The biggest fight between clients and stylist has to be trimming split ends. To a client there is no good reason why I should trim my ends if I want my hair to grow.
Based on theory and hair composition , an educated hair stylist knows the growth , fall , and replacement cycle of the hair.
Cosmetologist are also trained to see split ends of hair that will eventually spread like a weed up to the hair shaft .
The end result is thin ends that will not hold a curl , and will continuously shed. The goal should always be healthy hair , and then length. A normal healthy scalp that is cleansed and conditioned on a regular basics will produce a strong head of hair. The volume and length of your hair is based on your DNA.
Our salon brand shampoo and conditioner is made up of collagen for fullness , and b vitamins for strength. Outside of salon visits we recommend using a daily hair vitamin to strengthen weak and slow growing hair.
I believe that most clients know they should trim their hair , but they fear the stylist will cut too much hair off. The best thing to do is to ask your stylist to show you how much hair needs to be trimmed , that way you have a clear understanding of what will be cut. In most cases you will only need less than one inch of hair trimmed if you are a frequent salon client.
Here’s a list of things that may cause split ends
- Excessive use of hot styling tools (irons, hot curlers, blow dryers, hot combs)
- Overuse of chemical treatments (relaxers, perms, hair color).
- Use of inferior styling tools that rip or snag hair (cheap synthetic brushes or combs, brush rollers, etc.)
- Environmental damage from heat, cold, wind and other climate issues.
- Lack of routine maintenance such as regular trimming and deep conditioning treatments
- Improper detangling techniques (brushing wet hair)
- Overwashing or using a clarifying shampoo too frequently
- Use of inferior hair care products
- Excessive use of styling products such as gels, waxes and sprays
- Trimming with inferior scissors
- Scratchy bedclothes, fingers, or hands.