What is the main treatment for split ends?
Split ends mean two horns or multiple branches at the bottom of the hair strand and is known as ” split ends “. This condition is usually caused by weak hair structure, damage caused by chemicals, improper use of heat tools such as straighteners and conditioners, type of weather and other environmental factors.
What deficiency in hair causes split ends?
Splitting of hair (also commonly known as hair loss or breakage) may be due to a variety of factors. Some of the factors that can cause multiple hair splits are:
• Lack of nutrients:
lack of important nutrients such as protein, vitamins (such as vitamin D and E) and minerals (such as zinc and selenium) can cause hair weakness and breakage. Deficiency of these nutrients can occur due to poor nutrition, inadequate diet, or problems with absorption of nutrients by the body.
• Improper use of thermal products:
excessive use of thermal tools such as hair straighteners and other thermal devices can cause hair damage and breakage. An increase in temperature and long-term contact with heat can cause hair weakness and split ends hair.
• Improper use of care products:
Using care products incompatible with the type of hair and scalp can lead to hair weakness and breakage. For example, using extreme anti-dandruff shampoos and products or without proper care after use can cause hair dryness and breakage.
• External damage:
some external factors such as the use of hard brushes or incorrect use of styling tools can lead to split ends and multiple branches.
Loss of natural hair oil:
One of the important factors in maintaining the health of the scalp and preventing split ends is the secretion and balance of natural hair oil. If the secretion of this oil decreases or changes, you may experience a dry scalp and more severe split ends.
• Environmental factors:
The reaction of hair to environmental factors such as hard water, air pollution, ultraviolet rays, heat or cold can cause dryness and damage to the scalp and lead to split ends.
• Fungal infection:
Some fungal infections can lead to the appearance of freckles. These infections usually develop on the scalp due to excess moisture and heat.
• Stress and anxiety:
Stress and anxiety can lead to changes in the secretion of hormones and the body’s immune system, which may contribute to the appearance of freckles and its exacerbation.
Please note that split ends are a complex problem and many factors can contribute to it. For accurate diagnosis and treatment of freckles, it is better to consult a dermatologist and hair specialist to identify the cause of your freckles and determine the appropriate treatment plan.
How to prevent split ends?
To prevent split ends, you can do the following:
• Maintaining the moisture of the scalp:
using shampoos and moisturizing and softening products can help maintain the moisture of the scalp. These products help repair the scalp and prevent dryness and itching caused by split ends.
• Regular and mild washing:
Regular washing of the scalp using appropriate and mild shampoos can help prevent split ends. Also, avoid washing your scalp too often, as this may aggravate rather than reduce split ends.
• Using anti-dandruff shampoo:
Using anti-dandruff shampoos, containing special elements such as sulfur, salicylic acid, ketoconazole, and antifungal oils, can help control dandruff and relieve itching and inflammation of the scalp.
• Healthy nutrition:
Proper and varied nutrition by consuming foods that contain vitamins, minerals and protein can help the health of hair and scalp. Drinking enough water is also important to keep the scalp moist.
• Using natural methods:
Using natural oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, aloe vera and green tea can help relieve scalp inflammation and reduce split ends.
• Reducing stress:
Stress and anxiety may lead to changes in the secretion of hormones and the body’s immune system, which may be effective in the occurrence of freckles and its exacerbation. Stress management exercises such as meditation, yoga and deep breathing can help.
• Protecting hair from thermal damage:
Frequent use of thermal tools such as hair straighteners, hair straighteners and other thermal devices can lead to hair breakage and weakness. To maintain healthy hair, it is better to limit the use of these tools or use protective products such as heat spray.
• Protection against environmental factors:
Exposure of hair to environmental factors such as sun, wind, cold and air pollution may lead to breakage and weakness. It is important to use protective products such as hats and shawls when exposed to the sun and to protect hair against environmental factors.
• Using the right brushes:
using brushes with soft and well-coated teeth can prevent hair damage and breakage. Also, brush the hair with soft and respectful tips so that you don’t fall into hair breakage and split ends.
• Chemicals and hair coloring:
Using strong chemical products, ready-made materials and hair dyes can lead to hair weakness and breakage. Strong chemicals such as ammonia and hydrogen peroxide in hair dye products can damage the hair structure and cause breakage. If possible, limit the constant use of chemicals and use natural methods such as herbal dyes and natural hair care products.
If the problem of split hair is more serious and home methods and normal care do not show visible improvement, it is better to consult a dermatologist and hair specialist. Your doctor can diagnose the exact cause and recommend appropriate treatment methods. In general, if you have severe hair breakage and split ends, your doctor may suggest the following:
• Nutritional supplements:
Using supplements that contain nutrients important for hair health, such as vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids, can help strengthen hair and improve its structure.
• Drug treatments:
In some cases, your doctor may prescribe you certain medications. For example, products containing magnesium, iron, zinc, biotin, and other minerals and vitamins may be effective in strengthening hair.
• Laser therapy and other treatment methods:
If the problem of hair breakage is severe, advanced treatment methods such as laser therapy, light treatments, mesotherapy and injection methods can be used. These methods help to strengthen and improve the hair structure and reduce breakage.
• Specialized care:
consultation and specialized care from a dermatologist and hair specialist can be useful in improving the condition of hair and preventing them from breaking. This includes masks, hair treatments, products containing hair strengthening agents and specific instructions for hair care.
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