Does backcombing cause hair loss
What are you to do when you have very thin hair that no matter what you do looks limp and flat? Some people backcomb their hair – a.k.a. tease their hair – but could backcombing cause hair loss?
Some people inherit the predisposition to experiencing pattern baldness due to the fact that there genes code for protein receptors on the hair follicles which are more sensitive to the effects of DHT.
Does backcombing cause hair loss? The answer is not necessarily, but it does cause hair damage that eventually leads to weakened and broken hair follicles. If you have super-fine hair that is impossible to add volume to without teasing, there are alternatives.
These styles include a fade or undercut with a comb over, faux hawk, slick back, textured spikes, buzz cut, crew cut, mohawk, or even a shaved head.
The best haircuts for hair loss tend to be short on the sides and back, and range from short to medium length to long on top.
What is backcombing?
Backcombing is essentially just what you’d imagine—combing your hair backwards. The back and forth motion of combing your hair builds volume and creates clusters, or teases, your hair for an overall thicker look. You can backcomb your roots, ends, or virtually anywhere you want a little extra fullness and lift.
How to backcomb and tease your hair
Ready to amp up the volume for your next hairstyle? Whether you’re rocking a messy bun or something a little more intricate, backcombing is a hairstyling skill you’ll want to have in your repertoire.
What you’ll need:
A fine-tooth comb
Get the look:
Step #1: section your hair
To backcomb your roots, start by taking a section of hair from the front of your head that’s about one-inch thick. Put that section aside, pulling it in front of your face, then pick up a section behind it that’s the same size.
Step #2: use hairspray
Use a brushable hold hairspray to ensure you won’t damage your locks when backcombing. Pull the section of hair up towards the ceiling and spray your roots with the hairspray.
Step#3: backcomb your hair
Take a fine-tooth comb, placing it about two to three inches from the root. Gently brush up and down to create teased, clustered hair.
Step #4: section and repeat
Once that section of hair is teased, pull the section forward and allow it to hang in front of your face, gently moving it aside.
Take another section of hair from behind the one you just backcombed and repeat steps two through three. Continue to do this until you think your hair is voluminous enough.
Step #5: smooth out your hair
Gently pull all of your hair back into place. Lightly use the fine-tooth comb to smooth out the top of your hair, covering any backcombed sections.
While doing this, be careful not to comb through your teased hair, as you might start to undo your hard work.
Step #6: grab your hairspray
Complete your look with a coat of hairspray to keep your strands exactly where you want them.
Learn how to master backcombing for fine hair with Essie Button in this youtube video
How to get rid of backcombed hair
So, you’ve rocked your voluminous hair all night (or day) long and you’re totally tempted to brush out your teased hair and hop into bed.
As tempted as you may be—don’t do it! Brushing out backcombed hair can cause hair breakage, split ends, and damage. Instead, wash your hair with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner—and don’t forget to rinse with lukewarm water.
Try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Conditioner. Then, follow with a conditioning hair treatment, like the L’Oréal Paris EverCreme Renourishing Butter, to help detangle your locks and leave you with smooth, nourished hair.
You’ll thank yourself in the morning (and save yourself the trouble of fighting to get a hair brush through your teased hair)
Is volumizing powder bad for hair?
Volumizing hair powder is a potent problem solver when hair is limp or does not have enough grip for updos, twirls, or braids.
As a welcome side-effect hair powder also freshens up oily hair between washes. The ultra-light and fine powder is suitable for any hair type and length, and it helps with many hair problems.
Here are some great ways that hair powder for styling makes your life a lot easier:
Volume: The main role of volumizing hair powder is to add fullness and bounce to thin or limp hair. Simply apply it where more volume is needed.
The volumizing micro-particles fluff up hair for added volume, without the need for teasing and blow-drying. There is no faster way to turn limp, lifeless hair into a full head of impressively bouncy hair.
Structure and Shape: Volumizing hair powder adds definition to your hairstyle. Hairstyles from bobs to updos look fuller and therefore also shapelier.
Hold: Hairstyles hold their shapes better and longer thanks to the magical powers of volumizing hair powder. Hair accessories, slides, and pins also stay in place longer.
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Manageability: Your hair’s manageability determines how well you can create your desired hairstyles. Hair can be styled much more easily after using hair powder – users are able to create hairstyles that their hair would normally be too fine for, for example, chignon styles and bun styles.
Freshness: Volumizing hair powder absorbs oil and therefore counteracts the bedraggled look of oily hair. Your hair will look fresher in seconds.
Matte Finish: You may also like to use hair powder to create a matte finish for undone looks. The powder works well for the cool out-of-bed look for men and undone bobs for women.
How to use volumizing hair powder
Once you’ve purchased your volumizing hair powder, it’s time to begin applying it. We recommend got2b Powder’ful Volumizing Styling Powder, which is super easy to use and long lasting.
Alternatively, you could try the got2b Volumaniac Bodifying Spray Powder for an instant boost in the form of a spray.
Hair powder is relatively simple to use, but remember that less is more – you can always sprinkle on more if you need to. Follow these steps for more voluminous hair in no time:
- Apply a small amount to the roots of dry hair and especially where you want the extra volume.
- If you have thin spots of hair, you can also add hair powder to these areas for more volume.
- Use your fingers to blend in the powder until it completely disappears.
- Add more if required.
- Style your hair and voilà, you’re done!
Volumizing hair powder is also easy to remove: Simply wash it out
Another thing that is great about hair powder is that you can reactivate it later on in the day without needing to apply more product – simply by massaging it slightly with your fingertips. Before you know it, the extra volume will be back.
backcombing men’s hair
If you want a hairstyle that is both stylish and professional, you’ll love backcombing men’s hair. Men’s backcombing hairstyles have been used throughout the years as a quick way to style a cool yet sophisticated look.
The best part is that learning how to backcombing your hair is easy, versatile, and can work with a number of different haircuts.
From an undercut or fade on the sides to long, thick, or curly hair on top, the modern backcombing haircut is worth styling. This guide will teach you everything you need to know about how to get backcombed hair.
Swept back hair has a long history as a formal hairstyle. Because of its popularity, guys and barbers around the world have styled the cut in many ways.
For example, in recent years, the slicked back undercut has been all the rage. Hipsters have loved the cut and style for its high-contrast, edgy look.
Then you have the option of how short or long you want the hair on top to be. While we strongly recommend growing out your hair and going for a long slick backcomb, this popular men’s hairstyle does support short hair as well.
Ultimately, you can tailor the haircut any way you want as long as the hair on top is combed back. You can even choose to skip the sleek, shiny finish and apply a matte pomade or hair wax for a natural, textured style.
Conclusion – Does backcombing cause hair loss
Backcombing is still a popular way to style and add volume to your hair, if done the right way backcombing (or hair teasing) can really help transform your hair and adds more volume to people who have fine hair.
However, if it is done too frequently and in the wrong way, it can cause your hair to damage that can lead to weekend or broken hair follicles.
If your’e new to doing the backcombing method, it is advisable to consult with a professional hair stylist.
if your doing it yourself take time out and make sure your doing the correct technique. make time to detangle your hair after backcombing
Finally, please backcomb your hair often do it in moderation. doing it once awhile wont affect your hair that much. however doing it every single day can result in irreversible hair damage.
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