There’s nothing like someone pointing out your crazy split ends mid-conversation to remind you that you’re a few months overdue for a haircut. And because a salon visit every other month just isn’t feasible most of the time, there has to be a way around walking around with out-of-control ends more often than silky-smooth, straight-from-the-salon strands. Ahead, nine options to repair your split ends that don’t involve chopping off your hair.
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Rita Hazan Triple Threat Split End Remedy ($30)
Use this supercharged serum (it’s specifically formulated for color-damaged hair) the same way you would a styling cream—applying a dime-size amount to damp to dry hair before styling—and watch your strands get healthier with each use.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Fresh Cut Split End Mender ($24)
The “Instant Zip Technology” found in this quick-absorbing mender works to mimic the look of a fresh haircut by sealing and healing frazzled ends and leaving behind a smooth finish.
Pureology Strength Cure Split End Salve Treatment ($28)
Not only does this creamy formula help strengthen and seal split ends immediately, but it also works to prevent future damage from happening. Plus, it delivers serious softness and color protection all in one use.
Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Luster Lock ($22)
This in-shower cream works in as little as one minute (you can leave it on for five if you have thicker hair) for an immediate strand transformation. And because it’s formulated for color-treated hair, you don’t have to worry about compromising your hue.
Oribe Split End Seal Beautiful Color Treatment ($48)
Polymers, vegetable proteins and natural extracts work to mend damaged hair and unruly ends in this luxe lightweight serum. Simply use on damp or dry hair (focusing on the ends) for a silky finish and amped-up strength.
Redken Extreme Length Sealer ($25)
This biotin-infused leave-in treatment helps hair grow longer and stronger (up to three to six inches in a year) while aiding in the prevention of breakage and camouflaging your split ends.
Nexxus ProMend Split End Binding Leave-In Crème ($22)
Glycerin and coconut oil boosts softness in rough hair while keratin amino acids rebuild split ends in this weightless leave-in treatment designed to be used on damp hair pre-styling.
ghd Advanced Split End Therapy ($35)
Activated by the heat of your go-to styler (counterintuitive, we know), this weightless leave-in treatment brings damaged hair back to life by filling and binding broken fibers (hello, split ends) back together for salon-healthy hair with each use.
ColorProof SuperRich Split Ends Mender ($38)
Organic geranium flower oil, baobab and seaweed go to work on stressed hair in this bonding serum that instantly delivers healthier-looking, silky-soft strands before your eyes. Plus, the Advanced ColorLast System delivers serious color and heat protection with each pump to ensure your hair is safe from future breakage.
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