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In general, forks appear on long hair rather than on short hair. But forks are not a fatality, they can be remedied and even avoided. Discover our natural solutions to avoid and treat forks in hair.

How do forks appear?

Forks can be caused by friction such as rubbing hair on the back of a chair, a pillow, a garment collar or friction caused by brushing too hard. Indeed, these factors will weaken the hair and it is important to provide the right treatment so that it does not break.

However, some treatments are harmful and cause forks. Among these treatments, coloring, perms, blow-drying and straightening repeatedly are examples that cause hair to become brittle.

If left untreated, they rise up in the hair and break higher and higher. As a result, the ends of the hair are all thin, not very full and not very pretty. They become rough, dull, and if the cuticle is really destroyed, you have this famous “doormat effect”.

How to cut forks in hair?

The best way to get rid of the forks is to cut your hair and to follow our advice so that they do not reappear.

Indeed, to avoid having forks, the best is to cut them every two months or so. You don’t have to cut a lot, you can just cut the ends to give your hair a new lease on life. It’s kind of a refresher.  

However, if you cut your hair by yourself, the scissors you use should ideally be reserved for this purpose, otherwise you risk damaging your tips. Nail scissors and hairdressing scissors are fine, but avoid kitchen scissors or scissors found in children’s kits.

How to avoid forks in the hair?

In order to avoid the fork, it is necessary to prevent their appearance with care to be made regularly.

The gestures to adopt
  • Use a shampoo rich in vegetable oil to limit forks and brittle hair. Our So Vintage Shampoo, enriched with Shea Butter, leaves your hair soft and silky. Its creamy and nourishing formula, enriched with Shea Butter, is suitable for daily use, for hair so healthy it shines.
  • To strengthen your hair fiber, opt for a balanced diet rich in omega 3, proteins and trace elements.
  • Avoid heating devices (straighteners, hair dryers, curlers) because they are harmful to your hair tips. If you can’t do without them, set your device to 180°C or use natural methods to curl or straighten your hair.
  • Moisturize your hair by taking oil baths once a week. You can add to your oil bath our 100% Pure Shea Butter, renowned for its nourishing, repairing and softening properties.

To take good care of your hair and avoid forks, discover our natural recipe of nourishing and protective care for hair with Shea here.

Institut Karité Paris

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