Hey guys Haley here and today I'm going to show you how to cure split ends forever now if you've been on YouTube or Pinterest at all looking for remedies for split ends you've probably seen some crazy masks out there but the thing is at the end of the day you're never going to be able to put split ends back together they are never ever ever getting back together so stop trying to make it happen with weird crazy matte moisturizing your hair with a mask is going to be great for keeping it from splitting because moisturized hair doesn't split as easily also when you moisturize your hair it can kind of hide the look of frizz and therefore probably seem like it's hiding the look of split ends so masks are great in their place but they're not going to get rid of split ends forever sadly the only real way to get rid of split ends is to cut them however.
I'm not saying that your only option in life is to go into the hairstylist every time you see a split end I've been trying something new over the past couple of months that's actually worked really well for me it's a way to kind of maintain your hair between your haircuts so that you can keep split ends at bay and not have to go get your hair cut quite as often before we get into this if you are one of my younger viewers get your parents permission to get them to watch this video before you try this so basically my method is to cut your own split ends at home cut off just the damaged ends and by doing that you keep the damage from traveling up your hair before you get your next haircut so this is what I do once a month first.
I take a look at my ends and see how they're doing now if you look down and almost all of your ends are split it's time for your haircut honestly if you look down and your ends look like mine do right now it's time for a haircut because once they get really wispy like this just trimming off split ends isn't going to make everything look really nice and put together again you should just go ahead and go get a haircut that way you can start from scratch and start this routine on nice fresh ends but if you look down and you're seeing like split ends we're business so the first thing that I do is I just take a look and at the very very end like literally the very very tips of my hair I will cut off like less than an eighth of an inch like the tiniest bit just to give myself some new ends just in case the very tips of this are getting a little bit tired see.
I'm really not doing what you can't even see me losing length at all and see me losing leads at all then we're going to target the split ends so I take the ends in my hand and I just kind of free them out you can do this in sections if you have more hair than I do and if you see any split ends you're just going to go ahead and just snip them right over where you see the split so I make sure to isolate each little bit so that I don't cut more hair than I need to I am very very careful about this because it's easy to go all crazy and just like start chopping at your hair but that's not going to end well so just go through and very carefully cut just the split ends but when you do this you're going to keep the damage from traveling up your hair so that piece of hair can keep getting longer so hopefully eventually you have nice thick ends which is I think what we're all going for is a nice thick long hair my ends already like running.
My hand over is already so much smoother alright so the next thing that you want to do is look at the hair that frames your face so any little shorter phrase framing hairs these are usually the most damaged ends on anybody's hair so you want to go ahead and pull those forward and take a look for some split ends there ooh that one has four splitted that's like a split in on the split in on a split end ie the final thing that we're going to do is actually look for split ends in here because sometimes hair will break off you know when we're styling.
It because the hair elastic pulls on it something like that and we'll have a broken end in here that's split and that hair is never going to get really long because the damage is traveling up so what we want to do is find the split ends inside of here and kind of like do a rescue mission so that we keep the damage from traveling up and those shorter hairs can eventually grow nice and long like the rest of our hair the first thing is to twist the hair and then I just kind of like run my hand backwards so that all the little short hairs poked out then I look for split ends on the ends of those short hairs and if I see any.
I cut them off really careful not to go crazy because sometimes when I see like lots and lots of ends I'm like you got to cut them all but no you don't I'll so you want to make sure that you're kind of like rotating it so that there's no little ends hiding somewhere where you can't see then once you've done that you can twist it again in the other direction because probably more will still pop up so now I have a couple little tips that will hopefully help you do this as well as possible first just do it once a month do not go more than that because it can be easy to get a little bit scissor crazy and start cutting more than you need to you might even think like oh I can give myself a trim where oh I can give myself a haircut nah because you can really mess up your haircut and then you can end up losing more hair when your stylist has to go fix it don't do that just do it once a month just cut the dead ends which does lead me to number two cut as little as possible I have a feeling a lot of you guys will be on that train because a lot of you guys are trying to preserve your links but just in case you feel the need to get a little scissor crazy say no just say no tip number three do this after deep conditioning your hair that way.
It helps to kind of calm down the frizz moisturize your hair as much as possible so you can see the ends that actually need to be cut off and you're not going crazy on ends that just need a little bit of moisture number four use sharp scissors if you have a nice pair of sharp scissors I would use those over more blunt scissors of course use them safely if you are young make sure that you have a parent helping you but the reason for that is that the sharp scissors are going to create a nice clean edge on your hair whereas blunt ones are going to leave.
The hair just a tiny bit frayed it's not going to be split or anything but it is more prone to splitting when you cut your hair with blunt scissors versus sharp scissors tip number five this does not replace a haircut what this method is for is to help keep your ends looking good and healthy and between haircuts and it can help you go longer in between haircuts you know a lot of people say you see split ends you need to go to the hairstylist immediately well that might happen after two months or after three months whereas with doing this kind of maintenance on your hair you can go longer because your split ends are not like multiplying as quickly for me personally I've gone six months it's time for me to get a haircut to reshape everything so that my face-framing is thriving my face so that my ends look nice and uniform.
I don't have to go because I have like a bazillion split ends which is normally what happens after five or six months normally after five or six months I have to chop off like inches of hair because it's super damaged but now because of what I've been doing I really only have to cut off you know just the little wispy so this is definitely is great for maintaining your hair it just doesn't replace a haircut so that's it for this video it was kind of a long video just to say cut your split ends off but I wanted to make sure that I was thorough that I gave you guys a good way to do it without going crazy so hopefully this video gave you the information that you needed be safe be careful don't go crazy still go to your hairstylist they do good work they are trained professionals but this will help keep your hair up in between so I hope you guys enjoyed this video see my next one no bite you.