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Photo: zentradyi3ell (Shutterstock) Back at the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, when most people still took it seriously, haircuts were one of the first (and most visible) parts of “normal” life to go out the window. Social media was flooded with photos of hair that previously found itself in the hands of professionals on a very regular basis, but now was left on its own to grow and slowly return to its natural color. But once businesses started reopening in the spring and summer of 2021, trips to the hair stylist resumed, and many people haven’t looked back—regardless of new variants or surges. Others, however, continue to err on the side of caution, and either avoid trips to the salon or barber completely, or cut back on their visits significantly. If you’re in that second category, you may find yourself dealing with split ends more now, without the benefit of regular trims. Fortunately, there’s a technique called “dusting” that can help get rid of the damaged hair at home. Here’s what to know. What are split ends? Split ends are strands of hair that are splintered, frayed, or taper off at the bottom. Sometimes, a strand can be so damaged that it breaks off mid-length , making it uneven with the rest of your hairs. And once a hair has split, no amount of deep conditioner will bring it back to its former glory: The only way to get rid of split ends is to cut them off. […]