If you have long hair, then you almost certainly have a split end or two (or two dozen — but who's counting?). And while nothing but a haircut can get rid of those annoyances, there's plenty you can do to strengthen and protect your hair. Celebrity stylist Charles Baker Strahan, who recently worked with Nicole Scherzinger, knows how to make that happen. Want to get messy ends to split? Read his answers to frequently asked questions.
Split ends can make even the most carefully coiffed hairstyles look less than polished. And while the only real "cure" is to trim the frizz at the salon, there are a few things you can do to smooth your strands at home. Check out this easy, three-step routine that will keep your ends sleek and silky all year long and get inspired by some of our product recommendations.
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Split ends can make even the most carefully coiffed hairstyles look less than polished. And while the only real "cure" is to trim the frizz at the salon, there are a few things you can do to smooth your strands at home. Check out this easy, three-step routine that will keep your ends sleek and silky all year long.
A lot of myths surround hair. Old wives' tales that have been passed down from generation to generation or things that we've heard from a friend of a friend of a friend so they must be true. We thought it high time that a few of these myths get debunked so that you know exactly where you stand when it comes to your strands. We caught up with two of the world's leading scientists in the field of hair, P&G's Dr René Rust and Garish Giovanni, to find out what is fact and fiction so see if you can guess which of these statements are true and which are false.Take the Quiz
This is a question I get asked wherever I go. In the queue for a coffee. On the bus. While I'm shopping. I would go so far as to say it's one of the most commonly asked beauty questions EVER. Big call. But that's because split ends are a big problem. They look unsightly, they feel horrible and if you miss just one appointment they can start to crop up. Nightmare. So I called up my man T-Dog (or Tony Pearce as he prefers to be known) to help. He's Pantene's Expert Trichologist, which is really just a fancy way of saying he knows lots about hair and scalps.
A) Prevention with regular haircare conditioning and deep treatments is the best option as once split ends develop, they usually cannot be repaired, as a 'split end' is essentially a longitudinal splitting of the hair shaft. [Sounds nasty, huh?] Once this develops only trimming of the hair distal to the fracture will correct them. Regular trims will stop split end in their tracks, as will conditioning treatments like Pantene 3 Minute Miracle ($7.99),
It's graced the locks of some of Hollywood's hottest stars and was a regular feature at NYFW. Now, one of our very own is calling it her "new obsession."
Moroccanoil is definitely having a moment. The range of products includes the hero serum which is designed to seal in shine, heal split ends and smooth frizz, shampoo, conditioner and an intense hydrating mask. Let's see it in action . . .
We can all see split ends when they happen but do you actually know what they are and what causes them? Split ends (or trichoptilosis, to get fancy and scientific) occur when the cuticle, the protective outer layer of each hair strand, gets stripped away and the dry, vulnerable hair underneath splits. Although there are lots of "split-end mending" products out there, fixing them actually isn't possible, so once you've got 'em, you've got to cut them off.
The only way to avoid split ends is to prevent them. This means deep conditioning, not over-colouring your hair and easing up on the use of heated styling tools. If this isn't possible, you can still help safeguard your hair by using a treatment that structurally reinforces it, like Surya Restorative Serum for Split Ends ($17.60), and by getting your hair trimmed regularly.