Teasing Comb For Fine Hair

Teasing Comb For Fine Hair

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 Fine Hair Teasing Comb

Your choice in a teasing comb for fine hair is very important. Too often, women grab a fine tooth teasing comb as their hair styling tool of choice. But many do not realize this can be more damaging to fine hair if not used properly. Your best bet is a teasing brush for fine hair. A teasing brush has much gentler, serrated boar bristles that vary in length to give you the needed friction and tension without breaking or causing damage to fine hair as you tease.

Brushes Used To Produce Volume Are Known As Teasing Brushes

According to Stacey our in-house hair care analyst, “Teasing brushes are specifically used to create volume usually on the top of your head and are great for folks who have thin hair. By using a backcombing technique you can create greater volume for thinning hair and it also add a lot of lift to your hair.” Certain hairstyles like the beehive or bouffant styles in the 1960s and 70s were achieved using a teasing comb or brush. The construction of the brush made so that it has many teeth or bristles and a rat tail or pick on the handle end. The rat tail end is used in separating hair into sections for teasing. In addition to teasing brushes round brushes can also give you a nice blowout style. And if you are a man and interested in a great backcombing teasing brush Spornette make a great one called the Spornette Little Wonder. And depending on your hair type you might be able to use a vent brush to add volume and replace your teasing brush. Just keep in mind this is not an ideal situation and there are of course much better options. You may want to know more about boar brushes you can check out my article on choosing a boar brush.

According to Paul Mitchell, “Give hair volume and lift with the Teasing Brush, a slim, densely-packed bristle brush with a pointed handle for sectioning hair.

Is a teasing comb or brush better? Your hair texture makes a difference in whether or not you should choose a teasing comb or a teasing brush. For example, a teasing comb will be more effective on thick and curly textured hair. A teasing brush will be better for fine and shorter hair.

Does teasing hair make it thin? The answer is no, but it does cause hair damage. Teasing leads to broken hair shafts and follicles and eventually leads to hair that is weakened. If you have very fine hair there are teasing alternatives.

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Top Teasing Brushes & Combs Great For Fine Hair Pros & Cons

Product DescriptionProsCons
Salonchic 8″ Deluxe Triple Teasing CombPriceSharp teeth
Cricket Amped Up Teasing Brush, FuchsiaMade in the United StatesBristles fall out
Revlon Perfect Style Softness and Shine Teasing Brush by RevlonEasily add volumeBristles are very stiff
Phillips Brush Teaze 2 Concave Bristle Shape Teasing BrushMixed boar bristlePlastic beads break off
Tease Me Baby Teasing Comb Brush (4-Pack) Assorted ColorsAmazing priceBristles too long
Conair Slim Teasing Hair Brush, Mixed Boar BristleDoes the jobBristles too stiff
Phillips Brush Teaze Concave Bristle Shape Teasing BrushMixed boar bristlePlastic beads break off
Paul Mitchell Pro Tools Teasing BrushDoes the jobHandle uncomfortable
GranNaturals Teasing Boar Bristle Hair Brush for Women – Teasing CombHelps to add volumeBristles too weak
Marilyn Brush Teasing and Backcombing BrushElevated center rowNot for thick hair
Olivia Garden Style-Up Teasing FoldableFoldableNot gentle on hair
Spornette Little WonderLightweightNone
WOLINSPRING Little Wonder BoarMixed boar bristle & tipped nylonNone
Wet Brush Teeze W/eezStainless SteelNone
Drybar Texas Tease Teasing Brush – My Number #1 PickAdds instant volumeNone

Pros and Cons of Top Teasing Brushes and Combs for Fine Hair

1. Salonchic 8″ Deluxe Triple Teasing Comb

Salonchic 8" Deluxe Triple Teasing Comb

The Salonchic teasing comb is a comb, so it’s going to be a little harder on your hair as compared to a teasing brush. However, it has some very good advantages. This biggest advantage is the price. Plus, you get 3 rows of teeth. A real bargain for the price. Because of the really pointed rat tail handle, end it going to excel at sectioning hair. My biggest complaint is the handle. It’s just harder to hold a rat tail style handle as compared to a teasing brush handle that has a thicker handle like the Drybar teasing brush.

