How to Prevent Split Ends How to Prevent Split Ends

 Prevent Split Ends - On Demand! Step #1 - Use White Sands The Cure to mend the split ends you have, to prevent split ends. Step #2 - use a conditoner & a detangler to help prevent split ends. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Knowing how to prevent spit ends - means

  • discovering all of those things you "think you are doing right" ...but
  • that are actually causing damage, ...then
  • no longer doing those things that are causing your split ends.

If you are seeing lots of split ends and, you are less than satisfied with the quality of your hair, you should start with a Basic Hair Care review. The top 2 how to prevent split ends secret are

  1. knowing and using the best --- "hair protecting"--- hair care procedures to protect you hair and
  2. using products that are designed to a)- prevent and b)- repair split ends while making all of your hair beautiful.

Remember - if you think you are doing everything right and you still don't have the results you want - you need to change something! First review to be sure you are using the best hair care techniques for your hair, then upgrade your products.

To paraphrase the famous vaudeville comedian Will Rogers,"It ain't always what you don't know that hurts you, it's what you do know, that ain't so." Read our hair care review. We hope you will be able to find and fix some of those things you think you do know, "that ain' t so."

Basic Hair Care
Healthy, beautiful hair starts and ends with you. The habits that we develop as children can stick with us for our entire lives, especially the habits that we don't recognize as the "not so good habits." Poor habits that go undiscovered and uncorrected can cause lots of frustrating hair problems. Many people do not realize the complaints they have about their hair are actually a result of their own poor hair care habits. For all types of hair, from dry and frizzy to tangled and poofy, start by reviewing your basic hair care steps and see if your hair improves.

Step #1: Shampoo
You would think that everyone knows How to Shampoo their hair. Yet shampooing improperly causes a variety of problems that are easily avoided! To properly shampoo the hair:

  • Thoroughly saturate the hair with water.
  • Dispense shampoo into the hands and rub your hands together, mixing shampoo & water.
  • Gently massage the shampoo into the hair and scalp using the cushion tips of your fingers.
  • Rinse and repeat.

Shampoo Tip #1: Don't use hot water to shampoo your hair. - - - Using really hot water can cause your scalp to dry. Dry, flaking scalp form hot water is called dandruff. Use warm water only to shampoo your hair. If you just love hot showers, use warm water first to shampoo your hair, then turn up the water and keep your hair & scalp out of the water. (ps - If you skin seems flaky and dry the water may be too hot for you skin.)
Shampoo Tip #2: Shampoo your hair twice. - - - Think of the first shampooing as the "break through" shampoo. The first shampooing is done to remove dirt, oil, product build up, etc from the hair, not the scalp. If you use styling products or go days without shampooing, you may notice that the first time you shampoo your hair, it's hard to get a good lather. The second time you shampoo, you should be more focused on massaging the scalp with the cushion tips of your fingers. Work up a good later, at the scalp then gently smooth the lather down the rest of your hair.
Shampoo Tip #3:Using the cushion tips of your fingers to massage you scalp, NOT your fingernails. - - - Fingernails, and anything else that scratches the scalp can cause the scalp flaking, better know as dandruff.

Step #2: Condition - using your daily maintenance conditioner - and YES you should be conditioning every time you shampoo.

There are several things we do to hair that are said to condition, meaning change the condition, of the fabric on your head, we call hair. A hair daily conditioner is designed first to neutralize any un-rinsed, or remaining shampoo, and close the cuticle layer of our hair. In additional, hair conditioners offer "extra added benefits" like, replacing vitamins and essential oils that our hair & scalp may have lost, or adding additional treatments to heal, detangle hair or , leave the hair feeling softer. Today, we categorize conditioners as: 1)- daily maintenance conditioners, 2)- deep conditioning treatments that is designed to fix hair from the inside, 3)- the surface conditioning treatments, to mend split ends and fix hair on the outside and 4)- the make-up for the hair conditioners, that prepare the canvas of our hair for our finished look, and 5)- Combination conditioners that mix together # 1, 2, 3 & 4. As you can see today's conditioners can do much more for your hair and are manufactured to help our hair overcome a variety of hair problems.

  • After Shampooing, Gently squeeze excess water from your hair.
  • Dispense your conditioner into your hands, rub your hand together, then apply to hair.
  • Wait one to five minutes (time by following instructions on the package), then rinse thoroughly.

