One of the biggest problems that people face regarding their hair is the issue of split ends. With the effects of styling and damage as well as environmental damage, hair can lose some of its moisture and become rough and dry. While the best way to get rid of split ends undoubtedly is to cut off the ends of your hair, it can be a hard thing to tackle if you don’t eliminate it at the very roots of the issue. Here are some of the best tips that can help make your hair smoother and softer and get rid of frizzy hair and split ends at the same time to give you more manageable hair.
Home remedies to get rid of split ends
Hot oil deep conditioner
Using hot oils can help to restore the moisture in your hair and can help control and reduce split ends. It can help to ensure you have healthier hair that is softer and smoother.
Warm coconut/almond/olive or castor oil in the microwave for 20seconds. Check to see if the oil is too hot and massage it into the scalp and hair. Leave on for 45minutes and shampoo it off. Repeat weekly for best results.
Bananas are rich in potassium, natural oils, iron, zinc and vitamins and can help to restore the natural elasticity and can help control breakage. It can also help to moisturize the hair, boost regeneration and make it easier to manage.
Mash a ripe banana with 2 tbsp. yogurt and a splash of rose water and lemon juice, apply onto hair, leave on for an hour and rinse off.
Eggs contain a lot of protein and essential fatty acids that can help reduce split ends. The protein in eggs resembles that of the hair follicles and thus can integrate easily and help make the hair smoother, tangle free and stronger.
Whisk the egg yolk with 2-3 tbsp. olive oil and 1 tbsp. honey. Massage it into the dampened hair, leave on for half an hour and then rinse off.
Mayonnaise contains proteins and oils and despite leaving a bad smell (which you can counter by adding a drop or two of essential oils) it works wonders for your hair.
Apply half a cup of mayonnaise into dampened hair, leave on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off.
Avocado can help to act as a great deep conditioning agent and can help to give you beautiful hair. Packed with protein, folic acid, magnesium, essential fatty acid and vitamins, it can help boost hair growth and nourish the hair and make it softer.
Mash a ripe avocado with 2 tbsp. olive and coconut oil to get a creamy consistency. Apply onto hair, leave on for 30 minutes, rinse and shampoo.
Beer has a lot of sugar and protein and can help control split ends, add shine and volume to the hair.
Let the beer go flat, i.e. let it sit overnight, pour in spray bottle and spray on the hair, avoiding the roots.
Milk and cream
A combination of milk and cream can help provide moisture and can help make your hair smoother and supple. It can also promote tissue repair and growth.
Mix 1tbsp cream with ½ cup whole milk, rinse your hair with the mixture and let it sit for 15-20 mins.
Aloe vera can help moisturize dry and damaged hair and promote hair regrowth.
Massage aloe vera gel into the hair; leave on for 30 mins, shampoo.
Papaya is rich in proteins and can nourish the hair to reduce split ends. It helps add body and remove buildup and can help restore softness and shine.
Mix papaya with ½ cup yogurt to get a smooth mix, apply and leave on for 30 minutes and rinse off.
Due to the humectant property and nutritional levels, honey can help reduce dryness and damage in hair and reduce breakage and splitting. It can help condition the hair and make it soft and shiny.
Mix 2 tbsp honey in 4 cups warm water and use this mixture as a rinse and wash off after a few minutes.