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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

how to tease your hair

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Oh teasing. One of the oldest techniques in the book but the easiest to get wrong. Backcombing is the backbone of most runway and red carpet hairstyles, it gives the hair a base or a foundation to build volume on and create the shapeIts one of my favourite ways to give my hair a bit of a boost but when it's done wrong it can look a littleCavewoman goes to Texas.

 

The Tool

Don’t use a fine tooth comb! These can be more damaging to the hair when not used correctly. Invest in a teasing brush, you can ice them up from most drugstores for a couple of pounds. Typically made from boar brushes to five friction without resulting in breakage. I have a pink Denman Dressing Out Brush which I’ve used for absolute years now!

The Product 

As you want to create grip in the hair its best not to do this on freshly washed hair without prepping it first. Use a dry texturising spray or dry shampoo to add a bit of dirt into the hair to reduce slippage. Apply this to the roots and mid lengths of the hair, skip conditioner and wait you have the perfect base. I currently really like the Charles Worthington Volume and Bounce Texturising Spray to give the hair a matte base. Post tease finish the hair with a light but firm hold hairspray to lock everything in. I'm all about the Elnett hairspray - it’s iconic.

The stroke

Section the hair into about 1 inch sections and Start right at the root and brush against the gain and towards the scalp using small, short strokes. I prefer to apply backcomb in sections and smaller pieces and build them up rather than doing large areas at once. Make sure you try and keep the backcomb close to the root as this results in less of a matted look and just a nice bit of a root boost. Remember to leave the top section un-teased so you can smooth it over the teased hair underneath - This gives a more natural blend.


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22 comments

  1. I have a teasing brush very similar to the Denman one from Primark which is really good! I also prefer to backcomb in smaller sections, back when I was about 15 & in my "emo kid" stage I used to take huge chunks - safe to say my hair looked like a bird's nest!

    L x

    www.xloulabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Rather than short brush strokes, one long stroke is more effective and much less damaging. Looks like your pictures aren't working again.

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  3. your blog is so good you give such good tips! id love it if youd comment back http://amyelizabethfashion.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/my-floral-style-with-boohoocom.html#more xx

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  4. Excellent tips! Definitely need to add some volume to my flat hair!

    DarlingSophie

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  5. Some great tips thanks
    www.elledeesbeauty.com

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  6. i recently got myself a teasing brush from primark and it works really well. i love adding volume to my hair.
    xx

    dornroeeschen.blogspot.com

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  7. Great tips! my hairs already got some volume ! x

    BerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

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  8. Great post, I need to try out one of those skinny combs :)

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

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  9. Please do a video on this... :-) x

    www.fashionobsession.co.uk

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  10. I think my hair would look a huge mess if I ever tried to tease it ahaha

    xx
    Ana Leote

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  11. Ah, you make it sound so easy! Stop being so perfect ;)

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  12. awesome tips! i had my hair cut yesterday and it's so thick, it looks really full at the bottom, but quite flat at the roots still.. so this post was great timing for me! thanks! :)
    now i just need to retrieve my backcombing brush from the depths of my best friends bedroom..
    x

    xprettyvacant.blogspot.com

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  13. I really want to master this! Never been able to do it before. Thanks for the tips! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  14. Great tips, I love how teased hair looks but mine is so heavy it's hard to do x
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  15. love!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  16. So it would appear my downfall is the lack of a proper teasing brush - Thanks for the tips!!

    http://www.stylelikehers.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. I loooove that Charles Worthington spray, but have never used a proper teasing comb! Definitely need to invest in one I think.

    Becca from Becca Said x

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  18. Your hair looks so healthy!!! Have you ever used http://skinoholist.co.uk/product/chi-silk-infusion-300ml/

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  19. Is that spray good for brunettes? I've noticed a lot of texturizing sprays and dry shampoos leave a chalky residue in my hair. -Victoria

    For lots of tutorials, reviews, and FOTD's, check out BrainOnBlush.com!

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  20. Great post
    L x
    Http://workingmumy.blogspot.com

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