How to Trim Your Own Split Ends Correctly
Why you should do it:
- It'll make your hair look and feel healthy, and it'll be healthier
- It'll help the hair grow more. Split ends break off, causing the hair to look as though it stopped growing. The shampoos and conditioners that say they "reseal ends" or "heal spilts" don't actually do that, so you won't waste your money on those lying products.
- This is the only thing you can do in order to get rid of them.
Take any size amount of hair and loop it over your finger on one hand. Basically it's like a lose fold over. It works with any amount of hair. Look at the hair that's sticking straight out. Most of those are probably split one way or another. Move the hair through your fingers and keep cutting a few millimeters off the split hair. By the time you're done your hair will feel at least a little different.
- It's hard to just get the split ends.
- Making sure you only cut the split ones. Cutting more can lose some of your length.
Take an inch or so of hair and twist it into a nice spiral. This hair coming out of this spiral is usually unhealthy hair, and not always split ends. Trim along the side of the spiral twist and get rid of excess hair.
- It takes a really long time.
- You probably won't get all of the split ends.
Take one side of your hair, or less, any amount will do, and look along the side. Cut the strands you notice that have split ends. Do this on the other side as well. If you do all the methods or even just one or two thoroughly you should have most of not all of your split ends cut. This doesn't take a lot of time and you can do it anywhere you have scissors. They don't have to be hair cutting scissors, just regular paper scissors will do.
Cutting the Very Ends
The very tip of the ends of your hair can start looking a little damaged. Part your hair all the way down the middle and put your hair in front of your shoulders. Take the scissors and cut the very tips off, only by the few millimeters. Cutting off much more may lead you have an uneven cut that's noticeable. Making your hair a little uneven by millimeters looks natural.