You may be wondering why anyone would want to trim their precious strands, and the answer is simple: split ends. Natural hair, most especially the curly and kinky types are prone to split ends.
No matter how well you take care of your hair, split ends will inevitably appear. This is because your hair ends are the oldest, and they are the most susceptible to damage. Split ends can cause your hair to break off or even stop growing altogether.
When you trim off split ends, you are essentially removing damaged hair and allowing new, healthy hair to grow. By getting rid of the damaged ends, you are allowing the remaining hair to grow without obstruction. Ultimately, trimming split ends not only helps your hair grow faster and healthier, but also gives your hair a sleeker look.
Moreover, trimming off split ends helps reduce breakage and prevents split ends from forming further up the hair shaft.
First, it is important to know that you should never use scissors to cut your own hair. This can lead to uneven cuts and damage, so it’s best to leave this task to a professional.
If you do decide to trim your split ends yourself, it is important to use a pair of hair shears. Hair shears are specially designed scissors for cutting hair. They are sharp enough to cut the ends without causing further damage.
For even leveled hair after trimming your ends, be sure to section off your hair as you execute the task. When trimming, hold the hair between your fingers and snip off the hair at the end of the shaft using the shears.
Trimming off split ends is just one way to help your hair grow faster. Using the right hair products is also key in achieving hair growth. We advise that you invest in products that are sulfate free and contain natural oils and moisturizers. This will keep your hair healthy and hydrated, which is essential for hair growth.
Aside from this, restraining from frequent use of heat to style your hair, and indulging in a balanced diet with optimal protein intake will also go a long way in helping you achieve hair growth. As your hair grows to the lengths you’ve so desired, be happy knowing that indeed you are a GEM.