This question comes from Isadora (gorgeous name) and she asks,
'My hair is riddled with midshaft splits and I think they came from a combination of using heat and a new brush. I do not want to cut my hair though, in part because it is not breaking and I do not want to lose length.
Do I really have to trim off midshaft splits? Can I do something to strengthen the hair instead?'
This is a really common question, I am actually surprised I have not answered it before. My answer would be if your hair is not breaking, you can probably get away with not trimming and all you have to do is be aware that your hair is damaged and needs more care. All strengthening you do is temporary so I would focus instead on gentle handling - read here to see why.
Have you had midshaft splits? Did you have to trim your hair as a result? Please vote in the poll!