Do you dread going to the hairdressers because every time you go for a trim, it turns into a 4 inch chop? Yeah, we’ve all been there.
Hair gets damaged because of weather, colouring, bad haircuts, hot tools, and most of time, just the age of the hair
Shinier, thicker and stronger hair is one thing we’re all in pursuit of and despite the many months we’ve been slathering our locks with coconut oil, to make it grow faster, it still most definitely needs a good cut and we know it.
If only there was a way to ditch our split ends but still keep the length, too.
Well, according to L.A hairstylist, Sal Salcedo, we can do so with a technique called 'hair dusting'.
The hairstylist told Refinery 29: "Hair dusting is a technique in which you don’t get rid of any hair length, but only the damaged hair tips.
"This can be done by snipping the very bottom of each hair strand.
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"Think of it in terms of removing fuzz from clothes," he says.
"You want to smooth the hair out the best you can first, because you need to allow the bad hair to pop up.
“That's what you will be getting rid of."
However Salcedo said this is more of a grooming technique, rather than an overall haircut. He added: "It's been done for ages, some cultures even use different techniques, like fire or razors."
So how is it achieved exactly?
According to the hairstylist, your hairdresser holds smaller strands of hair in their hand, then slowly opens and closes their shears perpendicular to the hair strand, letting the shears catch the damaged hair.
"The point is to get rid of hair that no longer serves you," Salcedo says.
"Hair gets damaged because of weather, colouring, bad haircuts, hot tools, and most of the time, just the age of the hair."