Modern hairstyle trends are
always changing, and that is what makes doing your hair so much fun.
What looks great today might look terrible tomorrow, so it's important
to stay on top of things. Recently, hair teasing has started gaining
popularity again, nothing like the 1950's of course, but still getting
popular again none-the-less. Speaking of the 1950's, hair was teased as
high as it could go, adding a foot or more of height to anyone with long
In more modern times, hair teasing has lead to some attractive and
subdued styles and heights. The trick to teasing your hair properly is
to use the backcombing technique. Backcombing has been used since the
beginning of big hair, when the beehive was the hairstyle of the
Backcombing is actually just a different word for teasing, however
people tend to mistake the two. By teasing your hair, you are creating
height, depth and size. Backcombing is exactly the same.
Some modern backcombing techniques are as follows:
1) Divide! Use small portions of hair, no more than one to two inches
long, to achieve a tight base. Pack the hair tightly up against the
scalp, as this creates a rock solid platform on which to build a great
2) Use good spray products that will adequately support the backcombed
3) Don't use wet or hot strands of hair. Your hair must be completely
dry and cool in order to prevent hair damage.
4) Remove your backcombing style before having a shower or getting your
hair wet. Teased hair is all tangled up. Having a shower or jumping into
a pool before completely removing your backcombed style will lead to an
impossibly tangled head of hair, so mangled and ruined that you would
need to cut it all out. We want your long hair to look good, not cut
It is important to remember that the teased hairstyles you see on
celebrities are the work of hair styling crews, with years of
experience, who spend all day doing people's hair. It will be very
difficult to recreate your favorite celebrities hairstyle on your own.
One of the best ways to tease your hair properly is to do it with
friends, all of you working on each other. Trying to make a beehive on
your own would be nearly impossible, but easy with some like minded