If you’re reading this, then you’re not afraid of a little volume when it comes to your tresses. 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 look.
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 to getting this 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 — you don’t want to create tons of frizz! Lock that in with hairspray (we recommend the Redken Control Addict 28 Extra 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.
Lots, and Lots of Pony’s
If you’re obsessed with all of those ethereal, formal ponytails floating around the interwebs, then this tutorial compilation is for you.
The secret ingredient to these majestic ponytails is the right hair ties, bobby pins and lots of teasing. Pick any of these to try for a pony you can rock day or night.