The Importance of Trimming the Ends of your Hair


Hello Blog Lovers!
 I just wanted to discuss the importance of trimming the ends of your hair and how it's essential to growing healthy hair. I got an e-mail from someone who asked me if you're supposed to trim your ends on a full moon?? I have heard of that but that's an old wives tale, but I trim my ends every two months or once a month depending on how I feel and how my ends look. I've never really had major split ends. I think it's out of habit and proper training that I do it. Some people that finally grow their hair out and achieve some form of length just simply refuse to trim the ends of their hair, especially when they need it. If you have a lot of chemical damage (from permanent colors) or heat styling damage (opt for wraps and roller setting) you will notice split ends or "dead ends". This is simply from dryness of the hair. Conditioners are our friends but you don't want to over do it. Deep Conditioners will help combat Dryness and replace what's been loss from the heat styling and chemicals.

I remember someone in particular who will remain nameless just refused to trim the ends of their hair. She would come for a relaxer whenever she felt like it and she would have all shorts of breakage and then her hair would initially be uneven all over so she had long hair here and no hair there (not really but you get what I'm saying). We would suggest trimming your ends is what you need to make sure that your hair grows pretty, healthy, and even. She of course refused to do that. Every time she came to the salon it was the same thing. I knew exactly what she was thinking and I know exactly what some of you may be thinking...and that would be she was afraid that we would cut all of her hair off because there are stylist who get scissor happy and they do demolish all of your hair. I HAVE NEVER AGREED WITH THAT AT ALL. I would be PISSED if someone was to do that with my hair. Your are supposed to trim no more than a 1/4 of an inch up to a 1/2 of an inch off of the ends of your hair. I say 1/2 of an inch to make sure you destroy all of the split ends. You can trim your hair two ways...bringing your hair down at a zero degree angle (No elevation) or in layers (if you have any) to get all ends. If you have your hair cut into a style already make sure that you just follow the guide of the hair cut that you have. If you don't want the straight line that comes with hair cutting try using what's called notching technique which will allow the hair to not look straight on the ends. However be careful to not do it in big chunks because it will not look good. The reason why I'm saying notching is because hair doesn't grow in an even straight line. So when I trim clients hair is only about that much unless it's in really bad shape and I was discuss that with them before I start cutting and I show them how much will need to taken off. If you trim your hair regularly (or when needed) you will notice your hair take off. Every time I cut my hair (I mean really cut my hair, I usually take about 1 to 1 1/2 inches off of my hair) is grows back twice the length it was before I cut it. Since High school I've maybe cut my hair a total of  four times. It's growing now and when I retouch my relaxer in a few weeks I'm going to trim it because it's time to do so.

There are products on the market that are used to repair split ends. But I wouldn't necessarily say that you should opt to do this instead of trimming. It will allow you to increase the time in between trimmings.

I know I was supposed to be discussing Color and Dandruff because of the survey for the contest but if you check out these past blog posts I have discussed color and dandruff in depth. If you have any more questions about the topic then just email me.

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