Getting frequent trims may seem counter intuitive to growing long healthy hair but actually it is a very essential part of your hair care regimen. Why? A split end that breaks can lead to your hair losing length; as well as shine, volume, and smoothness.
By keeping split ends you also run the risk of the ends continuing to split further up the hair shaft. When this happens you end up losing more length than you would normally have had trimmed off if you maintained a regular trim schedule.
- Get regular trims! I suggest every 6-8 weeks.
- Carefully shampoo hair to keep hair it from matting or clumping into knots while wet. Hair is weaker when wet so it is important that you take your time when shampooing.
- Be careful when detangling hair. Always remember to detangle from end to root.
- Apply a leave in conditioner and gently dry hair after each shampoo.
- Use a wide tooth comb or detangling brush when detangling the hair.
- Protect your ends from the elements. During the summer and winter months protective styles are common. You can protect your ends by tucking them when protective styling.
- Keep hair moisturized. You can do so by maintaining regular treatments every 6-8 weeks (same as trims). Deep conditioning after shampooing also helps with retaining good moisture levels in the hair. When performing natural styles make sure you pay close attention to the ends by sealing them with a cream and/or oil.