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ghd Head of Education, Jo Robertson, reveals exactly why hair becomes prone to split ends and how you can prevent further damage. 


Use of heat appliances above the 185° glass transition phase causes vertical cracks along the cuticle causing the cuticle  to lift, resulting in tangles and splits.

All ghd stylers, including the platinum® styler, maintain a continous heat of 185° which is the optinum tempertaure to achieve the most benfit in the fewest strokes. 

Styling below 185° will often take many passes of the tool to achieve a good result and this is more drying to the hair, causing further split ends! And when styling at temperatures too high the keratin protein in the hair starts to melt, causing irreversible damage.


Chemical damage by permanent dyes, bleaches, perms and sunlight exposure is  the biggest cause of  split ends.


Not drinking enough water can dehydrate you from the inside out. When your body is dehydrated, your hair can become dry, increasing the chance of developing split ends and breakage.


Always comb and brush your hair gently. Split ends form more readily in dry hair and it is proven that combing dry causes more damage than combing wet.


Some products can do more damage to your hair than good. Keep away from harsh silicone based gels and styling agents. For a guilt free styling product, try the ghd heat protect spray for an invisible barrier against everyday heat damage on dry or damp hair!


Eating lots of sugar or refined foods? Do you YoYo diet? How about junk food? All of these things can cause split ends! Maintain a healthy diet for healthy hair.


Believe it or not, stress can seriously ruin your hair. Stress overload depletes the hair of the precious nutrients it needs to stay healthy, protected and free from split ends.


No matter how well you eat, your hair needs some extra vitamins to keep it healthy. Taking a high quality, food based vitamin is a great way to nourish your hair and help prevent breakage and split ends. B vitamins, Zinc, Copper and Manganese, along with plenty of Selenium; all of these vitamins and minerals help keep hair strong and healthy.


Introducing ghd advanced split end therapy; a treatment to repair and nourish dry, damaged hair.

Activated by heat, this wonder treatment works instantly to fortify ends, leaving hair feeling sleek, smooth and shiny for up to 10 washes. Simply comb through shampooed hair, blow dry and then pass your ghd platinum® styler over hair to seal in the product using heat.

Scientifically formulated for all hair types the new advanced split end therapy contains a blend of nutrient rich ingredients that help to defend your hair against daily styling and environmental stress.

Utilising a propriety Thermo-Marine Bonding System™, the treatment fills and binds broken hair fibres together to instantly repair split ends, while the Super Nutrient Complex prevents future breakage by surrounding each strain with a protective coating. Leaving hair feeling stronger and looking sleek and shinier.

Say goodbye to your split ends today with ghd advanced split end therapy.

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