by Emily McBride
(last updated July 23, 2014)
When hair is long, old, or damaged, the tips of your hair begin to split. This happens when the tip of your hair loses its protective layer. Split ends can look unattractive and make your hair seem frizzy and dull. Unless you trim your hair very frequently, you most likely have problems with split ends. You can't get rid of your current split ends without cutting them off, but if you are careful with your hair, you may be able to prevent getting them as badly in the future. The way to prevent split ends is by trying not to damage or dry out your hair. Here are some tips to help prevent split ends:
You may hear of products that "cure" split ends—these may appear to work at first, but they do not permanently fix anything. Some products do seal your split ends for awhile, but the only permanent way to get rid of split ends is to get a haircut.
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