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Boise Hair Salon: The Ultimate Guide To Split Ends

Just like any other beauty flaw, split ends are an unwanted nuisance most people have to deal with. Unless you’re a celebrity with a personal hairstylist who can tend to your everyday needs, you more than likely have a few frayed ends that mess with your style.

What Are Split Ends?

Split ends are hair splinters that are caused by damage to the hair shaft. If left untreated, they can lead to unwanted breakage that makes the hair strand shorter. While split ends are a common nuisance that everyone deals with, it doesn’t mean you have to live with them. At unDONE, our Boise hair salon stylists are here to help you not only prevent split ends but deal with them when they inevitably show up. That’s why we’d like to provide you with the following ultimate guide to preventing and dealing with split ends.

Preventing Split Ends

Brush Carefully

It should be no surprise that brushing your hair aggressively can damage your hair. Your hair can be easily be broken making it prone to split ends so it’s important to treat it delicately. When you brush, make sure to glide gently as you slowly work out tangles. Make sure to work your way from the bottom up to gently detangle your strands rather than trying to brush from top to bottom. If your brush meets a knot, simply stop and start a little further down and continue working your way back up.

It’s also important to use the right tools to brush and detangle your hair. Our Boise hair salon stylists recommend using special detangling brushes and combs to help you reduce wear, breakage, and friction. However, the right brush depends on your specific hair type. If you’re not sure which one would work best, never be afraid to ask for a recommendation.

Reduce Heat Exposure

How hot you set your styling tools matters when it comes to preventing split ends. The hotter you set them, the more damage you will inflict upon your tresses. Our Boise hair salon stylists recommend setting your styling tools on a lower setting to see if it will get the job done. While it might take you a little longer to achieve your personal style, it will seriously help you prevent any annoying split ends.

It’s also important to work with clean hair when you’re using your styling tools because heat and oil can actually cook your hair. Make sure to properly wash your hair of built up products before you style your hair.

Don’t Over-Wash

While it’s important to clean your hair to prevent damage when you style it, it’s just as important not to over-wash your hair either. You should only wash your hair every few days and when you do, concentrate on keeping the shampoo on your scalp rather than working on your ends. Even more, when your hair is wet, it’s more prone to breakage, so be gentle when you brush it.

Avoid Overly Hot Water

When you shower, it’s important to avoid overly hot water when you wash and condition your hair. Instead, you’ll want to opt for cold or lukewarm water instead since hot water can cause your hair cuticles to swell, making them more prone to split ends. By rinsing your hair at a lower temperature, you will help close the cuticle and seal the hair shaft while making your hair soft and shiny in the process.

Getting Rid Of Split Ends

Get Regular Trims

To be honest, the only way to get rid of split ends is to have them cut out. Once your hair shaft has split, there is really nothing left that you can do. However, if you’ve been working on growing your hair out and don’t want to have to cut it, your Boise hair salon stylist can provide you with a light dusting which helps to remove split ends without cutting your length.

Use The Right Products

If you have split ends and are looking for a way to manage them before your next trim or dusting, the only thing you can do is conceal them by using the right hair care products. For frazzled ends after styling, smooth the frays with a touch of styling cream or serum. We recommend using Undone’s Everyday Miracle Treatment, Amethyst Oil, or Versatile Styling Creme to help seal the hair cuticle while fighting frizz and flyaways.

You’ll also want to hydrate your tresses since split ends need a ton of tender loving care. That’s why we also recommend our specially formulated shampoos and conditioners that proactively work together to prevent further breakage. These include Undone’s Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner, and Everyday Miracle Treatment that work to deliver silky smooth hair with radiant shine.

Nourish With A Mask

If you’re looking to replenish your hair of moisture and lost nutrients, our Boise hair salon stylists recommend using Davines Minu Hair Mask that is formulated to deeply nourish and hydrate your hair without weighing it down while also making it soft and silky. Just apply to towel-dried hair after shampooing and leave it on for approximately 10-15 minutes before rinsing.

Consider A Brazilian Blowout

A Brazilian Blowout helps to improve and prevent split ends because the treatment contains keratin, the same protein hair is made out of. Picture liquid protein being wrapped around every strand of hair, building strength and resistance to future damage. It also helps promote hair growth due to the decreased time spent blow drying or flat ironing it to perfect that smooth look everyday. Plus the strengthening qualities of the Brazilian Blowout helps to protect your hair from heat. And we all know, the less heat used on your hair the better!

unDONE Salon

At unDONE Salon, we are here to help keep your hair strong, healthy and beautiful. Our Boise hair salon stylists are experienced and eager to work with you and help you avoid split ends and breakage while obtaining the cut or hair color you want to achieve. Contact us at (208) 287-2010 or schedule an appointment online today!

Boise Hair Salon: What Causes Split Ends & Breakage

With summer now behind us, your hair may be feeling the dry and brittle effects due to leftover chlorine damage and sun exposure. While it’s not uncommon for us to provide you with seasonal tips for maintaining healthy hair, today unDONE Salon would like to cover some common reasons that cause unwanted breakage and how to prevent it.

Brushing

The #1 cause of breakage is due to the way you brush your hair. That’s why it’s important to be gentle when you style your mane. Don’t rip through it with a fine tooth comb. Instead start from the ends, moving upwards as your hair detangles.

Additionally, it’s just as important not to brush your hair when it’s soaking wet. If you’ve just stepped out of the shower, try towel drying your hair as much as possible before smoothing it out. A reconstructive spray or leave-in condition can also help detangle your hair while preventing unwanted breakage and split ends.

Ponytails

We know, we know… Ponytails are one of the easiest ways to manage your hair. While this basic hairstyle may seem like a simple solution, it’s also notorious for causing unwanted breakage. The reason? The constant tension caused by tight ponytails can result in scalp irritation and unwanted hair loss. Not to mention the damage that occurs when you remove the ponytail causing breakage in the process. If you can’t go without the ponytail, make sure to keep it loose and not to yank or pull when taking it out. In the end, you’ll be surprised at how this affects the integrity of your hair.

Headbands

Again, we know that pulling your hair back is a quick easy way to manage your tresses. However, if you’re constantly pushing your hair back using headbands you may be causing stress to your hairline. It’s important to keep in mind that the hair that frames your face is a lot more fragile than the length of it. As a result, it doesn’t take much to damage and break those hairs. If you must use a headband, make sure not to use it every day and to be as gentle as possible to ensure the health of your hair.

Styling Tools

Heat from a blow dryer or other styling tools can damage your hair and increase frizz and split ends. While styling your hair in its natural state isn’t always possible, the Boise hair salon stylists at unDONE recommend using styling tools on their lowest heat setting to prevent damage and unwanted breakage.

Damaging Products

Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner that suits your hair is important. Often times, people tend to choose the wrong products depending on their hair type. If you have dull, dry hair, use a product that specifically caters to strengthening and moisturizing your hair. Talk to your Boise hair salon stylist to see what products would work best for your hair type.

unDONE Salon

At unDONE Salon, we are here to help keep your hair strong, healthy and beautiful. Our Boise hair salon stylists are experienced and eager to work with you and help you avoid breakage while obtaining the cut or haircolor you want to achieve. Contact us at (208) 287-2010 or schedule an appointment online today!