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How to Get Rid of Split Ends Without Cutting Your Hair

If you want to know how to get rid of split ends without cutting your hair there are several tips, natural solutions, and salon treatments you can try to prevent and repair your damaged split ends.

How to get rid of split ends without cutting your hair words and a woman with hair in her hands
  1. When possible let your hair dry naturally
  2. Keep using heat styling tools to a minimum
  3. Use a blow dryer nozzle and keep it at a distance from your hair
  4. Make more use of the cool setting
  5. Dry your hair with a microfiber towel
  6. Apply oil on the scalp and hair before you wash it
  7. Rub a tiny bit of oil on the hair ends after washing
  8. Don’t overwash your hair
  9. Use a deep conditioning treatment once a week
  10. Use a wide-tooth comb to untangle hair. Start with the ends and comb your way to the top. If your hair is long holding it while using the comb will prevent breakage.
  11. Sleep on silk pillowcases to prevent frizzy hair, hair breakage, and facial wrinkles.
  12. Avoid using elastic bands made of plastic or rubber. Instead, use hair-friendly elastic bands that can be easily removed.
  13. Use the recipes below to make your own natural remedies to nourish your hair.

Why Do You Have Split Ends?

A woman with hair split ends in her hands

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They occur for a number of reasons, but the most common are:

  • Heat – Frequent use of hairdryers, irons, and similar tools ends up damaging the hair. If you must use hot tools don’t forget to apply a heat-protectant product.
  • Sun – Overexposure to the sun damages the hair and makes it dry. Again use a product to protect your hair from sunlight and a hat.
  • Harsh Brushing – Go easy when untangling your hair. If you aren’t careful it could break your hair or split your ends. Using untangling products and wide tooth combs will make it easier.
  • Chemical Treatments – Who doesn’t like a change in color or hairstyle? But it comes with a cost. The chemicals used in those treatments make the hair drier. This could lead to damaged hair and split ends. Use a hair repair treatment once or twice a week to lock in moisture.

We all know that the best way to deal with split ends is to trim them. It is the only way to prevent further hair damage.

Regular trims are recommended for a reason. Not only keeps the hair healthier, but it also makes it grow faster and stronger. And this will prevent breakage and split ends. Isn’t that what you want?

Having said that, there are things you can do to prevent and repair split ends before the damage gets too serious.

Let’s start with ways to take care of your hair at home.  

3 DIY Home Remedies to Repair Split Ends

I have 3 great DIY hair masks to prevent split ends. These “from your kitchen hair masks” will help you on your quest to get healthier and stronger hair. Very easy to make and with amazing results.

Let’s make them! 

1. Best Home Remedy for Split Ends: Butter Hair Treatment

Half melted butter in a container
How to fix split ends without cutting your hair

Ingredients you need:

  • melted butter (a few tablespoons)
  • lemon juice (one tablespoon)
  • vinegar (half cup)

How to make it and use it:

  1. Melt a few pieces of butter and apply them over the ends of your hair.
  2. Cover with foil paper.
  3. Leave 30 minutes.
  4. Mix the vinegar and lemon juice.
  5. Wash your hair ends with this mixture.

2. Coconut Oil & Papaya Hair Mask

A papaya, a bowl with coconut oil, a bowl with yogurt, and a bowl with a papaya mask
Treat split ends with a papaya hair mask

Ingredients you need:

  • one tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 2 or 3 slices of papaya
  • half a cup of natural yogurt

How to make it:

  1. Blend all the ingredients together.
  2. Add more or less amount of yogurt depending on consistency.
  3. If you don’t have a blender just crush the papaya with a fork and mix it with coconut oil and yogurt.

How to apply it:

  1. Apply with your hands over the scalp and massage for one minute.
  2. Apply to the rest of the hair.
  3. Massage the ends of your hair too.
  4. Cover your head with foil paper.
  5. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  6. Wash your hair as normal.

3. Egg Hair Mask

3 spoons with olive oil, egg, and yogurt
Use an egg mask to prevent or remove split ends

A hair mask made with egg yolk, natural yogurt, olive oil, and honey is excellent to repair dry ends.

Ingredients you need:

  • one egg yolk
  • 4 or 5 tbsp of Greek yogurt
  • olive oil (2 tbsp)
  • honey (one tablespoon) – I love Manuka honey for the skin & health

How to make it:

  1. Place the egg yolk in a bowl and add Greek yogurt and honey
  2. Stir
  3. Add the olive oil to the hair mask and mix it well

How to use it:

  1. Apply it first to the ends of your hair
  2. Massage the rest of your hair for a while
  3. Leave it to sink in
  4. After 20 minutes wash your hair as usual 

Want to grow your hair naturally?

✅ Check the recipe for a great DIY hair growth serum.

TIP – Don’t rub your washed hair with a towel. Instead, wrap the towel around your hair until it absorbs the excess water.

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Split ends repair DIY hair mask
Split ends repair DIY hair mask

DIY Hair Serums and Balm to Repair Split Ends

How to get rid of split ends without cutting your hair?

I have selected 2 DIY serums and one hair repair balm. All of them give great results, the only difference is the ingredients used.

1. Castor Oil Hair Serum

A bottle of almond oil, a bottle of avocado oil, and a bottle of castor oil
Help and heal split ends with oils

Ingredients you need:

How to make it and use it:

  1. Mix all the oils together
  2. Transfer to a container with a lid
  3. Apply a tiny bit over the ends of your hair


# Use it over dry or wet hair.
# It is a leave-in conditioner serum.
# No need to rinse.

✅ Need a serum that restores damaged hair, prevents frizzy hair, and doesn’t leave your hair with that greasy feeling? Check out GKhair Argan Oil Hair Serum from Amazon.

