With my hair naturally being very flat at the roots, I'm always looking for ways to give it more life and body.
I do back-comb my hair in order to achieve this, and I have heard a lot of people rave about back-combing brushes. Though I could not find them anywhere on the high street.
Whilst watching a youtube video by the lovely Sailor Jennie, I spotted she had one of these brushes. She told me she got hers from Amazon, so I went and purchased one straight away (I checked on ebay too, but they were more expensive there).
I chose the Denman brush for just £3.50. It arrived really quickly, and in great condiotion.
The bristles are very strong, and barely move. You can see from the photos below that the brush contains 3 rows of these firm bristles, and they are relatively compact.
How I Use It:
I used the narrow handle to section off the top half of my hair, and clipped the top layer up.
Holding my hair out at a 90 degree angle, I used the brush to backcomb my roots.
I then applied my favourite hairspray to hold the hair in place.
This process was continued all the way up to the crown of my hair.
To stop my hair looking like a birds-nest, I lightly brush the top layer of my hair to smooth it.
Before & After:
|Before: Very limp roots After: Lift & body|
As you can see my hair isn't stuck to my head (like it would be naturally).
This is more of a subtle lift for the day. If you want more volume you can easily achieve this with a bit more back-combing, and doing it further down as well as at the roots.
Overall I am really happy with this brush, and it was such a bargain!