Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Perfect Backcomb


Teasing your hair is one simple and easy way to get volume into your hair. Backcombing works great to style a fashionable bump on the top front part of your hair, or to add body to the back of your hair. No matter how you style your hair, it’s sure to look fabulous if you follow these steps for the perfect backcomb.


Using the right type of shampoo and conditioner can make a big difference when you actually begin to backcomb your hair. Shampoos and conditioners that add volume are the best kind to use. Using a shampoo and conditioner that are moisturizing or made for dry hair could cause your backcomb to fall out. Therefore, avoid these and go for a shampoo and conditioner that will add volume! Also, if you use  a lot of product in your hair, you may want to use a clarifying shampoo before backcombing your hair. 


Any time you are going to use heat on your hair, it is important to put a heat protectant in your hair when your locks are still damp. This will keep your hair healthier longer. If you have plans to backcomb your hair, make sure you use a product that adds volume. Run it through your hair from the scalp to the tip to make sure you have it evenly distributed.


Blow drying your hair upside down is another way to give your hair volume. Toward the end of the blow drying process, you can flip your hair up and brush your hair back. 


Section off the part of your hair that you want to be backcombed and then begin to tease starting with the front section. While you work your way back, you will be binding the pieces at the front together. If you start at the back, you lose out on this extra hold.


While teasing, don’t just stop at the root, keep backcombing your hair up the strand. Your hair should be standing straight up on its own before you move on to the next section. The more volume you get, the better your backcomb will look. It may look pretty crazy at this step, but your end result will be fabulous.


You can smooth your hair out using your backcomb brush, or any other thick-bristled brush you may have. Be sure you are just lightly brushing over the very top layer and not putting the bristles too far into the hair. This will smooth out your backcomb so that it looks good, but still have tons of body.


Use a strong hold hairspray to keep your hair full of body and to tame down fly-aways. Now is the time to add bobby pins if you just backcombed the front section of your hair into a bump. If you backcombed your hair into a pompadour, you may want to use bobby pins to pin back the sides of your hair as well. Now you’re ready to show off your fabulous backcomb to the rest of the world!

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