I’m well known for my lack of interest in styling my hair, but all that is to change this year! 2013 is officially the year of backcombing for me, and although I won’t do it all the time (for the sake of damaging my hair) I do want to get better it it.
This review today is going to be of a tool crucial to the art of backcombing and adding volume – a small stiff bristled brush. This particular one, sent to me by the lovely Essence PR, is the Richard Ward Couture Hair Wooden Radial Styling Brush!
I do have to apologise for the quality of these photos, the lack of natural daylight is so frustrating!
Here is a closer look at the actual brush and bristles – my sister (who is amazing at styling hair!) said that they are perfect for backcombing as they are nice and firm:
I tried out the brush by lifting up sections of hair and repeatedly brushing the hair towards the root, creating a birds nest-esque situation underneath whilst the top looks nice and smooth.
The bristles are also idea for running over the top of the hair to add a sleek finish – here’s how my hair looked after using the brush for just a few moments!
What a terrible photo of me! But ignoring my face, I love the lift that the brush has given my roots. I literally spent a few seconds on each section (just one at either side) and the difference is incredible.
I can’t wait to keep using this brush and getting more efficient at making my hair lovely and voluminous! I can see myself backcombing the back section, adding a retro headband and rocking a 60s style look.
You can also use the brush with heat as a styling tool, as it has gaps in the barrel for the air to circulate round. This is the Small version (55mm) and retails for £15.
Do you often backcomb your hair? If so, which tools do you like to use and how do they work for you?