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Just Tease It! Not Your Mother’s Teasing Tips

July 30, 2014

Often associated with the 80’s, teasing combs have been giving women bigger and better hair since the New Kids were on the block! These days, women are still teasing their hair but using different techniques to create trendy texturized looks. In case you need a refresher or a just simple tutorial on how the magic of a teasing comb works we’ve put together a few tips on how to use this little tool to create the look you want.

PREP HAIR

Teasing works best on dry hair. Do not attempt to tease your hair when it’s wet, you will not get the results that you are looking for and it can lead to damaged hair. If your hair is ultra-fine or silky, mist the hair lightly with a hairspray like Big Sexy Hair Get Layered before starting the process. If you have no fear of heights and want to maximize your results use Big Sexy Hair Root Pump before blow drying or kick it up a notch and use Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus especially on thick hair.


PART HAIR

Separate the first section of hair from the crown of your head and clip the rest of the hair back. It’s best to start from the top of your head and work your way down when teasing. If you only want to create volume at your roots you will not need to tease the back of your head. A good tip to keep in mind is that teasing the hair towards the crown of the head offers a realistic look and not an exaggerated amount of volume.


TEASE IT

As you hold the first section of hair straight up gently touch your teasing comb to the back of the section and begin to backcomb several inches away from your scalp. Repeat this motion until you have reached the desired height and volume. You are essentially creating tangles that offer resistance but you should not brush so hard that the brush becomes knotted in the hair.


HIDE IT

Now, use your fingers to hide the messy teased section without completely flattening it. Gently use the teasing brush to lightly smooth and brush the un-teased area. Put the teased area aside and begin working other areas of the hair. Once finished squeeze and scrunch your hair as you push it towards the scalp to create extra volume.


STYLE IT

If you want to wear your hair down with the appearance of natural volume, spray the hair with a hairspray like Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play. Or, use bobby pins to create a beehive look or throw your hair in a ponytail or bun, the teased crown will give a retro 60’s look to your style.


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