Post # 1
UGH! i am trying to grow out my hour, which means that I am trimming my split ends one by one with some pinking shears..
i know its only one piece of hair at a time, but i get so annoyed when i see the length i’m losing!
Post # 3
Yeah I get trims every few weeks to keep it healthy. I swear the hair ladies lie when they say trimming promotes growth. It seems like it just makes my hair shorter!
Post # 4
No don’t trim your hair with pinking shears! Especially not previously used ones! Go to Sally’s or another beauty supply and buy a pair of actual hair scissors. You don’t need anything fancy. About $10 will get you a nice pair. And only use it for hair, nothing else. If it seems like your splits are just multiplying, they probably are. Cutting your hair with dull scissors damages the cuticle, which encourages more splits.
If you have straight hair, I’ve found getting trims at lower-end places like Supercuts is better because the stylists are less invested in making your hair match their “vision” and are less likely to take more hair off.
Or if you’re brave (and have longer hair) you can do a search for Feye’s self-trimming method. There are quite a few blogs and youtube videos on it. I’ve been getting my hair washed/flat-ironed at salons and do the trimming myself since last year.
I specifically told my last stylist I was growing my hair out for the wedding and I just wanted half an inch taken off since I wear my hair curly anyway (you can’t really see thinning ends on super curly hair). Well she took 6 inches off my hair. 🙁 And you can’t trust yelp reviews of salons since they deleted my review. (Sorry, I’m getting off the point)
Post # 5
@IAmLemondrop: I’d be so pissed! I got my hair chopped a couple years ago and have regretted it ever since! why are stylists so scissor crazy?
Post # 6
@missmichigan: I was sooo mad! My hair grows so slowly, I don’t know how long it will take to recover from that. I left an exact review of what happened on Yelp but when I checked back last week, they had it removed apparently. 🙁
Post # 7
It actually is a myth that trimming your hair makes it grow faster. You hair tends to grow the same amount every year based on your genetics. The trim just makes hair tend to look healthier. I agree though, I hate getting my hair trimmed. So now I mostly just use split end treatments to help heal the split ends so I don’t have to cut my hair as often 🙂
Post # 8
I hate that!! I have long straight hair and LOVE having long hair, but I blow dry daily and straighten or curl a few times a week and my hair is very prone to split ends and breakage. I always feel like it’s just getting to my favorite length when I need a trim, go in and come out with my hair at the length it was six months ago (I usually get a trim every 2-3 months because I hate that it’s like wasted effort to grow it out). Apparently what I think is a “trim” is a full-blown hair cut to my stylist, who I love to death and would never switch, but it’s just frustrating. I used to tell her “just get rid of the split ends” which meant 3 inches off one time! I may have needed it, but AHH! So now I just tell her no more than an inch or 1.5″ off. Long hair is a MUST from now until my November wedding because the style I want to do (half up with wavy curls) needs to have long hair. And my dress is strapless so I love the look of hair covering my back and meeting right at the top of the back of my dress. Good luck!
Post # 9
I do agree with the poster above who said to go buy a pair of hair scissors and then use them specificially and only for your self-trims. (I have a pair that Mr.ND has learned to keep away from, although he still doesn’t get why he can’t just use it to cut tags of this or that O.o). Using a dull scissors will probably end up creating more splits and causing you to have to cut more.
I also snip at the splits for fun, but I go in about every 3 or 4 months to just get a half inch off. Be specific and tell them you’re growing it out and that you ONLY want a half an inch. Mine have usually been very good about listening, and also checking before they do anything towards my face/bangs area. Good luck on getting rid of the splits!
eta- Glad that there are others who snip off the split ends one at a time. The first time Mr.ND saw me do this he teased me for weeks!