“Leaving your hair too long can result in split ends, dry ends and breakage,” Holmes said. “These things can then affect how your hair sits, i.e. in curly hair the curl will drop. In straight hair the ends will become thin and wispy.”
Cutting off those dead ends will bring life back to your ‘do.
2. Your hair won’t hold a style.
There’s nothing more frustrating than spending an hour on styling your hair, only for it just to absolutely troll you 20 minutes later and go back to what it looks like before.
“When your hair is in need of a haircut, it won’t hold the style you put it in. For example, straightening your hair won’t last the day, curling/ waving your hair, the curls will drop quickly.”
See, it doesn’t mean you’re terrible at styling! It just means you’ve completely forgotten to look after the health of your hair ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
3. Your hair can ‘stop growing’.
Welcome to split ends — which will occur even faster if you have coloured hair or sun-bleached hair. The worst bit about dry, brittle ends? Your hair will feel like it kinda just… stops growing. Not technically, of course. Just because it’s literally snapping off at the ends. So.
“Your hair won’t stop growing from your scalp but leaving split ends too long will make the split travel further up the hair shaft creating breakage so it will feel like it’s not growing,” explained Holmes.
“If the split ends have travelled up the hair shaft, you’ll need to get more than just a trim cut off.”
Did someone say surprise bob?