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Tips on back-combing? - August 7th 2010, 10:05 PM

So I love my hair when it's back combed, but I don't do it too often because I heard it is damaging to my hair. Also it's a pain in the backside to brush out. Plus it goes flat realyl quick...but it's still knotty.

So have you guys got any tips on how to back comb my hair safely, make it stay big and poofy and be able to get it out it out without pulling out my hair??
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Re: Tips on back-combing? - August 7th 2010, 10:34 PM

Well I like to backcomb the roots of my hair too for volume but like you, it tends to go flat easily after a short time. What I have started doing is spraying hairspray (I use l'oreal elnette or however you spell it ) on my hairbrush and then backcombing it. It works well for me, I think I got it off the l'oreal website actually. The only downside is that you then have hairspray in your hair and if you backcomb your hair a lot then it probably won't be great for your hair. You should give it a go anywho

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Re: Tips on back-combing? - August 9th 2010, 02:03 AM

When back-combing, work in gel, mousse, or hairspray to help it last. Back-combing is tons of fun.
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Re: Tips on back-combing? - August 9th 2010, 02:41 AM

Use a little gel first, back comb, and then use a touch of hairspray to get it to stay in longer. And to get it out safely make sure you start combing from the ends, not the root. It should brush out fairly easily, but if you start from the root or even the center and try working your way down you'll probably end up with a knotty mess

Detangler combs work well for getting it out.

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