Split ends — it’s a problem that we all have to face at some point in time, and what we decide to do when they rear their ugly head is crucial.
Ever since I’ve returned natural, I threw out all worries about trimming my hair, simply because my focus was on length retention. My hair was relaxed and I had a phobia of scissors (thanks to scissor-happy stylists). So I’ve gone years without a single straight style and have no regrets.
However, I was able to manage my hair without trims much easier than the average gal because I never straighten my hair.
So it’s pretty much out of sight, out of mind. In my hair’s natural state, you can’t tell if I have split ends or not. But for those of you who need to keep your ends neat because of the styles you like to wear, you can use the following tips to help with prevention, treatments and ultimately, the removal of unsightly split ends.
Prevention is the best way to get a handle on split ends
This is actually my favorite remedy for split ends — doing whatever I can to prevent them from occurring in the first place. Split ends tend to pop up due to improper hair care, such as use of chemicals, harsh brushing and combing, not properly moisturizing and using a lot of heat. To help you learn how to best prevent split ends, here are a couple of tips:
▶︎ Don’t wear your hair out when you go out. Sure, you want to show off your flowing hair, but this could put it at risk of damage, especially if you have long hair. So consider wearing a bun, head wrap or braid when you go outdoors where wind can whip your hair out of shape.
▶︎ Use heat styling less, or better yet, not at all. Curling irons*, flat irons* and even blow dryers* can over dry your hair and cause breakage.
▶︎ Oil and condition your hair regularly. After conditioning your hair with a natural conditioner, place natural oils* on your ends like moringa oil*, coconut oil* or olive oil* to help keep them from splitting.
▶︎ During the summer, consider covering your hair when you go outside during the day to prevent split ends caused by the sun. Or just give your hair extra care by moisturizing it before going out.
Jay | Relaxed Thairapy says
I had a number of split ends last year for some odd reason. I think it might have resulted from relaxer runoff leading to over processing. I resolved them through search and destroy and frequent trims. Here’s how I handled my splits: http://relaxedthairapy.com/techniquethursday-tips-for-managing-split-ends/
Beverly Parnell says
This is how beauticians should be. Professional honest direct communication. Not the one that have jerry springer going on, loud music playing and gossiping over your head
Elissa LaToye Collins says
Unique Blanca this is why trimming is important.
Marnique Rhodes says
It looks like this post was posted by someone in Houston, but actually the salon mentioned is in Georgia. ☹️
I’ve been searching for someone who really knows how to take care of relaxed hair, to make and keep it healthy in Houston.
Selles Bryant says
Contact Quarbecca Canales, she’s great!
Jennifer Barlow-Boatner says
That should have been cut a long time ago!
Janice Zuri Knight says
Don’t do it!
Kelly White says
It looks horrible . Plus once she cuts it , it will be healthy and grow stronger
Lena Johnson says
What’s the use of keeping the length of it looks like raggedy straw? It looks awful when women have thinned out damaged hair because they don’t want to part with any length.
Riel Major says
So satisfying to watch lol
Riel Major says
Wish she did cut it
Tameka Richards says
Yeah… All that is dead hair
Starlet Jacobs says
I wish she had shown the “after” part of the video.
Kelly White says
Let go and let god
Marlyn Wood says
So important to get regular trim’s often… Unfortunately some stylist don’t know the difference between a trim and a haircut,I would love to have her as my stylist!!
Shanita Freeman Harris says
Wow you can see how the hair is thinning out.
Being Tessie Mae says
Tiffany Dorris says
Cut the bad ends or Leave split ends, will continue to split further up! Better do it now while its 3-4 inches then to do it when its your entire head and u be bald! Ijs
Traci Gassett Wilson says
I wish you could show the finished style after the cut!
Mo'nique Highstatus says
Ouuu girl no don’t cut it
Sonji Dawson-Hotstream says
Sonada Hotstream those are ends
Lena Johnson says
Nothing better then cut healthy ends, the hair looks thicker moves better and holds styles better and also retains length better if you want to grow it longer.
Amber Persons says
Ashley Ford says
Diedra Logan I thought of u when I saw this
Negrita Indiana says
Whitney Janae perfect example of why to always cut it when u need to its such a waste long hair
Jessica Reneé says
Kiona is this what you were talking about with my hair?
Antoinette Wright Lake says
Yes u know I’ve been demonstrating that for 20 plus years
Kimeesha Gambles says
Antoinette Wright Lake yes and folks still want to keep them ends lol
Maria Gaskins says
so much hair gone to waste
Shonda Freeman says
Noooo hair preventing u from getting length.
Rose Evans says
Gorgeous, Beautiful Hair!!!