What is your hair goal? For most of us, it would be length and volume. The need to have long hair, often translates into us holding on to weak strands and ends. Sometimes, letting go is the safest and surest way of growing healthier hair. The overall health of your hair is far more important. We understand how anxious that makes you feel but here are a few tips and tricks on letting go of dead ends whilst promoting healthier hair growth.
Use the right tools
First of all, stay clear of paper scissors no matter how sharp you think they are. Go get yourself hair shears, a wide-tooth comb and a tail comb. The wide tooth comb helps to properly detangle the hair. The tail comb helps in parting smaller sections to make the trimming process easier. The hair shears, well you already know what they are meant for.
Dry and stretch hair
Before you trim, it is advisable to first detangle, blow dry or stretch your hair. This allows you to see the real length of your hair whilst teasing out the split ends which usually appear very fragile and thin. Those are the parts you need to cut off.
When to go in for a trim
This is the part we often turn a bling eye to. If you're experiencing any of these, you need a trim
- Hair breakage (moderate to excessive)
- Split ends
- Frizzy and frayed ends
- Knots and tangles
- Dry ends
Trimming can be done in the comfort of your home or at a salon you trust. Ideally, it is important to cut off all split ends to get rid of the damage. However, just let your stylist know the length of hair you're comfortable with to cut off. You can also be proactive by trimming your hair at least once every three months. This saves you a lot of trouble.