When and how to cut split ends


Can Split Ends be mended?

Sadly no… so why waste money on products that can and will not mend your split ends? This is a huge miss conception. The market out there is only wanting us to spend money on products that they know for themselves that does not work…so don’t fall for it.

Split ends occur when the cuticle layer of your hair is damaged or removed. The cuticle layer consists of keratin or dead protein cells that make the shaft strong. These dead protein cells resemble overlapping scales which helps to hold the hair together. Once this has been damaged or removed, the inside layer of hair fibers are exposed and begin to split into two and sometimes three pieces of hair. Split ends don’t always occur at the tip of your hair shaft.

There are many other factors that can lead to split ends:

  1. Improper maintenance which include constant pulling, tugging, brushing, stressing the hair with chemicals, etc.
  2. Dryness or lack of moisture
  3. The environment (weather, pollution, etc.)
  4. Not protecting the ends of your hair
  5. Excessive heat from appliances
  6. Brushing the hair when it’s wet

How To Prevent Split Ends

1. Moisturize! On an as needed basis (for most, every 2-4 days), apply water, the ultimate moisturizer to your ends in order to open the cuticle. Follow up with a water based leave-in, conditioner, or moisturizer—you don’t need much, just be sure to evenly distribute.

2. Seal! Next, apply a thin layer of a natural oil or butter, such as shea butter or castor, olive or coconut oil. This will seal in the moisture from the water and moisturizer.

3. Protective Styling, Some folks, no matter how often they complete the first two steps, still experience dry crunchy ends. Protecting the ends in styles such as buns and pin-ups, may prevent them from drying out, and help you to retain length. I’m not a protective style girl, but I notice that allowing my hair to dry in a stretched style (twists, braids, rollers) really helps it to maintain moisture. Not sure of the science behind it, but hey, if it works, it works!

4. Deep Treatments! If you really want to see some length retention, engage in a hard core deep conditioning routine.  I applied a deep conditioning treatment  at every styling session—1 or 2 times a week. My ends were rarely dry.

Remember that even without heat and color damage, our ends are very delicate… they’re the oldest part of the hair and have been exposed to natural weathering and the wear and tear of styling. Always be mindful of your practices and how you handle your hair today, because you’ll still be feeling the effects 2 years from now!

Can Split Ends be mended?

Sadly no… so why waste money on products that  will not mend your split ends? This is a huge miss conception. The market out there is only wanting us to spend money on products that they know for themselves that does not work…so don’t fall for it.

Split ends occur when the cuticle layer of your hair is damaged or removed. The cuticle layer consists of keratin or dead protein cells that make the shaft strong. These dead protein cells resemble overlapping scales which helps to hold the hair together. Once this has been damaged or

Split Ends Chart

removed, the inside layer of hair fibers are exposed and begin to split into two and sometimes three pieces of hair. Split ends don’t always occur at the tip of your hair shaft.

Cutting Those Split ends

All of us naturals do our hair routine differently some of us cut our ends every 6-months to a year…Me I do like to cut mine about every year. sometimes I do Have to cut them sooner than a year…I like to Dust my ends..I don’t do anything major to my ends. I Cut my ends on my old wash and goes where my hair is already stretched out and easier for me to trim (dust) my ends. I do not cut a lot off my ends. Dusting is just a simple trim you will not notice any length difference one you have trimmed your ends…

I found a video on exactly how i do my dusting. ( I know. soon i’ll do my own videos i promise 🙂 )

I Hope this helps! any questions or comments please feel free to comment below and remember to check out my Facebookpage and follow me on instagram & twitter @naturalhaircomm

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