Alyssa’s How To: Teasing

Alyssa’s How To: Teasing

This technique is perfect for all my clients!! Regardless of the type of hair you have, a little volume on top never hurt anybody. I understand that my fine-haired ladies are likely more interested in putting a little oomph into the crown of their heads, but once you know what you’re doing when it comes to how to tease hair, girls with any type of hair can benefit from this! This whole process can be a little intimidating and has the tendency to come out looking a little too crazy if you’re not careful, and that’s what I’m here for! What do you need?
  • Dry hair! (most important)
  • A Paul Mitchell long tail teasing comb
    • Using the teasing comb to section off hair and the thin tooth comb to tease near the root, the long tail comb will be your best friend when it comes to hair volume.
  • Awaphui Wild Ginger hair spray (my favorite)
    • Using a hairspray will keep your teased hair in place without it looking too stiff. Apply hairspray during and after styling your hair.
  • A long hair clip
    • You can really use any kind of hair clip you’re comfortable with, but the idea is to be able to section off your hair easily.
What the heck am I doing?
  • Find your part and section off the top:
    • Depending on what kind of hairstyle you’re trying to achieve, decide where you’ll want to part your hair. (If you’ll be styling it straight back, you won’t need a part.)
    • Section off your hair by creating a “top” layer and an “underneath” layer. I prefer to take the whole crown section on top and clip that up. The idea is to tease the underneath layer and lay the top layer over it, leaving hair looking finished and polished instead of messy.
  • Begin Teasing:
    • Clip the top layer away from the underneath layer. Taking your Paul Mitchell teasing comb, gently tease the underneath layer by backcombing (make an up and down motion directly on that section of hair towards the root) Remember this and start about 2 inches from the root and continue up inch by inch.
  • Smooth back the front section over the teased section:
  • Now stop teasing. I know it is fun but the bigger the tease, the bigger the hair, so it’s up to you how much to comb. Unclip the top layer and comb it smooth, laying it over the top of that bottom layer to cover the teased hair. This way, your hair looks like it’s got a ton of volume, but there’s no evidence of teasing.
  • Time to use that Awaphui hair spray: Once you style your hair, spray your hairspray and ta-da!

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