1. Condition Your Hair Regularly
It’s crucial you apply a hydrating treatment every time you wash your hair. The more nourished your strands are, the more they are protected in the face of aggressors. Try products from the Fusion collection, which give you up to 95% more resilience against breakage* by harnessing a formula inspired by spider silk. The Intense Repair Shampoo gently whisks away impurities while nourishing strands, while the follow-up Intense Repair Mask, packed with amino acids, helps to repair even the most damaged hair. Just check out the ‘before and after’ above for proof.
2. Brush Your Hair From Tip to Root
Yes, you read that correctly. Dragging your hairbrush from root to tip doesn’t only put you at risk of hair breakage; it can also split the shaft, leading to a stressed-out, ragged look. The right way to brush your hair sees you start at the tips, gently teasing knots away. Gradually, you can start brushing higher and higher, until you’ve detangled every strand. Try this technique when distributing hair conditioner or hair masks evenly too. Apply the treatment to wet hair first, then use a wide-toothed comb to delicately work through knots from the bottom to the top.
3. Avoid Tight Ponytails with Elastics
The ponytail might be one of the most effortless and easy-to-wear hairstyles around, but beware: tight elastic can put stress on fine strands, resulting in splits and breakage. Wear locks loose when you can, and when you can’t, stick to clips or soft, silky scrunchies. Over time, you’ll notice fewer split ends, and that scrunchie will keep your look on trend, too.
4. Safeguard Your Strands From Heat
Split ends are a symptom of damage, which means if you shield your hair from harming aggressors, you’ll see less breakage. And one of the key culprits? Heat styling, every time. By exposing fragile hair to unseemly temperatures that strip out natural oils, you’re leaving it at risk of splitting and snapping. Cue frizz and flyaways. That’s why it’s important that you always use heat protection, whether you’re blow-drying, straightening or curling hair. Try EIMI Thermal Image, which injects a dose of shine while warding off damage.