Trimming tresses every few months is the easiest way to banish split ends.

But when you can't get to a salon, a rich, moisture-boosting hair mask is the next best thing.

You can also take some of the heat off your hair (literally) by letting it air-dry as often as you can.

Lastly, pat hair dry rather than tousling with a towel, which is rough on already-brittle strands.