When it comes to curls, split ends can be our worst enemy. We spend a lot of time and energy figuring out how to manage them. While there’s no way to heal splits or get rid of them unless you trim them off, there are some things you can do to help prevent them from happening.
Watch your curls:
Try to avoid getting your curls caught in your bag or purse strap, wrapped up in your coat or snarled under a hat. When tying them up, make sure to use a cloth wrapped elastic.
Avoid the elements:
The wind is no friend to your curls. When you go outside, try to cover your curls with a satin lined cap or tie your hair back to avoid your strands getting whipped around in the wind.
Avoid over shampooing your curls; instead opt to shampoo once or twice a week. When you do, avoid piling your hair up on top of your head. Instead, work through your curls gently, focusing on scrubbing your scalp and allowing the shampoo to run through your strands instead of washing your curls.
Don’t skimp or scrimp when it comes to conditioner. Every time you wash, make sure you follow up with a conditioner to keep your curls well moisturized, create slip and keep your curls from tangling.
Skip the towel:
Instead of scrubbing your curls dry with a terry cloth towel, use a microfiber or t-shirt to gently squeeze excess water from your curls. Rubbing your curls can cause delicate ends to snag and snap.
When you can, avoid heat styling your curls. Hair dryers and other heat tools can dry out your strands, which leaves them vulnerable to breakage. If you can’t avoid your hair dryer, make sure to use a diffuser on low heat.