The struggle between getting rid of split ends and wanting to grow your hair long is real. You skip haircut appointments to grow out your hair, but then — out of nowhere — split ends appear like the perfect villain in your happy hair story and you have no option other than chopping off a few inches.

But, what if we told you there’s a way to trim those dead ends without saying goodbye to your precious tresses? Yes, it’s called hair dusting. It can be a referred to as the minor version of a hair trim. It ensures those damaged split ends are gone and when you hold up your hair against sunlight, all you see is healthy and happy tresses.

Hair dusting has gained popularity all over the world because it can be easily done at home and does not require the help of an expert. Awesome, right? But to ensure you do it right, here’s a guide to help you.

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Step 01: Wash and dry hair thoroughly This will work better on hair that is clean; so wash your hair and dry it off completely before starting

Step 02: Section hair Divide your hair into sections. Secure each section with a hair tie or roll them up into small buns

Step 03: Twist Now, pick one section of hair, smooth it out and twist it from the top. The damaged ends will pop up revealing those nasty split ends that you need to dust

Step 04: Dust Cut no more than 1/4th inch from each strand. Then, twist the same section in the other direction to see if any other damaged ends pop up. If it does, cut it off too

Step 05: Repeat Repeat the dusting procedure on all the other sections of hair and bid goodbye to split ends.

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How often should you dust your hair?

While everyone’s hair is different, it is recommended to dust your hair every six to eight weeks to keep your hair looking healthy and happy. Regularly applying a hair serum such as the Toni & Guy Classic Shine Gloss Hair Serum to the tips will keep damage and dryness at bay.

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