How to backcomb volume into your hair (and the hairbrush you NEED to do it!)

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It looks like backcombing’s officially, well, back!

We’ve all made beauty mistakes growing up and backcombing our hair to oblivion is up there at the top (along with over-plucking our eyebrows and rocking a seriously wrong foundation shade!) *cringe*

Thanks to our hairstylist pals, we’ve finally put that all behind us and got to grips with statement volume.

The classic backcomb crown lift is where we’re at– think Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Not convinced? Trust us, we know how to help you rock a retro beehive of your own in no time.

So where do you begin?

One thing is an absolute must – investing in the right brush. Cue the Tangle Teezer Backcombing hairbrush, £10, that’s our new secret weapon for adding volume, height and texture! Available now at, Boots and professional hair salons – don’t delay, it’s bound to fly off the shelves in no time.

What makes this backcombing hairbrush better than the rest? Its unique two-tiered teeth help compact hair towards the roots with zero damage, adding natural-looking texture and va-va-volume you’ll love.

Armed with this clever tool, backcombing is quicker and easier than ever, whether you use it every day to tease a little volume into the crown of your hair or for an occasion when only big hair will do. Just don’t forget to use Tangle Teezer’s The Original detangling hairbrush to brush the backcombing out before you go to sleep.

Feeling inspired to rock a half-up beehive? Follow these mega easy steps…

1: Use the pointed tail end of the Tangle Teezer Backcombing hairbrush to section your hair at the roots. Tie the top section  with a hair bobble.

2: Backcomb gently from the root in a slow up-and-down motion to create volume and texture without causing any damage.

3: Sculpt the top section into a beehive by pulling the sides taught and pin them back with grips.

4: Smooth any frizziness and tease out a few side strands using the ends of the longer teeth. And if you want your beehive to last all day, give your hair a good spritz of finish spray.

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Tangle Teezer’s Backcombing hairbrush is the latest addition to the three step range of detangling, blow-drying and styling hairbrushes. All work together to make hair healthy and happy. We all want that, right?