Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Teasing brush

What is a teasing brush

Teasing brushes are specifically used to create volume usually on the top of your head. By using a backcombing technique you can create greater volume and lift in your hair. Certain hairstyles like the beehive or bouffant styles in the 1960s and 70s were achieved using a teasing brush. The construction of the brush made so that it has many teeth or bristles and a rat tail or pick on the handle end. The rat tail end is used in separating hair into sections for teasing.
Drybar Teasing brush
Drybar Teasing brush

Beehive hairstyle popular in the Sixties Seventies Vintage Hairstyle - Popular Vintage
Beehive teased hairstyle popular in the sixties and seventies - Image courtesy of pin.it/muxoffp2xomq5d

How to use a teasing brush

Hair is separated using the pick end of the brush then held upright using the free hand. Hair is then brushed down in the opposite direction while being help upright. While the hair is being held upright short brush strokes are used working from the tips to the scalp. This is the process that creates the volume.

How to tease your hair and make it stay


  1. Wash your hair with a good voluminous shampoo
  2. Make sure your hair is fully dry - do not tease wet hair, you can cause damage
  3. Separate you hair into sections and clip in place - this will make it easier to work with
  4. Spray your hair with a good heat protecatant
  5. Use your favorite tool to straighten your hair - pin straight is best
  6. To get a bigger lift spray your hair underneath with your favorite hair spray
  7. Grab your hair and hold it upright and start brushing, short strokes from tips to scalp
  8. After teasing to make you hair look even brush or comb over gently focusing on the ends - otherwise you will end up having to teas all over again if you comb or brush too much
  9. At this point you can apply more hair spray holding the spray about 6 inches or 15 to 16 cm from your hair
  10. Apply a hair gel if you want maximum staying power - this often helps making the tease stay in your hair all day

Does teasing your hair cause damage?


Yes, try to avoid teasing your hair every day. Teasing is not good for your hair because all the cells on the hair strands are pointing downward toward the tips. By holding your hair upright and brushing downward you are brushing against the gain. This action can strip cuticle cells from the hair shaft. This leaves your hair unprotected. Never tease your hair while it's wet. In addition, try to avoid using lots of hair spray. Using lots of hair spray can cause your hair to become brittle and break. An alternative to teasing your hair would be to use hair styling products while using blow-drying brushing techniques to create lift rather than teasing. This is much better and less damaging for your hair in the long run.

How to get volume without teasing


Is a teasing comb better for your hair than a brush? 

Teasing combs and brushes work in similar ways but it's believed that a teasing brush is less damaging.The reason is that most combs often pull and rip at the hair thus causing damage where the softer bristles are much gentler.

Top 15 teasing brushes and combs


Product # Product Image Description Price
1 Salonchic 8" Deluxe Triple Teasing Comb $4.52
2 Cricket Amped Up Teasing Brush, Fuchsia $4.55
3 Revlon Perfect Style Softness and Shine Teasing Brush by Revlon $4.70
4 Phillips Brush Teaze 2 Concave Bristle Shape Teasing Brush $5.95
5 Tease Me Baby Teasing Comb Brush (4-Pack) Assorted Colors $5.99
6 Conair Slim Teasing Hair Brush, Mixed Boar Bristle $6.10
7 Phillips Brush Teaze Concave Bristle Shape Teasing Brush $6.43
8 Paul Mitchell Pro Tools Teasing Brush $7.00
9 GranNaturals Teasing Boar Bristle Hair Brush for Women - Teasing Comb with Rat Tail Pick for Hair Sectioning Used for Edge Control, Backcombing, Smoothing, and Styling Fine Hair to Create Volume $7.99
10 Marilyn Brush Teasing and Backcombing Brush $8.49
11 Olivia Garden Style-Up Teasing Foldable Hair Brush - 50% boar & 50% nylon bristles STU-MX $8.50
12 Spornette Little Wonder Boar & Tourmaline Nylon Bristle Teasing Brush (#111) with Tail Handle for Back Brushing, Back Combing, Creating Volume, Teasing, or Slicking Hair Back Into Bun or Ponytail $9.90
13 WOLINSPRING Little Wonder Boar & Tourmaline Nylon Bristle Teasing Brush with Tail Handle for Back Brushing, Back Combing, Creating Volume, Teasing and Slicking Your Hair Back $9.99
14 Wet Brush Teeze W/eez $14.28
15 Drybar Texas Tease Teasing Brush $18.00

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