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.
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
4. Egg Yolk and Almond Oil
5. Castor Oil
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.
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.
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.
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
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.