5 Ways to Trim Split Ends While Retaining Length

Do-it-yourself hair cutting can be a disaster if you don’t know what your doing. And, even if you do know what you’re doing, you want to make sure your retaining length. Use these five tips before picking up your next pair of shears.

Deena Campbell May, 09, 2016

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Did you know that cutting with dull scissors could give you split ends? For a long lasting cut, make sure your scissors have a sharp edge and comfortable handles.

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Unless you’ve done this a million times, cutting the back of your head with the aid of a mirror is difficult. Instead of using a mirror, try asking a trusted friend to be the eyes behind your head.

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Slanted cuts are fine, but try trimming your hair at a 90-degree angle. Cutting at this angle can create a layered look throughout the entire head.

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Did you know that if you don’t trim your split ends, they will travel up the hair shaft? But, don’t get carried away. You only need to trim 1/4 inch to maintain healthy hair. Also, hair begins to split after 3- to 4 months, so cutting more than that is un

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After trimming, take two sections of your hair and make sure they match in length. It’s best to use your thumbs and forefingers to properly measure.


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