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Tips and Products for Preventing Split Ends on Curly Hair

I have curly hair prone to split ends, but I’ve found a few tips and tricks to help prevent them. The key is knowing how to take care of your curls while also not over-style them. Read on for my top tips for preventing split ends on curly hair!

It’s easy to get split ends on curly hair, but there are ways you can prevent it. For example, don’t use heat styling tools too often and keep your hair moisturized with shampoo and conditioner containing silicone or oils. You should also avoid brushing your hair when wet, as this will cause the natural protective layer of scales around the cuticle to break off, leading to more split ends.

Fixing curly split ends

The struggle is real. When you have curly hair, your ends will inevitably be dry and unprotected from the elements. Luckily there are some things you can do to help prevent split ends on your curly hair.

  • Use a leave-in conditioner to keep your curls hydrated throughout the week
  • Avoid using heat tools on your hair unless necessary
  • Apply a deep conditioner once or twice per month for extra moisture

We all want long, healthy hair. But curly hair tends to get split ends more quickly than straight or wavy hair because it doesn’t have the same natural protection. So as your curls start to grow out, you may notice some split ends forming at the tips of your strands. Environmental factors like heat and humidity generally cause these. Still, other things can cause them, too, including products with harsh chemicals or overuse of heated styling tools (which is why we love this blog!). Fortunately for us curlies, there are ways to prevent this from happening in the first place! Our hairstylist has put together an awesome list of ways to keep that beautiful mane looking its best below!

Deal with perpetual split curly ends

Curly hair is beautiful, but it can be a struggle to keep it in its best condition. One of the leading causes of split ends on curly hair is using too much heat styling products and equipment. Here are some tips for preventing split ends on curly hair:

  • Use a wide-tooth comb or brush to detangle your curls before you wash them. This will help reduce the number of tangles created during the washing and drying process, leading to more splits than usual.
  • If you’re going to use an iron or blow dryer, do so with care because these types of tools cause breakage and frizzing when misused. Always start from the roots and work out toward the end furthest away from the end.