How to Dust Hair: A Simple Way to Maintain Trimmed Ends

Mess-up-proof, we promise.

Sometimes, we dread scheduling a trim since we fear leaving the salon with an actual ~haircut~. Or that these days, going out for one might not even be an option. We hear you! But before you get into an anxiety spiral, keep in mind that your hairstylist sees what you don’t see, and through their eyes, what you think is length can actually be a bunch of frayed split ends. If you find yourself in this boat, we have great news: the hair dusting technique can save you from getting a haircut you didn’t expect (or want!), with minimal risk of messing up in case of a DIY situation.

It’s time you learn how to dust hair and we’ve got your back! Read on to learn all about it and how you can maintain healthy-looking hair ends at home:

Hair salon. Women's haircut. Hair dusting technique
Hair dusting involves just removing about 1/4 inch of hair ends.

1. How to Dust Hair

Hair dusting is a trimming technique that any girl can do at home. Or you can leave it up to your hairstylist. There are two ways dusting can be done. At home, you can just cut about 1/4 inch off the very ends of your hair. In the salon, stylists have adopted the technique of hair dusting along the length of your hair by clipping away any stray ends that peek out along the section. This we don’t advise you to do on your own.

2. Tips for Dusting Hair at Home

To maintain your trim or to decrease the number of trims you’ll need to get from a stylist, opt for dusting your hair ends on your own. There’s something you should know, though: Never cut your hair with any random pair of scissors you can find. Find a pair of shears specifically designed for hair cutting. After dusting, apply Nexxus Clean & Pure Nourishing Detox 5-in-1 Invisible Hair Oil to help prevent dry hair ends which often leads to split ends.

1

Section off your hair.

After finding the right shears for your hair, divide your hair into equal sections. Be sure your hair is properly detangled before carrying out the cutting process.

2

Coil sections of your hair.

Take a section of hair and coil it from root to the ends and hold in place.

3

Snip the ends of hair.

Do this after coiling your sections. Then, snip the ends of the hair that peek out. Repeat this step for each section.

Hair dusting is as simple as that! The perfect solution to maintaining healthy strands without going to your hairstylist as frequently. This technique will save you money and let you keep your strands happy and healthy.

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