slick down

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slick down

To cause hair lie flat on the head with water, oil, gel, or some other product. A noun or pronoun can be used between "slick" and "down." I woke up with this annoying cowlick, and now I have to slick my hair down with gel. I've always liked the look of boys who slick their hair down and part it on one side.
See also: down, slick

slick something down

to brush or comb down hair, usually with some sort of dressing or water. He used something gooeygrease or somethingto slick his hair down. Please slick down your hair. You look a mess.
See also: down, slick
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a formula based on how dry (usually in the winter) or oily (hello, summer) your hair might feel, since you don't need to fluff your hair up or slick it down. Once a week, treat hair to a sudsing with a clarifying shampoo to get rid of product build-up.