I am trying to grow my hair out, but my hair is prone to split ends. I don't have as much of a problem with breakage, but I definitely have an issue with split ends. I straighten or curl my hair, but I do all I can to protect it. I don't blow dry it, I use heat protectant spray, and I try not to straighten or curl it every day. No matter what I seem to do, I still get split ends. I need recommendations of a good shampoo that can help this issue? I have tried Tresseme Split Remedy shampoo and conditioner along with the slit end cream. I wasn't very impressed with the results. I have tried Clear Scalp Therapy, which works better but I still do not see a huge improvement against split ends or having smoother, shinier hair. I have tried the Dove Damage shampoo and I don't feel like that did anything either. I always buy into the commercials for products like these, but I am never super happy with the results. I want to protect against split ends, but I also want softer, shinier hair. Is there a product out there I can use without breaking the bank?
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Before I cut my hair short, I used to be super careful about how I treated my hair. It used to be down to my butt, and I researched ingredients. I have some tips here but message me if you want more detail:
1) Do not use brushes. Comb your hair instead.
2) No heat-styling. Blow-dry with cool air if you must. If it's long enough, braid it to protect it.
3) Dove conditioner is AMAZING. Same with John Frieda's Radiant Red conditioner; I use that now and it's almost too much for me.
4) If your hair is long enough, coat the ends with a cheap, non-silicone conditioner like Alberto VO5 before you shampoo your scalp (only apply to the scalp!) then rinse it all out, then condition with one of the products I listed above.
5) It really doesn't matter what shampoo you use unless you count your scalp's needs (dandruff, etc.) or if you don't want one that leaves a greasier, smoother finish (like with silicone or an extra-gentle, non-sulfate "natural" shampoo like Organix). The length of your hair will be adequately washed anyway.
6). If your hair is wavy or curly, I recommend a gel or mousse, and maybe a leave-in conditioner underneath. Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship is heavy but a good leave-in, and so is Aussie's spray leave-in conditioner for lighter conditioning needs.
7) Try not to cut your hair unless you have bad split ends. As in, maybe 3 months minimum between trims.
Bets of luck. Hope this helped.0