Split Ends(Trichoptilosis): Home Remedies to Fix it At Once

Dr. Amit Guna

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Amit Guna

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

5 min read

Key Takeaways

  • Apply egg yolk mask to minimize split ends
  • Massage oils regularly to reduce split hair
  • Use honey as a split ends treatment method

How many of us are in awe of long and lustrous hair? While it is always a treat to your eyes, it isn’t a cakewalk to maintain long and beautiful locks. Split ends are of the most common causes of hair loss; these occur when the texture of your hair becomes brittle and dry.

Approximately 25% of Indian females experience hair loss due to split ends [1]. When there is excessive usage of chemical hair products, you are bound to get split ends. Weather conditions and techniques like straightening or blow drying can also add to these woes. If you do not get rid of split ends, hair strands continue to break considerably. To stop the occurrence of split hair, there are simple and amazing home remedies that can try out! Here are seven easy-to-follow hair growth tips to get rid of your split ends and stop hair fall.

tips for healthy hair growth infographic

Home Remedies for Split Ends

Use Coconut Oil

Medium-chain fatty acids found in coconut oil can readily penetrate the hair shaft, stop the epidermis swelling, and reduce the contact between shampoo and hair proteins. Due to this, coconut oil is significantly better than other oils like olive and almond oil. Additionally, it thickens, hydrates, and lessens protein loss from the hair.

Coconut oil is a fantastic moisturizer and naturally restorative. It can readily penetrate your hair thanks to the medium-chain fatty acids it includes. It is excellent for avoiding and mending split ends and moisturizes and nourishes your hair. 


  • Apply coconut oil to your hand and to your hair, covering it from the ends to the roots
  • Ensure to coat the ends with enough oil
  • Put a shower hat over your hair after clipping it up. Keep it running all night
  • Shampoo your hair in the morning to get rid of the extra grease 
  • Let your strands air dry. Avoid using a hair drier
  • Repeat this coconut oil remedy once in two to three days

Reduce the Use of Heat Tools

The natural lipids in the hair can become dried out when blow dryers, hair straighteners, and curling irons are used excessively. Split ends come from the dryness and damaged hair strands caused by this.

Use heat-styling products sparingly if you have broken ends. Instead, make use of the blow dryer's cold option. To shape your hair, use cloth, silicone, or plastic curlers. Additionally, safeguard your hair with a coconut oil therapy or a thermal protect ant before styling. Try a low bun, cascade braid, or chignon hairstyle to conceal your broken ends.

Onion Juice

Sulfur, which is abundant in onions, protects hair from structural harm and broken ends by strengthening the hair fibres. So one of the simplest DIY treatments for split ends in hair is undoubtedly onion juice.

Applying onion juice can stop your hair from calling out for assistance, even though chopping onions can make you weep. Your hair cells receive nutrition from onion juice, which encourages hair development.

You will require the following:

  • Two tablespoons juice of onion
  • 1/9 cup coconut oil
  • 1/9 cup olive oil

Rose Water

Rose water has a moderate drying effect. As a result, it can improve hair growth and decrease broken ends by reducing oiliness and dandruff.

You will require the following:

  • One teaspoon of lime juice 
  • Four tablespoons rose water
  • One tablespoon honey
  • Eight tablespoons water


  • Combine rose water, lime juice, honey, and water in a mixing dish.
  • Apply the solution to your hair
  • Tie your tresses back. Put on a shower cover and leave it on for an hour
  • Shampoo and thoroughly dry your hair

Repeat this process twice a week for the best outcomes.

Hair Mask with Hibiscus Flower, Fenugreek, Curry Leaves, And Amla

The best at-home remedy for split ends is a hair mask filled with the finest Ayurvedic botanicals that protect your hair from further harm by fortifying the hair strand. Hibiscus can be used to address dehydration because of its reputation for being hydrating. Contrarily, fenugreek has a high protein content that restores your hair's natural bounce and avoids loss and drying of the hair. Beta-carotene and protein-rich curry leaves and amla contain vitamins and nutrients that fortify hair from the inside and reduce damage.


  • Blend 5-6 Hibiscus blossoms, 2 Hibiscus leaves, Curry leaves, Fenugreek, and Amla to create a smooth paste
  • Apply your preferred essential oil to it, ideally Sesame Seed Oil or Almond Oil, and work it on the length of your hair
  • Leave the mask on for 30 minutes and then wipe it out with a natural cleanser


There are numerous causes of split ends, and Bhringraj, also known as "food for the hair," is a flexible Ayurvedic ingredient that promotes healthy hair development. Bhringraj is an efficient therapy for hair breakage and can assist with broken ends.


  • Begin by mixing the Bhringraj stems with enough water to make a paste 
  • After that, apply the Bhringraj mixture to your hair and head and keep it on for 20 to 30 minutes
  • Shampoo the hair with a sulfate-free cleanser

Stay Hydrated

Water comprises the large composition of the human body. It is necessary to perform bodily functions and keep the body hydrated. It also hydrates the scalp and provides nourishment to the follicles. By keeping yourself hydrated, you can get rid of split ends and reduce dandruff and other problems caused by dry skin. 


