Raise your hand if you watch BlackOnyx on Youtube? I have watched her forever and her journey from regular youtuber to the CEO of Alikay Naturals has been nothing less than inspiring.
In this video she took us back to the simple days with a basic hair care tip every one can use. I liked this tip because not only have I done it before with my own hair, but I much prefer the results of my twist outs when the ends are dusted.
Have you ever done two strand twists and then when you get to the very end you are left with some stragglers that you cant twist, or do much of anything with.
When you leave them there they tend to just dry out and get tangly. One of the things we do recommend is purchasing a great pair of sheers that you can pull out on the days when you have some annoying strands that just need to go.
If you plan to wear two strand twists it helps to have clean, split free ends, and in order to get that you can opt to dust them.
Dusting means just taking off the amount of hair that you need, it inst quite a full trim because it is more focused and you retain more length than you would if you just started cutting all willy nilly.
The best way to dust is by taking each twist one at a time and look at the ends. Cut off any straggly hairs or split hairs.
Typically I would twist my section and dust at the same time, it is much faster than twisting and then going back in to dust.
If you try this method you will notice that your twist out looks much better and your ends feel better as well. Just a note, this is not a method that leads to even ends all the way around, but sometimes when you wear your hair in its natural state you can get away with not having blunt even ends .
If you prefer a blunt cut, we suggest straightening your hair and trimming your hair the old fashioned way! Check out Rochelle’s demonstration below:
I have done this before. But instead of looking at the twist and cutting I would dust the ends based on feeling. I forgot what blog post I read but it was suggested that fine haired naturals will have more success trimming by feel instead of sight. It worked for me. I plan on keeping up with dusting in between salon trims