One of the most common hair problems is the appearance of cowlicks. We all know that every strand of hair on our scalp grows in a particular direction, which usually results to cowlicks. For some, cowlicks can be easily managed, especially if the growth pattern only grows in one direction. However, for some it is not, particularly those cowlicks that grow in a circular pattern.
So how can we reduce the appearance of cowlicks?
1. Know the type of cowlick and use a hairstyle that would follow its growth pattern. Take note that most cowlicks appear in the following areas:
the crown, nape, and forehead. The most effective way to manage a cowlick is to know how to deal with them depending on the type of cowlick you have. Usually, the easiest and most convenient way to manage them is to either cut your hair short or grow them long to give them weight.
Blow dry and brush your hair if you have forehead cowlicks.
The cowlick on your forehead can be managed well if you dry the area first after washing your hair. Use a brush and push the cowlick in one direction to make it look neat. However, if you want to add volume to your hair, brush it gently in the opposite direction. You can also use styling hair products to style your hair.
2. For crown cowlicks, it’s best to cut them short.
For short hair, it is suggested that you cut your cowlicks shorter than the rest of the other hair strands because when it grows, it will just blend with the rest of your hair and you won’t have any problems having it sticking up straight. However, those who have medium or long cuts, you can use pomades, gel, or paste on your hair and tease the area with the cowlick. You can also add some hairspray to give it more weight and volume.
3. Grow your hair long to manage nape cowlicks.
When you have long hair, it will cover the nape so that the cowlicks would no longer be visible. However, those with shorter hair like the bobcat, it is recommended that you cut the area shorter than the other portions.
4. Use the right hair treatment.
You can use a hair treatment to manage your cowlick such as a perm or hair relaxer. The chemicals will break the bonds of the hair and then your stylist will be able to form them into your chosen shape. However, this treatment is not permanent so you would have to undergo another one when your hair grows.
5. Seek advice from hair experts.
Finally, you can seek the advice of hair experts or stylists as to the right style or treatment for your hair.
Managing a cowlick is not that hard. Just follow these simple tips and you can say goodbye to those unwanted cowlicks.
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Guest post by: Lauren Tessin