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Dead Ends vs. Split Ends | Mayraki Explains

Jul 07, 2022 | By Denise V.

Dead Ends vs. Split Ends | Mayraki Explains

Can’t get rid of the stubborn split ends and that awful dead ends? If you don’t know how to decipher the these two major hair problems, then we’re here to the rescue.

Maintaining your hair, whether it’s curly, straight, and wavy, is a challenging feat. There will be hair problems along the way, from frizz, dandruff, hair loss, dead ends, and split ends. Two of the most problems women with treated hair faced mostly is having dead ends and splits ends – but what is the difference?

In this article, we’ll give you a lowdown on how can one get split ends and dry ends, how to know if you have one, and how to end those problems at once.


Split ends

How do you get split ends

You hair splits at the end when they become dry, brittle, and frayed. For those who haven’t underwent color treatment, other factors for that can be exposure to extreme weather conditions, and hair care styling such as blow drying, straightening, and curling. This also happens mostly to those who dyed or bleached their hair . The haircuticles open because of the peroxide content in the bleaching agents.

How do you get rid of split ends?

There are lots of ways to get rid of split ends, but number one solution is using a hair mask . This type of hair treatment are great for concealing and improving your hair’s overall appearance.

Other way to get rid of the split ends is by simply trimming it. But wait – according to experts, you can try trimming your hair by using a hot scissors to seal off the ends. Also practice having regular trims to have a healthy looking hair.

Lastly, you should avoid overshampooing or using brand with sulfate content. Using regularly can further damage the hair. Choose a brand that’s free from parabens and sulfates , and contains some argan oil that helps with deep conditioning and overall hair health.


dead ends

How do you get dead ends?

Just as we thought that the term ‘dead ends’ only apply on roads, it also does apply in hair terms. Dead ends are more common with long and thick hair. When your hair ends doesn’t get much nutrients, it weakens not just the end, but also the rest of your hair.

How to get rid of dead ends

There’s no other way to get rid of dead ends than to cut them. After having a brand new cut, try doing a keratin treatment at home to revive and hydrate your hair. Give ‘em a boost and a fresh start so they grow stronger and healthier