• You WANT split ends?
  • Hair dryer, hair spray, chemicals used for coloring. Different things. I've had a hair dresser tell me that even the way we dry it with a towel can cause split ends & to blot it instead of shaking it like can help cut split ends down.
  • Hair, technically speaking, is dead matter. We can only cosmetically maintain and enhance it. Therefore, anything that stresses or dries the strands can cause the stands to split at the end. Any product that promises nourishment from the inside out is full of it. As hair dries or becomes overstressed, the weakest part -- the -- ends, split as a result.
  • Trichoptilosis is the "splitting of hairs at the ends," according to Dorland's Pocket Medical Dictionary, 21st edition, 1968. Often referred to as "split ends." Comes from the Greek root "tricho" meaning hair and "ptilosis" meaning "falling out of the eyelashes." Also called "schizotrichia." Trichoptilosis is caused by hair damage that happens with excessive backbrushing or colouring and perming, though this does not explain the occurrence of split ends which are also found in beards, side-burns and body hair. The only way to repair split ends would be to trim the hair. Split ends seem to be the bane of every hair conscious woman's life. They happen when the protective cuticle has been stripped away from the ends of hair fibers. But why does this happen, and what can you do about it? First let's look at this scientific description of what split ends are, and what they look like up close. Trichoptilosis is a longitudinal splitting of the hair fiber. Better known as split ends. Any chemical or physical trauma that weathers the hair may eventually lead to split ends. Typically the damaged hair fiber splits into two or three strands and the split may be to or three centimeters in length, about one inch. A common condition, split ends is most often seen in long hair but also occurs in short hair that is not in good condition. This can be a problem for anyone trying to grow their hair. So what causes split ends? As the hair grows, the natural protective oils of the scalp can fail to reach the ends of the hair. The ends are getting old once they reach about four inches. They have had long exposure to the sun, gone through many shampoos and been over heated by hair dryers and hot irons. This all results in dry brittle ends which are prone to splitting. Infrequent trims and lack hydrating treatments can intensify this condition. So what can be done to fix this problem? If you already have split ends the most immediate cures is to cut them off. But that's not always acceptable especially if you are growing you hair. Keep in mind that if you don't do something about them, your hair will get shorter anyway because split ends drop off and continue to split backwards toward the scalp at a faster rate than your hair can grow.

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