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Hair Dusting: Preserve Hair Length While Getting Rid of Split Ends

Hair Dusting: Preserve Hair Length While Getting Rid of Split Ends

There are countless DIY beauty projects, but the DIY haircut is one that gets a lot of attention. You probably can’t master the at-home trim overnight, it takes a lot of effort, skill, and faith to get it right.

However, if you’re looking for an easy way to refresh your look without the hassle of DIY trimming, consider “hair dusting.”

Getting your hair dusted will keep your hair clean and polished from root to tip no matter how long you grow it out.

You probably know that regular hair trimming prevents split ends and keeps everything looking neat and tidy. Get your hair dusted if you have never done it, and spend more time dusting as part of your regular hair care routine. 

In this article, we will discuss What hair dusting is, Its benefits, and How is it different from trimming…

What is hair dusting?

A benefit of this technique is that you only cut off damaged tips, not the length. To achieve the best results, hair is straightened first to make it smooth so that split ends are more evident. Then cuts along the whole length of the hair are done vertically. Dusting the hair removes all split ends, taking care of the entire length of the hair.

The hair dusting procedure is similar to having your ends trimmed, but rather than cutting off an inch, you get only about a quarter-inch of hair trimmed. It focuses mainly on the ends of your hair, exactly where split ends may occur. This way your hair looks great without compromising the length.

Benefits of Hair Dusting

Dusting is just the way to shear split ends without ever trimming any length, which is why it’s perfect for those who don’t want to trim any length. When it comes to at-home hair cuts, a great deal of confidence, preparation, and pressure are involved. This anxiety is relieved by dusting. More benefits include:

  • Protecting hair from future hair breakage and removing the damage. 
  • Less damage overall.
  • Helps prevent split ends and cure microscopic tears in the cuticle of the hair, leading to healthier ends that are less prone to damage.

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How often to dust?

The good news is that you don’t need to dust your hair as often as you do your house. If your hair is in good condition and you’re not prone to split ends, dusting frequency may vary slightly. 

An appointment is recommended every 6 to 9 weeks.

Hair Dusting Vs. Trimming

Hair Dusting

  • This involves snipping only the ends of your hair usually for a quarter-inch or less and only where it is really needed.
  • Salon stylists often charge a nominal fee (or nothing) for a dusting, and you can add it onto any blowout or color service.
  • If you dust regularly, you cannot skip your regular trims, but you may be able to hold off those trims for one extra month.

Trimming

  • If split ends and breakages are present, an inch or more will be trimmed off to maintain the haircut.
  • It is recommended that you get a haircut once every three to six months.

What Hair Types & Textures are ideal for Hair Dusting?

It is often used in hair that is layered at different stages of growth or hair that has been chemically damaged. As a result, dusting also removes split ends from layers.

While the technique works for any hair type or texture, those with extremely wavy or curly hair need to straighten it before dusting to reveal damaged ends. 

You’ll be pleased to know that dusting doesn’t thin hair, it actually does quite the opposite. When you remove split ends regularly, you can prevent the damage from spreading up your strands in the future, reducing the requirement for more trims. If you color treat or use heat tools on your hair regularly, dusting is essential.

Here’s how hair dusting looks like

 

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Hair dusting before and after

 

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