4 Ways To Prevent Split Ends

Keep your hair looking long and luscious with a few simple tricks to avoid having dreaded split ends. Did you know that the scientific name for split ends is actually called trichoptilosis? This essentially means that the hair fibre splits and makes hair feel rough and even more prone to damage. Follow our four simple tips to prevent split ends, and enjoy healthy hair for longer.

Cut down on products

With so much variety on the market these days, hair oils have become very popular because they claim to give smoother ends and protect the hair follicles from root to tip. Although you might realise that whenever you don’t use these products, hair quickly turns rough, breaks and loses it’s soft touch. It is best to use these kinds of products in moderation, since hair can become completely dependant on oils and serums. Every once in a while, give your hair and break and use a leave-in conditioner on the ends.

We recommend: Jojoba Oil 100% Natural 100ml  $29.95

Cut it off

Quite an unpopular alternative, but regular trims will help hair to look and feel healthier. If you don’t quite trust your hairdresser, simply take a pair of hair shears and cut slightly above the damaged areas. Make sure to cut above the damaged hair follicle, since the split will be likely to re-appear again.

We recommend: Manicare Hair Dressing Scissors 16cm $10.24

Stop using heat

Although styling products such as curlers, hair dryers and straightening irons work wonders to create quick and easy hairstyles, it is best to cut down on heat. Straighteners particularly can lead to extensive hair breakage and continuous use will damage ends beyond repair. If you are using heating products on your hair, remember to add in a light spritz of heat protectant, which won’t leave hair feeling exposed and vulnerable to heat products. Rather, they lock the hair in a seal and protect it from possible heat damage. Dry your hair on the coolest setting since this will cause the least amount of damage.

We recommend: Halo Jennifer Healthy Ionic 3900 Dryer Styler $159.95

Brushing and combing

Vigorously brushing or combing hair is another factor which leads to unpleasant hair breakage. Take care and try not to be too rough with your hair, since this ultimately leads to split ends. Carefully section off hair, and work slowly in small areas to de-tangle any knots.

We recommend: Tangl-eze Detangling Brush $12.99

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July 12, 2014

10 Benefits Of Jojoba

It isn’t often you come across a product so versatile that it can be used on all skin types, hair, nails and all over your body. Jojoba is the ultimate multitasker with endless benefits. Here are 10 different ways to use this wonder product:

1. Moisturise skin: Anywhere, everywhere. Jojoba is easily absorbed and penetrates deeply into the skin to soften and restore your skin to a healthy condition.

2. Smooth fine lines and wrinkles: Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and provides a potent antioxidant source to the skin.

3. Minimise scars and stretch marks: Improves the visible condition of skin and nurtures the growth of new and healthier cells.

4. Skin irritations: Use to soothe and reduce the visible effects of sunburn, heat rash and other skin irritations such as rosacea, psoriasis and eczema

5. Help acne: The anti-bacterial properties of jojoba cleans pores and prevents new breakouts.

6. Remove makeup: Simply add a few drops of jojoba to a cotton ball and wipe gently over the eyes and skin.

7. Massage and bath oil: Great for at home massages and baths. Add a few drops to your bath to leave skin feeling moisturised and soft.

8. Condition hair: Massage into damp hair, leave on for 5-10 minutes, then rinse off or add a few drops to your conditioner.

9. Condition lips: Apply to finger and smooth onto lips. Also works great as an overnight treatment.

10. Soften hands and cuticles: Use alone or add a few drops to your regular moisturiser. Also great for softening dry cuticles.

May 20, 2014