3 Hair Teasing Tutorials That Will Give You All the Volume

November 20, 2020
By: Makeup.com | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
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Even if you weren’t born with naturally thick or bouncy hair, getting volume with thin hair isn’t out of the question. All you need is a little teasing, a technique that can turn flat, limp hair into a look with texture and body. The best part about teasing your hair is the versatility. From teasing that gives your hair a little lift where it needs it to backcombing all over for a more dramatic, volumized effect, we’ve rounded up three easy tutorials to show you how to tease your hair. 

If You Want to Tease All Over 

The key to mastering this sleek, straight look 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 frizz. Lock it 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 seal in the volume.

If You Want to Create Big, Voluminous Waves 

Press play on this tutorial for a step-by-step look at how to transform thin, fine hair into bouncy, voluminous waves. Getting this look requires starting with clean, wet hair. Then, with a little product (ThatsHeart uses Garnier Fructis Thickening Lotion paired with Garnier Fructis Ends Plumper Amplifying Leave In Serum), you can create a lifted base. Once dry, use a curling wand to create large curls and fluff ’em when you’re done.

If You Want a High, Textured Ponytail 

If you’re obsessed with thick ponytails, then this tutorial is for you. Getting the look requires dividing your hair into three sections, a good volumizing powder and lots of teasing. (Editor’s tip: Because teasing can cause breakage and make the hair 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.)

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