To trim or not to trim?
Many people wrongly believe that Conditioner can eliminate split ends and the more they use the better. In fact conditioner is used mostly to keep hair moisturised and in doing so keeps hair smooth, shiny, and healthy. It also makes hair easier to comb after washing. However, using too much conditioner may cause hair to look greasy or oily so follow the instructions on the bottle for the correct amount to use. The only thing that can fix split ends is a good hair trim.
Most people resist the suggestion of having a trim, and we’ve even seen a few tears on occasions. But having a trim can actually do wonders for your hair, especially if your trying to grow it. As the hair grows at a rate of about one-half inch (1.25cm) per month, if your hair is already the length you desire, this means you have an inch to spare. That inch is the part of the hair that has been the most abused, most mistreated, and most damaged. In short, that inch is ready to retire. If you are trying to grow your hair longer, this means you can lose at least healthy half-inch of hair with each trim and still gain 3 inches each year.
It may seem like slow progress, but if you want health hair and to reduced split ends trimming on a regular basis is the way forward. Don’t be afraid of having a trim every 6-8 weeks.