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20 Super-effective Home Remedies For Split Ends

Split ends are the worst, aren’t they, ladies? The long lustrous hair that we all long for are always taken away by the dreaded split ends which force us to cut our hair short! Very frustrating indeed!

Let’s take a look at what causes split ends and how to prevent them.

1. Excessive brushing

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Brushing your hair too often is one of the causes of split ends, especially while it’s still wet.  Also, the excessive back combing of the hair is a major cause, because it disrupts the epidermis.

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2. Hair coloring

Hair coloring is another cause as coloring of the hair makes the condition of the hair worse. Take care of your hair if you color it often by conditioning it properly and maintaining its health.

3. Using heated appliances

Heated appliances such as curling irons, straighteners, and hair dryers end up making our hair very dry, which causes split ends while making the hair very brittle. Use these devices as infrequently as possible.

4. Rubbing with towels

Rubbing your hair with a towel is the worst and leads to causing split ends. It is better to let it dry naturally.

5. Rubber bands 

Rubber bands and many fancy hair accessories also cause damage to the hair leading in the development of split ends.

6. Use of excessive and/or strong shampoos

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Using too much shampoo makes hair brittle and causes split ends. Always use mild shampoos meant for your hair type. Don’t experiment with shampoos too often.

7. Rebonding

During this process, your hair is exposed to chemicals for over three hours. This chemical overload causes split ends.

8. Genetics

Blame it all on your genes, ladies! For some, hair with split ends is just a genetic problem. Called Trichorrhexis nodosa, this condition causes a defect in the hair shaft. So the hair is thick at some points and thin at others. This uneven texture causes it to break easily.

Now that we have explored the causes, let us have a look at effective home remedies for split ends that help you get rid of them altogether.

1. Beer

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Believe it or not, beer is actually really good for your hair. So the next time, instead of drinking it all, save some to use on your hair. Rinsing your hair every time with beer, whenever you shampoo, will help condition your hair and get rid of split ends.

2. Egg mask

We all know egg is great for our hair and it gets rid of spilt ends too as eggs are rich in proteins and essential fatty acids that help treat split ends. You can use an egg hair mask once a week on a regular basis. Whisk an egg yolk along with two or three tablespoons of olive oil and one tablespoon of honey. Work it into damp hair, leave it on for 30 minutes, and then rinse it off with lukewarm water in a mild shampoo. Alternatively, whisk an egg with one teaspoon of almond oil and apply it on damp hair. Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing it out and then shampoo your hair.

3. The magic of mayonnaise

Mayonnaise works as one of the excellent home remedies for split ends and damaged hair. It nourishes your hair and prevents split ends. Wet and towel dry your hair, work one-half cup of mayonnaise into your hair, leave it on for at least 15 to 20 minutes, and rinse it out while shampooing your hair. Repeat this once or twice a week. Also keep note that your hair will smell bad for days after this treatment!

4. Hot oil conditioning

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Deep conditioning with hot oils helps restore moisture, which in turn helps control split ends. Slightly heat olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, or castor oil in a microwave for about 20 seconds and massage it into your hair and scalp. Leave it on for at least 45 minutes and then shampoo your hair and repeat at least once a week or more.

5. Helpful honey

Honey is great for treating split ends, especially when you mix it with curd. All you need is a half cup of curd and a tablespoon of honey, which you mix together well. Massage it into your hair, especially the ends and let it remain there for 20 minutes after which you rinse it with water.

6. Papaya with a purpose

Papaya does wonders for split ends. For this pack, you will need a ripe papaya (pick one that’s sizable enough for your hair). Cut the papaya in half and get rid of the skin and seeds, then blend it until it’s pulpy. At this point, add in half a cup of plain yogurt and mix again. Once it’s mixed, massage it into your hair, parting it carefully. Let it stay on for 30 minutes or so, and then rinse it out.

7. Able avocado

Avocado is loaded with proteins, essential fatty acids, folic acid, magnesium, vitamins A, D, and E, and other nutrients that are great for conditioning and get rid of split ends. All you have to do is mash one ripe avocado and mix in two tablespoons each of olive oil and coconut oil until you get a creamy consistency. Apply this hair mask liberally on your hair, avoiding the roots. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes and rinse it off and shampoo your hair. Do this on a weekly basis, or two to three times a month.

