Are split ends and hair growth related?
The dreaded split ends that make your hair look like you haven’t paid attention to it in weeks, frizzy and uncontrollable. Oftentimes friends and family (and even strangers on the street) will tell you to cut off split ends the moment you identify them. So oftentimes we do, but why exactly are we cutting those split ends, does it provide any benefit or do we do it because it’s what we have always done’? Are split ends and hair growth correlated?
Why we cut off split ends
First things first, look at this incredible close-up of what split ends look like – pretty damaged as is. What you are seeing there is the cortex, which is composed of long-coiled proteins called keratin that provide texture and strength to your hair. Usually the cuticle protects this layer, but with split ends, the cuticle is damaged. This causes the protein fibers to unravel.
Now, what happens if you do not cut off the problem area is the shaft of each and every individual hair is going to continue to split. In other words, the problem is going to spread, like a crack in your windshield. What starts as a small problem, eventually grows and becomes a much larger problem. Therefore, unless you cut it off now, you will have to cut off a larger amount of hair later to resolve the problem.
When to cut them off
The moment that split ends occur, you only need a light trim, maybe about a half-inch or so to take care of the problem area. Wait longer, maybe an inch past the tips, and you are left with no other alternative but to take off considerably more.
There are lots of steps you can take to prevent split ends, but the second they occur the best step to take is just cutting them off to prevent future damage to the rest of your hair. Although split ends and hair growth are not directly correlated, managing split ends can increase how much healthy hair you have in the long run.
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