A trim every now and again is a great way to maintain the shape of your hair and get rid of the damaged ends. But what if you could prevent the damage from happening in the first place? If split ends are the only thing that’s coming between you and your desire to have flowing long locks, then try these home remedies to nip the problem in the bud.

FYI, these hair solutions will also undo the damage your hair has already sustained:

Papaya & Yogurt
Papaya and yogurt contain high amounts of amino acids and proteins that nourish the hair and make it stronger, thereby getting rid of split-ends.
Make It Your Own: Take one small, ripe papaya. Mash it up with a fork. Add half cup of natural yogurt and blend until you get a smooth consistency. Now apply this mixture to your hair and leave it on for 45 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.

PS: To prevent the mixture from oozing onto your clothes and face, wrap your hair in a shower cap.

Beer contains proteins and sugars that mend damaged hair and hair follicles. So, not only will you be able to get rid of split ends, but you will also have stronger hair too.
Make It Your Own: Get a spray can and fill it up with beer; flat or fizzy is irrelevant. Use this like a hair mist and leave it on for an hour. Then, rinse your hair well to remove all the traces of beer, and finish by washing with a mild shampoo.


Avocado, Olive Oil & Eggs
Avocado is replete with vitamins and minerals that are good for your tresses and can repair the hair cuticles. Olive oil on the other hand will provide your hair with that much-needed moisture, while the proteins from the egg whites will strengthen your hair.
Make It Your Own: Take the mash of one ripe avocado (no peel, no skin). Add 3tbsp of olive oil and 2tbsp of egg whites. Whip the ingredients together until you get a creamy consistency. Apply the mixture on your hair and cover with a shower cap. Let it stay for an hour before rinsing using a mild shampoo.

The last thing to remember is that you cannot treat split ends without first treating the underlying hair damage. So nourish and revitalize your tresses consistently, and you may not need that trim after all.

After pursuing her Masters in Journalism, Vanessa got her first big job as a health writer and since then, she has never switched paths. She has always been intrigued by the wonders of a holistic lifestyle, and believes it was destiny that led her to writing for the wellness industry. In her natural state, you can find her tucked under a blanket watching an Indie film, or reading obsessively. At Z Living, she writes about food trends and other daily life expeditions.