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Hair Dusting: Grow Your Hair The Healthy Way

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The struggle is so real, when it comes to growing out your hair length. Trust me, I know, I’m just recovering from a asymmetrical bob cut from about 18 months ago, and I’ve just about managed to regain my former shape back. And now that my hair is finally growing the right way, guess what…it’s time to go in for a trim again! Aren’t we always having to choose between a trim, for healthy looking hair, and waiting to grow it just a little more? Trimming has become a necessary evil in growing out your hair the right way, unless you want hair like Hagrid! But what if I told you there’s a way to keep your hair in check without taking off an inch while ‘trimming’?


Hair dusting by our Cosmo student @stylelysh #aohd #cosmo #hairdusting

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So, instead of cutting the length, you cut the bottom of every single hair strand that sticks out. You end up cutting the damaged part of each strand, of each layer. Of course, if your hair is out of shape, like mine was, you’re definitely going to need a cut, but if you’re happy with your cut and style, then get a little dusting done every month to keep your hair healthy and to achieve your ideal length.


Hair Dusting. This technique is for removing split ends without removing length. Hold small sections of hair straight out with lots of tension "dusting" by gliding the hair along your finger as you work your shears, opening and closing, skimming the top layer only as those angry little split ends pop up. Paired with a micro trim on the very ends only. A lot of you, like myself have been using this technique for years! I recently heard this term for it and it made me happy? For those of you who have never used this technique, YOU are who I want to reach, you are the reason I am posting these videos. I want to reach the stylists new and seasoned who are hungry for more like me! Hungry and eager to learn everything out there that there is to know about this wonderful ever changing industry that we are so blessed to be a part of! There is always something new to absorb. I want to help people learn in any way I can, as I have learned, and am still always learning!!! Confidence is key when you have someone in your chair, knowing how to give them the results they want, or to guide them and educate them to something better for them, and the integrity of their hair! I love sharing information and new techniques with fellow stylists and clients, it's a part of what makes me love my job so much!

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While this can be tried at home, you’re probably better off inquiring about the method at your go-to hair salon. This technique can take longer than a usual hair cut, at times, but patience is the key to beauty, right?


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