If you’re reading this, then you’re not afraid of a little volume when it comes to your hair. Even though slick hair has become increasingly trendy, voluminous hair will never go out of style. So what if you weren’t born with naturally thick or bouncy hair? Enter teasing, a time-honored tradition that turns flat, lifeless hair into a look with texture and body. The best part about teasing your hair is the versatility. You can give your hair a little lift where it needs it or backcomb all over for a more dramatic, volumized effect. Here, check out three different ways to tease your hair. If You Want to Tease All Over This tutorial by Harmonize_ Beauty will help you get that big, straight hair look you’ve always wanted. The key is gently backcombing the hair at an upward angle. Start by holding the hair taut and combing toward the root in small, quick movements. Try to stay about an inch or two away from your scalp so you don’t create tons of frizz. Lock that in with hairspray (we recommend the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray) and repeat. Once you’ve completed a row of your hair, flat iron the backcombed section to lock in the volume.
If You Want to Create Big, Voluminous Waves
In the tutorial ahead, ThatsHeart transforms her thin, fine hair into bouncy waves. Getting this look requires that you start on clean, wet hair. ThatsHeart uses Garnier Fructis Thickening Lotion paired with Garnier Fructis Ends Plumper Amplifying Leave In Serum to create a volumized base. Once dry, ThatsHeart uses a curling wand to create large curls and fluffs them out once finished.
If You Want a High, Textured Ponytail
If you’re obsessed with those beautiful, thick ponytails, then this tutorial by Rachel Vitullo is for you. The secret ingredient to these majestic ponytails is dividing your hair into three sections, a good volumizing powder and lots of teasing. Editor’s tip: Because teasing can cause breakage and the hair to feel rough, be sure to follow up with a good leave-in conditioner to restore your strands to their original soft touch. The L'Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths No Haircut Cream Leave In is one of our favorite options. The formula, infused with castor oil and vitamins, works to seal split ends, detangle the hair and reduce hair breakage. You can expect shinier, protected and stronger hair after every use.
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