According to The Beauty Brains, polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) is a split end mending technology that works from inside the actual split to pull it back together. This is vastly different from conditioners because it doesn’t just sit and coat the hair. The tiny PEC molecules can enter the split end and stick to the damaged hair protein as well as other complex molecules. The Beauty Brains explains that it then creates a bridge across the open end of the splits. The two ingredients necessary for mending are polyquaternium-28 and PVM/MA Copolymer. Know that even if a product has this in the ingredient list that does not guarantee it will work. Watch the PEC technology work here.
Now, it’s not a permanent fix, but it can potentially decrease the rate at which your ends split and prolong your next trim. All of these products do not claim to contain PEC technology, but all of these products can help keep your ends lubricated, which lead to less splits.
Tresemme Split Remedy Shampoo has the PEC technology to mend the split ends and favors well with users. It claims to reduce up to 80% of split ends after only three uses and will also smooth your hair while gently cleansing.
This Tresemme Split Remedy Conditioner with the mending technology receives great reviews from users. It claims to reduce up to 80% of split ends after only three uses while also moisturizing dry, damaged strands.
This serum will help mend and end splits while reducing frizz and sealing in the shine for a more polished finish to your tresses.
Contains the mending technology along with caviar to mend and seal damaged ends while strengthening strands to prevent future breakage. Stand-building proteins will fill in the gaps and tears in your hair’s cuticle to restructure and strengthen your strands.
Infused with the PEC technology, this daily shampoo prepares split end prone hair for a gentle cleansing while restoring the vital nourishment it needs.
This daily conditioner has both mending ingredients that will target those split ends and bind them together in just three uses. Get stronger, healthier hair in no time.
Formulated with the PEC technology, this leave-in treatment will bind up to 92% of damaged ends back together. This is a daily repair system for split end problems.
This split end mender has the dual mending ingredients and is designed for damaged, chemically treated hair. This product will deeply penetrate to create the ultra-durable bond that gives maximum protection and reconstruction to your hair’s cortex. Moisture is locked in and the cuticle is sealed.
Formulated with the split end mending technology, this shampoo promises to reduce split ends by up to 70% when used with its partner in crime, the Suave Split End Rescue Conditioner. This shampoo will gently but effectively cleanse and make your hair stronger after its use.
This is the second part of this duo with the PEC technology. A purposeful conditioner that transforms your split ends into healthier hair with only after three uses.
This sealer is formulated with coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and shea butter to keep your ends lubricated and less susceptible to split due to friction on your clothes or the harsh climate. It also claims to instantly seal 93.3% of splits instantly. Go ahead a give it a go.
The first three ingredients for this mender are water, stearyl alcohol, and cetyl alcohol. Here you have moisture backed by two fatty alcohols to keep your ends soft instead of brittle. This is a great option for home maintenance in between trims.
Again, you have the moisture and fatty alcohol combo with water, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, but this formula also contains hydrolyzed silk, which is known to mend patches along the hair shaft due to manipulation and natural weathering. This is great to pair with sealing in your hair care regimen.