9 Ways To Get Rid Of Your Split Ends Postpartum—No Haircut Required

9 Ways To Get Rid Of Your Split Ends Postpartum—No Haircut Required

2 Dec 2022 | 6 min Read

Sudeshna Chakravarti

Author | 288 Articles

While most women enjoy a voluminous and shining mane during pregnancy, some struggle with split ends and breakage, which persists even during the postpartum period. While you may feel that trimming your hair is the best way to fix your split ends, chopping your hair off every time you notice a split end might not seem favourable, especially when you are trying to grow it out to a certain length. The good news is that instead of chopping your hair, you can try making a few switches to your haircare routine to get rid of those severed edges and keep them gone.

Read on as we have gathered a list of hair-strengthening tips that can enhance your hair’s health and also help it grow without frizz and breakage. 

9 Ways To Get Rid Of Split Ends Postpartum

9 Ways To Get Rid Of Split Ends Postpartum
Hair oiling and conditioning regularly can help tackle your split ends and breakage / Image credit: Freepik

Stop Picking Your Split Ends

Picking on your split ends is a big no-no as that can damage your entire hair strand. Splitting up the hair tips causes friction that harms the entire hair strand, resulting in more split ends and an increase in hair fall. This also stalls your hair growth and leads to reduced volume and integrity. So even if you feel tempted, do not try to pick on your split ends.

Apply a Hair Strengthening Oil

Oil massage is essential for healthy hair growth. Moreover, it nourishes your hair stands and helps prevent split ends. Try massaging your scalp with a protein-enriched hair oil, such as The Moms Co.’s natural hair-strengthening oil, which contains a combination of natural oils including amla, coffee, and tea tree oil, which helps nourish your roots and strengthen your tresses to prevent split ends and breakage. 

Go For a Spa Treatment

One of the major factors contributing to split ends is dry hair strands. To nourish your hair strands, try spa treatments like head steam and head massage. These treatments help increase blood circulation in your scalp and provide essential nutrients to the follicles to promote healthy and strong hair growth. The steam will help open your hair cuticle layers and allow moisture penetration. As a result, your hair will stay soft and moisturised.

Wash Your Hair With a Damage Repair Shampoo

Wash Your Hair With a Damage Repair Shampoo
Washing your hair with a damage repair shampoo can help strengthen your strands and prevent split ends / Image credit: Freepik

Shampoos containing drying alcohols and SLS may strip the natural oils from your hair. Steer clear of them to minimise further damage and split ends. Go for a damage repair shampoo like The Moms Co.’s natural keratin-infused shampoo, which contains natural and plant-based oils like moringa oil and Moroccan argan oil that repair damage while nourishing and conditioning your strands, restore softness, and add a natural shine.

The shampoo also contains Murumuru seed oil and shea butter, which effectively reduces the appearance of split ends and improves your hair strength and volume. 

Don’t Skip Conditioner

Conditioners are great for moisturising and reviving dry and damaged hair. You can opt for the natural damage repair conditioner from The Moms Co., which is formulated with a keratin and argan oil-enriched formula that repairs your hair structure and shine and prevents split ends. The conditioner also contains wheat protein that helps strengthen your hair volume and adds shine and lustre. Concentrate on applying the conditioner on your hair ends and leave it for at least 2-3 minutes before rinsing it off. 

Minimise Using Heat Tools

Overusing styling tools like hair straighteners, curlers, and blow dryers can dry up the natural oils in your hair and damage your hair shafts, resulting in dry hair and split ends. Hence, try to limit the use of heat styling tools, and if possible, use them in a low setting. For instance, you may use your blow dryer in a cool setting. Additionally, use a protectant spray to prevent hair damage while styling your hair.

Brush Your Hair Gently

Aggressive brushing causes friction, resulting in split ends. Also, if you already have split ends, brushing harshly can cause further damage. Hence, try to be as gentle as possible while brushing, and apply just a little bit of pressure on your scalp to improve blood circulation. 

You may also experience increased knots, tangles, and frizz due to split ends. Use a wide-toothed comb to detangle the knots and minimise damage.

Apply A Hair Mask Once A Week

Apply A Hair Mask Once A Week
Apply an aloe vera hair mask to keep your strands soft and hydrated and reduce the appearance of split ends / Image credit: Freepik

Hair masks can hydrate and nourish your strands, restore lustre, and moisturise your hair follicles. You can use an aloe vera hair mask to keep your hair soft and hydrated. Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory and moisturising properties that help keep your hair healthy and prevent split ends. Also, aloe vera gel contains panthenol, an ingredient that locks moisture in your hair cuticle, thereby strengthening your strands. 

Don’t Forget to Layer in a Serum

Applying a serum can help deliver essential nutrients to your hair shaft and lock in moisture. You can go for a lightweight and natural product like The Moms Co., natural protein hair serum, which is formulated with hair-strengthening ingredients like wheat, oat, and pea proteins, and Moroccan argan oil that protect and strengthen your hair and keep split ends and frizz in check. Take a little bit of serum and run it through your hair strands and use a wide-toothed comb to set your hair. This will help in sealing the moisture effectively and reduce the risk of developing more split ends. 

The key to preventing split ends lies in proper hair maintenance. So follow a consistent haircare routine, complete with strengthening hair oil, and damage repair shampoo and conditioner to strengthen and hydrate your hair strands. Apart from this, you should also focus on eating healthy foods, staying well-hydrated, and getting regular spa treatments for promoting healthy and strong hair growth, minus the split ends. 

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