12 Home Remedies To Cure Hair Split Ends Or Splitting Hair

Split ends (trichoptilosis) is a common hair problem of many women having long hair. When the protective layer of cuticle is damaged then hair splits into two or three strands, each two to three centimeters long, at its tips. Splits often develop in dry or brittle hair. Let's have a look on some basic causes behind hair split ends:

Common Causes For Hair Split Ends

  • Excessive Hair Dying
  • Vigorous Combing or Brushing
  • Lack of Proper Nourishment
  • Lack of Moisture
  • Exposure of hair to the Sun or Heat
  • Excessive Washing of hair with hot water

Split ends can make it difficult to have smooth, silky and lustrous hair. However, to treat your split ends you don't need to visit any expensive beauty salon. Luckily, the problem of split ends can be cured at home. In this article we are going to summarize the best natural home remedies to get rid of hair split ends even at home.

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Home Remedies to Cure Hair Split Ends



1. Hot Oil Treatment


To get rid of split ends, a hot oil treatment is considered very effective. Hot oil treatment deeply conditioned your hair and helps restore moisture, which in turn helps treat and control split ends caused by dryness or lack of moisture. Heat some olive oil in your oven for about 20-30 seconds, and then massage your hair. While massaging, make sure that you apply the oil from the root to tip of your hair. Let it stay for half an hour then wash your hair with mild shampoo. For hair massage you can also use almond or coconut oil because they also have shown good results to cure split ends.

2. Papaya (Papeeta) And Yogurt


A homemade natural hair mask made from papaya and yogurt provides not only helps to treat hair split ends but also provides deep nourishment, removes dandruff and restores natural shine and smoothness. Take half papaya(papeeta) blend it into a pulp and add half a cup of yogurt to it. Mix them well and apply a creamy layer onto your damp hair.While applying, make sure that you apply the mixture from the root to tip of your hair. Leave it on for half an hour and take a normal hair wash with mild shampoo.

3. Milk and Milk Cream
A combination of milk and milk cream deeply moisturize the hair and scalp and helps a lot in getting rid of hair split ends. Take half a cup of milk, and mix in one tablespoon of cream. Blend and beat thoroughly, now apply this onto the scalp and hair tips. Let it stay for half an hour and then wash off with mild shampoo.

4. Egg Yolk and Almond Oil
A mixture of egg yolk and almond oil provides proper nourishment to your hair and scalp and is considered highly beneficial to cure the problem of hair split ends. Take one egg yolk and beat it with a tablespoon of almond oil and apply on your damp hair and massage into scalp. While massaging, make sure that you apply the mixture from the root to tip of your hair. Let it stay for an hour and wash away with your regular mild shampoo.

5. Castor Oil
Castor oil is considered very effective for longer, stronger and thicker hair growth. An oil mixture made by combining equal amounts of castor, olive and mustard oil is highly beneficial to get rid of hair split ends. Massage your hair and split ends with this oil mixture. Now wear a shower cap or wrap your hair with a towel and leave for half an hour.  Finally wash your hair with regular mild shampoo.


6. Aloe vera gel


Massaging your hair and scalp with Aloe vera gel is an excellent way to moisturize dry and damaged hair with split ends. Take some fresh aloe vera gel extracted from 1-2 leaves of aloe vera plant and massage your hair from roots to tip. Let it stay for 30-45 minutes and then shampoo your hair.
To enhance the effectiveness of aloe vera gel you can add some olive oil and few drops of lemon juice and apply the smooth mixture of aloe vera gel, olive oil and lemon juice on your hair and scalp for half an hour. Finally wash off with your regular mild shampoo.

7. Avocado

Avocado acts as an amazing deep hair conditioner and helps a lot in getting rid of hair split ends. Protein, essential fatty acids, multi-vitamins and minerals in avocado work together to treat hair split ends and encourage smooth hair growth.
Take some avocado pulp and massage your hair and scalp. Make sure you properly coat the split ends. Let it stay for 30 minutes and then wash off with your milk shampoo.
Alternatively, mash one ripe avocado and add 1 tablespoon coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix them well to get a creamy mixture. Now apply this hair mask on your hair properly coating the split ends. After 30 minutes, wash off with your regular mild shampoo.

8. Banana


Banana is rich in natural oils, essential vitamins and minerals which are highly beneficial for proper growth and nourishment of hair. Bananas not only soften and moisturize your hair but also restore their natural elasticity and repair the hair split ends.
Take one ripe banana, two tablespoons of plain yogurt and one teaspoon of lemon juice. Blend them well and apply to your hair as hair mask. let is stay for 30 minutes and then wash off with regular mild shampoo.

Alternatively, mash a ripe banana and add an egg, one teaspoon of honey and one tablespoon milk into mashed banana. Now apply it as a hair mask on your damp hair. Leave for half an hour and then wash off with mild shampoo.

9. Mayonnaise



Mayonnaise is also considered very effective for treatment of dull and damaged hair with split ends. It deeply nourishes your hair, not only prevents split ends, but also treat the existing split ends and brings natural smoothness with silky shine. Take some mayonnaise and apply on damp hair paying special attention to your split ends. Let it stay for 20 minutes and then wash off with mild shampoo.


10. Vitamin E Oil


Application of vitamin E oil to your split ends is another great way to get rid of hair split ends. Vitamin E not only provides the essential moisture to split ends but also repair the split ends and  the enhances the healing process.
Take 2-3 vitamin E capsules and extract the oil. Now mix the vitamin E extract into half cup of lukewarm water and massage your split ends with this mixture. Let it stay at least for one hour and then wash off your hair.

11. Honey and Curd


Honey has excellent humectant property that attracts the moisture as well as brings natural shine to your hair while curd deeply moisturize the split ends and helps to repair split ends.
This mixture also deeply condition your hair and brings natural luster and and smoothness. Take half cup of curd and mix it with a tablespoon of honey. Beat it well, and apply to the strands and tips of the hair. Let it stay for half an hour then wash with regular mild shampoo.

12. Egg Yolk, Olive Oil and Honey
Hair strengthening properties of egg yolk, hair rejuvenating properties of olive oil and moisture attracting properties of honey,all combine together to treat and prevent hair split ends.
Take an egg yolk, two tablespoons of olive oil and one tablespoon of honey. Mix them well to make a smooth paste and apply it onto your damp hair. Let it stay for half an hour and and then rinse it off. Finally, wash your hair with your regular mild shampoo and gently dry your hair with clean towel.

Some Preventions and Useful Tips:

  • (i) Avoid wet hair brushing because brushing wet hair will not only lead to hair loss, but also damage the hair cuticle.
  • (ii) Avoid vigorous combing or brushing. Always use a wide-toothed comb or brush.
  • (iii) Avoid excessive hair dying or blow dryer.
  • (iv) For quick results you can use the technique of hair trimming. Cutting the split ends is the simplest and easiest way to get rid of split ends, but this is a temporary solution because the problem would reoccur after the strand grows once again. So for permanent cure you should go with natural remedies.
  • (v) Sometimes deficiency of certain nutrients may also cause hair split ends so try to eat nutritious foods specially protein-rich diet including a variety of foods such as milk, cheese, yogurt, poultry, meat and legumes to treat and prevent split ends in future.
  • (vi) Deep conditioning and oiling your hair at least once per week is essential to retain the moisture and prevent split ends.