Those of you who love wearing hats, this one’s for you. I personally find myself wearing a hat quite often. Sometimes you just want something easy and quick. Most of the times a hat can make a great piece to an outfit as well.
But we’re here to talk about how to deal with hat hair. Wearing a hat basically leaves your hair flat and clumped together. You start to feel your hair harden up a little bit and when you run your fingers through your hair it can feel tight and almost painful. That’s because when you are wearing a hat for so long it puts pressure on your hair and basically forces it down along with gravity. This can make styling your hair difficult and more time consuming.
Wet your hair
This is probably the first and most important thing to do. Since your hair is clumped up and flattened, you want to be able to give it some moisture and flexibility. So wet your hair a bit and play around with it. You’ll start to notice your hair becoming more loose and less tight.
Your hair is probably as flat as a piece of paper, so in order to achieve volume for your style, you will need to pre-style! Original Styling Meraki has got you covered. But let’s say you’re short on time and need to get a quick style in. You can skip the pre-style and hop straight into blow drying – this probably wont give you as much volume as a pre-style but it gets the job done.
When choosing a product to use, I would suggest using a matte finish product. Since your hat had clumped your hair together, it’s probably good to use a texturizing type product to create separations and ultimately texture for your hair. You can go ahead and use a pomade but without a pre-style it will be hard to keep your hair standing.
Let your hair breathe
Don’t forget to let your hair breathe. Sometimes we forget we have our hat on all day and what this does is trap heat inside creating a dry scalp. Take off your hat from time to time and play around with your hair, keep it from being a victim to hat hair.
To give you some visuals, Joe’s got an old video about hat hair. Brace yourselves for “young” Joe.