Sunday, 15 January 2012


teasing backcomb brush

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teasing brush: ebay  (alternative seller!)(£1.45) 

I bought this back combing brush off ebay a few weeks ago after I'd misplaced my usual rat tailed comb. It was only a couple of quid so I didn't think too much of it if they didnt work. Its literally the best thing ever. I was surprised it took me so long to cave in and buy one! The comb provides a nice compact tease at the root of the hair which means you dont need to back comb too much (which can damage the hair). Personally I don't particularly find it *too* damaging (considering your backcombing!), I feel that I don't need to put too much effort into the tease, as I would with a regular comb. This is probably because of the rougher bristles, which seem to "mess up" the hair a bit more.  I like the tail end as well to section off the sections of my hair that need to be teased (usually the crown and then the side parts). Its fairly easy to brush out as well which is a godsend. I spent half my teenage years trying to comb out dodgy emo hair!

Id really recommend this back combing brush if you wanted to get volume with very little effort. For the price you cant really go wrong! I know not everyone agree's with back combing, but I find its the only thing that really gives my long hair volume that actually lasts.
In the next few weeks I'll be doing a post on how I do all my hair styles, so I'll be reviewing alot of the things I actually use up until then for reference in the posts!
PS. I cant believe the item sold out! It was 2 sales when I posted the link on Sunday! I have added an alternative seller selling the same brush for 10p more! Hope people like the brush as much as I do after enabling all these people to buy one!

34 comments:

  1. Wow it's so cheap and affordable! I never really backcomb my hair but at a price this cheap I might have to start giving my hair a bit more volume. Great post! :)

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  2. I really wish my dad didn't cancel his ebay now! I really want one of these, i back comb my hair, and with a normal brush it never stays there for too long.

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  3. This looks really good! I like that it has bristles rather than the plastic "teeth". I might have to check this out. :) x

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  4. I have one of these and I couldn't live without it, the volume stays pretty much all day :)

    ug-lily.blogspot.com

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  5. I really need to get one of these! I think sallys do a good one too for around £3 x

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  6. aah i bought this a couple of months ago, its so useful! great review x

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  7. i have a couple of these, absolutely amazing!
    -x

    http://makeupmeow.blogspot.com/

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  8. I've been thinking about investing in one of these for a while, I may have to take the plunge now. Looking forward to seeing your hair posts :) xx

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  9. I bought one of these from eBay - wish I had got one sooner, i rarely backcomb my hair but when i do, this makes life so much easier!

    Jen x
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com/

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  10. thats so cheap.. i think ill look into this !
    xx

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  11. i got one almost the exact same from sally's but lost it on my xmas night out. this reminded me i really need another...**off to ebay**

    xx

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  12. oooh, handy too! can't wait for these hair posts to arrive :) xoxo

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  13. Thanks for this, just ordered one as I've been meaning to get one for so long! I agree that sometimes hair needs that lift that only a good backcomb can give - especially long hair. x

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  14. Bought it!! Been thinking about getting one of these but just kept forgetting to look for one, so you done all the hard work for me.. lol thank you :)

    The Deer Head

    x

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  15. What a brilliant hair tool! Always wanted a comb like that, will have to check it out. x

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  16. I'm definitely buying one of those! I find that my hair never stays how I want it to, even when I fix it with hair spray it drops. Back combing is the only way. I love the bit you wrote about spending time combing out knotted hair in your emo/scene days, I was the same. Wiping all the eyeliner off took the piss too! xo

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  17. Thank you for sharing! I have been meaning to buy one for a while now, and this has made it so much easier :)

    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  18. I've tried looking for one in Boots for a while but they're all like £7 - for a comb?! For under £2 I'll definitely be buying this!

    I can't wait to read your posts on how you do your hairstyles, I've wanted to know for ages, it always looks lush!x

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  19. Wow thats so cheap! Can't go wrong really, my hair never stays even with tonnes of hairspray so deffo might try this! xx

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  20. Looks and sounds good for such a cheap brush, good bargain :)
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  21. I lost my bag a few weeks ago and it has one of these brushes in, I was more devastated that I lost that than my foundation! Ha. Will have to pick a new one up off eBay. So cheap! X

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  22. What a bargain! I don't really back comb my hair but if I change my hairstyle I shall keep this little bad boy in mind :)

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  23. I bought one of these from my hair dressers and couldnt be with out it- cheap and it works!
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  24. I can't believe how cheap this is! x

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  25. really need to backcomb my hair more, love the beehive look at the moment!

    fiveandfivemakesix.blogspot.com

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  26. Think you've definitely increased their eBay sales. I've just purchased one based on your review! xx

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  27. is it lame that I just got all excited because I have that exact brush lol! x

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  28. I JUST bought one too based on yout review! for under £2, a girl can never have enough volume :) thank you for letting us know about this bargain Lily x

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  29. Ordered one of these, it's less than £2 so hardly going to break the bank! Love how there are so many sold now compared to earlier! Sick of backcombing my hair and then it falling flat within an hour so I'm hoping this works better.


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  30. see people get all unecessarily cranky etc when it's a PR sample or something (i know this isn't, but £2?!), but you increase their sales because we all love what you have to say, and if you like it, chances are, we will too!X

    daisychainsetscatterbrains.blogspot.om

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  31. got mine today, on your recommendation, it's awesome! thanks :)

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  32. I bought one of these from Salon Services a few months ago as I had just had my hair cut and my usual comb wouldn't catch all of my hair at my crown, however this little comb has worked wonders and makes back-combing so easy XO

    mixedupmemoriesxo.blogspot.com

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  33. I can't wait to see the posts on how you do your hair! I love the way those subtle curls in your hair come out. Can't wait to see if its a straightner or curling iron!!! Excited!

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