The tips of the hair usually falls into one of the following categories:
1. Natural tip
2. Cut tip
3. Broken tip meaning hair has broken off leaving a broken tip.
4. Abraded tip which generally refers to split ends.
At times you can have a variety of different types of abraded hair tips on the same head of hair.
Daily Hair Tip
Whenever possible limit or avoid using a brush on curly tresses. Instead use a widetooth pick or comb with "hair friendly" edges that won't rip or tear fragile curls.