Although it may sound contradictory, clipping your ends regularly is the best way to maintain your length and keep fly-a-ways at bay.  Consistent hair maintenance, like trimming ends, will keep your strands looking healthy and fresh. shutterstock_99861296 Believe it or not -- you don't necessarily need to go to a salon to have your ends trimmed.  We have a few tips that will give you guidance to trim your own ends.  What you will need is a pair of hair cutting scissors (please, please, please do not use regular scissors, they can cause damage), your favorite Briogeo conditioner, and some hair ties. shutterstock_37655047 The best way to trim your own ends is just after a wash. Keep your hair saturated with a conditioner. This will help keep your strands even and, especially for textured hair, it will make the detangling process simpler. After you detangle, separate your hair into four sections. From here, you will trim section by section. Starting from the back, take tiny sections (thin enough to see through) and brush through to remove all tangles. Using your fingers to keep the hair even and straight, take your scissors in the other hand and snip a centimeter or so (the length of your trim is at your own discretion). Use your hair tie to gather the hair that you have trimmed so you don’t go over the same section again. Repeat until all your hair has been trimmed. Now you can rinse the conditioner and style as desired! shutterstock_83359555 (1) Keeping a trim is really important in maintaining healthy hair without breakage and split ends -- and using these tips to trim your own hair will save you money at the salon. Regular trims will also help to keep you hair detangled because it reduces the amount of tiny knots that snag (and rip) hair.