How do you get rid of split ends?


Quick Answer

The only way to get rid of split ends is to get a haircut that removes the damaged ends. To prevent split ends, brush with a wide-tooth comb, and use the proper styling tools. Use a leave-in conditioner, and take folic acid and biotin to strengthen and protect hair from split ends.

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  1. Get regular trims

    Visit a salon to have the damaged ends of the hair trimmed off. Get regular haircuts to keep the hair free of split ends and to prevent split ends from traveling up the hair follicle.

  2. Brush with a wide-tooth comb

    Regular brushes can break the hair, causing split ends. Use a wide-tooth comb, and gently brush through the hair until all the tangles are gone.

  3. Choose the proper styling tools

    Avoid using cheap hair-straightening irons and other styling tools that overheat and burn the hair. Use professional-grade styling tools that are designed to be easy on the hair.

  4. Use a leave-in conditioner, and consume biotin and folic acid

    Apply a leave-in conditioner to the hair after showering and before styling with heated tools. The conditioner moisturizes the hair and protects strands from breakage. Eat foods such as spinach, oranges and soybeans that contain biotin and folic acid which strengthen hair follicles and prevent split ends.

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