Re: Split ends- what do I do?

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Posted by Darrin (other posts) on June 28, 2020 at 13:09:01 Previous Next

In Reply to: Split ends- what do I do? posted by Avi on May 30, 2020 at 03:44:24:

: 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 :)

Itís true that you should only use sharp scissors made for trimming hair. Dull scissors will cause more split ends. No matter how well you take care of your hair, eventually you will have split ends. I have my hair trimmed every 6 months by a trusted stylist. I found her by asking another long hair guy with good hair who he went to for trims. Some people trim their own hair, but I donít see how you can trim it even. Let it grow out for a few months and try to find a good stylist. Women will help you if you ask them. Find a woman with nice hair and politely ask her who she goes to for trims. Get that persons name and number.

Good Luck,


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