Dead ends are a problem that almost everyone has to deal with, so there are many trick and tips on how to take care of them. Dead ends in your hair are a huge annoyance, as they make your hair look and feel unhealthy. As your hair grows, it can be damaged by the heat from your blowdryer, brushing, chemicals from coloring or other hair products, and even just the elements when you go outside. This damage shows on the ends of your hair, as that is oldest hair on your head.
The best way to deal with dead ends is to get a trim. Especially if you have long hair, trimming off just the ends keeps it healthy and looking good. Ideally, it is best to get a trim every few months. However, for people trying to grow out short hair, it can be hard to gather the courage to cut any off. Also, if you use heat on your hair for drying and styling, the dead ends will likely be worse and more hair will have to be cut to remove them. Fortunately, other solutions to deal with dead ends exist as well. Deep conditioning is a great way to prevent dead ends from occurring in the first place, and to help the ones you already have from getting worse. Leave-in conditioner is more effective for treating dead ends, as its effects will last all day. Choose a protein-rich deep conditioner for best results.
In the end, the best way to deal with dead ends is to prevent them in the first place. Use conditioner when styling with heat, especially if your hair is colored. Be gentle with your hair: use a wide-toothed comb when detangling, and make sure the blowdryer you are using is not too hot (you don't need to much heat to dry your hair, especially if you do it every day). And remember, dead ends aren't the end of the world, and with a little care and attention to your styling regiment they can be prevented and become less of a worry.