FACT: Hair splits when it is very dry!
By the time most women embark on a healthy hair journey, there has been alot of damage to their ends. Not all hope is lost. They can pamper these ends back to health, if not split. I must stress, however that there will be several hair strands that have split ends and splits partway up their hair shaft!
The only way to deal with these is a pair of sharp trimming scissors!
Trimming is removing half and inch to an inch of hair from the ends of your hair. These ware usually the damaged ends of your hair. This way, the splitting does not travel further up the hair shaft.
Dusting - a word that is new to most ladies starting their hair journey - is a very light trim. This involves removing only 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch from the ends of the hair. This is more targeted at cutting only the damaged ends off.
I chose the latter form of keeping control of my ends as I sacrifice less length and I am more discerning in my cutting habits.
Ways of dusting include the search and destroy method....what it sounds like. So you're styling your hair into twists or braids. In those sections, look at the ends as you go down. Are there a few spilts there? Cut them off (only the split strands).
Another method is a concerted trim/dust session: Best done on straightened or stretched hair, start by combing the hair to smooth it. Part a small section out, clip the rest our of the way. Twist that section of hair anti-clockwise down the lenght. The uneven layer and (more importantly) the split ends will be visible along the twist. Snip these off along the line of the twist. Repear this in the remaining hair in sections.
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