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How to Prevent & Reduce Split Ends - A Complete Guide

Want to fix split ends? A split ends serum, a blow-dry mist, and hydrating hair-care routines – discover the best split ends treatments to seal and hydrate damaged ends. But what you really want to know is what hydrating haircare products to use.

Before you give up and tie it back until your next haircut – or start wearing a hat – discover these hydrating, nourishing shampoos, conditioners and treatments for dry hair.


Kerastase’s Professional Hairdresser representative, Hovig – presenting the new Nutritive split-ends serum.

How to Get Rid of Split Ends


Plagued with split ends? Even if you don’t dye or chemically treat your hair, everyday blow drying and styling can still dry out your hair, whether it’s thick, wavy, curly or straight. Very dry hair often means that split ends aren’t far away.

A trim is the most effective way to get rid of split ends, but there are things you can do now (hint: starting with a split-ends serum) to improve the appearance of those forked tips and to prevent broken ends in the future. Read on to find out how to put an end to those crunchy, split ends and get your hair back to being healthy, shiny, and manageable.

How to Get Rid of Split Ends

Kerastase’s Professional Hairdresser representative, Hovig – presenting the new Nutritive split-ends serum.

Plagued with split ends? Even if you don’t dye or chemically treat your hair, everyday blow drying and styling can still dry out your hair, whether it’s thick, wavy, curly or straight. Very dry hair often means that split ends aren’t far away.

A trim is the most effective way to get rid of split ends, but there are things you can do now (hint: starting with a split-ends serum) to improve the appearance of those forked tips and to prevent broken ends in the future. Read on to find out how to put an end to those crunchy, split ends and get your hair back to being healthy, shiny, and manageable.



EDINE AHBICH –Scientific director, Nutritive quote.

Why Do I Have Split Ends?


First, let’s look at the science behind dry, damaged hair that leads to split ends. Just like with your body, when your hair is dry or damaged, things start to go wrong. When hair is healthy, the cuticle – the outer envelope of the hair shaft – lies flat and smooth and hair is soft, shiny, and manageable. In addition to the cuticle, the lipids that coat the cuticle also protects the hair fiber from external damage that leads to damaged, split ends and broken hair.


Over time, hair loses its substance – lipids and proteins – eroding the protective layer and chapping the cuticles. In its malnourished, weakened state, your dry hair is even more susceptible to damage from external aggressions like changes in the weather, chemical treatments, and heat styling. Your hair looks rough and dull and feels dry and brittle. And from there, split ends aren’t far away!



Why Do I Have Split Ends?

EDINE AHBICH –Scientific director, Nutritive quote.

First, let’s look at the science behind dry, damaged hair that leads to split ends. Just like with your body, when your hair is dry or damaged, things start to go wrong. When hair is healthy, the cuticle – the outer envelope of the hair shaft – lies flat and smooth and hair is soft, shiny, and manageable. In addition to the cuticle, the lipids that coat the cuticle also protects the hair fiber from external damage that leads to damaged, split ends and broken hair.



Over time, hair loses its substance – lipids and proteins – eroding the protective layer and chapping the cuticles. In its malnourished, weakened state, your dry hair is even more susceptible to damage from external aggressions like changes in the weather, chemical treatments, and heat styling. Your hair looks rough and dull and feels dry and brittle. And from there, split ends aren’t far away!




Kerastase’s Professional Hairdresser representative, Hovig – presenting the new Nutritive split-ends serum.

The Solution to Split Ends? Nourishment!


Just like you give your body the essential nutriments it needs to stay strong and healthy, your hair needs it too. Hair that isn’t properly nourished is vulnerable to external damage, so do your hair a favor and put it on a new hair ritual for deep nourishment.


Kerastase’s Professional Hairdresser representative, Hovig – presenting the new Nutritive split-ends serum.

The Kérastase Nutritive range is one of the best ways to nourish and hydrate dry hair, right down to those thirsty tips. Target dry ends with a treatment, the Nutri-Supplement Split Ends Serum, a high nutrition ultra-sealing split ends concentrate, for 2X less split ends and instant smoothness to seal the tips and stop the ends of your hair from splitting in the first place. A vitamins-in-oil blend, it works to fill the lipids your damaged hair desperately needs, reducing breakage and restoring shine.


The Solution to Split Ends? Nourishment!


Kerastase’s Professional Hairdresser representative, Hovig – presenting the new Nutritive split-ends serum.

