How fast do split ends really occur?

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Posted by BlueBeard (other posts) on April 01, 2019 at 08:23:27 Previous Next

Well, I'm in this longhair journey for the third time of my life and am only 2 months in but my hair had gotten so damaged back in January that I cut it short 2 months ago so no more hair was breaking off in my hands but with the intention of growing it out again but healthy this time. My sister in law is a hairdresser and was surprised I did this after having long hair for 18 years...but I actually had been thinking about it for a year. So she said she would help me keep it healthy and recommended hair trims of a 1/4" every 6-8 weeks. I graciously accepted her help but at the same time wondered if that time period could be lengthened with good hair care practices and that's what I did for 2 months-no hair dryers and oil to keep my hair moisturized (argan oil is real good-but not much).

This weekend was 9 weeks and she did the 1/4" trim but told me there wasn't much of a slit end to cut and I could have waited another month. So now I'm good for at least 3 months I figure so it'll be done again in July.

I think the 6-8 week regular trim that hair stylist are taught doesn't pertain to what's really needed for every customer. I'm not even convinced that 3 months is when a trim is needed for me to keep the hair healthy but I'll see.


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