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17 Best Split End Treatments 2024 to Add Life Back to Damaged Hair

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Editor Tip: This serum also has a lovely tropics-inspired scent, featuring notes of coconut water, honeydew, cantaloupe, and orange

Key Ingredients: Guar bean paste | Who It’s For: Curly hair

The Multitasker: Matrix Total Results Miracle Creator Multi-Benefit Treatment Spray

Matrix Total Results Miracle Creator Multi-Benefit Treatment Spray

Why It’s Worth It: Cleveland is super impressed with how effective Matrix Total Results Miracle Creator Multi-Benefit Treatment Spray is on ends that have come undone. Serving as a leave-in conditioner, heat protectant, finishing spray, and everything in between, this multitasker means business when it comes to preventing split ends and softening every inch of hair.

Editor Tip: This product acts as a heat protectant, but hot tools aren’t the only thing in your life that can lead to split ends and breakage. Check out our guide on every common cause of damaged hair to learn more about reducing and preventing hair damage.

Key Ingredients: Sweet almond oil. soybean oil, hydrolyzed vegetable protein | Who It’s For: All hair types

Allure Best of Beauty Winner: Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Strengthening Treatment Oil

Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair Strengthening Oil Treatment

Why It’s Worth It: Come for the rosebud suspended in the oil, stay for the damage-undoing power. Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Strengthening Treatment Oil won a 2020 Allure Best of Beauty Award because it makes a noticeable difference in how frayed ends look and feel. It may be only a one-ounce bottle, but a little goes a long way, thanks to a potent combo of surface-repairing ceramides and botanical oils like that of rose and sweet almond to add a vitamin-packed shine.

Editor Tip: To maximize your results, we recommend adding the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Hair Mask, a multi-Allure Readers’ Choice Award winner, to your in-shower hair-care regimen.

Key Ingredients: Ceramides, macadamia nut derivative, rose oil, rose extract | Who It’s For: All hair types


FAQ Answers

Can you actually repair split ends?

For hair that’s already in Splitsville, it may be too late to actually fix the hair strand, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help improve how your hair looks. “Any product on the market for split end repair is targeted more to the appearance of split ends,” says New Jersey-based stylist Michelle Cleveland. “Once the strand has split and separated at the end, there’s absolutely nothing that will bring it back together” — at least not permanently. New York-based stylist Senada K. Ceka says hair treatment sprays, glossing serums, and leave-in conditioners all make the appearance of split ends less noticeable and give the hair a sleeker, healthier look. So, whether your goal is split end prevention or simply cosmetic improvement, there are plenty of hair-care products worth working into your regimen.

How can I make my split ends look better?

Luckily, there are steps you can take to prevent split ends, according to Los Angeles-based hairstylist Matilde Campos. “Little trims keep your hair shaft healthy and from continuing to split,” she tells Allure, urging those reluctant to let scissors near their hair to take a chance on taking off the last inch or two every now and then.

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