In a nutshell, here’s what hair dusting is:
Though a relatively old technique, this trend has recently caught the fancy of many hairstylists. It primarily involves snipping the annoying split ends while preserving the hair length.
Since very little hair is cut, the trimmed hair clippings resemble ‘dust’. Hence the name ‘dusting’.
Once the split ends stick out, the stylist will also be able to do a quick analysis and determine where and how much of dusting is required.
Hair dusting is suitable for all hair types and hair textures but especially does wonders on layered hair and waves.
Once through with a dusting session, it is important to protect the hair from future damage by including a split end repair product as a part of your hair care regime. This will help extend the effects of hair dusting and also aid in ensuring that your hair is brimming with great health!
The snipping happens at the very bottom of each hair strand, thereby thinning the damaged ends. This adds health to each and every strand and gives a subtle body and bounce to the overall appearance.
One rule of thumb: Ensure that the hair is properly washed, dried, and straightened before performing the hair dusting technique. A properly washed mane will allow the dry split ends to pop out and make the entire procedure quick and easy.
A word of caution: The cutting cannot be too deep and comprehensive. It’s more like skimming through the mid-lengths and addressing the damaged areas only.
Proper sectioning of the hair is pivotal to make the hair dusting successful. With improper sectioning, you may miss some broken ends and even end up cutting into strands of healthy hair.