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backcomb

(ˈbækˌkəʊm)
vb
(Hairdressing & Grooming) to comb the under layers of (the hair) towards the roots to give more bulk to a hairstyle. Also: tease

backcomb


Past participle: backcombed
Gerund: backcombing

Imperative
backcomb
backcomb
Present
I backcomb
you backcomb
he/she/it backcombs
we backcomb
you backcomb
they backcomb
Preterite
I backcombed
you backcombed
he/she/it backcombed
we backcombed
you backcombed
they backcombed
Present Continuous
I am backcombing
you are backcombing
he/she/it is backcombing
we are backcombing
you are backcombing
they are backcombing
Present Perfect
I have backcombed
you have backcombed
he/she/it has backcombed
we have backcombed
you have backcombed
they have backcombed
Past Continuous
I was backcombing
you were backcombing
he/she/it was backcombing
we were backcombing
you were backcombing
they were backcombing
Past Perfect
I had backcombed
you had backcombed
he/she/it had backcombed
we had backcombed
you had backcombed
they had backcombed
Future
I will backcomb
you will backcomb
he/she/it will backcomb
we will backcomb
you will backcomb
they will backcomb
Future Perfect
I will have backcombed
you will have backcombed
he/she/it will have backcombed
we will have backcombed
you will have backcombed
they will have backcombed
Future Continuous
I will be backcombing
you will be backcombing
he/she/it will be backcombing
we will be backcombing
you will be backcombing
they will be backcombing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been backcombing
you have been backcombing
he/she/it has been backcombing
we have been backcombing
you have been backcombing
they have been backcombing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been backcombing
you will have been backcombing
he/she/it will have been backcombing
we will have been backcombing
you will have been backcombing
they will have been backcombing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been backcombing
you had been backcombing
he/she/it had been backcombing
we had been backcombing
you had been backcombing
they had been backcombing
Conditional
I would backcomb
you would backcomb
he/she/it would backcomb
we would backcomb
you would backcomb
they would backcomb
Past Conditional
I would have backcombed
you would have backcombed
he/she/it would have backcombed
we would have backcombed
you would have backcombed
they would have backcombed
Translations

backcomb

[ˈbækkəʊm] VT (Brit) [+ hair] → cardar

backcomb

back-comb [ˈbækkəʊm] vt (British) [+ hair] → crêperback copy n [magazine, newspaper] → vieux numéro mback country backcountry [ˈbækkʌntri] (US) n
the back country → la campagne f profonde

backcomb

[ˈbækˌkəʊm] vt (Brit) → cotonare
References in periodicals archive ?
2 Toss your head back and backcomb around the crown of the head for extra volume.
As for the 1980s, famed for the mullet, the backcomb and the tight perm, it's clearly the decade the hair-conscious would rather forget, polling only one percent.
Use a teasing brush to gently backcomb the length of your pony, creating texture and faking a thicker mane.
Here she explains how to pull off the plait yourself at home: | Prep wet hair with Elnett Heat Styling Spray Volume at roots, set in rollers and dry | Section an inch of hair from each temple and secure at the crown with an elastic | Take the remaining top section of hair and backcomb to create height and volume.
Step 1: Slightly backcomb the roots of the hair from behind the fringe to where the head starts to round (keep going down the back of the head if you like to create an exaggerated "bump"), and comb lightly over the top to cover the backcombing.
Leave the ends loose to hang down and then backcomb using the cushion brush.
First, apply a hair-refreshing product to the entire head, then lightly backcomb.
Divide the top half of the hair into three sections and backcomb the section at the back of the crown to give height.
Don't bother with bands - simply backcomb at the end and spray with hairspray to secure.
DO HOW-TO Take a section of hair that spans from brow to brow and backcomb.
Lift the hair either side of the parting and backcomb slightly with a bristle brush before using your fingers to separate the hair in half above your ears and pin in place.
Take sections, starting from the bottom, then backcomb and spritz with hairspray.