My hair falls well past the middle of my back—and I happen to be extremely particular about keeping it that way. Haircuts can be expensive but my stubbornness stems mostly from the fact that I can’t bear to part with my long locks and am terrified that my stylist is going to go scissor-happy on me. Regular haircuts are important, but here are a few tricks to prolong the inevitable trim:
- Use a daily leave-in conditioner to keep your ends hydrated.
- When split ends begin to appear (usually five to six weeks after a cut) try an at-home glossing treatment to help seal strands and add shine.
- If you have bangs, you can (carefully!) trim your own bangs by smoothing down hair with a comb, then holding your scissors so that the tips point up at a slight angle, and trim a small amount at a time.
More ways to make your beauty treatments last.