Why do I have split ends? And how do I get rid of them?
Split ends are a result of wear and tear on the hair and of overdrying and coloring, says NYC hairstylist DJ of the DJ Rubin Salon. Certain hair types, fine for example, are also particularly prone to splitting.
You cannot mend split ends; the only way to get rid of them is to have them snipped off above the split. For women who are wary of cutting their hair short, DJ recommends getting tiny trims every four weeks, and following with deep-conditioning treatments (to keep strands supple and flexible). This type of maintenance routine should ensure that splits don't crop up at all.