Split Ends

Curlista93Curlista93 Registered Users Posts: 411 Curl Novice
How do you spot split ends? I can't tell if my ends need to be trimmed or not. I think it's kinda hard to spot them on very curly or kinky hair. It doesn't help that my hair is all different length & is very fine so I can't tell if there are splits or not.

My ends aren't dry. They feel almost identical to the rest of my hair. And the tangles I get I assume are from shedded hair because once I take them out my hair isn't tangled anymore. IDK. I don't think I've trimmed since January but if I'm gonna trim it needs to be sometime this month. Are there any other signs of split ends other than appearance? Tryna keep the hair healthy.
Kinky Curly, 4a, Fine Texture 
Last Relaxer: 2/11/2012
Latest BC: 11/24/2018


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  • adthomasadthomas Registered Users Posts: 5,525 Curl Neophyte
    I twist my hair in twists. I find it easy to see damaged ends that way.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • Curlista93Curlista93 Registered Users Posts: 411 Curl Novice
    Thanks ad. That's what I ended up doing. Made a tremendous difference. I am not gonna be going 6 months without trimming again lol.
    Kinky Curly, 4a, Fine Texture 
    Last Relaxer: 2/11/2012
    Latest BC: 11/24/2018


  • Curlista93Curlista93 Registered Users Posts: 411 Curl Novice
    If you put your hair in twists and lots of little hairs stick out is that breakage?
    Kinky Curly, 4a, Fine Texture 
    Last Relaxer: 2/11/2012
    Latest BC: 11/24/2018


  • AlmaPetraAlmaPetra Registered Users Posts: 104 Curl Neophyte
    Well I wouldn't think so. It might be hairs with different lengths sticking out. But a split is easy to confirm by following the strand down its length. If there is one single shaft ending in 2 separate little branches, this is a split end.
    4a/4b, highly porous, fine hair.

    Co-wash: DevaCurl No Poo Decadence, AIA Long and Luxe Cowash
    Leave-in: KCKT, Soultanicals Knot Sauce
    Stylers: UFDCM, WLXG

    SL - APL - BSL - MBL - WL - TBL
  • Curlista93Curlista93 Registered Users Posts: 411 Curl Novice
    Thanks Alma!

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    Kinky Curly, 4a, Fine Texture 
    Last Relaxer: 2/11/2012
    Latest BC: 11/24/2018


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