Bush once famously remarked that he looks in the mirror only when he needs to comb his hair.
I wanted to comb it, to swing it, to spin around in circles.
She decided I needed a “comb through,” which meant it would be straightened from the root to the tip (even better in my mind).
Old English camb "comb, crest, honeycomb" (later Anglian comb), from West Germanic *kambaz (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German camb, German Kamm, Middle Dutch cam, Dutch kam, Old Norse kambr), literally "toothed object," from PIE *gombhos, from root *gembh- "to bite, tooth" (cf. Greek gomphos "a molar tooth," Sanskrit gambha-s "tooth").