; just cut into the thickness to remove
the damaged cuticles and give a natural layered effect.
* Be careful to cut roughly the same amount from each
Remember, sometimes the simplest, and least expensive,
ideas are the best. So get trimming! You'll not only save a
bundle but also time that will ease your life.