Salonchic 8″ Deluxe Triple Teasing Comb Pros and Cons

ProsCons
PriceSharp teeth
3 Rows of TeethPlastic teeth
Great for backcombingHard to hold
Great for teasing
Great for sectioning

Cricket Amped Up Teasing Brush

Cricket Amped Up Teasing Brush

They make the Cricket teasing brush in the USA, which makes it a good buy if you are looking for a teasing brush made in the USA. another thing the Cricket has going for it is the handle. The teasing brush handle has a rat tail end, but they also incorporated a thumb hold. the handle is curved and has a place for your thumb to rest while teasing your hair. This is an immense advantage over other teasing brushes with a plain rat tails style handle.

Cricket Amped Up Teasing Brush Pros and Cons

ProsCons
PriceBristles fall out
Made in USAWeak plastic handle
Great for backcombingHard to hold
Great for teasingWeak penetration
Great for sectioning

Revlon Perfect Style Softness and Shine Teasing Brush by Revlon

Revlon Perfect Style Softness and Shine Teasing Brush

The Revlon teasing brush has a lot going for it. It has a sturdy plastic handle that is not too thin for griping and it’s a brush as opposed to a comb. The only thing I am not a big fan of is the stiff bristles. I feel the bristles are a little too stiff.

Revlon Perfect Style Teasing Brush by Revlon Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Great for backcombingBristles are very stiff
Sturdy plastic handle
Easily add volume

Phillips Brush Teaze 2 Concave Bristle Shape Teasing Brush

Phillips Brush Teaze 2 Concave Bristle Shape Teasing Brush
Phillips Brush Teaze 2 Concave Bristle Shape Teasing Brush

love the handle, nice and comfortable but it a little hard to hold. The bristles are a mix of boar and nylon bristles which is great for backcombing and teasing. Everything sounds superb and if you stopped reading right now, you would think this is my first choice. But fortunately it’s not. It has plastic beads on the ends of the bristles. And the plastic ball ends are prone to come off. If it weren’t for that, this brush would be on my impressive brush list.

Phillips Brush Teaze 2 Concave Bristle Shape Teasing Brush Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Good penetrationBristles fall out
Mixed boar and nylonPlastic beads break off
Great for backcombingHard to hold
Great for teasingNot great for sectioning
Wooden handle

Tease Me Baby Teasing Comb Brush (4-Pack) Assorted Colors

Tease Me Baby Teasing Comb Brush
Tease Me Baby Teasing Comb Brush

What I love about the Teas Me Baby teasing brush set is that you get a set. Yes, that is right, you get a 4 pack of teasing brushes for the price of one bush. What a great value. These brushes come in different colors, which is cool and they all penetrate hair very well without being too stiff. The handle is not great for sectioning, but hey, it’s not what I’m buying the brush for. I’m buying to use as a teasing brush not a sectioning tool. the biggest downfall is there is no brand name.

Tease Me Baby Teasing Comb Brush Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Good penetrationNot great for sectioning
PriceNot a major brand
Great for backcombing
Great for teasing

Conair Slim Teasing Hair Brush, Mixed Boar Bristle

Conair Slim Teasing Hair Brush Mixed Boar Bristle Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Good penetrationNot great for sectioning
Wooden handleNot for really thick hair
Great for backcombingBristles too stiff
Great for teasing
Alternating bristles

Paul Mitchell Pro Tools Teasing Brush

Paul Mitchell Pro Tools Teasing Brush

Paul Mitchell Pro Tools Teasing Brush Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Good penetrationHandle uncomfortable
Great for teasingPrice
Great for backcombing
Good sectioning

GranNaturals Teasing Boar Bristle Hair Brush for Women – Teasing Comb

GranNaturals Teasing Boar Bristle Hair Brush
Teasing Boar Bristle Hair Brush

GranNaturals Teasing Boar Bristle Hair Brush Comb Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Good penetrationHandle uncomfortable
Great for teasing and volumeWeak bristles
Great for backcombingNot great for sectioning
Boar bristlesBristle loss

Marilyn Brush Teasing and Backcombing Brush

Marilyn Brush Teasing and Backcombing Brush

Marilyn Brush Teasing and Backcombing Brush Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Good penetrationNot for thick hair
Great for teasing and volumeBristle loss
Great for backcombingNot great for sectioning
100% Boar bristles

Olivia Garden Style-Up Teasing Foldable

Olivia Garden Style-Up Teasing Foldable
Olivia Garden Style-Up Teasing Foldable

Olivia Garden Style-Up Teasing Foldable Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Good penetrationNot gentle on hair
Great for teasing and volume
Great for backcombing
Foldable

