You might have seen a "new" hair trend sweeping the Gram. Dusting is the buzz hair term that has been gaining speed as of late. But, if you're like us and are not quite sure what makes this wispy method of cutting hair so different, we tapped Stylist Judy McGuinness from Mizu Hair Salon in New York to get the scoop.
The word: hair dusting
Also known as: an Instagram hair trend that suspiciously looks like trimming
What it does: "I consider dusting hair to be literally just taking off the dead ends, whereas a trim is a bit more—think half-inch for a trim and a dusting is even less," explains Judy. This is sometimes done by pulling the hair taut and literally waving scissors up and down the hair to take off the ends of any flyaways, she says. "This option is more for people who don't want to lose any length but want some of the dead ends off," she explains.
Anyone can request a dusting from their stylist. Judy usually gets this request from people with fine, damaged, or curly hair. But because you're not removing all of the dead ends, those wishing for a "dusting" should actually visit the salon more frequently, she says. "Another way to go would be doing a dusting in between appointments—most salons will charge the same price for this as a full haircut, as it takes the same amount of time—to keep hair healthy and long!" she adds.
In the meantime, shop these products to protect against split ends:
Splurge: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Fresh Cut Split End Mender ($24)
This lotion boasts a formula to seal in split ends so they look just freshly cut, even if you can't make it to the salon.
Not only is this formula ideal for split end-ravaged hair, but it's also suited for chemically treated and colored hair.
Indie: Carol's Daughter Monoi Split End Sealer ($25)
Influensters are raving about this lotion that instantly binds frayed and separated ends.
Have you ever requested a dusting? Will you? Let us know!