Simple backcombing tips you need to know


Many of us suffer with flat hair. While achieving volume sounds easy, backcombing without knowing how to is actually very difficult. You can often just end up with knotty and frizzy hair and then decide you're not going out anymore. It's a real struggle…

You don't need to worry anymore though, we are here to save the day and give you tips for the perfect backcomb.

1. Use a volumising shampoo and conditioner
You may not be thinking about the end result when you're washing your hair but it is actually very important. Using the right shampoo and conditioner for the look you want to achieve will make the job a lot easier. 

2. Buy a backcombing brush
These are lifesavers. Designed for backcombing, these are a beauty must-have. And great news girls, Penney's have them!

3. Blow dry your hair upside down
This will prepare your hair for backcombing by adding volume at an early stage.

4. Begin at the front
By starting at the front you will be bringing these parts together, but starting at the back loses this hold.

5. Pay close attention to the root
The root is the most important part to backcomb because it adds volume without the frizz. However, move onto the other parts of the strands of hair until your hair is standing up by itself, then move onto the next part.

6. Make it smooth
Brush over the top layer lightly with a comb when you have finished backcombing. This will smooth out the frizz but keep the volume.

7. Spray, spray, spray
There's nothing like the overwhelming smell of hairspray to know you're ready to show off your perfectly backcombed hair.

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