Is It Okay To Trim Your Own Split Ends At Home?

Yes! Although regular visits to your stylist for a professional trim are recommended, if you wish to clip your own split ends at home it is perfectly acceptable.  

Always use a professional set of scissors and avoid dull blades, which can actually make splits worse. 

I found this myth on line and was startled at the response; almost appalled. Cutting dead ends at home is somewhat of a useless idea.  Let’s address this issue in four ways.

1. I have clients come in all the time telling me they were at home and they were just cutting their split ends off.  The conversation got started in the first place because as I saw them walk through the door and noticed that their haircut looked like it was off….. a lot. I usually  start by asking “did I cut your hair the last time you got your hair cut”? and just about when I am going to ask them for forgiveness, they say  “oh I just cut my split ends off”. This would totally be ok if they wanted an asymmetrical look.

2. Why would you spend X amount of dollars for a precision cut to sit at home in front of your bathroom mirror cutting your split ends taking away from the precision part of your haircut.

3. The best way to avoid split ends is to be nice to your hair. If possible don’t wash it every day, don’t use rubber bands or anything similar to keep your hair tied back, do a fifteen minute treatment every week, no over kill with the flat iron or curling iron, don’t use cheap products on your hair; make sure the products you are buying are the real thing (only salon bought professional products can be guaranteed). Last but not least get your haircut regularly, most of my clients are on a 4 to 6 week schedule for their haircuts. I have yet to see a client who comes in this regularly complain about trashed ends.

4. Split ends aren’t the end of the world sometimes they make your hair cut style easier. Stylists these days call it texture and artistically it makes sense. However once you get past the six week window split ends can cause your hair to look dull and unkempt.

In closing save your money on the professional pair of scissors and come in to Salon d’Artiste. One of our trained professionals can help you with those split ends. Call us at 631-589-5535












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