- Your hair won’t stop growing even if you don’t cut your split ends.
- What can happen if you don’t cut those damaged ends, is that your hair will weaken and you will lose hair density. That’s why you’ll feel like your hair is shorter.
- The important thing is to know how often you should cut your split ends, to strengthen your hair and make it grow healthier. Of course, I’ll give you that information today.
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Do you have split ends and don’t want to trim them so as not to sacrifice your hair length?Well, if you don’t cut your ends, you will eventually end up with weakened hair that is more prone to breakage. In the long run, it will lead to having to cut your hair, far beyond the ends.
Most of my clients, when I mention the phrase “we should trim the ends,” jump out of the chair, as if they were sitting on a spring.
Then, they change the subject or pretend to answer a message on their cell phone, or worse, look at me as if I were their number one public enemy.
Now, let’s be clear and realistic.Your hair grows from the root. Then, the ends are the oldest part of your hair. So, depending on the length of your hair, those ends can be several years old.
- Do you have any idea of all the twists and turns they’ve been through?
- How many times have they been washed, combed, or straightened?
- How many hats, scarves, and sweaters have they touched?
- How many cold, windy, dry, and wet days have they seen?
Also, the ends are the most exposed and vulnerable parts of your hair. Over time, the daily wear and tear on your hair will degrade and wear away the hair cuticle, exposing the inner layers. The result is split ends or weakened hair.
That’s why, despite my years in this profession, I never cease to be surprised by the overreaction to such a simple issue as ends trimming.
If your ends are split, you must remove them, and that will not make your hair grow less. On the contrary, it will give your hair a completely different healthy dimension.
Do you want your hair to keep growing at a rate of one or one and a half centimeters every month?
Then stay with me, because I’ll tell you:
- Why you should cut your split ends so that your hair grows healthy
- Every so often to trim the ends to stimulate hair growth
Get that scary look off your face!
After all, we’re talking about removing damaged hair, so that your hair grows longer.
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Why you should cut your split ends to have your hair grow healthy
After several months without cutting your hair, you will notice that the ends open up. And when the ends split, they end up breaking off, which leads to your hair not only looking shorter but looking like you have less hair.
There is one irrefutable truth, and that is that, whether or not you cut the split ends, your hair will continue to grow.
And it will continue to grow because hair does not grow from the tips. It grows from the roots, where the hair follicles are located, which is where each of our hairs is formed.
Trimming your split ends influence how your hair will grow.
For example, if your hair is thin or broken, you’ll notice that your ends are “feathered”. This will cause them to become more tangled. When you brush your hair, many of those hairs will be left on the brush.
If you cut off that split ends, you’ll make the length of your hair look fuller, with more body and weight. Therefore, it will grow stronger.
By removing the damaged and dry ends, you’ll ensure that the damage doesn’t spread down the hair shaft to the roots, which can ultimately cause breakage.
Now that you’ve put the scare behind you and you’re sure that hair will continue to grow even if you cut off your ends, let’s see how often you’ll need to trim them.
How often to trim damaged ends?
Everything you do to your hair has an impact on its health. The more you color it, the more you straighten it with a flat iron, the more you expose it to the sun and chlorinated water, the more often you have to trim the split ends.
If you bleach your hair or use heat tools, trimming the ends should be every two months.
This must have the force of law in your life. Bleaching is a very aggressive chemical process, in which very strong elements are used, such as ammonia. It turns the hair fiber into a very sensitive area.
Something similar happens with the extreme heat you expose your hair to every time you use your hair straightener and blow dryer. That’s why it’s also important to always apply a heat protector.
If you don’t cut off the split ends every couple of months, you’ll only end up with weak, breakage-prone hair.
If you dye your hair, trim your ends every three months.
If you use permanent dyes, you’ll know that they contain ammonia and peroxide, which, even when mixed in small amounts, can dry out your hair and ends.
To keep the ends in good condition, without splitting them up, trim them a few inches every three months. You won’t notice it in the length of your hair, but you will notice it in the shine and thickness.
If your hair is completely natural, trim your ends every three months.
If you’ve never bleached your hair, applied a dye, or used heat tools, you’re a Martian! No, I’m just kidding.
It’s just that these days it’s hard to find a person who’s never done any kind of process on their hair.
Lucky for you, you only have to trim your ends every three to four months.
What would happen if you didn’t trim your ends this often?
You will notice that your haircut starts to lose shape and you will notice different lengths of hair. Your hair will break more easily in some areas.
Your hair will continue to grow, but it will be weak, prone to breakage and uneven.
Hair will never stop growing, no matter how much you remove your split ends every three months because hair is born on the scalp, not from the ends.
Split ends are the result of a lack of nutrients. So, by trimming the ends, your hair will grow stronger, not be prone to breakage and, therefore, the length will not be affected.
Ready to make the right trimming?