It is known for its antiseptic properties. You can use chamomile in the form of tea or oil to get rid of split ends. 

How to Use Chamomile Tea

  • Soak two tea bags in boiling water
  • Let it cool down, and then wash your hair with it

How to Use Chamomile Oil

  • You can directly rub it on your scalp and the roots of the hair for better results

Applying an Egg Yolk Mask 

An egg is one of the easily available ingredients you can get on your hands on, and applying it to your hair regularly can reduce the occurrence of split hair. The protein present in egg yolk nourishes your scalp and increases the shine of your hair. Eggs work both like a conditioner and a moisturizer on your hair. Prepare an egg mask using the yolk in the following way and bid goodbye to your split ends!

These ingredients are all that you require for preparing an egg mask. 

  • The yolk of an egg 
  • Almond oil 
  • Olive oil 
  • Honey 

Whisk them thoroughly and leave them on your hair for approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.

Additional read: Best Vitamins for Hair Growth

Restore Moisture

One of the main causes of split ends is the dryness of your hair. You need to moisturize your scalp with a proper application of oil. You may apply coconut, almond, or olive oil to your scalp for proper nourishment. Use these separately or combine them and massage your scalp. Regular oil massage on your hair can reduce split ends, as per studies [2].

While almond oil contains essential vitamins and minerals, the presence of lauric acid in coconut oil provides adequate nourishment to your tresses. Olive oil keeps your hair healthy by strengthening hair follicles as it contains many antioxidants. Massage your hair with these oils regularly and leave overnight for good results. Applying oil on your hair is one of the simplest split ends remover techniques you can try out.

Apply a Papaya Hair Mask

Papaya contains enzymes that eliminate dead cells on your scalp. As it is rich in antioxidants and folic acid, applying a papaya mask on your hair increases the blood circulation in your scalp. Also, the antifungal properties of papaya ensure that your scalp never gets dry, thereby reducing split ends.

Prepare the hair mask in the following way and apply it for proper hair nourishment. 

  • Take two ripe papaya slices and mash them thoroughly 
  • Add yogurt and mix them properly 
  • Apply it to your hair for 30 minutes before rinsing it off with a mild shampoo

Improve hair health with Aloe Vera

Be it frizzy hair or split ends, aloe vera gel is a suitable remedy for improving your hair growth. It contains proteolytic enzymes, which remove dead cells from your scalp. With its antimicrobial properties, your scalp is properly moisturized and nourished. For applying aloe vera gel, extract the gel from fresh leaves. Leave it on your hair for approximately 40 minutes. Wash it off with a mild shampoo using lukewarm water. This is one of the easiest split ends treatment methods you can follow regularly. If you take proper care, long hair is easily achievable!

Trim hair regularly to reduce split ends 

Regular trimming of your hair can save you from unnecessary haircuts. Ensure that you trim your hair every two months approximately. This way, you can nip your split end problem right in the bud before it causes more damage to the hair. When you trim your hair, its growth continues properly, and split ends reduce. Remember not to peel your split ends apart, as it can worsen your hair texture.

Get Rid of Your Split Ends

Minimize the Usage of Chemicals

If you expose your strands to harsh chemical products, they may remove the moisture from your scalp. This is the cause of both dryness and frizziness, making your hair resemble the texture of a rope. As a result, your hair becomes dry and frizzy, like the texture of a rope. This can increase split ends. Using hair straighteners or blow dryers can also decrease the texture of your strands due to the excessive heat. To prevent split ends, it is ideal to use natural ingredients on your hair as they do not contain chemicals.

Additional read: Benefits of Natural Shampoo

Rinse Hair With Honey

Being a humectant, honey helps maintain moisture in your scalp, thereby preventing it from getting dry. You can consider it an effective split ends remover as well! Not only does honey strengthen your follicles, but it also helps keep your scalp neat because of its antibacterial properties. All you need to do is mix honey with warm water and apply it to the hair after shampooing. This way, you can control dryness on your hair and minimize split ends.

Following these natural split-end treatment methods can help you get rid of your hair loss issues. There’s no need to go for a haircut while you maintain your beautiful locks. Proper care is all that is required for maintaining your hair. For any queries on hair maintenance or tips for proper hair growth, do connect with top trichologists and hair care specialists on Bajaj Finserv Health. Book an in-person or teleconsultation and resolve all your hair care concerns within minutes. Maintain healthy hair with timely consultation and minimize your split ends!

Published on 30 May 2022Last updated on 23 May 2023
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5551307/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4387693/

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Dr. Amit Guna

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Amit Guna

, Bachelor in Physiotherapy (BPT) , MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy 3

Dr Amit Guna Is A Consultant Physiotherapist, Yoga Educator , Fitness Trainer, Health Psychologist. Based In Vadodara. He Has Excellent Communication And Patient Handling Skills In Neurological As Well As Orthopedic Cases.


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