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Friday, 20 October 2017

Common Causes of Hair Damage and Split Ends, and How To Avoid Them

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Here at Steve Hilliard Hairdressing, we have a team of hairdressers in Luton and Ampthill that are committed to giving you the best possible hairdressing experience. That’s why we have our 4 point guarantee:

  1. We guarantee we’ll listen carefully, so we can understand exactly what you want.
  2. We guarantee to give you the time you need, so you never feel rushed or taken for granted.
  3. We guarantee to give you the advice you need, so you can be confident in the choices you make.
  4. We guarantee when you leave the salon, you’ll know how to look after your hair until we see you again.

That’s why we write blogs just like this one, helping you to look after your hair between visits to our hairdressers in Luton and Ampthill. Read below about the common causes of hair damage and split ends, and how best to avoid them…

Split ends and damage can make your hair appear dry, dull and lifeless. Unlike shedding that can fluctuate based on factors out of your control, common causes of hair damage are more well know and there are things you can do to reduce it.

Here are five of these common causes, and our tips on avoiding them:

1. Not having regular haircuts. 

The ends of your hair are the oldest, so they tend to be thinner and have been through more stress than parts of your hair closer to your roots. This can cause split ends to occur, and whilst it’s perfectly normal for split ends to form, the longer you leave them the more your hair becomes damaged. Your hair may split another time (making three strands) or it may work its way further up your hair.

Our tip: The best way to avoid split ends damaging your hair further is by having regular haircuts at your hairdressers in Luton. This will keep those split ends at bay and ensure the ends of your hair are as healthy as can be!

2. Brushing your hair.

 Whilst brushing hair is unavoidable, the way you brush your hair and what you choose to brush it with can have a big impact on the amount of damage done to your hair. This applies particularly when your hair is wet, as that is when your hair is most fragile.

Our tip: The best way to limit damage to your hair caused by brushing is to use a wide-toothed comb. Start from your ends and move up your hair as it detangles. Remember to be gentle and don’t rip the comb through your hair.

3. Heat styling (yes we know it’s unavoidable but let us explain…)

It’s no secret that heat styling makes strands weaker over time, making hair more prone to damage. So what can you do to reduce the damage of heat styling to your hair?

Our tip: Firstly, turn down the temperature a bit. Many of us opt for the hottest setting on our heat styling tools when it is simply not needed. Turn down the temperature – your strands will thank you for it! Secondly, make sure you are using a good quality heat protectant. Many of the styling products by KMS California and Goldwell create fabulous locks as well as offering heat protection during the styling process.


We hope you found this blog both interesting and useful! If you want any further information and advice on this topic, feel free to ask our stylists at our hairdressers in Luton and Ampthill.

Steve Hilliard Hairdressing has hairdressers in Luton and Ampthill. We pride ourselves in giving you the time and advice you deserve for your hair. Find out more about us here.

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