Does cutting split ends help hair grow? Yes, for these reasons

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  • Yes, absolutely. Trimming split ends helps hair grow.
  • I can assure you that cutting split ends is the best decision to make your hair grow healthier and stronger.
  • But be aware: it won’t grow faster, it will just grow at a normal rate.


On the other hand, it’s not the only thing that will help you grow your hair.

  • Cutting split ends is not merely an aesthetic issue, but above all, a health issue.
  • In this article, we’ll look at the reasons why cutting your split ends is the best option for your hair to grow well.
  • We’ll also debunk some old myths about this topic.
  • Continue reading, and you’ll find tips on how to make your ends grow healthier.


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Have you noticed that your ends are more split lately?

Did you wonder if trimming them might be good for your hair?


Well, you’ve come to the right place.

As I was saying,  cutting your split ends makes your hair grow much healthier. 

In this article, I’ll tell you why this is so. We’ll also debunk some myths together.

Join me!

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Why does cutting split ends help hair grow better?

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Split ends, apart from being an aesthetic problem (as they make your hair look ugly and untidy), add volume to your hair.

They also increase frizz and make it harder to style your hair.


When you have split ends, you’ll have to tug at your hair to detangle it and, as a result,  the hair fibers break. This further increases the amount of split ends in the different lengths of your hair. 


Detangling your hair can be a nightmare, so when you cut your split ends, your hair will look healthier and you can detangle it without hassle.

Plus, by cutting your split ends  you’ll be able to keep your hair and hairstyle more disciplined , achieve a more intense shine, and have many more benefits.

Debunking myths about cutting split ends

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Myth 1: Trimming split ends makes hair grow faster

Hair grows, on average, between 1 and 1.5 cm per month. Of course, there are exceptions.

There are people whose hair grows 2 centimeters per month. But the average hair growth rate is  around 1 centimeter per month. 


Cutting your ends every month  will do a lot to keep those ends from splitting  and to always keep them closed.

As I said before, this will give you the possibility to style your hair more easily. But cutting your ends (split ends or not) won’t make your hair grow faster. It’s a myth!

Of course, there are natural remedies that can make your hair grow faster. Have you tried any of them?

Myth 2: Cutting split ends when the moon is in its first quarter makes your hair grow faster

The moon has a real influence on many things, such as tides, seedings, etc., but the moon has no influence on hair growth.

The most effective way to debunk this myth is to  dye your hair one month in any other phase of the moon  and the following month dye your hair during the moon’s first quarter (when it’s growing, or waxing).


 You’ll see the root growth is the same during any time of the moon. 

Therefore, you don’t need to wait for any specific moon phase to cut your split ends.

You can cut them whenever you choose.


Myth 3: Cutting split ends with a machine makes hair grow faster

No cutting tool will change the speed of your hair growth.

But it is true that  certain cutting tools, if you use them incorrectly , can make your hair split faster. Which ones?


For example, if you have very fine or chemically treated hair,  you should never cut it with a razor , let alone without sufficient knowledge to perform the cut.

Anyway, even if your hair is cut perfectly with a razor, scissors, or a machine, none of that will make the hair grow faster.


What should I do after cutting split ends if I want my hair to grow?

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The most important thing for your hair to grow normally is maintenance.

Once you’ve trimmed the split ends,  you’ll have a healthy head of hair. 


From that point on, you should begin the process of keeping your entire head of hair well hydrated and nourished. Depending on the type of hair you have, you’ll need different types of nourishment and hydration.


  • If your hair is virgin (untreated), you can have low to medium-intensity nourishments.

Since virgin hair hasn’t been exposed to aggressive agents, it’s very likely that with gentle nourishment, it will recover quickly.


  • If your hair is color-treated, then you should opt for slightly more intense nourishers.

Apply  restructuring ampoules, hydrating masks, or acid treatments  to seal the hair cuticles.

That way, apart from better fixing the dye color, your hair will stay hydrated and nourished for a prolonged period of time.


  • If your hair is bleached, permed, or badly damaged, you will need very intense nourishment.

Your best options are keratin shock, hair botox, hair cauterization, etc.

These treatments will be extremely important to help  restore your hair’s fiber  and keep your ends closed.


What should I avoid if I want my hair to grow and my ends not to split?

Everything you do to keep your hair healthy will prevent split ends.

But, if you don’t accompany these moisturizing or nourishing treatments with  a good quality shampoo and conditioner , all your treatments will be in vain.


  • Tip 1: Avoid using poor-quality hair products.
  • Tip 2: Use hair dryers and straighteners sparingly since they damage your hair.


Conclusion: cutting split ends helps your hair grow strong and stay healthy

As we’ve seen in this article, cutting split ends helps your hair grow.

 But if cutting your ends is all you do for your hair,  before long you’ll go back to having split ends again.


That’s why (this is how I finish all my articles)  I advise you to make an appointment at the hair salon  and organize with your hairdresser who does what: they’ll be in charge of leaving your hair impeccable and you’ll be in charge of keeping it that way.



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