Yep... that's why I've been doing what I'm doing. I went a year without a haircut and just trimmed my own ends monthly. Last week I went for a very small trim with a woman I trust. She pressed my hair straight and let me watch her just take off the most scraggly tips. You could barely see anything on the floor, but it made a huge difference to my hair.
Salons will claim you need a trim every 6-8 weeks because it's money for them. They almost always cut too much.
Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali