Split ends- what do I do?

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Posted by Avi (other posts) on May 30, 2020 at 03:44:24 Previous Next

So it's been roughly 2 years since my last haircut or trim of any kind. My hair is about to my nipples. For the longest time I hadn't seen any split ends at all in my hair. I suspect that was because I don't use heat at all nor chemicals for styling, and I'm fairly gentle with my hair most of the time. Unfortunately though you can't avoid environmental damage. So last week for the first time ever I found a split end, and today I found two more. I'm kind of sad right now because I was doing well for so long but all of a sudden I'm finding split ends. I tried to come up with some potential reasons:
- Sometimes in a hurry I'll comb quickly/rashly and that might cause damage
- General environmental damage from wind/sun
- Not keeping it moist enough; until recently I didn't really use coconut oil, which I regret, I use it regularly nowadays
- Not getting trims? I'm not a fan of trims because I always assumed I don't need them since I don't actively damage my hair with heat, but idk at this point :(

Anyways I'm kinda lost as to what to do. If I'm getting split ends now I don't really know how to deal with them but at the same time I don't want to go back to short hair. Do I just do a search and destroy every night or every week or something?
Any advice is appreciated. Cheers :)

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