We work hard to maintain our beautiful curly length, and many of us have experienced the scissor happy stylist which lead many curlies to begin dusting on their own hair. Dusting is a method of trimming where no more than about a 1/4 inch of hair. Opposed to popular belief the hair trimming isn’t necessary every 8 weeks or so, especially if well maintained. During my relaxed days I could go an entire year without a trim, primarily because I constant wore my hair in a protect style. As a natural I’ve trimmed my hair twice this year, because of single-strand knots. Dust/trim only when needed and not based on a set timed schedule. Just listen to your hair.