Teasing your hair, or back combing, is very easy to do. However, if you don’t know the proper steps you won’t get the results you want! Learning how to tease your hair is really helpful for not just adding volume when you want to leave your hair down, but for adding volume to hairstyles.
To start, you need just a few products.
Hairspray – I use and love Redken 23. It holds well without making your hair sticky or crunchy.
Root Lifting Powder – I have tried a cheaper root lifting powder but I recently started using Big Hair Don’t Care lifting powder and love it! It isn’t the cheapest root lifting powder out there, but you only need a tiny bit – just one little shake for each section of hair.
Teasing Brush – I’ve read so many good reviews about this teasing brush that I decided to give it a try. It works great and is affordable!
Comb – You need a comb to section off your hair.
Divide a ¼ to ½ inch section a few inches forward of the crown of your head.
If desired, apply a root lifting powder to each section. I used Big Hair Don’t Care, from Milani Hair. Sprinkle a little of the root powder on the section…
Then use your fingers to scrunch/rub the powder into the hair.
Hold the hair toward the forehead at a 90º angle. Using a back combing comb/brush, back comb a few strokes.
Spritz each section with hairspray after you have back combed it.
Repeat with small sections to the crown of the head.
Using the comb or a brush, smooth the hair back gently, and spritz with hair spray.
You did it!
If you want to pull it back using bobby pins or a flexi clip, here is how to do that!
A Back Combed Crown hairstyle
After back combing the crown section, divide the front just above the ears on either side.
With bobby pins, secure the crown section to keep from being pulled down.
With the tail end of a rat comb, adjust the hair where it may have fallen or been pulled down.
This makes such an easy, elegant hairstyle!
I’d love to hear how this works if you try it!