The Sky's The Limit with These Helpful Hair Teasing Products!

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Even if you're not willing to take any style advice from the cast of Jersey Shore (at least, I hope you're not!), regardless of whether you want to admit it, they're *almost* on the right track about one thing -- voluminous hair. But while foot-high Bump-It inserts, ratty poufs, and crispy waves that have been hair-sprayed to death are smart things to avoid, you can still take an indirect cue from our favorite Jersey party animals and achieve big, bouncy, voluminous hair that looks classy, maintains healthy movement, yet still manages to stay put no matter how long your night is. With the right teasing comb for your hair type and an arsenal of products that will make your style stay put without the stiffness, you can have a bouncier updo, weightless-looking curls, or add life to otherwise limp, straight hair.

To minimize damage when teasing and back-combing, prep hair with a protective volumizer and root-lifter. Try Shu Uemura's Fiber Lift spray, which thickens your locks at the roots and helps protect against breakage and other styling stress. Also, be sure to spritz with a healthy dose of non-sticky hairspray like Frederic Fekkai Full Blown Volume Lifting Hair Spray which will give you the body and hold you need without the tacky stickiness. Of course, you need a quality comb -- for fine hair or a freshly-curled coif, choose a comb with serrated teeth that will grip with minimal damage to your style; for thicker hair, opt for a bristle-based comb for easier teasing and control without the snarls. And of course, don't forget to top off with a finishing spray like Paul Mitchell Light Hold Spray which holds in moisture and shine and prevents any unsightly frizz that may sneak up on you through the day or night's wear!

- Alex Gambardella

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