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.
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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.
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Create the look by dampening and slicking down the hair with gel into a side parting, adding a diamante grip for a touch of Christmas glamour.
We have answered the call with Creme of Nature with Argan Oil from Morocco Perfect Edges On-the-Go, the go-to, purse-friendly product for slicking down edges and touching up hairstyles when not at home, and Creme of Nature with Argan Oil from Morocco Perfect Edges Extra Hold, a firm, long-lasting hold gel to smooth edges and polish any hairstyle."
During the week, it is slicking down his hair and minding his Ps & Qs to play a butler in an upper class household in London's West End.
The Transformers star, who was given the sexy honour by FHM magazine, had thick gel slicking down her scalp while she sported a D and G strapless black and gold cocktail dress that was matched with strappy stilettos at the star-studded evening.