Big chop or regular trims? This is a question some of us face when we have split ends, breakage or brittle hair. The best approach to remove damaged hair depends on a few factors and what you’re more comfortable with. In this article, we will discuss the pros and cons of each so you can make an informed decision.
With severely damaged hair a big chop may be necessary.
This involves cutting off all the damaged hair. The pros of this method include giving your hair a chance to grow healthy and strong. You also won’t need to see your stylist as frequently. Additionally, you'll be working with one texture of hair instead of two.
When considering the condition of your hair and your goals for length, you may choose between a big chop or regular trims. If your hair is only slightly damaged and you want to maintain length, regular trims can be effective in removing damaged ends while preserving overall length. It is important to consider the extent of damage and your desired hair goals when making this decision.
If your hair is breaking a lot and you want to avoid cutting it all off, then it's important to trim it regularly while you figure out how to take care of it. The amount of damage your hair has will determine how often you should time it. Generally, it's recommended to trim damaged hair every 6-8 weeks. This gets rid of split ends and stops the damage from spreading. You might need to trim it more often, like every 4-6 weeks if it’s extremely damaged.
It is important to be patient when removing damage from your hair, as it can take up to a year to fully recover. During this time, focus on developing a hair maintenance routine to keep the undamaged parts healthy.
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