How to Tease Your Hair the Right Way
When most people think about teasing their hair, they are immediately transported back to the eighties, when big hair was the best thing ever. They usually don’t think about teasing their hair nowadays, at least not most people. However, teasing your hair is still a great way to get a stylish look. Not only are bouffants back, but having lots of volume in your hair is a trend that could never go out of style. However, teasing your hair incorrectly could cause damage, breakage or just an outright crazy look. That is why it is important to follow the right steps when you tease your hair.
- The first thing that you want to do before teasing your hair is wash and dry it. You also want to thoroughly brush your hair to get rid of any knots or tangles.
- Blow dry your hair while hanging your head upside down. This will give a lot of volume at the roots and eliminate having to over-tease your hair. Make sure that you completely dry your hair.
- Take a section of hair that is about two inches wide from the front, middle part of your head.
- Clip or tie the rest of your hair out of the way.
- Take your hair in your less dominant hand and pull it straight up towards the ceiling.
- Take the brush in your dominant hand and place it on the back of the section of hair about four or five inches about the scalp.
- Gently brush downwards towards your scalp, while still holding your hair straight up.
- Repeat this motion until the desired amount of volume is reached.
- Spritz with a little hairspray and let the hair down.
- Place your hand lightly over the tease section of hair without putting any pressure on it. You want to create a protective barrier.
- Brush the ends of the section of hair (unteased part) with the tip of the brush.
- Repeat the entire process with each section of hair working from the top down.
- If you have extra oily or slick hair, spray each section with hairspray before teasing.
- Curlier hair teases better so if you have naturally curly hair, let it go natural.
- Do not tease your hair daily. Limit the amount of times you do it to limit the damage done to your hair.
- Do not straighten your hair after teasing.
- A brush is not as abrasive as a comb, but a fine toothed comb will give you the best results.