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Save Your Hair From The Chop

There's nothing more frustrating than finding split ends when you're trying to grow out your hair. Unfortunately though, it's inevitable that when they start showing up, you've got to get trimming, leaving you feeling like your growth-progress has, quite literally, been cut short.

But there is a solution, and it's all about prevention, because unfortunately, once you've got split ends, there's not a lot that you can do. But before that? We've got some tricks up our sleeves to help keep your ends intact.

1. Make Treatments a Priority

The biggest prevention tip you need is to keep your hair in good condition. This means masks, treatments and gifting your locks with the love they deserve. Try something like Dream Lengths No Haircut Cream by L'Oréal Paris to reduce split ends and protect your hair from heat and breakage.

2. Sleep on a Silk Pillowcase

Not only will you get the sweetest sleep of your life, but swapping to a silk pillowcase can help to stop split ends in their tracks by reducing breakages. Brittle and damaged hair is more prone to split ends, so it's important to take care of it — even when you're asleep!

3. Avoid Unnecessary Heat

We all use heat styling tools sometimes, but not all of us protect our locks in advance. Using a heat protectant first and swapping out hot tools for air drying and styling (where possible) will go a long way in saving your ends. And, if you love straightening your hair to make it seem even longer, it's worth investing in high quality tools that offer temperature control, so you can ensure you're not overheating your hair.

4. Protect From Weather Elements

You might be lathering up with sunscreen all over your skin (amazing, keep it up), but what are you doing for your hair? If you don't want to apply hair SPF products (yes, they're a real thing), try wearing a wide-brimmed hat to help keep your hair (and scalp) protected from the harsh rays, and opt for sitting in the shade where you can.

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