FYI: You're Brushing Your Hair All Wrong
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The damage: Aside from being less efficient, teasing your hair with comb means continuously stroking through your hair from the roots to the very ends. Since combs have fewer bristles than bristles, this technique takes more effort and more time, increasing damage.
The fix: Marilyn Tuxedo Teasing Hair Brush
How it helps: Since you can stroke through your hair less with a brush than a comb to achieve volume, bristle brushes don't cause as much damage when teasing, says Atkins. Flowers says, "Back brushing gives you a light base for your hair and creates volume, movement and separation." You get all over soft, fluffiness with a brush while a comb gives you volume, but more so in a solid, structured and centralized form. Gueldner adds, "Don't start so close to the base of your head -- start a little farther out and softly bring the comb or brush to the scalp to minimize damage." All over, damage-free volume? We're down.
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