If you’re looking for a way to get rid of frizzy hair naturally and not lose hair length, then dusting your hair is for you.
Dusting is the practice of trimming dead broken ends from your hair. Frizzy hair tends to be dry and damaged and breakage is not uncommon. But trimming your hair every six weeks may not be the solution if you are wanting to let your hair grow out. Also, trimming the ends only addresses what else but the ends. Dusting requires that you trim all around the head, picking at the little dead ends that poke up through your otherwise healthy hair. It’s like deadheading a flower plant where you want to keep the fresh blooms and cut off the dead flowers in order to make the plant look healthier and vibrant. By trimming less than an eighth off your hair, you preserve length and get rid of damaged broken hairs that create even more frizz.
So how do you “dust” your hair? I recommend that you blow out or flat iron your hair to make it as straight as possible. This way you’ll be able to see all the little fly-aways that could be broken or split ends. Start by taking a small section of your hair and either twist it or run it against your index finger and middle finger. Put some tension into it and notice the little hairs that stick out. Make sure you do not pull the hair since this may cause more breakage. Those little hairs that stick out are the broken ends that need to be dusted, or trimmed. Make sure you use trimming shears that are sharp because dull shears will wreak havoc on your hair.
If you have difficulty doing this all around the back of your hair, you may want to go to the hair salon and get this professionally done.
Dusting your hair give you the best of both worlds. It will get rid of split ends and broken hairs without compromising length.