Even if you keep up with your “just a trim” hair appointments every eight weeks or so, you probably still notice split ends here and there. And we’re all in agreement that split ends are the absolute worst, amiright? No matter how much precious time you spend with your flat iron or curling wand, they can make hair just look flat, unhealthy and pretty much blah. Here’s some epic news, though. A new styling technique is making the salon rounds, and it may actually end split ends. Like for good. Introducing hair dusting — the new technique you never knew you always needed. Read on for all of the details on the lock-saving trend.

What the heck is hair dusting anyway? Brian J. O’Connor, creative director at goodDYEyoung, explains that, unlike a trim, you don’t lose length with this process. Instead, your stylist will clip off the wayward splits after your hair is styled. If you’re looking to grow out your locks or de-layer without losing any length, this might be the way to go.

Will it work for my hair type? Brian explains that hair dusting can work for any hair type. However, it can be difficult for a stylist to get it exactly right. So if you have curly hair, they’ll need to dry and straighten your locks before dusting to make sure it looks perfect.

Is it worth it? If your hair is prone to breakage and sad split ends, hair dusting is probably worth a try. Brian says that his clients are singing its praises. “I’ve noticed a great difference on clients that I’ve done this on, it’s helped grow out some of those pesky layers they’ve been trying to get rid of, but the split ends were keeping that from happening,” he says. Plus, you may notice fewer flyaways and frizz. So your hair will look great in the heat and humidity, and even after taking off your winter beanie. So YAS, sign us up.

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