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January 5, 2006, 12:40pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hiya i've been asked to ask for polly in the hope she can give me some advice for split ends following her reply to my e-mail sent three weeks ago. Cheeeeeers.
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January 6, 2006, 8:21am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hey Choe

Will post u a reply 2nite!!!

Polly was feelin a little split at the ends herself! ... a little frazzled!  

Welcome 2 the Hairdressers Forum - the site where u will get answers!!!!!!


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January 6, 2006, 9:18pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Split ends !!!! ........... advertising from manufacturers professing to mend and repair split ends: beautiful, glass-like hair with not a wisp out of place or any sign of a dry end in sight !!

When, in reality there is only one simple solution, and you will undoubtedly, like every client trying to grow their hair, not like the answer!!!!

In Layman's terms a split end is like a frayed end of a piece of string. Daily wear and tear (shampoos, towel drying, pollution, heated appliances or in the case of longer hair, constant brushing against clothing and tangles) depletes the hair of moisture and causes the ends to fray or split. On shorter heads of hair, this tends to occur less, simply because the hair is trimmed more regularly and the natural oils produced by the glands in the scalp can act as an emollient for the hair, whereas on  longer hair, the oils from the scalp have further to travel (by which time most of us will have washed our hair anyway, cleansing away the oils in the process!).

Some products offer relief from split ends when, in fact, all they tend to do is to 'bind' the ends, sealing them for a short while.

In truth, the only option is to trim the ends off. Leaving split ends will only make the problem worse, as, like the piece of string, the hair will continue to fray further up the shaft, resulting in much more requiring cutting in the future. Hairdressers often twist the hair to remove split ends further up and some claim that by using heated scissors, the ends are sealed to prevent further splitting. I was, in fact taught to remove split ends by singeing them off!!!  - not for the faint-hearted and not to be tried at home!!!

When growing your hair, the important thing to understand is that trimming the ends every 6 8 weeks will not hinder your growth!!  Hair grows at roughly half an inch every month (0.44mm per day) this can be affected by age, state of health, hormones e.g. Pregnancy but this is the average.

Therefore in eight weeks of growth you will have gained an inch in length. By asking your hairdresser to trim a quarter to half an inch off the hair, it will still continue to grow longer but will maintain a far healthier appearance. If you choose, however, to grow your hair without having it trimmed regularly enough, the resulting length will look wispy, dry and split and can ultimately snap at the ends (especially when brushing) it may seem heart-breaking to have to keep trimming but you will undoubtedly prefer the results by doing so!!!!

The best advice to prevent split ends apart from trimming regularly is to never brush or comb the hair when wet (wet hair is very elastic), use a good quality bristle (not plastic) brush, use the correct cleansing products for your hair (using products for very damaged hair to cure a few split ends will only exacerbate the problem if the roots are greasy but the ends are dry, then use a shampoo for greasy and apply a conditioner only to the dry areas, not all over!!!), avoid too much use of heated appliances (even central heating can deplete the hair of moisture (if using gas heating try leaving a bowl of water in your bedroom strange but true!).

This time of year, when the colder weather can make the hair very 'static' which, combined with the man-made fibres in our jumpers and scarves etc can cause the hair to become flyaway and tangle more a serum smoothed onto the hair can help eliminate static.

N.B. On long, one-length heads of hair when stood in the light it is perfectly normal to see shorter ends of varying lengths this is simply newer hair growing at varying degrees they are not split ends!!

So, there it is probably not the answer you were looking for but the truth nonetheless!!

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January 13, 2006, 10:50pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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HI THERE and welcome o the site anything you wanna know is here.best things for split end to cut and to care for it.be careful when its wet too not to pull it with your comb or brush treat it gently.
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