The best way to add volume and oomph to fine hair is by teasing it. When done right, teasing can add massive volume and lift and take any hairstyle from boring to stunning. If you don’t use the right tools and technique though, teasing can make your tresses look like a nest and also cause a lot of damage.

To help you get a tease that lasts without damaging your hair, we’ve come up with this step-by-step guide that will give your hair that much-needed volume and height minus the damage. Here’s how to do it.

how to tease your hair without causing damage

Step 1: Choose the right tool

Prep your hair by removing any tangles and snags, and ensure that your hair is completely dry. Use a rat-tail comb with teeth of different lengths; this will allow you to add more volume.

how to tease your hair without causing damage

Step 2: Section your hair

Start dividing your hair into 4-inch sections; then divide further into smaller sections. Making small sections allows the comb to concentrate on a particular area, which will add more volume all over your hair.

how to tease your hair without causing damage

Step 3: Use a texturising spray

Grab a small section of hair and spritz the Toni&Guy Casual : Sea Salt Texturising Spray to add a little bit of hold. Spraying the hair before you begin teasing your hair will help give more volume as well as cause the least amount of damage to your hair.  

how to tease your hair without causing damage

Step 4: Tease properly

Once you have sprayed the section properly, place the comb behind the section and slowly comb the hair towards your scalp. Do not keep it too tight or be too rough as this can cause a lot of damage to your hair. Only comb downwards instead of running the comb up and down as most people might suggest. Backcombing in only one direction causes less tangles and damage and still adds the required oomph.

how to tease your hair without causing damage

Step 5: Lightly brush

Once you have repeated the above step on all sections of your hair, ensure you lightly smooth out the crown area using a comb or brush. You don’t want to step out looking like you’ve been struck by lightning. Use a finishing spray to complete the look before heading out; this will keep your teased hair intact for a long time.

Note: Before washing your hair ensure you have depuffed your hair. Brush your hair with a wide-toothed comb to reduce damage to your hair while washing.