A split occurs when the hair-shaft strips or frays. This can happen for various reasons such as use of excessive heat, improper detangling and chemical processes. "They happen when the protective cuticle has been stripped away from the ends of hair fibers."
Causes of split ends:
2. Poor detangling
3. Poor protein-moisture balance
4. Using dull scissors to dust/cut hair
5. Improper care of chemically processed hair (hair treated, relaxed)
6. Metal bonded scrunchies
7. Excessive brushing with hard brushes
Here's video that highlights all 16 types of split ends and what they mean
The video above was so helpful to me and hopefully it will be to you as well. Next week we'll discuss how to identify if you have splits.
Let's chat. Have you found any of these splits in your hair?
Types of split ends and what they say about you
The truth of split end repair
Split end prevention
Prepooing, protein treatments and pruning