|Types of Damage Ends|
Dusting your ends is a way to prolong the health of the ends of your hair between trims! For those of us that are trying to retain length, this is very important.
Dusting your ends is used primarily to clip all forms of split ends. At the end of Dusting, because you take off so short sections, when you are finish the clipped ends look like fine dust on the floor or counter. Thus, the term dusting!
When Do I Know That It's Time To Dust?
The Benefits of Dusting
How to Dust Your Ends
First you will need a sharp pair of scissors created to be used on hair. Please, do not use your paper cutting scissors or craft scissors from your hair!
Second, cut your hair in a well-lighted area in front of a mirror.
Search and Destroy Method
This method entails parting the hair in small sections and feeling the rough ends and simply clipping them off. This also includes the infamous and dreaded Single Strand Knots that tend to plague the lower section and ends of our tresses.
Twist and Trim
This method, you will part hair in very small sections and twist the strands to make a single column of hair. This will cause ALL the split ends to pop out and allowing you to trim them.
This is when you use a contrasting background so that you can see the lifted or popped out splits easier. Some use colored papers, linen, or fabric as a back drop.