Split Ends... To trim or not to trim???
Today's dilemma is THE HAIRCUT!! Now I want to clear a few things up for my fellow hairstylist real quick... We are not scissor happy, jealous old witches that just wanna harvest your hair for our own personal collection. We use the hair to stay youthful of course! J/k but all jokes aside we really do have the quality and integrity of your hair at heart. Hair gets to a point where, even if your not pulling and heat damaging, it wants to split. On average this happens about every 1-2 months. These rogue splits have ONE job, destroy your hair. We all know the saying misery loves company? Well think of your split ends as miserable. It's too late for them but they won't hesitate to take whatever hair down with them. The way this is done is pretty crafty tho. The split end works from within. It tangles into healthy strands then waits for you to brush your hair. When you brush through the ends your brush/comb gets sick and hits tangles. When you rake through the tangles, you not only break the new hair and the split end, but you also need to keep in mind that the hair doesn't have a specific breaking point. It can break at the end, the middle, at the base, literally ANYWHERE. Wherever that hair breaks is the center for a new split end. It's a very vicious cycle of splitting and braking and pulling. You can avoid this whole entire mess by just keeping up with trims. Like I mentioned earlier every 1-2 months. Cut my hair to make it grow??? PRECISELY! The average person grows about a quarter to a half inch of hair per month. Each time you brush through split ends your potentially breaking pieces that can range from a half inch to, at times, inches. What I'm saying is living with split ends, your hair is breaking in large quantities than it actually grows. The idea is that you really only need to trim an eighth of an inch to save your hair from splits... IF you keep up with monthly or bi monthly trims. Don't wait 6 months and say hey just dust the ends. Or the ever so special "yearly haircut". Yea, don't be that person. Over time your hair splits and gets thinner at the ends. Pictured on the left is our before picture. Where you see the thinning is where the hair is split, damaged, and neglected. She is a prime example of a yearly haircut. Note on the right how much length had to be taken. Simple math, there's 12 months in a year. If you get an eighth of an inch trimmed every month, how much hair gets trimmed per year?
It's one and a half inches! Less than two inches. Compared to the inches that need to be snatched away when you try to stretch it. Next blog we'll touch on the Brazilian Blowout Split End Repair. A way that you can slice that inch and a half of trims down even lower!!!