Conditioner Tip #1: Shampoo and condition your hair when you first get into the shower. Leave the conditioner on your hair while you are taking your shower. This gives the conditioner time to work while you are "multi tasking" in the shower.
Conditioner Tip #2: Completely rinse the conditioner from the hair. To do this, gently run your fingers through the hair while running water over your hair to remove the conditioner.

Daily maintenance conditioning of your hair, is one of the most important step in your hair care regime. To get and keep healthy, gorgeous hair, we recommend choosing your hair conditioner first, then selecting the shampoo designed to go with the conditioner. Keratin Hair Straightenig shampoo & conditioner for Color Treaten Hair" has stopped breakage for our clients who have gon home and bleached their own hair. We also find it helps if you use Orchids Oil and Porosity after every shampoo. All of these are customized "add on treatments" used in addition to their daily conditioner. White Sands gives you the ability to customize you treatments to fit the exact needs of your hair. Lanza has a deep conditioning system called "The Ultimate Treatment" that you can also customize for the needs of you hair.

Step #3: Detangling the Hair and preparing the fabric of your hair, as a canvas for your hair styling:
This is the one step that many people miss, and missing this step, can cause lots of problems. After you shampoo and conditioner your hair, you should spray your hair with a leave-in (sometimes called leave-on) detangler, then detangle your hair. Follow the detangling with your add your hair treatment (hair oil, leave in silk and/or porosity equalizer). Remember, your porosity equalizer, hair oil, and/or hair silk all use the moisture, that is still in your, as part of their distribution system. As you can see, detangling is only one of many things you can accomplish with step # 3. You are also preparing the outside of the hair by filling in all of the "pot holes," hair damage and mending the the split ends. This is where you can treat all of those hair problems that your rinse out conditioner was not designed to take care of for you. Your leave-in conditioners and treatments, should make your hair easier to comb through, or detangle. To separate, or detangle the hair, you should be gently comb,or pick the hair. Start detangling at the bottom and working up to the scalp. Never, brush through wet hair! Brushing wet hair stretches the hair past the breaking point, causing a tremendous amount of damage to the hair by literally pulling it apart. This is the #1 cause of split ends. Combing or picking through the hair may take a little more time but, it is the best way to treat your hair if you want your hair to grow long and healthy and to prevent split ends and frizzy broken hair. If you want to know how to prevent split ends, 1)- use a detangler and 2)- gently picking through wet hair.

Step #4: Drying the Hair
The healthiest way to dry your hair is to let the hair air-dry naturally. For most of us, this can be very impractical. Waiting for your hair to air-dry can take quite a long time, especially for those with longer or thicker hair. For women with longer hair, it can also create wardrobe problems, as the wet hair will usually cause wet clothing.

    To Towel Dry the Hair:

  • After you shower, gently wrap the hair in a towel and wait about five minutes Remove the towel, then flip it over. If the towel is large enough, there should be a wet side and a dry side.
  • Apply the dry towel to the hair and gently squeeze the hair with the towel, blot and squeeze damp hair with the towel. Never, ever scrunch the hair with the towel, or frantically rub the towel back and forth over your hair. Be gentle with your wet hair, it is in it weakest most delicate state while it is wet. With towel drying, you will not get your hair fully dry, all you can do is speed up the the drying time.
    To Blow-Dry the Hair:
  • Get a Thermal Protector, most of these come in sprays that you apply after you shower. We recommend White Sands Liquid Texture. Which acts as both a thermal protect ant and a styling aid.
  • Blow Dry in one direction with the Blow Drier pointing down at your head at a 45 degree angle.
  • If the hot air is burning your hand/scalp/other skin, you are either holding the drier too close to your head or it is too hot. Switch to a cooler setting and or increase the distance between the dryer and your hair.

Step #5: Heat Styling Your Hair
If you haven't been able to achieve the look you want from you hair, and you know you are using good hair care procedures (see steps 1 through 4 above), experiment in step#5 by using different styling aids. For hair that is severely damaged, whether from coloring, perming or flat-ironing or blow drying, you may need to use a Conditioning Masque or Hair Treatment.

If you've given the five steps a try and your hair doesn't seem to be improving, there may be some other underlying or hidden problems. If you still can't find an answer for you problem, go to your hair salon and ask your stylist to help you. Let them know about the good basic hair care habits you've adopted and what products you're using so they can recommend where to go from there. You can also drop us a line in our Email, and we'll try to help.

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