Split ends are probably one of the most common complaints women have. But don’t be fooled – it’s not just women with long tresses who complain, even those with short hair grapple with the issue. And though almost everyone knows that a haircut is the only solution for split ends, they don’t really know how they occur or how to prevent them.
What are split ends? It simply means that a single hair strand splits into two at the tip. But in severe cases, the hair strand splits into multiple ends and overall, this gives a very ragged, unhealthy looking mop of hair. And chances are, the longer your hair, the more split ends you have. Also known as Trichoptilasis, split ends may occur for several reasons.
Once the hair splits, you cannot do anything to ‘glue’ it back together. Curly hair has an uneven surface that does not reflect light very well. That means the curlier or wavier your hair is, the duller it appears. The hair treatments just smooth the hair shaft to make it appear as if the split end is gone.The only permanent solution is to get your hair trimmed. Once you get rid of the split ends, you can take steps to prevent them from coming back.