How to get rid of a cowlick

Written by phillip chappell
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How to get rid of a cowlick
Find ways to get rid of your cowlicks. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Cowlicks can be a nuisance, especially if you are rushing out the door. While they can be a natural occurrence due to your specific hair growth, they also commonly occur if it has been a while since you've taken a shower or bath. Your hair's natural oils create a substance in your hair to form cowlicks. For example, when you are asleep and your head is against a pillow, your hair can stick in an odd direction and the oil will help keep it there.

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Things you need

  • Hairspray
  • Hair straightener

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  1. 1

    Wash and dry your hair.

  2. 2

    Grab the cowlick between two fingers. Spray the base of the cowlick with hairspray. Spray the rest of the cowlick and hold it down flat to your head.

  3. 3

    Heat a hair straightener and place your cowlick between the two plates of the straightener while it is still wet from the hairspray.

  4. 4

    Pull the hair straightener down and twirl the hair with the straightener toward your head until the hairspray is dry.

  5. 5

    Spray additional hairspray on the cowlick.

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