When to trim your ends
Updated: Feb 4, 2021
Having your ends trimmed regularly is a very important step when maintaining a healthy head of hair. Unfortunately frequent manipulation, poor maintenance, daily use of heated tools, or lazy detangling methods cause the hair split. The ends of your hair are the oldest and most fragile part of the hair strand. There are a few signs that you are in need of a trim: Tangling, matting, light colored ends (when all other hair is dark), overly dry brittle ends, and if you can see the split it is way past time! Women with high-lighted, permanent hair color, permanent relaxers, or tightly coiled hair typically are candidates for more frequent trimming than others.
Far too often trims are skipped in an effort to ‘save the length’ of the hair. Unfortunately going extended periods of time without trimming can lead to lots of unnecessary damage to the ends. Once a hair has split there is no way to repair it. Yes, there are many products and conditioning treatments that claim to repair broken ends but they are really temporary fixes. The treatments fill the empty spaces but these bonds are broken again with a few days of basic manipulation. Split ends like to hug every hair near it, with or without splits of their own, causing lots of tangling and matting. The further up the hair shaft they go the more you’ll have to get cut off. The only way to stop it is by clipping the split end completely off! So be strong ladies and get those split ends where they need to be! In the trash. 🗑
‘Quarterly trims keep the Tingle and Tangles tame.’ -June Ambrose