Cowlicks can be very frustrating, but there are many ways to combat this problem. Whether you want to simply cover them up or completely get rid of cowlicks, there is a solution for you.

The Basics

Most people were born with their cowlicks. However, people who have gone through chemotherapy can get them as their hair grows back. Cowlicks are areas of hair that grow in a different direction than the rest of your hair, no matter how much you try to brush them in the same direction. Cowlicks can be found just about anywhere on your head.

What You Can Do

You can use hair accessories to cover up your cowlick or part your hair in a different way to make the cowlick compliment your style instead of clashing with it. If you prefer, you can simply apply mouse or gel to the cowlick to tame it. Of course, none of these are permanent solutions and will have to be maintained each day, but they will make your overall look much better.

That just not cutting it for you? It may be time to talk to your hair dresser. You can have a conversation with them about your personal style and your hair goals.

As corny as that may sound, your hair dresser will be able to come up with a style that not only matches your unique style but can also keep your cowlick under control. Of course, maintenance is key because as your hair grows back; the cowlick may reappear.

Many celebrities change their hairstyle to match what they’ve got to work with. No shame in that!

More Drastic Measures

If you want to take this a step further, you can even consider plastic surgery or waxing in order to get rid of cowlicks. I would recommend waxing (or shaving) before considering plastic surgery because the price difference is astonishing.

Sure, waxing may seem like a pain in the long run and it will lead to a tender scalp but it can help you get your hair looking the way you want it. Surgery, no matter how simple it may seem is a medical procedure and should not be taken lightly.

If you do decide to resort to surgery, be sure to take your time when selecting a doctor and do your research. While waxing may not be as permanent a solution as surgery is, the more you wax; the softer the hair will grow in over time, making it much easier to tame.

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