A cowlick occurs when a patch of hair on your head sprouts in a different direction as compared to the rest of your hair. As many men with short hair can attest, a cowlick can be incredibly troubling and ruin an otherwise perfect hair style. For those of you who are having problems with cowlicks, here are a few tips from 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon of Westwood on how to keep them in line.

Weigh Your Hair Down

By increasing the weight of your cowlick, you can make sure that it stays down and doesn’t stick out. You can achieve this in a couple of different ways. The first and most proven way to fix a cowlick is to grow your hair out a bit. The extra weight of your hair should be enough to keep any cowlicks from sprouting. If you prefer your current style and you don’t want to grow your hair out at all, you’re not out of options though. Another way you can increase the weight of your hair is by using conditioner or upping the amount you use. Conditioner builds up natural oils in your hair to make it thicker and weigh more.

Try Some Hair Styling Tools

Waging a battle against a cowlick isn’t one you should fight on your own. There are plenty of other tools dedicated to make your job easier. For example, a blow dryer can be your best friend in controlling a cowlick. Constant usage of a blow dryer can help keep your cowlick pointed in the proper direction. If a blow dryer isn’t enough to fix your cowlick though, you can try other products like hair gel or pomade to hold it down.

Change Your Style

If the previous methods aren’t working and your cowlick is too persistent, why not consider a change of style? Instead of going with a neat and tidy look, you could change things up. If your cowlick is sticking straight up, you can spike your hair up to match it. If your cowlick is unruly, you can just go with the ‘messy’ look. After all, a modern gentleman comes in many different styles.

Consult Your Men’s Hair Styling Experts at 18|8 Westwood

If those do-it-yourself suggestions aren’t working for you, why not stop into our Westwood men’s salon and have us take care of your problem? Our expert stylists are highly trained and committed toward giving you the look that you desire. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with us, we encourage you to give us a call at (781) 917-3333 or book your appointment online. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments. We look forward to seeing you and perfecting your style!