BARBER AND BEAUTY
Why Trim Your Hair
You may not want to lose any length by trimming your hair, but it is very imporant that you do. According to Healthline, you get split ends when your hair becomes dry, brittle, and frayed (McDermott).
Here are some of the causes of split ends:
There is no remedy for split ends. So what is the best thing to do? The best thing you can do is, simply, cut the affected hairs. This will leave your hair looking healthy, attractive and will actually stimulate hair growth!
You and/or your stylist should know when to recognize when your hair needs a trim. So, let's look at the 16 different types of split ends....
If you do not cut these split ends, the hair will continue to split all the way up the hair shaft. The hair will suffer from damage and breakage. Damaged hair is also more prone to getting tangled and frizzy. So, trimming the hair will give it a smoother look. Here is what you can do to keep your ends looking healthy:
Trim Your Hair at least every 6 to 10 weeks - This will not stop hair from growing. According to BeautyGlimpse, a half an inch of trimming means 3 inches of hair growth in a year. Even if this is slow growth, you end up with longer strands and healthier hair. Also, the growth of every hair strand can vary. So, trimming will help keep the hair growth in tune to grow at the same rate.
Deep Conditioning Treatment - Deep conditioners contain hydrating and strengthening ingredients like Keratin, Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), and Argan Oil. Some deep conditioners to use are Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioner, Hydration Elation Intensive Conditioner, Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner, and Mielle Organics Babassu Oil and Mint Conditioner.
Hair Masks - Great for relaxed, chemically treated, colored, or damaged hair. The hair masks will help strengthen the hair. Some hair mask recipes include egg shampoo, shea butter, avocado, honey and olive oil. Products you can use are Shea Moisture Strength and Restore Treatment Masque, Morrocanoil Restorative Hair Mask, and Creme of Nature Moisture Replenish and Strengthening Mask.
Moisturizing Shampoo - You would want to use a sulfate free shampoo, since sulfates can dry the hair out. Some moisturizing ingredients are Argan oil, avocado, jojoba oil, and aloe vera. Some products to use are TGIN Moisture Rich Sulfate Free Shampoo, Pure Aloe Vera Shampoo, Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo, and Design Essentials Almond and Avocado Sulfate Free Shampoo.
So, remember to not over wash your hair, get your hair trimmed regularly, use heat protectant, limit services like coloring and relaxing the hair to avoid damage, and condition the hair after shampooing. This will keep your hair healthy, easier to style and manage!
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"Trichoptilosis" (2020) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichoptilosis
McDermott, Annette. (2017). "How to Conceal or Get Rid of Split Ends". https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-get-rid-of-split-ends#TOC_TITLE_HDR_1