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The Benefits of Dusting Hair Cuts

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Have you ever been told you have to cut your hair every 6-8 weeks to maintain healthy hair? Getting trims this frequently may be a solution to getting rid of dry or split ends, but what about the hair in the mid-shaft that, if damaged, can cause our hair to look frizzy or unhealthy?

If you think about your hair like a plant - when a plant dries out the leaves turn from green to dry and brittle brown. When you are trimming the ends, whether it’s from a blunt cut or through a dusting cut, you are in essence cutting off the brittle spot. If you continue to dry out the hair and don’t change anything in the routine the hair will continue to dry out and continue to be a challenge.

Rather than chopping away at months of growth at your ends, dusting cuts allow you to get rid of the split ends that live through the mid-shaft of your length. Dusting hair cuts are great for anyone who is trying to conserve their length while maintaining healthy hair. This method can work on all hair types and lengths, but if you have very naturally curly hair it is easiest to do when your hair is blown out or straightened.

How Dusting Cuts Work

Gather a section that you can easily hold between your pointer and middle finger.

Starting at the root, comb from underneath your section and flip the comb forward so your hair is bent over the top of the comb.

You will then see all of the small split ends poking out from the section.

Without cutting the section itself, cut off the hairs that are poking out so they are smooth and flush with the rest of the section.

From this angle, you can see there can be very little to actually cut in one spot on the strand.

Continue this method down the rest of the strand, and repeat where needed! We suggest talking to your stylist and allowing them to safely use this cutting technique on you:)

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