9 Questions To Ask Yourself If Your Natural Hair Is Suffering From Breakage

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AM I OVERDUE FOR A TRIM?

Contrary to popular belief, long hair does not equal healthy hair, so if you’re stuck at a certain length and want to see your hair grow, it might actually be beneficial to cut your hair. Yes, that’s right. I’m not talking a full big-chop level cut, but a simple dusting or trim will get rid of dry, split, and mangled ends that are causing your hair to continuously break off. Think about it, your ends are the oldest part of your hair, which means they’ve been through it all—exposure to heat, the fabrics of your clothes, and environmental elements. You could be doing everything right to grow healthy hair, but if your ends are in bad shape the strands will continue to snap off. It’s generally accepted that you should get a good trim at least every three months to stay on top of things, but you can give yourself a dusting with a nice pair of hair shears whenever you spot excessive split ends or single-strand knots.

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