Causes and Treatment of Split Ends

Split ends of the hair shaft are a result of damage to the cuticle layer. The cuticle layer is the protective layer of the hair. It consists of overlapping cells much like shingles on a house and protects the cortex (the second layer of the hair) and the medulla (the marrow of the hair). Depending on how well the overlapping cells are woven determines your hair porosity (how porous your hair is).

Now that we understand the hair's structure, let's take a look at why we get split ends. For the most part, split ends occur .... read more

 

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