“Backcombing” can add fullness to a hairstyle and give fine, limp hair greater body (If you have curly hair, you will already have more height and volume. You want to be sure not to damage the cuticle layer on that type of hair so first straighten the hair and lay down the cuticle. Make sure it is cool if you have just finished flat ironing or blow-drying.)
Let me first say that when you backcomb the hair, you are peeling back the cuticle. This can leave it vulnerable to damage over time so backcombing isn’t something you want to do every day. Save it for special occasions.
Basic steps to backcomb: