What causes split ends?

Split ends occur when the ends of your hair become dry, brittle, and frayed. They may resemble the end of an unraveled rope. Exposure to extreme weather conditions, and hair care techniques such as blow drying, straightening, and curling may cause split ends.

The use of excessive chemical products, dryness from the hot sun or cold winds can also cause damage or break the hair resulting in split ends. The strength of your hair can also be related to your diet, so maintain a healthy balanced diet loaded with vitamins and minerals.

Types of split ends

How often should I trim my hair?

Many stylists and natural hair advocates recommend a trim every 3-4 months, depending on how healthy your hair is. Healthy, well-maintained hair might not need trimming or might not accumulate split ends for up to 6-8 months.

How to trim natural hair?

  1. Use hair cutting shears - hair cutting shears are specifically designed for cutting hair and are much more sharper than scissors.

  2. Twist and trim- twist your hair into medium to small sections, trim the ends. The smaller the twists, the more precise your trim will be.

  3. Slightly wet hair, stretch or brush your hair out, snip the split ends