The Search and Destroy Method

Search and destroy method of trimming hair

Have you ever heard the saying ' If it aint broke, don't fix it" well that is my personal approach to trimming my hair.

That's why I am an avid supporter of the search and destroy method for natural hair, and I have found that for those women who have relaxed hair, the search and destroy method has been very beneficial to them as well.

So what is the search and destroy method you ask? Well in the interest of typing less we will call it the S&D for short and it is basically searching your hair in a methodological fashion looking for split or damaged ends and cutting the offending strands off.

The best way to understand it is by comparing it to a traditional trim. A regular trim takes away a lot of length at the bottom of your longest layers often cutting perfectly good hair strands and missing some of the shorter strands that might be damaged too.


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Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Asia Battle

I used to do this a lot until I heard about the Split Ender… hope to get one soon!

BlackHairInformation.com

I’ve been wanting to give that a go Asia Battle. Can you adjust how much hair is actually taken off with the split ender?

Asia Battle

I don’t think it’s adjustable, I think it just trims off the very ends of the hair, no matter the length of the strand. If you do a youtube search for splitender, you’ll get some good videos! I haven’t heard anything bad about it (except the cost ~$60 and having to replace the blades).

BlackHairInformation.com

I’m like allergic to cutting my hair so I would need to know exactly how much is being cut off before committing to purchase. lol

Brandi Landrum

What is a split ender??

Asia Battle
Keeba DoingGod'sWill Turner

Yes, What’s a split ender?

Esther Smith

Where can I find a split ended at ?

Love Misses G

AMAZING hair!

Asia Battle

I totally understand! When they show the amount of hair collected in the device, it looks similar to a dusting of the ends versus a full trim or hair cut. Does that help some? Lol

BlackHairInformation.com

Perhaps. I’m just a nervous nelly when it comes to cutting is all 🙂

Jenny JackJack

The split ender was fun to use, but it will not find all of your spit ends. Ive used it for a few years. The search and destroy method will leave you with choppy, uneven hair……Just go get your ends professionally cut, blunt….

BlackHairInformation.com

But a blunt cut will never get the shorter hairs esp if you have layers! I think a combination of both is best.

Joeneyce Cunningham

Her hair looks so thin ;/

Charnissa Hemmingway

Im all for getting rid of split ends, ain’t got no problem with clipping them

Kris Scott

What is the seacrh and destroy method???

Jenny JackJack

The split ender will cut like half of a centimeter off. It’s a tiny amount of hair. And it doesn’t find the majority of the split ends…. It will find a few.

SharTherese StillStanding

I have the split ender it like dusting the hair but quicker it does not adjust how much hair you take off have not used on my hair yet just my wigs it does not take off alot it looks like little eye lashes in the see through tube or when u clean the tube out. But I will start using on my hair since I where it out more an see what it did to my wig. Hope this help BlackHairInformation.com & Asia Battle

Jenny JackJack

I did this for years… It’s a waste of time . Go get a blunt hair cut or trim and move on with life. Blunt hair looks better too!

Jenny JackJack

I agree with trimming hair once a year… My tailbone length relaxed hair is trimmed once a year evenly. And I don’t care at all about the natural state of my hair so that’s irrelevant to me.

Lots of ladies’ hair looks bad because they try to hold on to length… This method makes the ends thin and choppy looking. No thank you. It’s best to cut the hair evenly so that it looks healthy. Forget the length.

Ashley Walton

Me too!

Ednele Baptiste

Thank you for the info. I appreciate it.

Kashmere Noel

I do search and destroy occasionally because there’s nothing I hate more than waiting for a trim when I have visible sections of split ends. But I try to avoid it, because my hair grows unevenly as it is and the S&D method just promotes this annoying pattern. If I S&D too much I end up having to have more hair trimmed off eventually just to even it out. I don’t have it trimmed bluntly, but I like to keep it relatively even for the sake of styling

Chandradaughterof Janettegranddaughter Ofjames

I get a trim

Sheri Sheri

Lol

Sheri Sheri

I like that term sounds like getting rid of intruders

Carmen Whitworth

Please stop giving these ‘methods’ such ridiculous names

Sharii Russell

10-4!!!

Look Glam Box

Interesting idea thanks so much. This is really great. More on fashion please