Can You Tease Hair with a Brush?

This isn’t the “Ner, ner!” type of teasing. We’re talking about vava voom volume teasing your hair. Generally, when you think of teasing your hair, it’s with a teasing comb but teasing brushes are absolutely an alternative with their own set of advantages.

Brushworx Teasing Hair Brush - buy online in Australia from iglamour

Brushworx Teasing Hair Brush

Using a teasing brush allows you to use the handle as a parting or sectioning tool. Teasing brushes are available with varying bristle types to suit all different hair types. Brushing out your teasing is also much easier with a teasing brush. A teasing brush creates a smoother finish than a traditional teasing comb, which can leave a more ragged finish. Lastly, a teasing brush is much kinder on fine and fragile hair than a comb. Convinced yet?

Type of Teasing Brush

Let’s talk about the types of teasing brush available.

Nylon Bristle Teasing Hair Brush - buy online in Australia from iglamour

Nylon Bristle

Nylon bristles, such as those in the Brushworx Styler Nylon Teasing Brush and Dateline Professional Nylon Teasing 3 Row Brush, are great for fine to medium hair types.

Nylon & Boar Bristle Teasing Hair Brush - buy online in Australia from iglamour

Porcupine - Nylon & Boar Bristle


Porcupine bristles (a mixture of nylon and boar bristles) have extra grip and are best for medium to coarse hair textures, or for when you really want a lot of teasing. A great example of the porcupine teasing brush is the Brushworx Styler Porcupine Teasing Brush.

How to: Tease with a Brush and Remove Teasing

Take your teasing brush to a section of your hair and pull down 2-3 times, starting from halfway or so. Repeat action on each section of hair as desired. Once finished, simply smooth your hair over the top, using your teasing brush to hide all evidence of teasing.

To remove teasing, simply brush your hair with a nylon bristle brush. The teasing comes out with much less pulling and damage than a traditional teasing comb.

Hairstyles Which Suit Teasing

The Mad Men influence is still going strong and volume is the key ingredient to a 60s ‘do. Whether you have your heart set on a ponytail or bun, the Mad Men look demands teasing. Try a ponytail with a teased crown for easy 60s glamour. Tease from your crown to the back of your head, smooth over (use bobby pins to secure volume) and tie your hair in a loose ponytail. If you hair is too short try a Jessica Simpson Fineline 1-Piece Hair Extension like we’ve used below, or the Jessica Simpson hairdo Tru2Life Wrap Around Pony Hair Extension.

Ponytail with a teased crown for easy 60s glamour: by iglamour in Australia

Ponytail with a teased crown for easy glamour

Create an elegant bun by splitting your hair into an upper and lower section. Take the bottom section and twist into a loose bun. Take the upper section and tease, then pin that section into the existing loose bun, securing with bobby pins.

For big and fabulous hair, simply tease your hair at the crown and use your brush to smooth the hair on top. Spritz with hairspray for all day hold and you’re good to go! Remember with all teased hairstyles, don’t pull too hard when styling as you will lose the volume.

Love a teasing brush as much as we do?
What’s your favourite hairstyle involving serious height or volume?
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