[How to] BIG Hair


One thing I constantly get a lot of questions about is HOW I do my hair. I have naturally wavy hair, but I normally wear it straight with lots of layers and pumped up in the back. This tutorial is crazy long, but hopefully its descriptive enough for you to re-create this look yourself!
 You will need:
Teasing brush or comb
Freeze-It "Original Freeze" Hairspray (any hairspray will work, but this brand works THE best!)
Flat Iron
Heat Protecting Spray (I use Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Flat Iron Protector Straightening Mist with Argon Oil, mostly because it has the longest name in the world)
Start with clean or one-day-dirty hair! This is my natural wavy hair with zero product. Blehhh frizz!
First, using your heat protecting spray, straighten your hair. It should be suuuuper straight, so even if you already have naturally straight hair, iron yo-self completely flat.
Supah straight!
Separate out your bangs (its way past time to trim mine, eek!), and find a section less than an inch thick across your crown from ear to ear. Pull this section straight up.
Now spray the back of that section with hair spray and let it set for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Then, tease the daylights out of the back of that section by combing backwards, from top to bottom starting about 4 inches up from your scalp. This is the part that is really bad for your hair, so I don't suggest doing this hairstyle every day!
Flip the first section to the front, over your bangs and out of the way. Pull out the next section, less than an inch thick, from ear to ear, and repeat. If you are going for a TON of volume, you can back-comb the front and back of each of the sections after the first one.
Flip the second section forward and repeat again. By now, there should be a fine layer of hairspray covering the entire room and working its way through the O-zone layer.
Okay, one more time. I usually do about four layers, but it depends on how thick you do each layer and how much volume you want. Lots of thinner sections with more back-combing for insane beehive volume, and less layers for just a little bit of oomph.
Cousin It status.
Now flip the whole mess back over your head. Don't worry, we aren't finished quite yet!
Use your brush to smooth your hair back and shape it into a round-ish sort of deal. It will lose volume when you do this, so make sure you do enough teasing in the previous steps to get the heighth you want. You can always make your bouffant smaller, but its a much bigger pain to go back and re-tease the layers you already did.
So there you go, big hair! No bump-its here!
Add a bow or a headband to make your hair stand out even more, as well as support the shape throughout the day!
 If you have any questions, or if you have any back-combing tips, leave them in a comment on this post!