The Hair Channel

Your backcombing masterclass

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Tangle Teezer
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If the idea of backcombing your glorious locks makes you wince as you envisage a matted mess of hair, then you’re about to be pleasantly surprised.

Tangle Teezer’s revolutionary Back-Combing hairbrush is here to debunk all the myths that backcombing is guaranteed to damage your hair, leaving you with a tired, clumpy mass. The Back-Combing hairbrush’s clever teeth give your hair maximum oomph with minimal breakage, helping you to style it out whatever your hair type.

These simple steps will have you styling like a pro in mere moments, nailing that beloved back-combed look you’ve always dreamed of:

1. Section your hair

Depending on the amount of va-va-voom you want to achieve, choose a small section of hair. If you’re up for the full-on beehive look, start with a section underneath and gradually work up through your hair’s natural layers. If you’re after just a touch of volume, try starting with the section on the top of your head. You can always build up more if you need to.

2. Let the back-combing commence

Using your Tangle Teezer Back-Combing hairbrush, gently backcomb the hair from about halfway up all the way to the roots. Repeat the back-combing motion until you have the desired volume at the roots of your hair.

3. Tame and tease

Once you have back-combed your locks, don’t panic if you think you look like you’ve just dragged yourself out of bed. Gently sweep the top layer of hair back, styling and teasing as you go. Have plenty of hair pins at hand to fix your top layer into place. A courtesy spritz of hairspray to keep those unruly bits in place and you’re good to go.

Inspired to give your Tangle Teezer Back-Combing hairbrush a go? Master the dishevelled faux-hawk look with this handy tutorial: 

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