Split EndsOveruse of blow dryers, casting irons, harsh chemical products, sun exposure and pollution are probably the major causes of hair damage and split ends. Sometimes extreme weather conditions also contribute to split ends. Expensive salon treatments are not always possible. Hair treatments at home are much cheaper than and as effective as professionally done salon treatments. Here are some easy homemade treatments to repair split ends.

1. Hot oil treatment

Do you remember your mom asking to oil your hair? And you just wanted to add style and neglect it somehow. Probably she knew what is best for your hair. Well, oil helps in restoring the moisture of your hair preventing damage and split ends. Olive oil is considered best for treating split ends. It nourishes and moisturizes your hair to the extent that it becomes soft and shiny. For better results massage your scalp and hair with warm olive oil and cover your hair with a hot towel for 30 minutes and wash off using a mild shampoo.

Coconut oil also works wonder for hair and repairs split ends. Apply warm coconut oil directly on your hair before taking shower and wash off with a mild shampoo. For enhanced oil treatment make a mixture of equal amounts of olive oil, coconut oil and almond oil.

2. Egg Mask

This is another effective home treatment for split ends. Egg yolk is highly nourishing for your hair when applied atleast once a week. It not only helps your hair to grow but also prevents and repair split ends. The mask can be made by combining egg yolk with olive oil and honey which seals the moisture making your hair well hydrated.

Take a bowl and put 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 table spoon honey. Mix properly to attain an even consistency. Now apply this mask on your hair and scalp evenly with the help of a brush and a comb. Wear a shower cap and leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse with water using a mild shampoo and a conditioner as you generally do.

3. Papaya protein mask

Proteins help in maintaining the structure of hair and make it strong and shiny. Since papaya is rich in proteins, a homemade papaya mask fixes the split ends and makes hair well nourished. For this you need a ripe papaya. Depending upon your size of hair you may take either half of it or the whole fruit if you have long hair.

Cut the papaya into two halves, remove the skin and deseed it. Now put it into a blender to make a smooth paste. Add half cup of plain yoghurt and mix well. Massage this mixture in your hair completely and let it stand for 30 minutes. Wash off with a mild shampoo.

4. Shea butter massage

Shea butter is exclusively rich in healthy fats which provide nourishment to the hair and repair split ends. It is much inexpensive as compared to pricey hair care products and can be easily used to get gorgeous sheen to your hair. Massage with Shea butter especially near the ends on wet hair after you come out from shower. Dry your hair normally as you do. This will help in keeping the hair well moisturized and prevent split ends with regular use.

5. Honey conditioning

Honey has been an all time favorite for skin and hair care experts because of its nourishing properties. It may be used at home to easily get rid of split ends and damaged hair. It works well as a conditioner to provide softness and luster to your hair. Take 4 cups of warm water and to it mix 2 tablespoon of pure honey. Rinse your hair with this after shampooing your hair. This will seal the split ends and reduce its appearance.

Honey may also be applied as a mask to fix split ends. Mix 1 tablespoon of honey to a cup of plain curd. Massage with this on your hair especially at the ends and let it stand for 20 minutes. Do not shampoo, just rinse it with water.

It is imperative to keep hair nourished to avoid split ends. They generally appear as a result of excessive dryness and damage to the hair. Apart from treating your hair with these easy homemade treatments make sure you take proper care of your hair by following these simple tips:

* Avoid overusing heat appliances on your hair as they are the major cause of hair damage.

* Avoid using hair care products with harsh chemicals. Natural products are best for your hair.

* Follow proper brushing instructions to prevent hair breakage.

* Always use mild shampoos which are free from alcohol.

* Hair trimming on a regular basis may keep split ends at a bay.

Joecy Parker is an online consultant for Grow longer Eye Lashes. Joecy likes to Blog about Health , Beauty and Skin care.