Once a strand splits or frays, it can easily form a single-strand knot. Frayed ends love to comingle with healthier strands also, so your hair will likely become more tangled when you have split ends.
If you cut a strand at an angle, you are unconsciously creating a tapered end and setting your mane up for failure. Trimming at an angle will cause the hair shaft to become uneven. This weakened ending can cause the strand to split into two.
Instead, cut each strand straight across and never trim at an angle.
Tip #3: Only Cut Your Hair When It’s Dry
Should you cut when your hair freshly washed, or should you cut when it’s dry? Cutting wet hair may seem like the normal approach, but trimming it while it’s damp or wet can lead to frayed ends.
The best way to visualize this point is by imagining two pieces of paper. One is damp and the other is dry. When you cut the dry one, you can get a sharp line across, right?
But when you snip the wet paper, the line is uneven. The scissors did the job, but now the wet paper is cut into a soft, jagged line, looking almost like ripped paper.
It’s the same when you cut wet hair. Wait until your hair is dry to trim. You can speed up drying time with the Frizz-Reducing Turban Towel and our CurlDefiner Natural Hair Dryer.