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The new way to fix your split ends
Popular with Victoria’s Secret model Barbara Fialho and Angel Alessandra Ambrosio, the candle burning, split end removing technique known as candle-cutting (or velaterapia) is making waves all over the internet.The method involves twisting the hair into sections and running an open flame along the length of each twist several times in a bid to burn off and ‘cauterise’ split ends, in turn opening the hair follicles to make them more receptive to conditioning. The treatment claims to leave your hair healthy and nourished from root to tip, without any damage or splits.The appealing thing about this treatment is that it manages to effectively eliminate all of your split ends without taking anything off the length of your hair. Better still, it manages to remove the coarse parts of your hair all the way up your head, instead of just trimming the split ends, which is all that most hairdressers can achieve.You may think that this technique is a new fandangled concept that is better left to the über adventurous, but the fact is that candle cutting has been a popular and widespread method of hair care in South America since the 1960s.So, do you dare? Have you heard of candle cutting before? Is it something you’d consider for your hair? YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE... The styling products that care for your hair Miranda's hair care secrets revealed Hair styling products de-coded - part one