Q&A: Help! Can I Save My Split Ends?

Taylor Winbush — July 12, 2021


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Q: Can you repair split ends on curly hair? Also, how often should I be trimming to avoid or fix split ends, if I want maximum growth?

CURLBOX: Let’s start with trims. Unless you perform a lot of heat-styling, trims can be reserved for every six months. Yes, every six months. If you are the super styler we mentioned earlier, consider trimming every 3 - 4 months, but, first, blowout your hair and check your ends. This is where your Uncle Funky’s Daughter’s Split End Serum comes into play. This serum forms a protective barrier around strands to aid in increasing elasticity and reinforcing the structure of weakened hair. Smooth a nickel-sized amount onto damp or dry hair before blowing out. 

Q: How do I know if my ends are split? 

CURLBOX: Typically, split ends stick out like a sore thumb. If you notice that the shading of your hair is thick until you get close to the ends - where it appears to become see-through and thin - you definitely need a trim. It’s hard to tell whether or not curly hair needs a trim without actually stretching it a bit.

As for split ends, it totally depends on the severity of the damage. If it’s thin, fragile and very damaged on the ends, it’s not worth saving, as it will likely negatively impact your styling efforts, anyway. To nourish and encourage your ends to re-seal, we recommend using your Uncle Funky’s Daughter’s Split End Serum and massage to seal ends. 

How are you using your Split End Serum?