Signs You Need a Hair Trim

Signs You Need a Hair Trim

One of the last things you hear when your are trying to grow your hair long is that you need to trim or cut the ends! However when you trim away old ends, you will be making way for healthy, stronger hair.

Still not convinced? Think about it this way: is it better to have long hair with ragged, stringy ends or shorter hair that's healthy all over?

These three signs that you need a hair trim may help you the next time you're reluctant to let go of any precious inches.

Split Ends
As much as we may want one, there is no magic cure that will truly repair split ends. All you can do is prolong the inevitable, which is a trim or cut. While there are products on the market designed to temporarily hold your ends together in the meantime, the longer you wait to rid your hair of these unsightly ends, the higher the likelihood that split ends will turn into split hair strands that are even more damaged. Take a look at the ends of your hair; splits are easy to spot. Instead of a single hair strand that's intact all the way to the end, a split end looks just like that: two separate strands of hair at the bottom of the hair shaft, sticking away from one another, forming a V shape.

Damaged Hair
Maybe you flat ironed your hair with temperatures that were too high. Or you applied an at-home hair colour that left your hair in sad shape. You may also experience ends that tangle incredibly easy, making it difficult to comb all the way through. If you look at them closely, you may see small knots. This can be the result of extreme dryness, due to a lack of regular deep conditioning. However your hair becomes damaged, this compromised hair needs to be removed. Oftentimes, you can tell your hair is damaged because they:​
  • Lack elasticity
  • Are very porous
  • Break off with ease
  • Are crunchy and hard
If you've fallen victim to unhealthy practices that have left your hair damaged, there's usually little you can do except to start from scratch, with a trim or cut.

Hair Out of Shape
Your hair may be perfectly healthy, but you've noticed that your style isn't as fresh as it used to be. You experience a lot of flyaway strands or you have to put more time in to get your 'do just right. This is another sign it may be time for a trim. The longer your hair grows, the more it gets pulled down due to its own weight. While this is good news for anyone who wants her hair to hang gracefully, it's not so good if you like gravity-defying styles that feature details such as flipped bangs and choppy layers. Make regular trim appointments with your stylist so that your hair is always on point.

Split Ender - For Split Ends and Damaged Hair
You can keep your hair looking smooth, healthy and beautiful with the Split-Ender - The ultimate cordless Split-End trimmer ! The Split Ender is easier, faster and safer than scissors. It cuts split-ends and damaged hair in just minutes and you can trims as little as 1/8" from your own hair.