Split ends: Everyone has had them at some point or another. They’re a natural result of the wear and tear from our daily lives.
“Imagine you have a beautiful vintage Hermes silk scarf. Now think about what would happen to it if you washed it every day, put it in the dryer and dried it, and then put it on an ironing board and ironed it every day. How long would it last? Many women do the literal equivalent of that to their hair, and even if you're using spectacular products, your strands can only handle so much,” explains Adam Livermore, an educator at Oribe. (Point taken.)
And though there’s only one way to actually get rid of split ends (get a haircut), there are a number of things you can do at home that them less noticeable and prevent them from happening in the future. But before we delve into some best practices, let’s talk about where they come from in the first place.