If you have hair that is longer than just a few inches, you probably have had to deal with split ends. If you are using a good quality hydrating shampoo and conditioner, this will go a long ways towards helping you defeat split ends. There are also deep hydrating treatments that stay on your hair for about three minutes before washing out. They tend to protect your hair from heat damage and sun damage, if you use one of these treatments once a month you will reduce the chances of split ends even more.
Brand loyalty is nice but you don’t have to have it, there are actually many brands out there that have very good quality hydrating shampoos and conditioner, switching back and forth between them will actually benefit your hair, reduce the chance of build up and also reduce the chance of dandruff.
Be careful in combing your hair, if you have to tug on it, you’re likely to be damaging it. Wet hair stretches more than dry hair and is easier to damage but some products make combing out wet hair easier than dry. There are all sorts of theories regarding what combs or brushes to use on your hair. Your type of hair will have an effect on which type of comb or brush you use with the greatest success so in this area, try different options and use the one that works for you.