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6 Natural Tips to Seal Split Ends

In addition to helping seal split ends, the ingredients in these remedies provide extra moisture and revitalize your hair to help it grow strong and healthy.
6 Natural Tips to Seal Split Ends

Last update: 11 January, 2022

There’s no magic formula to seal split ends. However, you don’t need to resort to cutting them either. In fact, some treatments can improve their appearance, as they retain moisture in the hair strands to keep them hydrated and soft.

However, you should take into account that hair can suffer from different aggressive agents that can damage it. Sometimes it looks damaged as a result of a poor diet, the use of aggressive chemical products, or an excessive use of heat elements such as hair straighteners. The latter are often the cause of split ends.

However, before trying any treatment, it;s important to check your life habits and determine if any of them are contributing to the problem. If so, the first step is to try to reduce or alter them, in order to achieve a definitive change.

Once this is corrected, you can try some natural remedies that can be useful to seal split ends. Even though the results may not be immediate, after several applications you’re sure to notice the difference. Are you ready to try them?

How to seal split ends

There are many specialized products and methods for sealing split ends, and these often give quite positive results. However, for those looking for other options, some natural remedies have also given very favorable results.

While there’s no evidence to support their effectiveness, they have been shared among people for decades. Because of this, there’s anecdotal information to suggest that they’re useful to combat this type of problem. In addition to this, most options are safe and don’t irritate the scalp. Would you like to try them? Go ahead!

1. Egg shampoo to seal split ends

In popular culture, several types of natural shampoos seem to help keep hair healthier. We’re going to propose a shampoo prepared with egg and rosemary. It seems that both ingredients contain nutrients that help to achieve softer and more hydrated ends.

In addition, according to information published in Phytotherapy Research, rosemary has extracts that have a positive benefit on hair health. Promising results have even been found as regards stimulating hair growth.

Egg shampoo to seal split ends.
Anecdotal data suggests that egg combined with rosemary helps improve the appearance of split ends. However, this isn’t supported by any scientific evidence.


  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh rosemary (30 g)
  • 1 liter of water

How to prepare it

  • Add the fresh rosemary to a liter of boiling water and let it stand.
  • When cool, strain through a sieve and mix the liquid with the beaten egg.
  • Apply as your usual shampoo, and store the excess to use throughout the week.

Another great article on the topic: Rosemary for Healthy Hair: Three Remedies

2. Papaya mask

If we create a healthy combination of papaya, natural yogurt, and almond oil, what’s the result? A moisturizing mask that will probably improve the appearance of your split ends after several applications..


  • 1 slice of papaya
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt (50 g)
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil (15 g)
  • 1 shower cap

How to prepare it

  • Mash the papaya slice with the help of a fork and mix it with the natural yogurt and almond oil.
  • After obtaining a thick cream, apply it all over the damaged ends and the rest of the hair.
  • Cover with a shower cap and leave it on for an hour.
  • Wash hair and repeat the process three times a week.

3. Avocado and egg cream to seal split ends

As we can see in this Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition article, avocado is a source of vitamins A, C, E, and K, as well as potassium, magnesium, sodium, fatty acids, and proteins.

So, it isn’t surprising that it benefits hair health too. Moreover, in this treatment, we enhance its benefits with the properties of eggs and olive oil.

Cream of avocado.
Avocado has been used for hundreds of years as an adjuvant to care for hair health.


  • 1 avocado
  • 1 egg white
  • 14 g tablespoon olive oil (1 tablespoon)

How to prepare it

  • Extract the pulp from a ripe avocado and mash it into a thick puree.
  • Add the egg white and a tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Leave on for 30 to 40 minutes and rinse.
  • Use daily or at least three times a week.

4. Beer tonic

A combination of beer, apple cider vinegar, and water will give you a hair tonic to revitalize your locks. Although not dermatologically tested, some benefits are described in popular culture. For example, its regular application is believed to help seal split ends and make the hair look shiny.


  • ¼ cup of beer (62 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (20 ml)
  • 1/2 cup water (125 ml)

How to prepare it

  • Mix the apple cider vinegar with the beer and water, and apply from the middle to the tips.
  • Let it act for 40 minutes and rinse with plenty of shampoo.
  • You can use it once or twice a week.

Note: avoid using this product on the scalp as it can be irritating.

5. Olive oil conditioner to seal split ends

A natural conditioner with olive oil and honey can be useful to moisturize dry hair strands. In general, this helps to detangle hair to prevent damage during styling.

A woman with split ends.
Applying olive oil with honey helps to detangle and moisturize. People believe it reduces split ends.


  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil (30 ml)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (30 g)

How to prepare it

  • Mix the two ingredients until you obtain a smooth paste.
  • Apply the product on the split ends and leave it on for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse with your usual shampoo and repeat daily.

6. Argan oil

Argan oil contains vitamin E, fatty acids, and polyphenols that help protect hair against dryness. Its regular application retains moisture, and reduces frizz and split ends.


  • 2 tablespoons argan oil (30 g)
  • Cling film

How to prepare it

  • Massage the split ends with a little argan oil and wrap in cling film.
  • Leave on for 30 minutes and rinse.
  • Use three times a week for good results.

Yes, you can improve the appearance of split ends!

Although you can’t seal split ends overnight with natural ingredients, you can moisturize them and make them look better. So, whatever treatment you choose, the important thing is to be consistent with its application.

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