If you are someone who is trying hard to grow your hair, then the thought of chopping the ‘dead ends’ might scare you. We understand your fear about going chop-chop on your hair, as it may deprive you of the length that you’re yearning for. But, you’ll be happy to know that regular trims make your hair stronger and healthier. And ladies, believe us when we say this, it is better to have short and healthy hair than long and damaged strands.

If you don’t know when the right time is to go for your trims, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with the signs and signals with which your hair is trying to tell you something—“Chop me, please!”

Sign #1: The ends of your hair are nonexistent
 

Sign #1: The ends of your hair are nonexistent

If you find your hairstyle to be thick at the roots and you are able to see straight through your ends, then it’s a sign you’ve got irreparable hair damage. No conditioners, hair masks or serums are going to work to bring your ends back to life. The only thing that can save your tresses now is a trim! Trimming fine hair towards the ends will trigger hair growth and fight damage.

Sign #2: Your layers are beginning to fall into one length
 

Sign #2: Your layers are beginning to fall into one length

Did you know? Your hair grows at different rates all around your head. At times, you may find the section near your crown to be longer than the hair at your nape. While you may have loved your haircut a few weeks ago when it was new and fresh; when your layers start coming together in one length is a sign that you need a trim ASAP!

Sign #3: Your ends feel lifeless
 

Sign #3: Your ends feel lifeless

Straw-like ends are devoid of hydration. If your hair feels rough to touch, that means you need a deep conditioning hair treatment as that is the first defense against dry brittle ends. However, if the damage is irreparable, then it’s best to just chop the dry and fragile ends to help the rest of your hair absorb moisture.

Sign #4: You’re spending extra minutes in the shower detangling your hair
 

Sign #4: You’re spending extra minutes in the shower detangling your hair

Split ends have the power to get knotted and tangled together in the shower and form tiny, single-strand knots that may make showering a lengthy chore. So, if you’re struggling with unraveling knots most of the time, then your hair is trying to tell you something—“Cut me, will you?”

Sign #5: When you cannot remember the last time you went for a trim
 

Sign #5: When you cannot remember the last time you went for a trim

Regular haircuts keep your hair strong and in good health. You don’t always have to opt for a drastic chop-chop. A simple trim every 6-8 weeks can do wonders in keeping split ends at bay and maintaining the health of your mane.