2. Aloe Vera DIY Hair Serum

I have made a hair serum from this video and I really like it. The only downside is that is in Spanish, but I have translated most of it. You can find the directions below.

Ingredients you need:

You can find the ingredients at Amazon.com

Homemade aloe vera hair mask ingredients

How to make it:

To be precise with the measurements you will need a multi-function digital scale.

After measuring all the ingredients, add the Xanthan gum to the glycerin and mix it well.

Mixing glycerin and Xantham gum

Now combine the distilled water and aloe vera and stir well.

Aloe vera and distilled water combined

The next step is to incorporate the distilled water/aloe vera mixture into the glycerin/xanthan mixture. I have used a hand mixer to make sure there are no lumps.

Mixing serum ingredients in a container

Add 10 drops of jojoba or coconut oil and the fragrance or essential oil of your choice (optional). I have added lavender essential oil. Mix well.

Adding Jojoba oil to hair serum mixture

Lastly, add grapefruit seed extract (a natural preservative to make the serum last longer). Alternatively, add a broad-spectrum preservative of your choice.

Adding a preservative to hair serum mixture

Transfer to a container with a lid.

Homemade split ends serum
Avoid and mend your split ends with this serum

The serum has a silky texture similar to the ones you buy in shops.

How to use it:

  • Rub the serum between your fingers and apply it to the ends of your hair (a tiny amount is enough).
  • Keep it refrigerated to make it last longer.

TIP – The serum is better absorbed when applied over towel-dried hair. It also makes untangling hair easier.

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Homemade aloe vera hair serum

Natural Hair Repair for Split Ends: Best Homemade Hair Balm

Ingredients you need

Homemade hair balm ingredients
  • Beeswax (2gr)
  • coconut oil (not fractionated) (10gr)
  • Shea butter (10gr)
  • extra virgin olive oil (3gr)
  • Jojoba oil (5gr)
  • lavender essential oil (5 drops)

How to make it and use it

  • melt Shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax
  • add jojoba oil and olive oil
  • stir
  • incorporate 5 drops of lavender essential oil
  • mix well
Adding lavender essential oil to hair balm ingredients

Transfer to a container with a lid and let it cool.

DIY hair balm melted in a container

Once the oils are set, the balm is ready to use.

Homemade hair balm in a tin container
  • Apply it to the ends (on dry hair).
  • Place the lid and keep it in a dry, cool place.
Homemade split ends balm

Now is the time to have a look at what kind of treatments can fix your split ends at the salon.

✅ If you don’t have the time to make your own balm try Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Repair Rescue SEALED ENDS from Amazon. It is great to seal split ends.

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4 Salon Hair Treatments (good for dry split ends)

1. Moisture Treatment

Many salons offer moisture protein treatment, and your damaged hair will love it.

These treatments are generally massaged into the hair and left on for a little while.

Deep conditioning treatments and moisture treatments will improve the texture of your hair, and they’ll leave it feeling healthier from roots to ends.

Not only will it reconstruct your hair strands, but it’ll also repair those nasty split ends.

There’s a variety of moisture treatments that you can choose from, depending on your hair type.

2. Hot Oil Treatment

The hot oil seals the cuticle and prevents damage and split ends.

After this treatment, you can expect healthy, shiny, and strong hair that you can be proud of. It is also great for colored hair.

The hot oil also restores moisture that your hair might be lacking.

It is usually left on the hair for anywhere from 10-25 minutes. It depends on the health of your hair and on the specific treatment itself.

Having a hot oil treatment once in a while will restore and protect your luscious locks.

3. Keratin Treatment

Keratin Treatments have become very popular because they work great to repair split ends and add shine to hair.

It will nourish your hair and make it less frizzy and dry.

It works by smoothing out the hair and restoring shine. The hair will appear smoother and healthier.

After a keratin treatment at the salon, you won’t need to straighten your hair at home for a few months.

This is a plus because you can have a break from using hair styling tools.

4. Nanomax Hair Treatment

Nanomax isn’t as popular as the other treatments on this list, but it’s still a great treatment.

It’s specifically made to strengthen hair and make it less porous, perfect for split ends.

Nanomax infuses protein into your hair.

The protein is infused through a mist and it is known to last for around five weeks in your hair.

The Nanomax treatment also conditions your hair before the protein mist is applied which makes it even more beneficial and repairing.

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Final Thoughts On How to Get Rid of Split Ends Without Cutting Your Hair

As you can see there are many tips, tricks, homemade remedies, and products that will get rid of split ends without having to cut your hair. But remember that the best treatment is prevention.

Don’t go crazy with chemical treatments and styling tools. In this case, less is more.

If you are dreaming of longer, healthier, and stronger hair, go and have a trim. The longer you put it off, the more damage you will do to your hair.

Crash diets are also very bad news for hair and health. Use products that are nourishing and eat a hair-friendly diet to strengthen hair from within.

What are the best foods for hair?

  • the proteins found in eggs and fish
  • foods rich in omega 3 like salmon
  • zinc
  • seeds
  • nuts
  • vitamin b complex
  • iron

Love your hair and it will love you back.

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How to repair and prevent split ends
How to repair and prevent split ends

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