How to Get Rid of Split Ends Without Cutting Your Hair

Want to know how to get rid of split ends without cutting your hair?

You probably love your long hair so much that you want to repair it without having to cut an inch.

I know the feeling!

For the most part of my life, I have had long hair and the only thought of cutting it made me feel sick.

If you feel the same I have several solutions to prevent and repair your damaged split ends naturally.

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How to get rid of split ends without cutting your hair. Tips to fix and repair split ends at home
How to get rid of split ends without cutting your hair

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Why Do You Have Split Ends?

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

  • Heat – Frequent use of hairdryers, irons, and similar tools end up damaging the hair. If you must use these 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 damage.

Regular visits to the salon 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 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

Ingredients you need:

  • Melted butter (few tablespoons)
  • Lemon juice (one tablespoon)
  • Vinegar (half cup)

How to make it and use it:

# Melt few pieces of butter and apply over the ends of your hair.
# Cover with foil paper.
# Leave 30 minutes.
# Mix the vinegar and lemon juice.
# Wash your hair ends with this mixture.


2. Coconut Oil|Papaya Hair Mask

Ingredients you need:

  • One tablespoon coconut oil
  • One slice papaya
  • Half cup natural yogurt

How to make it:

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

How to apply it:

# Apply with your hands over the scalp and massage for one minute.
# Apply to the rest of the hair.
# Massage the ends of your hair too.
# Cover your head with foil paper.
# Leave on for 30 minutes.
# Wash your hair as normal.


3. Egg Hair Mask

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

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

Ingredients you need:

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

How to make it:

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

How to use it:

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


Home Tips to Prevent Split Ends

How can I prevent my hair from getting split ends? Use these tips:

TIP – Avoid using elastic bands made with plastic or rubber. Instead, use hair-friendly elastic bands that can be easily removed.

  • when possible let your hair dry naturally
  • keep using heat styling tools to a minimum
  • use a hairdryer nozzle and keep it at a distance from your hair
  • make more use of the cool setting
  • dry your hair with a microfiber towel
  • apply oil on the scalp and hair before you wash it
  • rub a tiny bit of oil on the hair ends after wash
  • don’t over wash your hair
  • use a deep conditioning treatment once a week
  • 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.
  • sleep on silk pillowcases such as Natural Silk Pillowcase from Alaska Bear. Effective in preventing frizzy hair, hair breakage, and facial wrinkles.

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.


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

Ingredients you need:

How to make it and use it:

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


# Use it over dry or wet hair.
# Is a leave-in 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 GKhair Argan Oil Hair Serum.


2. Aloe Vera DIY Hair Serum

Homemade aloe vera 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:

Vegetal glycerin (3.5 gr)
Xanthan gum (1 gr)
Distilled water (30 gr)
Aloe vera gel (20 gr)
Jojoba oil or melted coconut oil (10 drops)
Grapefruit seed extract (10 drops) or all spectrum preservative.
Fragrance or preferred essence (5 drops)

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.

Mix it well.

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

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.

Add 10 drops of jojoba or coconut oil and the fragrance of your choice (optional). Mix well.

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

Transfer to a container with a lid.

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 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 split ends balm

Natural Hair Repair for Split Ends: Best Homemade Hair Balm

Ingredients you need:

  • 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.

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

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

DIY  split ends repair balm

Apply it to the ends (on dry hair). Place the lid and keep it in a dry, cool place.

Now is 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. 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.


On a Final Note

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? Proteins found in eggs and fish, food rich in omega 3 like salmon, zinc, seeds, nuts, vitamin b complex, and iron.

Love your hair and it will love you back.

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