No Split Decision Here!
As we near the end of one year and look optimistically to the next, people tend to start talking about all this “trimming your waist” nonsense. If you ask me, however, ‘optimism’ and ‘trim your waist’ in the same sentence will never happen. The only trimming I’m going to promote is the kind you can do with a glazed doughnut in your mouth and a pumpkin spiced latte in your hand. The trimming we should be worried about is that of our poor hair!
Any way you slice it, split ends are the ultimate pain, right? Wrong! No split decision here; slicing them off is the only way to get rid of split ends. Forget what you hear about shampoos promising to mend your split locks; that’s a complete myth. Each hair strand has several layers: the medulla (inner most layer which provides strength), the cortex (encompasses color but also provides strength) and the cuticle (outer layer of protective scales). When the hair strand splits, the cuticle scales separate from each other permanently. Technically, the scientific names for split ends are trichoptilosis and schizotrichia. Sounds pretty serious, yeah? Well, rough brushing, excessive heat-activated styling tools, highlighting procedures, the sun, and other chemicals can all be blamed for the destruction of our manes. A simple hair-cut, however, can have our strands back to normal in no time!
A head full of split ends will give the illusion of shorter and thinner hair-well-because it IS shorter and thinner hair.
When split ends get bad enough, they actually break off completely. Ironically enough, getting your hair cut will actually keep your hair looking long by evening up the ends and giving a fuller look to your style from top to bottom.
Salon hair cuts provide the perfect solution to dull, stringy, worn-out looking strands. The average person sees their hair grow about an inch every two months. To keep your hair looking as healthy as possible, you should trim the ends at least four times a year. In the market for a quick cut? Check out Verve 360 Wellness salon in downtown Pittsburgh to have a professional totally transform your look or simply trim up some tattered tresses!