The best products to stop hair breakage are conditioners and split-end treatments. Use conditioner both in the shower and as a leave-in treatment applied to damp hair. Conditioners keep hair smooth by adding moisture and lubrication to hair strands, which can help prevent breakage.
Split-end treatments mend split ends and come in a variety of forms. At-home remedies can be used on a daily or weekly basis. Treatments to repair split ends are also available in salons.
Many DIY treatments are also available, such as an avocado treatment. Avocados are full of oils that add moisture and proteins to hair. To use avocado to repair split ends, one can simply mash an avocado, and massage it into damp hair. The hair should sit for about 15 minutes before rinsing.
Many techniques and products aim to prevent split ends and breakage before they occur. Treating hair gently is one of the most important ways to prevent hair breakage. Heat styling can be very damaging and should be limited as much as possible. It is also helpful to reduce the frequency of damaging hair processes, such as coloring, highlights and perms. Taking certain vitamins, such as folic acid and biotin, have also been shown to contribute to healthy hair.