Backcombing is, without doubt, the best way to add height and volume to any hairstyle, but it isn't as simple as ripping through your hair with any old brush. In fact, there are a few things you should always do to protect your hair from unnecessary damage, as well as ensuring your finished style lasts.
So, how do you backcomb your hair for the best possible results?
1/ Prepare your hair
Using the right products will make creating and keeping the extra volume backcombing provides a whole lot easier. So, prepare your hair by washing with a volume-enhancing shampoo and conditioner combo, then scrunch some volume mousse evenly throughout before rough drying your hair. Products like Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse promote an airy, full bodied finish without weighing the hair down.
2/ Use a holding spray
After sectioning the area you want to backcomb, spritz it with a holding spray like Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray before you start backcombing. After spraying the hair, use your fingertips to massage the roots to start building height - this will reduce the overall amount of backcombing you need to do.
3/ Be gentle
With a fine-tooth comb or natural bristle brush, gently push the hair down on itself, remove the comb or brush, then repeat. This will prevent any breakage that often occurs when ripping back and forth through the hair in pursuit of Holly Golightly hair.
4/ Be methodical
It's also important to work in small, manageable sections, and make sure you always backcomb the hair from behind so it's easy to smooth over when you're happy with the shape.