There is no bigger enemy to your glorious mass of shiny tresses than unyielding split ends. It rips your hair strands into two, leaving it dull, limp and prone to breakage.
So, what causes the much-dreaded rough ends to occur in the first place? It happens when the protective outer layers of hair cuticles wear away due to external stress factors.
Well, in between chemically-doused products, crackling heating tools and harsh environmental factors, it doesn't come much as a surprise, does it?
If you want to save your precious mane, start by snipping off the rough ends. Slow down on the heating tools, and take a break from harsh chemicals for a while. And most importantly, your hair, just like your skin, is a direct reflection of your health. So, start binging on high-fibre, vitamin and mineral rich food.
Other than that, a nourishing hair mask once a week can work like a charm in keeping the split ends at bay. Here is a DIY avocado hair mask that will effectively put an end to split ends.
Why avocado, you ask? It is rich in folic acid, proteins, essential fatty acids and vitamins, which will nourish your hair strands, keeping it silky and smooth, which in turn will keep rough ends in check.
Other ingredients in this pack are olive oil and coconut oil. Coconut oil has rich antibacterial properties that will work to remove flaky dandruff. Olive oil on the other hand is packed with antioxidants that will stimulate hair growth.
- 1 Ripe avocado
- 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil
- 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
Method of Preparation And Application
- Mash the avocado into a fine pulp. Mix in the coconut oil and olive oil. Whip until you get a creamy texture.
- Apply it through your hair and scalp. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then rinse it clean with your regular shampoo.
- Try this once a week for hair that is soft to touch, silky with no split ends in sight.
Do give this easy hair mask a try and let us know your inputs. If you have any suggestions, do not hesitate to share it in the comment section below.