How to Cut Your Own Split Ends

There are a few reasons why I am excited about today’s post. One, is that I have been wanting to share with all of you how you can cut your own split ends at home! The second reason that I am so excited about this post… There is a video too! This video is the beginning of MANY videos that will start making their way to my blog. There will be coming almost every Monday! There are just some things that are better said (or taught) through a video! I can’t wait to share more with you through the power of YouTube!

First up in my brand new YouTube channel is… How to Cut Your Own Split Ends!

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 I know this may come as a surprise to you, but I am probably one of the few cosmetologists who doesn’t ever cut her own hair. I don’t like that kind of pressure! I would much rather let someone else cut my hair for me. When it comes to split ends though, I cut those off happily. By cutting your own split ends, you can go a little longer in between haircuts or just make sure that your hair is in tip top shape all of the time. Cutting my own split ends is really my biggest secret to having healthy, beautiful hair! And guess what? It isn’t hard to do at all! In fact, it is easy enough that any of you can do it! All you need is a pair of scissors.

First, I will show you my brand new video! After the video, I will have the instructions written out too so you can see them or print them off.

So, what did you think? Did that make you excited for more videos coming your way? I hope so! I will continue to master my video editing skills too. I can’t wait for this to all evolve.

Now for the written portion of the tutorial. Here is how I cut my own split ends.

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1. Take a section of your hair.

2. Lace your fingers through your hair. Pointer finger on the top, middle finger on bottom, and ring finger on top.

3. Slowly slide your fingers down the hair and cut the split ends that pop out.

4. When you get to the bottom, point cut the ends of your hair by cutting with just the tips of your scissors.

5. Ta-Da! No more split ends for you!

Let me know how it works for you! This is a huge lifesaver for me.

Makes sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel HERE and if you want another great hair cutting tutorial, check out my post on how to cut your own side swoop bangs HERE!

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  1. Umm pretty sure I absolutely love this. You are my favorite!
    Love Me, Dani Marie

  2. Such pretty pictures of you. Not only are you lovely, but they have GREAT LIGHT and nice and crisp. AND, I just gave myself a haircut the other day b/c my ends were so bad my hair wouldn’t curl. Not so pretty though…thanks for the tips! PINNING!

  3. This is genius!!! 🙂 I love how you did your video too by the way. But really, how have I never learned this trick?? I’m with you, I don’t trust myself to cut my own hair. I have a hard enough time cutting my bangs when they’re not straight across because my hands get in the way of me seeing etc.

  4. thanks for linking over at Take-A-Look Tuesday via Sugar Bee Crafts – – you were featured earlier today! most viewed link, boom!

  5. Can’t wait to do this to my girls, if they will let me close to their hair with scissors again. One bad haircut and now they are scissor shy…geez. 😉

  6. Word. I’ve been trying to cut my own for awhile now, and your technique is way better than mine. 🙂
    love the cut-your-own side swoop bangs post too! I also keep trimming mine, but now they seem like they could use a little more help, so I will try “taking them across the street. ” 🙂

  7. AWESOME! I love trimming my split ends. This is an awesome tutorial! Thanks!

  8. Great Post!! I am cutting my spit ends as I type this 🙂

  9. Nice post and pictures. The last time I tried to cut someone’s hair, it was my husband’s and I hyperventilated from the nerves. Good think I have super healthy hair. I will pin this though, in case I get desperate.

  10. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! Thank you so much for this!

  11. Amberjane says:

    I need this my hair is long and in constant need of sprucing up – thanks for the video 🙂

  12. I found this post from The Idea Room blog… Thank you so much for sharing this!

  13. You were one of our favorites last week… I am pinning! Thank you so much for the tip!

  14. Sacha Thornton says:

    This tutorial is a life saver. Just put off going to the hairdressers for another few months

  15. I love this! Trying this tonight.


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