Your hair goes through a lot over the summer – heat, pollution, UV rays, sea salt and chlorine can all contribute to hair cuticle damage and promote split ends.
That’s why we’ve come up with our top tips to stop split ends in their tracks so that you can keep your hair healthy, shiny and strong…
Leave it in
Use plenty of conditioner when washing your hair – it’s essential to closing the cuticle after shampooing and keeping your hair sleek.
Invest in a decent leave-in hair oil or a nourishing hair mask to really boost that shine. We would recommend System Professional’s Luxe Oil which is also a heat protector and can be used every day. You could also try the System Professional Keratin Restore Mask once a week to keep split ends at bay.
Turn down the heat
We know it’s hard to put down that hairdryer when you’re rushing out to work in the morning but laying off the styling tools will really help your hair to repair and grow.
Try washing your hair the night before and putting them into loose braids to avoid damage and bypass the hairdryer and curling iron the following morning.
Brush with care
Not dealing with tangles correctly and brushing your hair when it’s wet are two surefire ways to cause more damage to your hair.
When brushing our tangly hair make sure you brush down starting at the ends of your hair and making your way up to the roots. It will prevent hair breakage and also reduce damage to the scalp.
If you have to brush your hair while wet, make sure you use a Tangle Teezer to ensure that you are not snapping the hair cuticle. You can pick one up at your local Mm salon or ask your stylist for more info.
Go for the chop
When getting your hair trimmed, ask your stylist to cut about one and a half inches above your split ends. This will remove any damage and allow your hair to grow in healthy and sleek.
If you follow the steps above you should find yourself having to take less and less off each time as your split ends reduce.
Book a cut with your local Millimetre salon now and start your journey to shiny, split-end-free hair!