Whether you call it teasing, back-brushing or backcombing, it remains the same thing: the technique of brushing your hair in the opposite direction to create volume. It can really complete a hairstyle, and is a lifesaver for ladies with naturally fine locks. Follow our step-by-step guide to the perfect tease!
The right tools are essential, not just to achieve the desired result but also to avoid damaging your hair. You'll need a backcombing brush made from serrated boar bristles. A fine-toothed comb can lead to more split ends than volume.
When you wash your hair, use specific volumizing products. If your hair gets greasy quickly, forget the conditioner to give your locks more texture and hold. Ideally, leave your hair a day or two without washing it before you attempt your back-brushed look.
Separate the hair into small sections, using grips to keep them in place, then use the brush to comb the hair back towards the scalp, starting at the crown and moving down the fibers in sections of 2 inches.
Hide the fact that you've back-brushed by lightly combing over the top section and finish your look with a spritz of hair spray to give you maximum hold.
Use your newly-acquired backcombing skills to create a striking bouffant, or simply to add a touch of volume to limp locks.