Save Your Hair Length With Hair Dusting

Save Your Hair Length With Hair Dusting
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Do you ever have that awkward stage between your hair growing and a good trim?

I am pretty sure we all have but never notice it until we see massive shedding trailing our bathroom sinks and favorite T-shirts. If you have yet to do this, dusting your dead ends promotes hair health and of course, growth.

The best thing about hair dusting is that you do not have to be a professional beautician or hairstylist to do it! But what you do need are a fantastic pair of hair shears, combs, clips, a little time and patience.

Technique, technique, technique

Dusting your hair is not rocket science, but does require a bit of a technique and with technique comes practice and patience to get it just right.

Thankfully, there are two methods to hair dusting whether you are a curly girl or whether you are a girl that has bone straight hair. To dust your hair correctly, you will need to abide by the following steps:

Method 1: For Curly or Wavy Hair

Step #1

Brush out and thoroughly detangle your hair gently.

Step #2

Ensure that your hair is smooth to the touch and separate into multiple sections depending on the thickness of your hair. Here you may notice hair sticking up, don’t worry because this is where dusting comes in!

Step #3

Take one of the sections and split it again leaving you with two parts.

Step #4

Take your smaller section and twist with just enough pressure to see the split ends stick up, but comfortable enough so that your head does not hurt.

Step #5

Take your hair shears and carefully cut right above the split ends that are sticking out from the twist.

Step #6

Repeat each step throughout the entire head ensuring that you have clipped as many split ends as possible.

Method 2: For Straight Hair

Similar to the first method, this will require the same steps with a few tailored modifications. See them below:

Step #1

Brush out and fully detangle your hair gently.

Step #2

Ensure that your hair is smooth to the touch and separate into multiple sections depending on the thickness of your hair. Here you may notice hair sticking up, don’t worry because this is where dusting comes in!

Step #3

Pick up a section and carefully run the shears against the width of hair making sure that you cut just above the split pieces that are sticking out.

Step #4

Repeat each step making sure that you catch every piece possible for a clean and smooth finish.

The most important step to remember when dusting your ends is not to get carried away. Keep in mind that you should only dust what you need to and leave what is healthy, alone. Unless you are looking for a big chop, try to put down the scissors as you begin this new process.

So many benefits come along with dusting your ends such as healthier hair, of course, less shedding and more manageable styling.

Dusting Your Hair Extensions

Did you know that you can dust your hair extensions too? We spend so much money on purchasing the right extensions. It is only right to take care of them like we do our hair.

Lightly dusting your hair extensions after you have had them for a while not only extends the longevity of your purchases but keeps them looking brand new. Correctly taking care of your extensions decreases the likelihood of needing to dust your ends but of course, if you have had them for multiple installs, a few snips may be necessary here and there.

Dusting your extensions is the same process listed above, but I would recommend that you wash, condition, detangle and air dry the hair before you begin to dust. Prepping your extensions before dusting is essential because sweat, hair products, oily scalps, and manipulation can cause build up and unwanted breakage to the hair, and to ensure that you are not cutting excess hair, cleansing it before you dust is best.

Either air drying or blow drying your extensions is excellent, but to minimize the possibility of frailer ends air drying is the better option for extensions.

After dusting, style your hair your liking and remember to use some form of a heat protectant to slow down the breaking process.

Creating the health of your hair is the most important thing when it comes to trying something new. Many wonder if this is a fad or something that is here to stay. The truth is, hair dusting is not a new invention.

Like most things, hair dusting is something that has transcended through time but with a new name! So don’t be afraid if you’ve never heard the term. Be the one who embraces it, gives it a chance and say yes to dusting.

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