back + comb
backcomb (third-person singular simple present backcombs, present participle backcombing, simple past and past participle backcombed)
- To hold the hair away from the head and comb it towards the head, thus giving it a thicker look.
- 2004, Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, Bloomsbury, 2005, Chapter 5,
- Her dark-blonde hair, worn long at Oxford, had been cut and backcombed, Diana-style, and quivered when she shook her head.
to hold the hair away from the head and comb it towards the head