Generally speaking, most of women are bothered by the bifurcate and are trying to solve this problem by all means. To be of any assistance in settling this problem, this post will focus on the reason why there is split ends and the way to get rid of the problem.
Firstly, let’s begin with the definition of split ends. What is split ends? Just as its name applies, split ends refers to the hair ends dividing into two or even several filaments. Actually, the arising problem of split ends can be avoided if you pay attention to some hair caring detail.
Reasons for split ends
So why your hair will be bifurcate? Usually, it is caused by several reasons. First, your hair is too long. Second, it has endured lots of heat or is over processed by chemical treatments, including perm, dyeing, straightening and so on. Third, you wash it too often with strong alkaline shampoo. The last reason lies in that you are not in good health condition， lacking in a certain amount of nutrients which is necessary for hair growth
The structure of human hair
From the center to the surface, human hair can be divided into three layers. The outermost layer is what we call “hair cuticle”, which is the thinnest layer. The next one beneath the cuticle is called “cortex”, which is thicker than the other layers. The part in the center is “medulla”. Hair cuticle is composed of many dead Keratinocytes and keratoprotein，arranging one by one in the direction of hair growth. Once growing out from the scalp, hair cells are dead. When the hair is too long, it will be kept exposed to the air for such a long time, so that those lateral adhesive cells in the hair ends will gradually loosen. As a result, here comes the bifurcate.
The longer your hair is, the easier for its ends to split. Therefore, you are supposed to keep your hair in a moderate length. In case of too many split ends, it is advised that you have it trimmed a little bit. If your hair has been processed with perm, dyeing or any other chemical treatments in high frequence, or washed with strong alkaline shampoo, it is very likely that it leads to the significant reducing of the original hair oil. Without enough amount of hair oil, those lateral adhesive cells will be also apt to loosen, causing the bifurcate at last.
As an old saying goes, if you know yourself and know your enemy well, you will win every war. After you have a little idea about why this problem happens, it is time to find out how to solve this problem. Check the five tips for routine hair caring, maybe you will achieve your dream soon.
- Have the bifurcate trimmed on time
When it occurs to you that there is a bifurcation problem, you are supposed to trim the split ends off otherwise it will keep growing and destroy your image. A cutting length of 2 to 3 centimeter does the best to the whole image and the hair health.
- Select appropriate shampoo and conditioner basing on the hair style
Before applying your shampoo to your hair, you had better make it into bubbles with your palm as it will minimize damaging your hair. The using of conditioner is an indispensable step which can not be skipped if you want a head of healthy hair. A good conditioner is beneficial to the replenishing moisture to your hair. But you should remember to skip the hair roots，if not there will be potential that your scalp tends to be greasy easily.
- Keep doing a weekly hair mask
If possible, nourish your hair using hair mask which works well in regaining healthy hair once or twice a week. After washing and conditioning your hair, spread moisturizing hair mask over your hair. Rinse it throughly with water after it has been wrapped in a towel for 10minutes, and then it will appear to be soft and silky.
- Wash your hair with warm water
During the winter, many people are used to heating up the water that they use to wash their hair. Actually, it is wrong to do that because hot water will stimulate the secretion of serum, resulting in greasiness. The water in 20 degrees is preferable for washing hair.
- Comb your hair before going to bed
I think most people do not have this habit because we always care much about the dust on our face and body. There is actually more dirt and dust sticking to our hair than any part of our body, so that it is better that you brush your hair with a wide-toothed comb before you go to bed.