Split ends are common among people who excessively use heated styling tools.

The problem with split ends

For many people, one of their worst hair enemies is the dreaded split end. Though many say that only those with chemically treated or severely damaged hair are at risk for developing this problem, this is not typically the case. Anyone can suffer from split ends, as they are caused by any sort of damage to the hair.

Unfortunately for people who love their heated styling tools, they should know that heavy use of these tools is one of the main contributing factors to split ends — and damaged hair overall, according to The Gloss. Many hair care experts urge people to use their styling tools sparingly and with care to not overexpose hair to their harmful heat. 

One of the key elements to promoting healthy hair in general and combat the threat of split ends is to regularly eat well-balanced, healthy meals. Individuals on a low-fat diet should be careful, as healthy proteins and fat in your diet keep your hair hydrated and healthy. However, if you consume an excessive amount of sugars and grain, your hair could also be or become similarly unhealthy. 

"Since hair is comprised mostly of protein, you need protein for quality hair growth," HUM Nutritionist Alex Caspero said. "While most of us get enough protein, choose something that also contains healthy fats to help with hydration. Fish, nuts, and seeds are best bets."

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