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15 Bad Habits That May Be Making Your Split Ends Worse
Using Heat
Heat tools may help you achieve fabulous hairstyles, but they dry out and damage your hair. If you must use heat, apply a heat protectant and use the lowest heat setting.
Avoid putting heat on the ends of your hair as they’re prone to damage, and never use heat-styling products, like flat irons and curlers, on wet hair.
Overwashing your hair will remove natural oils, causing dryness and split ends. Try going an extra day or two without washing, and you may realize your hair is still clean.
How often you wash your hair depends on your hair texture, hair treatments, and how oily your hair naturally is. In general, it’s advised not to wash it more than twice a week.
Using The Wrong Brush
Your hairbrush and how you brush your hair may be causing split ends. A wide-tooth comb or a brush with flexible bristles is ideal, and you should always brush from bottom to top.
Brushing your hair from top to bottom only causes more knots, resulting in a painful detangling process. Instead, start at the ends and gently work your way up.
Wearing Metal Accessories
The metal pieces on hair ties, rubber bands, and metal clips can cause damage to your hair, so it’s best to use accessories with a fabric shell, especially ones made from silk.
Bleaching Your Hair
Bleach is known for being extremely damaging to your hair because the harsh chemicals cause dryness and lead to split ends, especially if you opt for this treatment often.