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

Alyssa François | 17 May 2019
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A dust 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:



What Is Hair Dusting?



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Hair dusting involves just removing about 1/4 inch of hair ends.

1. How to dust hair, explained

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.

BED HEAD by TIGI EGO BOOST SPLIT END MENDER


 How to Dust Hair the Simple Way



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1

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.

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2

Coil a section of hair.

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

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3

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.