Hairdresser shows how you can tame your split ends yourself at home – and it will save you hundreds on haircuts

WE'VE been counting down the days for hair salons to open so we can finally tend to our unruly lockdown manes.

But an Australian hairdresser has revealed just how easy it is to tame your split ends at home which will save you hundreds on haircuts at salons.

Hairdresser Meggan Garland demonstrated the handy hack on TikTok, admitting it's exactly what her working "day consists of."

She says: "I don't know why I'm going to share this with you guys, but here we go."

She starts by combing her hair before taking a small section of her locks.

She then runs her fingers down the length of the hair to smooth it out before wrapping the hair over one of her fingers.

She explains: "Coming from a hairdresser, if you have split ends or if you ever just need a hair cut, grab your scissors, grab your hair, put it over your fingers and you wanna bend it."

She then drags her fingers down the section of hair as she reveals: "Your split ends are going to ping out."

The hairdresser admits she does it every week so she rarely has split ends at all.

But once they do appear simply snip them off, she explains, and your hair will remain will be as healthy as ever.

In the comments she further explained that healthy hair strands are heavier and "won't poke out."

So all the ones you see stick out are damaged and can easily be snipped off.

The clip has racked up thousands of comments from people thankful for the tip.

And the good news is that it works on all hair types, including both straight and curly locks.

"I've been doing this for over 10 years now, work wonders," one person said in the comments.

"I desperately need to do this," said another. Adding: "Thanks girl."

Even another hairdresser chimed in and said: "I'm a hairdresser too and do this. Highly recommend. But make sure they're sharp scissors or you're just making new split ends."

Sunbeams – Britain’s biggest baby competition is back, with £1000 up for grabs!

BRITAIN’S biggest baby competition is back and we are looking for the King or Queen of the crèche.

The Sun is hunting for Britain's bonniest baby.

Not only could your child be crowned the cutest baby, there's also an £1,000 prize up for grabs.

Think your baby has a winning smile? Well, entering couldn’t be easier.

Simply upload a pic – and give us a little info – on our entry form.

Note: you must be a parent or legal guardian of the baby to enter.

We can only accept a photo if you've taken it yourself, or have permission to upload it and enter from the person who did.

And the photo must not have been edited or altered with a filter.

Finally, your baby must be aged two or under on 12 April, 2021 – the last day for submissions – and a UK resident. 

Our panel of judges will choose 48 finalists from all the entries.

Parents/guardians of the babies selected will be notified by email before 18 April, when the public vote begins, right here on The Sun.

All good? Best of luck

For more healthy hair hacks, a hairdresser claims bicarbonate of soda is the secret to salon-worthy locks at home as it’ll fix damaged & lifeless hair.

And you’ve probably been washing your hair all wrong as hairdresser reveals the one shampoo mistake most people make.

Meanwhile, hairdressers could charge more for overgrown roots and DIY dye fails when they open in April, customers warned.

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