“The higher the hair, the closer to heaven!” This statement is part of the local vernacular here in Texas as we take hair volume very seriously. Historically, the teasing comb was the gold standard to reach said heights, but that has all changed! We now have choices that save time and more importantly, protect our hair from inevitable damage. Most people think of the bouffant, over styled hair when they hear the word “teasing”. The truth is the majority of the styles that have captivated Instagram voyeurs typically involve a fair amount of teasing. So, if you already tease, consider these alternatives. If you don’t currently tease your hair, what are you waiting for?
How to Tease Hair Tip One: THE Comb
A teasing comb or brush will get the job done, but sustainable volume typically requires multiple strokes. The Tease With Ease comb, $14 at salons, is specially designed to reduce the number of strokes required. In fact, one stroke with this revolutionary comb equals about four strokes with a standard teasing comb. Less time and less damage? Sign me up!
How to Tease Hair Tip Two: Va Va Voloom
Do you remember the crimping irons that made their debut in the 80s? Some of you may still have one, and if you do, you can substitute it for this next step to reach new hair heights. The Voloom Volumizing Iron, $130 on line, is essentially a crimping iron designed to create softer crimps which are easy to hide. Simply section your hair and lightly crimp the hair directly beneath it. Release the top layer of hair and Voila…volume for days! I’m not joking. The crimped hair stays crimped for 3-4 days without any touch-up. The styling possibilities are endless!
How to Tease Hair Tip Three: Virtual Teasing
I’m not suggesting that you tease your hair in a parallel universe, but I am suggesting that there are numerous products available that will give you very similar results. My absolute favorite, can’t live without teasing substitute, is Oribe’s Dry Textutrizing Spray, $45. I affectionately call it Black Magic! A few sprays of this beauty in targeted areas will give you volume and lasting hold with style memory. You can also rework it with your fingertips throughout the day to pump up your volume. I must also tell you about a Black Magic challenger by KMS called Liquid Dust, $20. When emulsified and applied at the root, this lightweight gel creates buildable structure making it ideal for voluminous down styles and sexy up styles.
If you would rather leave it to the pros, just make an appointment at one of our Houston hair salons.