The ends of your hair are the topmost parts of each individual hair shaft that grow out of your scalp. Ideally, the entire shaft deserves care; however, the ends need exceptional care. In this post, we’ll be explaining why this is so and how you can provide the special care your ends need.
The sebaceous glands in your scalp produce a natural oil called sebum to prevent the hair from drying out. In curly and coily hair types, this natural oil has a hard time travelling to the ends of the hair. The spiral and coily shapes of these hair types make it difficult for sebum to effectively reach the hair ends, making them much more susceptible to dryness and, eventually, breakage. This is why your ends are the part of your hair that breaks off the easiest, as opposed to other parts. Additionally, because the sebum may not reach the topmost part of your strands, your scalp may feel oily while your ends feel dry.
Additionally, your hair’s ends are the part of your hair most affected when exposed to environmental stressors and during styling procedures like combing and brushing, making them more susceptible to problems like split ends and breakage. Neglecting your ends, therefore, can greatly hinder your hair growth goals and prevent length retention.
It’s so important that you follow these tips if you want to achieve your hair growth goals. Sure, hair grows from the scalp, but if your ends are constantly breaking, that growth will never show. With these simple tips, you can preserve the health of your ends and unlock the growth potential of your hair. Remember, you are a gem. Treat your hair as such.