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

A dusting of those frays helps keep the major hair cut away.

Sometimes, we dread scheduling a trim since we fear leaving the salon with an actual ~haircut~. We know, we know. Believe it or not, your stylist isn’t out for you nor is she/he jealous of your hair. Your hairstylist sees what you don’t see, and through their eyes, what you think is length are actually just dead, frayed split ends. We have great news, the hair dusting technique can save you from getting a haircut you didn’t expect (or want!). 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 hair stylist. There are two ways dusting can be done. At home, you can just cut about a 1/4 inch off the very ends of your hair. In the salon, stylists have adapted 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 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 scissor you can find. Find a pair of shears that are specifically designed for hair cutting. After dusting, apply Bed Head by TIGI Ego Boost Split End Mender to help prevent dry hair ends which often leads to split ends.


Section 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.


Coil a Section of Hair

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


Snip Hair Ends

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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