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8. Bring on the bananas


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Bananas are rich in natural oils, potassium, zinc, iron, and vitamins A, C, and E, which minimize breakage and moisturize hair to help prevent split ends. Process one ripe banana, two tablespoons of plain yogurt, and a little rose water and lemon juice in a blender. Apply this banana hair mask on your hair, leave it on for one hour, wash it off, and then repeat once or twice a week.

9. Cream conditioning

After shampooing, mix a tablespoon of heavy cream into half a cup of milk. Beat it thoroughly, then massage it into your hair, especially the ends. You only need to leave it for about 15 minutes, and then rinse it out!

10. Tea to the rescue

For this, you’ll need Chamomile tea. Brew a pot of chamomile tea and then give your hair a pre-rinse with it. Chamomile has calming properties and works great on split ends to repair them. Let it set in for a moment. Then, wash and condition as normal.

11. You got to keep eating

Don’t avoid all fats just to stay fit. Eating healthy fats is good for your hair and will prevent split ends. Pick foods with healthy fats and include them daily in your diet. They help to both moisturize the hair, and prevent wear, tear, and split ends right where they start.

12. Ghee is the way to go

Ghee aka clarified butter, can cure split ends. Apply the ghee directly to the ends and let it sit there for a few hours. As tasty as ghee can be, it also has the added benefit of making your hair split end-free, so try it!

13. Shea butter

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This is great for restoring moisture to the hair and getting rid of split ends. Massage your damp hair with shea butter and let it dry naturally. Within a few days, you will see that you are getting relief from frizzy hair and split ends.

14. Black lentils

This too is good for getting rid of those split ends. Take half cup of black lentils and grind it to get a smooth powder. Add a spoonful of fenugreek seeds. Now, mix this with a cup of yogurt. Apply this to your hair for two hours and wash off with a mild shampoo afterwards.

15. Jojoba oil

Mix this in with your shampoo or conditioner and use it to wash your hair. This will leave you with soft moisturized hair which is free from split ends.

16. Fenugreek

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To get silky smooth hair without split ends, you can use this pack. Make a fine paste of ground fenugreek seeds and curd. Use this as a hair pack. Wash it after two hours and see the result.

17. Cocoa butter

All you have to do is apply it after washing your hair and before drying it when you get out of the shower. Comb through it and let it sit for a moment, and then dry as normal. Be sure to put some extra on the ends of your hair to give them special treatment.

18. Argan oil

This is a miracle product for split ends which works wonders. It helps repair, strengthen, and moisturize your hair while also preventing split ends.

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19. Vitamin E capsules

You can get these from the local pharmacy and then mix the oil of 2-3 Vitamin E capsules in lukewarm water and massage the split strands with it. This is an effective remedy to treat split ends.

20. Castor oil

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Massage your hair with castor oil, mixed with mustard and olive oil, to get split ends-free hair. Keep it for 30 minutes, and wrap with a towel or shower cap. Afterwards, rinse it off with shampoo. You can also use coconut and olive oil.

Well, there you have it. The several super-effective home remedies for split ends. So go ahead and try them out. You are sure to be split end-free at the end of it!

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20 Effective Home Remedies For Split Ends
Split ends keeping you up at night? Worry no more for we have here 20 of the most effective home remedies for split ends that will leave you hair split-free
Ria Dutta

Ria Dutta

I fell in love with writing at a very early age, and till today it remains my one true love. It provides me with the luxury to dive into a world of my own where nothing can get to me, not my worries or my sorrows—it’s my escape to a happier place where anything and everything is possible and can be expressed. Back in the land of reality—when I’m not writing, I spend my time hanging out with my friends, watching TV, dancing, and enjoying one among the many gifts God has bestowed upon us—FOOD! Yes, I’m a big-time foodie! After all the happy conversations with my buddies and the dancing and a whole lot of bingeing on yummy food, I love to end the day curled up in bed with a good book.