This is my second spornette brush, my first being the smaller $8 brush. Back combing for volume very easy at roots for a lift with a good texture spray, dry shampoo, and my preferred Parlor sea salt spray. Gentle and doesn't break hair when used carefully. Thinner hair girls will adore. There is a reason this had been a long long time favorite back when bouffant styles were in vogue. A great investment and can't beat the price!