Bothered by split hair ends? I’m going to reveal a simple way to bring back smoothness to your hair and protect it from damage 🙂
The Internet abounds in hair care guides for hair which tends to split. However, there seems to be something contradictory – some people claim that it’s possible to bind split ends back together. Others say that it’s impossible and you must cut them off and do your best to keep hair from splitting in the future.
Do you really have to trim split hair ends?
I believe that the truth lies somewhere in the middle. You surely won’t seal hair ends which are strikingly split and you simply feel coarseness when running your fingers through the hair. You must cut them down to give your hair power for regeneration. On the other hand, when your hair just starts splitting and you’re not dealing with noticeable damage, you can definitely use some repair treatments which hold back splitting and restore health in your hair.
Split hair ends repair
- Ready-made products
Some of you go for drugstore products e.g. Redken Extreme Length Sealer for split ends. I’m not a fan of such cosmetics as they’re deprived of natural ingredients and… the producer promises miracles. If I were to recommend a ready-made product which can help regenerate hair ends, it would be Nanoil Treatment. It has a perfect composition of ingredients and works brilliantly.
- Homemade techniques
Hair repair using home remedies is another option I prefer to go for. There are a few ways and each one has some benefits. You can apply DIY masks, do a hair oil treatment or try a gelatin hair lamination. I think the last one is best when it comes to home remedies for split hair ends.
Fancy knowing how to do hair lamination at home?
Gelatin hair treatment for split hair ends
Hair, which starts splitting, lacks proteins and needs a large dose of regenerating ingredients. That’s what makes gelatin hair lamination one of the best treatments you can gift your hair with.
This odd-sounding treatment just seems to be complicated. It focuses on introducing a special mix of proteins into hair. It is done with the use of heat which intensifies the action of regenerating ingredients. What are the effects of hair lamination? I guess they’re really encouraging.
What are hair lamination benefits?
- Hindered hair splitting.
- Hair end protection and prevention from damage.
- Hair smoothness and shine.
- Anti static and frizz effect.
- Easier combing.
At-home hair lamination treatment. How to…?
Firstly, in order to do hair lamination on your own, you need to get a protein mix which you’ll ‘press’ into your hair e.g. using a flat iron. Hair salons use specially-designed hair lamination products. If you get tempted, feel free to buy them online. I prefer simple solutions and believe that natural protein sources are the best. Food gelatin works best for hair lamination.
Gelatin hair treatment step by step:
- Dissolve gelatin in a small amount of water.
- While gelatin cools down, wash and towel dry your hair.
- When the gelatin slightly hardens, mix it with a conditioner.
- Apply the mixture to hair strand by strand, from roots to ends.
- Secure your hair with a shower cap and towel.
- When the turban starts cooling down, warm it up using a blow dryer.
- After around an hour, rinse your hair out.
- Wash the hair if you want to refresh it.
How often to do the gelatin hair lamination treatment?
When we get rid of split ends and prevent frizzy flyaways thanks to the gelatin mask, we don’t have to do the treatment for the next several weeks. Still, the effect isn’t ever-lasting so you’ll surely feel like repeating it.
Feel free to do the gelatin lamination again but don’t overdo it. Too much of gelatin proteins lead to dry, dull, frizzy hair. This treatment for split ends shouldn’t be done more often than every three weeks.