A big pet peeve many naturals have about their hair is split ends. In fact, it’s a nuisance of most women trying to repair their hair.
In a nut shell, split ends occur when the hair loses a lot of moisture and protein, thus causing the bond that makes a hair shaft what it is split. This split also makes your hair weaker and more susceptible to breakage.
Unfortunately, women with kinky and curly suffer from dryness far more often than straight textured hair so heat damage and styling damage resulting in split ends is nothing new
Personally, I hate split ends because I know have to get my hair cut and then kiss all my lovely growth bye bye!
The fastest way to repair split ends is it simply cut your hair. I know that’s not what most naturals want to hear but it’s true! Removing the split ends means the hair can no longer split and potentially cause damage.
The good news is that it’s usually no more than a couple of inches but some naturals have a head full of damage and making a “big chop” decision is not something that comes easy for them.
However, there could be a means to the madness WITHOUT chopping off your splits but it will require some work and dedication from you.
And frankly, the steps are nothing new; surely, you’ve heard or read about them before on your natural hair journey.
So, here are some ways to fix split ends without the trimming:
If you do not have split ends but want to avoid getting them, watch this brief video from this lovely natural who gives honest tips on prevent split ends.