Thursday's Hair Care Tips How to Treat Split Ends without Cutting Our face the moment we hear someone say that dreaded word: sp...

Hair Care Tips Thursday Week 3


Thursday's Hair Care Tips

How to Treat Split Ends without Cutting

Our face the moment we hear someone say that dreaded word: split ends

This week I am going to address how to care for your hair to;
1- prevent split ends
2- treat them once you do get them
all without cutting your ends!!

note: this post is in no way judgmental in nature, just an informational post for those who want to keep their ends uncut :-)

I feel the need to share with you why I do not cut my hair, not even those nasty split ends.

My belief comes from this: I Corinthians 11: 4-10;

4-Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. 5-But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. 6-For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. 7-For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. 8-For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. 9-Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. 10-For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.

The word shorn literally means to cut

Now that I have told you my reasons why I choose not to cut my hair, I would again like to express that I am in no way trying to be critical or judgemental. There are a lot of women who would like to prevent split ends no matter what length of hair they have....

Split ends come from many things that we do to our hair, things like;

~heating tools; curling irons, flat irons, blow driers
~over washing
~chemical hair products: gels, mouse, hairspray
~weather; exposure to extreme cold, heat
~hard water, sea water, chlorine pool water
~not regularly maintaining healthy hair habits; brushing

The best way to prevent them is not use or limit your use of heat and chemicals.
Both heat and chemicals strip your hair of moisture that your hair needs to be healthy. And no amount of moisturizing shampoo and conditioner can replace what was lost through repeated damage.
I should note here {even though its seriously embarrassing} my 8 year old daughter has some horrifying split ends, and we do not use any heat, styling products or over wash her hair.
It's because she hates to brush her hair-and she always wears it down.

Why would that matter?
Because friction from her clothing grabs the ends and causes them to snag and break. When we finally get a brush into her hair it likes to tangles, causing breakage...that's why its important for regular hair care maintenance.

How can over washing cause split ends?
Every single time you wash your hair the natural oils our scalp produces get washed down the drain.
We don't give them a chance to move down the shaft of our hair.
In a previous post {that accidentally got deleted- I will re-post later} I stated that washing your hair only once to twice a week is good for your hair. If you can stand to go longer, then that's even better!!
But this will only work if you do not use any styling products.

The type of shampoo that you use can also wreak havoc on your hair. The laurel sulfates- or any sulfates is detergent that cleans hair. It is NOT natural and harmful to your hair! Go sulfate free. The detergents are so harsh that studies have shown negative effects on aquatic waters with sulfates in it....meaning, the water we wash our hair with that goes down the drain can have a negative effect on animals that live in water...plain and simple, we are poisoning our water.

This to do once you get split ends:

~limit or eliminate your use of heating tools
~limit or eliminate your use of styling products
~brush you hair after a shower AFTER your hair is at least 90% dry
~apply pure organic coconut oil to your ends 30 minutes prior to your shower
~treat your hair like fine china, be ever so gentle with it!!
~be careful when pinning up your hair with bobby pins

Being more natural with your hair care routine and being very gentle with your hair will help you prevent those nasty ends. 

At times after I wash and let my hair air dry, I will smooth my ends with the pads of my fingers. Sometimes I apply just a tiny bit of coconut oil to them to give them some extra moisture. Be warned that using to much WILL cause the ends to look oily and have a wet look all day. So if you plan to coat them all day, wear your hair pinned up.

In conclusion, you will not get rid of split ends once you get them, unless you cut them, and I do not encourage you to do that! But there are those small things you can do to help prevent them and help them look better once you do get them...and you will get them!!
No one is immune, its a part of having hair!!

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