Up there with visible roots as one of the worst hair disasters, split ends not only ruin your sleek, shiny look that you’ve just spent 45 minutes straightening, but they can also ruin your overall hair health if left un-treated. Usually a result of colouring, heat damage or environmental stress on the follicle, split ends are when the strand separates which can lead to further breakage higher up. Although the usual treatment for split ends is simply to cut them off with regular trims (which we advise leaving to the pros!), there are ways to prevent these annoying little breaks from happening to keep your hair as healthy as possible whilst we are all stuck inside.
Redken Extreme Lengths
Damaged hair, but more specifically split ends, are a nightmare if you’re trying to grow your hair. Right now, there’s no cure for split ends which means they have to be cut off and the bigger the split ends (the further up the hair shaft they go) the shorter the cut will need to be. So how do you tackle damaged strands and split ends with shampoo and conditioner? Look for a shampoo that will strengthen your hair. The Redken Extreme Length Shampoo and Conditioner will prevent the onset of pesky split ends, keep your hair looking healthy and allow you to grow your strands if that’s your hair goal. Even if you’re not after length, this shampoo keeps your hair in tip-top condition. Designed specifically to target and combat breakage, the duo are a cocktail of Biotin, a form of Vitamin B used in the metabolism of fatty acids, glucose, and amino acids in the body and people. Topically applied biotin can strengthen the weak strands to help them grow longer and stronger. See up to 6 inches of growth in 1 year and prevent split ends by 78% to finally overcome that annoying ‘length limit’ you just couldn’t get past before.
Redken’s top tips:
Keep Your Cool: Very hot water can strip your strands of naturally-occurring and nourishing oils. Extreme Lengths Shampoo gently cleanses without stripping, so give it a helping hand by turning the temperature to warm (or cool if you’re feeling brave). It’s not as dehydrating on your skin too, bonus!
Rinse for Shine: After applying your conditioner, rinse with cold water this forces the hair’s cuticles to close. By closing the cuticles they lie flat which means your strands are instantly smoother and can reflect light more easily which means your hair will look shinier.