8 Easy Hacks for Avoiding Split Ends At Home Without a Trim

Lauren LeVine

There’s no hair enemy as fierce and unyielding as the much-dreaded split end. So when experts offer up advice on how to fix split ends without cutting them, you know we’re listening. The only proven split-end treatment method is to have them snipped off, but there are actually several small, but effective things you can do between salon appointments to improve the look of damage and prevent more splits from occurring.

“Split ends occur when the protective outer layer of the hair cuticle wears away because of external stressors such as heat styling and salon chemical services,” explains Amy Abramite, creative director and stylist at Chicago’s Maxine Salon. “Once the internal...

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