Use a split end repairing shampoo and a moisturizing rinse out conditioner featuring an ingredient that attracts the frayed ends together. Do not use keratin-based products as these cause a straightening effect.
Apply a split end repairing leave-in conditioner, oil or serum paying special attention to ends.
Roll slightly damp hair in classic method to enhance volume or use low bun. Make sure you smooth the ends into the CharlieCurl as you start to roll (This may take a little practice)
Apply a light amount of finishing serum to hair around face and up to the CharlieCurl to lay down flyaways and to moisturize the under layer.
Leave in for a several hours or overnight, depending on amount of curl desired.
Re-apply split-end repairing serum very lightly to shaft and more energetically to ends with a gentle squeezing motion.
Dry ends are often split, damaged and frayed.
Sometimes hair doesn’t break off completely, but gets barbed, rough ends or splits in the middle. This creates snarls as hairs brush against each other, leading to additional damage and breakage.
TRIM: The only permanent solution to splits is trimming the ends.
It is important to do this and a good hairdresser can take the smallest amount off the ends.
PREVENTION: The best way to deal with split ends is to prevent them from happening
#1: Be Gentle with your hair. Rough handling damages the outer layer of the hair shaft (cuticle)
Towel dry by squeezing rather than rubbing
Style with a gentle touch – daily abuse from rough handling exasperates damage
HEAT: Keep away from curling irons and blow driers as much as possible. Heat both weakens the proteins that make up the hair and reduces the moisture in the inner cortex that gives hair its lively bounce.
Comb, do not brush wet hair.
Hair is 30% less strong when wet because Hydrogen molecules in the water break down the hair’s natural hydrogen bonds.
NEVER detangle from the top down. Always comb out tangles by starting at the bottom and working your way up.
Brush dry hair with a natural bristle brush to bring the oils to the ends. It is best to do this when hair is not squeaky clean. You are trying to distribute the oils from the root at the scalp to the ends.
Protect hair from environmental damage with conditioners and hats.
Try not to over color, perm hair or use harsh chemicals.
Moisturize your hair regularly with conditioners and by drinking plenty of water.
Get proper nourishment - inside with food and outside with conditioners.
Deep condition with protein on a regular basis, monthly or every few months depending on your hair type and condition.
Products are good as treatment for the symptoms (these are great and help appearance of hair but the effect IS temporary!)
Some products will repair split ends on a temporary basis by attracting the ends together with positively charged ions in the conditioner (hair is negatively charged and opposites attract)
Then essentially “gluing” the ends back together with proteins
Flyaways and Rough Looking Layers
Hair has a natural negative electrical charge. In electricity, like-polls repel each other.
As rough hairs rub against each other, the transfer of electrons produces a static electrical charge. The result is fly-away hair.
Avoid plastic brushes or combs which contain negative ions. They can cause flyaway frizz. Even negative ions in the air exist. In this case, find a product that you love to help fight the frizz.