How to Backcomb Without Damaging Your Natural Hair

Are you bored of your regular hairstyle? Does your daily hairstyle look a little flat? Then how about giving your hair a new style with just simple backcombing!

Isn’t this idea really great? You can actually give your hair a slight backcomb and change your entire look. The best thing is that you even don’t have to use any additional styling tool, and if you are worried about the damage to your natural hair, then you need not worry. It is because I am going to share with you some quick and simple ways to style your natural hair with backcombing, without damaging them. So, let’s get started!

If you are hair have started appearing looking a little flat then you can give them uplift with simple backcombing. You can do simple teasing without damaging your hair only if you do it properly.

Preparing Your Hair for Backcombing

Shampoo Your Hair Well

Use a good shampoo that strengthens your hair. This will prepare your hair efficiently for teasing. There are numerous branded shampoos available in the market. You can pick one that best suits your hair type. Do check for labels like anti-breakage, strengthening, or anti-fall.

Deep Condition Your Hair

The next step is to deep condition your hair with using a good conditioner. The conditioner must be infused with protein, amino acids, and must work to strengthen the damaged hair. You can even use a herbal conditioner, which is really very good for the hair.

Apply a Hair Mask Once a Week

Just like your body and skin needs a weekly pampering, similarly, your hair needs to be pampered every week. A hair mask is an excellent way to pamper your hair and make them look shinier, thicker, and repair all the damage.

There are various deep conditioner masks for hair available online. You must select a mask as per your hair type to ensure that the texture and strength of your hair are improved. Alternatively, you can apply a homemade hair mask made with natural ingredients, such as egg yolk, coconut oil, honey, and yogurt. Mix all these ingredients well and apply the mask on your hair. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water and your favorite shampoo.

Apply Heat Protectant

Applying a heat protectant is essential for your hair to maintain its smooth texture and protect it from meeting any damage from the sun. The heat protectants are great to protect your hair from becoming damaged, frizzy, or experiencing any uneven color problem.

Backcombing Your Hair

Selecting a Comb

A long-tail, wide-toothed comb is perfect to section off your hair. It is essential to select an appropriate comb so that you can make sections easily. Also, make sure to purchase a good quality comb that has soft bristles. This is something very important so that you don’t irritate your scalp while backcombing your hair.

If you have curly hair, then you must go for a thick wide-toothed comb, which is less damaging to the curly hair. You can check the varieties available online and then make a final purchase to get a most suitable comb for yourself.

Backcomb Your Hair

It is now time to tease your hair. If you have healthy hair, then you really don’t have to put in much effort to tease the hair. You can decide for the section to be teased or tease according to the hairstyle.

Section Your Hair

You can section your hair according to the hairstyle you want. If you are planning a simple hairstyle, then you can adopt a natural styling part.

You can use the long tail of the comb in order to section your hair. The long tail end is always helpful no matter the type of hairstyle you have. While always, it is wise to backcomb the crown of your hair. The crown is the section of hair that sits atop the head. This is the primary area that you need to backcomb.

If you want to have a little tighter look, then you can backcomb few hairs of the crown. For a looser section, you can take the bigger sections and backcomb the hair.

Position the Comb Right

Position your comb till the chin down and on the underside of section 3 to 4 inches down from the roots. Hold the comb till that section with your other hand to ensure that you properly backcomb the hair.

Combing the Section

Comb the hair from your ends towards the roots of the crown. Repeat this process till you backcomb the entire hair. Be gentle on your strokes so that you don’t damage the natural hair. Also, keep your chin down as you work, but ensure to have a firm grip. Remember, a forceful combing can damage your natural hair, so be gentle always on the strokes.

Caring for the Hair Backcombed

Styling Your Hair

You can style your hair into a ponytail or into a bun as per your preference. You can use bobby pins in order to hold sections in place. Avoid using a metal fastener or fabric ties that will make your hair stretchy and tight.

Spray the Section

You may apply a hairspray in order to maintain the perfect volume of the backcombed hair throughout the day. Mist each section well and separately.

Avoid using too harsh hairspray as they can actually damage your hair. Also if you prefer backcombing and styling your hair on a daily basis, then you must avoid spraying a hair mist.

Avoid Applying Dry Shampoo

You need to add a little dry shampoo on the sections that you have backcombed. This is essential to maintain the bulk volume. But make sure that you don’t apply dry shampoo on the remaining hair. It is because such shampoo can actually wash off the natural moisture and oils from the hair.

So, now you have learned the proper way to backcomb your hair without damaging them. So, what are you waiting for? Just get started and switch to a beautiful hairstyle right away!.


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Yuan Chen

Yuan Chen is a Manager at T1Hairs – Body weave Hair Extension Company. He has more than 6 years of experience in Hairdressing Industry and has a good reputation in this field.