Spornette Little Wonder

Spornette Little Wonder
Spornette Little Wonder

Spornette Little Wonder Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Good penetrationNone
Great for teasing and volume
Great for backcombing
Lightweight

Teasing Comb For Fine Hair WOLINSPRING Brush

Teasing Comb For Fine Hair WOLINSPRING Brush
Teasing Comb For Fine Hair WOLINSPRING Brush

WOLINSPRING Little Wonder Boar Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Good penetrationNone
Great for teasing and volume
Great for backcombing
Mixed boar bristle & tipped nylon
Wood handle

Wet Brush Teeze W/eez

Wet Brush Teeze W/eez
Wet Brush Teeze W/eez

Wet Brush Teeze W/eez Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Good penetrationNone
Great for teasing and volume
Great for backcombing
Mixed boar bristle & tipped nylon
Stainless Steel

Drybar Texas Tease Teasing Brush

Drybar Teasing brush for thin hair
Drybar Teasing Comb For Thin Hair

Drybar Texas Tease Teasing Brush Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Good penetrationNone
Great for teasing and volume
Great for backcombing
Mixed boar bristle & tipped nylon
Adds instant volume

The Drybar teasing comb is one of my favorites because it combines the right combination of boar and nylon bristles that provides the right amount of tension to your hair as you tease. Tension is very important. You want just the right amount. Too much and you could damage your hair. Too little and the brush is then not effective.

All teasing brushes have a very slim tapered handle for sectioning hair. Having a styling tool that can section hair while teasing is a must. With the Drybar brush just flip it around in your hand and section the next area to be teased. Once you get good you can do flip the brush around with one hand easily. The key to doing this is having the right handle. A handle that is slim enough to section but good enough to get a good grip and the Drybar does. If you have long hair then this feature is a must because you have to section your hair for teasing.

How To Use A Teasing Brush Or Comb

Beehive hairstyle popular in the Sixties Seventies Vintage Hairstyle - Popular Vintage
Beehive teased hairstyle popular in the sixties and seventies

Hair is separated using the pick end of the brush then held upright using the free hand. Hair is then brushed down in the opposite direction while being help upright. While the hair is being held upright short brush strokes are used working from the tips to the scalp. This is the process that creates the volume.

How To Tease Fine Hair And Make It Stay

  1. Wash your hair with a good voluminous shampoo
  2. Make sure your hair is fully dry – do not tease wet fine hair, you can cause damage
  3. Separate you hair into sections and clip in place – this will make it easier to work with
  4. Spray your hair with a good heat protecatant
  5. Use your favorite tool to straighten your hair – pin straight is best
  6. To get a bigger lift spray your hair underneath with your favorite hair spray
  7. Grab your hair and hold it upright and start brushing, short strokes from tips to scalp
  8. After teasing to make you hair look even brush or comb over gently focusing on the ends – otherwise you will end up having to teas all over again if you comb or brush too much
  9. At this point you can apply more hair spray holding the spray about 6 inches or 15 to 16 cm from your hair
  10. Apply a hair gel if you want maximum staying power – this often helps making the tease stay in your hair all day

Does Teasing Fine Hair Cause Damage?

Yes, try to avoid teasing your hair every day. Teasing is not good for your hair because all the cells on the hair strands are pointing downward toward the tips. By holding your hair upright and brushing downward you are brushing against the gain. This action can strip cuticle cells from the hair shaft. This leaves your hair unprotected. Never tease your hair while it’s wet.

In addition, try to avoid using lots of hair spray. Using lots of hair spray can cause your hair to become brittle and break. An alternative to teasing your hair would be to use hair styling products while using blow-drying brushing techniques to create lift rather than teasing. This is much better and less damaging for your hair in the long run.

Is A Teasing Comb Better For Your Hair Than A Brush?

Teasing combs and brushes work in similar ways but it’s believed that a teasing brush is less damaging.The reason is that most combs often pull and rip at the hair thus causing damage where the softer bristles are much gentler.

Check out my article on “Should you brush fine hair“. Did you know damaged, thin hair can benefit from an extra-soft boar bristle brush? Check out my best brushes for fine hair recommendations in this article and more…

References
How to add fullness – https://youtu.be/hRFk9TyuZR4
How to get volume in fine hair without teasing – https://youtu.be/SGzG7ceLiHw
How to Drybar holiday hair – https://youtu.be/_FGCBWb5-hA
Beehive teased hairstyle image courtesy of pin.it/muxoffp2xomq5d