There are many hair conditions that you might have to deal with, while one of the most common ones is split ends, which is also known as trichoptilosis. It’s quite a common problem that people experience. This happens when the hair’s protective cuticle at the hair’s end is destroyed. That causes the hair to split into at least 2 strands. Although many people make claims that split ends can be fixed, hair experts have refuted that theory. The reason is that once the damage has occurred the only practical way to deal with split ends is by using some scissors to remove the hairs.
However, the good news is that you can use some useful home remedies to deal with split ends. Not only are these treatments helpful in improving the appearance of your locks, but they also include ingredients that are affordable, which is another big benefits.
Drinking to Split End Control
People around the world enjoy the taste of an ice-cold beer. But what does it have to do with hair? You might be pleasantly surprised to learn that beer can help to control the condition of split ends by providing protein as well as sugar to the hair follicles that have been damaged. In addition it functions as a great conditioner and also adds some shine and fullness to hair.
The first step is to shampoo your hair. Then pour some beer (flat) into a spray bottle (small). Spray the beer over the middle and end parts of your damp locks. Let it set for 2-3 minutes, and there’s no need to rinse out the beer. Follow this procedure one time per week. You should keep in mind that the beer scent typically disappears as time passes after your hair has dried. As with other treatments, it’s a side-effect that isn’t major if you consider the benefits you can enjoy.
The Power of Papaya
You have probably noticed that many of today’s hair and skin products include papaya. The reason is that it’s very high in many vitamins and minerals. It’s also high in protein that helps to provide nutrients to your locks and also lower the chance of split ends. Another big benefit of papaya is that it helps to make hair fuller and provides natural sheen and softness.
First, blend ½ a papaya that’s been de-seeded and peeled with ½ cup of yogurt (plain) until it becomes a smooth mix. Add the mixture to your hair and let it set for around half an hour. Next, rinse out the papaya mixture then shampoo your hair as you normally do. Follow this process one time per week or a minimum of 2-3 times per month, for a couple of months.
Eggs can be effective in treating split ends because they’re high in protein and healthy fats known as essential fatty acids. In fact, hair is mostly made of protein, so eggs can make the hair follicles stronger.
You could add a hair mask made of eggs to your hair one time per week to get the best results. First brush your hair so there are no tangles. First, whip an egg yolk and add 2-3 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon honey. Add the mixture to hair (damp). Then let it set for half an hour, then use water to rinse it out. The final step is to shampoo your hair as your normally do.
Another use of egg is to whip an egg with 1 teaspoon almond oil. Add the mixture to hair (damp). Let it set for 20-30 minutes then rinse out the egg/oil mixture. The final step is to shampoo your locks as usually do.
Mayo: Not Just for Sandwiches
You might never have thought of mayonnaise as a treatment for hair, let alone split ends. However, it’s actually an excellent treatment for dealing with hair that’s been damaged. It provides nutrients, makes hair softer and shiner, and actually helps to prevent split ends.
First, wet then towel-dry your hair. Then add ½ cup of mayo into your locks. Let it set for a minimum of 15-20 minutes. The next step is to rinse out the mixture and then shampoo your strands. Repeat this whole process 1-2 times per week.
As a word of caution your hair will probably smell bad for multiple days after adding mayonnaise to it. However, keep in mind it’s helping to make your hair look and feel better. That’s definitely a plus.
Aloe Vera Does It Again
There are many health and beauty aids on the market today that include Aloe Vera. The plan is an excellent moisturizer, and helps to treat dry/damaged hair that could result in split ends. It also helps to prevent loss of hair.
The first step is to extra some Aloe Vera gel from 1-2 leaves. The massage the gel into your lock. Let it set for half an hour then shampoo as you usually do. If you want better results you could add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 2 teaspoons olive, castor, or jojoba oil. Follow this procedure 2-3 times per week for a couple of months. An alternative is to use an Aloe Vera shampoo 2-3 times per week.
Sweet Treatment for Sour Situation
Having split ends can be tough. However, honey can be a sweet treat for your locks. That’s due to its “humectant” property that absorbs moisture. Besides that, honey is also high in nutrients. The product of bees is very helpful for dry/damaged hair that’s likely to splitting and breaking. It’s also a natural moisturizer and conditioner.
First, mix 2 tablespoons honey in 4 cups warm water. Then shampoo your hair as you normally do but add the honey mixture for a rinse. Let the honey blend set in your hair for a couple of minutes then use water to rinse it out. Repeat this procedure one time per week.
Split ends are a common hair problem that can be caused by many factors. However, the above-mentioned home remedies can help to treat and even prevent the problem.