Here at 18|8 Brookhaven, we aim to provide all your men’s styling and grooming needs in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Sandy Springs, and the surrounding areas. We don’t just want to have you looking good after you walk out of our men’s salon – we want you looking good at all times as well. As a valued customer of ours, we would like to help you out with a few styling tips to make sure you’re always looking your gentlemanly best. One such area that that can be particularly problematic for the average gentleman is grooming a cowlick.

Generally, all the hairs on a gentleman’s head point in the same direction. The hair on top of your head grows forward and the hair on your neck grows backward, with the area where they come together forming a small spiral. A cowlick occurs when a small patch of these hairs decide to point in a different direction compared to the rest of the hair in the area. As most men with shorter hair can attest to, a troublesome cowlick can ruin an otherwise perfect hair style. To help combat this problem, here are a few men’s grooming tips for the gentleman with a cowlick.

Weigh Your Hair Down

By increasing the weight of your hair (specifically, the cowlick), you can make sure that the cowlick stays down and doesn’t point in an opposing direction. There are a few ways to go about doing this. Growing out your hair will increase your hair’s weight and keep the cowlick from sticking straight up. If you prefer your current hair style and don’t want to mess with your hair’s length, you’re not out of luck. Increasing the amount of conditioner you use will also make your hair a bit heavier and weigh it down so you won’t have parts of your hair that stand straight up. Conditioner builds up natural oils in your hair to make it thicker and heavier.

Use Hair Styling Tools

When it comes to fighting cowlicks, this isn’t something you should battle alone. Even something as simple as a blow dryer can be one of the best tools to combat an unruly cowlick. Consistent usage of a blow dryer on the offending cowlick may be enough to change the direction of that hair. Depending on the stubbornness of your cowlick, this may not be enough on its own though. However, there are also other products such as hair gel or pomade that you can apply to any cowlicks to hold them down.

Change Your Style

If your cowlicks are too persistent and too hard to manage, why not take a different approach? Instead of repeated attempts to comb your hair and use different products to get your cowlick to where you want it to be, you can always just change your style to accommodate your cowlick! Do you have a cowlick sticking up in the back? Spike up the rest of your hair and get the rest of your hair in line with your cowlick. You can also go with the ‘messy’ look and make the cowlick appear like it was the intended effect. A modern gentleman’s style can come in all different forms; perhaps this is the one that’s fitting for you.

Contact 18|8 Brookhaven Today!

The best way you can remedy your cowlick problem is by visiting 18|8 Brookhaven, your home for all your men’s styling and grooming needs. If you’d like to take part in the ultimate men’s salon experience, please feel free to schedule an appointment with us online or by phone. Our phone number is (404) 481-5368. We hope to see you soon!

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