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Present participle of backcomb.
Backcomb the crown and brush over to conceal the backcombing.
Using a rattail comb, start backcombing in short, quick strokes at the base of your hair.
Lightly comb over the backcombing to smooth the cuticle and impart shine.
To create big hair, for example, requires a lot of backcombing and that can make for some nasty knots.
If you want height rather than curl, backcombing the set hair will create a full style that can be designed into a classic twist or chignon.
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