My hair is curly and grows like a weed. I tend to just have it cut when I have a moment between meetings. Sometimes a year goes by without me having a cut. Though this time the last cut I had had was in May, when 30cm was removed. Now, at the end of October, I had another 15cm removed. I don’t have colour in my hair and I have very few greys which is quite surprising.
I usually just wet it, shake it and go. But when I have it cut I have it blow-dried straight first and they then cut it dry. Swedes usually have poker-straight fine hair and most hairdressers cannot cut thick curly hair. They tend to cut too much off when it is wet, forgetting that it shrinks as it dries and curls. A disaster if you have a fringe/bangs!
Mine tends to split quite a lot at the bottom from all kinds of things I think, though you don’t notice it when it is curly. Wind, cold, being caught under collars, bag straps, coats and scarves. Combing when wet. Being tied up in a ponytail or bun (which I usually do) I should actually just cut it back up to my shoulders again.