Just like you give your body the essential nutriments it needs to stay strong and healthy, your hair needs it too. Hair that isn’t properly nourished is vulnerable to external damage, so do your hair a favor and put it on a new hair ritual for deep nourishment.


Kerastase’s Professional Hairdresser representative, Hovig – presenting the new Nutritive split-ends serum.

The Kérastase Nutritive range is one of the best ways to nourish and hydrate dry hair, right down to those thirsty tips. Target dry ends with a treatment, the Nutri-Supplement Split Ends Serum, a high nutrition ultra-sealing split ends concentrate, for 2X less split ends and instant smoothness to seal the tips and stop the ends of your hair from splitting in the first place. A vitamins-in-oil blend, it works to fill the lipids your damaged hair desperately needs, reducing breakage and restoring shine.



Essential Nourishment for dry hair and split ends


The Kérastase Nutritive range is formulated with plant- based proteins and niacainamide to help your hair stay strong, healthy and easy to handle, between salon visits.

Kerastase  New Nutritive Range - Ingredients

Plant-based proteins. Wheat, corn and soy whole grains act like a nourishing supplement, feeding your hair right down to those extra thirsty dry tips. The plant-based protein complex in Nutritive Nutri-Supplement Split Ends Serum contains 17 amino acids that are naturally present in the hair fiber. They work to nourish hair and help retain moisture.

Niacinamide. This derivative of Vitamin B3 helps to strengthen the fiber. Once reinforced, the hair fiber is more resistant to breakage from aggressive combing, brushing, and styling.



Essential Nourishment for dry hair and split ends

The Kérastase Nutritive range is formulated with the kind of essential nutrients your hair needs to stay strong, healthy and easy to handle, between salon visits.

Kerastase  New Nutritive Range - Ingredients

Plant-based proteins. Wheat, corn and soy whole grains act like a nourishing supplement, feeding your hair right down to those extra thirsty dry tips. The plant-based protein complex in Nutritive Nutri-Supplement Split Ends Serum contains 17 amino acids that are naturally present in the hair fiber. They work to nourish hair and help retain moisture.

Niacinamide. This derivative of Vitamin B3 helps to strengthen the fiber. Once reinforced, the hair fiber is more resistant to breakage from aggressive combing, brushing, and styling.



Preventing split ends


The best way of avoiding split ends? Prevent them from forming in the first place. Keep your hair healthy and free of broken ends between haircuts with a nourishing haircare ritual. . Read on to discover some new ways to take care of your hair.

Healthy hair starts at the scalp

Healthy hair starts at the scalp

Kerastase’s Professional Hairdresser representative, Hovig – washing client’s hair with Nutritive product

Take a holistic approach to healthy hair – root to tip – by using a hydrating scalp serum like Nutri-Supplement Scalp Serum. A luxurious milky fast absorbing formula with a vitamin blend and niacinamide to moisturize dry scalp for immediate comfort, leaving the scalp healthy and refreshed.


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Protect your hair from heat styling

Protect your hair from heat styling

Kerastase’s Professional Hairdresser representative, Hovig –treating client’s hair with Nutritive product

Discover the wonders of milk. Not to drink – to use on your hair! Nectar Thermique is an anti-frizz heat protecting leave-in cream for medium to thick dry hair. (Don’t worry – there’s a blow dry protector for dry fine hair too). This creamy formula protects from heat up to 450°F and provides +79% deep conditioning**, making the hair easy to comb and detangle, as well as -85% less frizz** and +97% stronger hair**. After each use, hair regains suppleness, instant softness and shine.
*vs. unwashed hair **vs. non conditioning shampoo


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A Split Ends Hair Care Routine for Your Type of Hair


Whether you have dry thin hair, dry medium hair or dry thick or curly hair, there’s a Nutritive routine that can work for you. Nutritive is one of the bestselling Kérastase ranges, specifically formulated for thirsty, dry hair. It goes beyond basic routine to nourish hair so hair is hydrated and split ends are a thing of the past.

Not sure exactly what your hair type is or how to diagnose its concerns? Understanding your hair’s texture and condition, and what might impact its health, is key to choosing the right hair care program. Take our quick and fun online quiz and find out the right care routine for your hair.

HAIR QUIZ

Not sure exactly what your hair type is or how to diagnose its concerns? Understanding your hair’s texture and condition, and what might impact its health, is key to choosing the right hair care program. Take our quick and fun online quiz and find out the right care routine for your hair.

HAIR QUIZ

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