How to Get Rid of a Cowlick

By Phillip Chappell

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.

Find ways to get rid of your cowlicks.

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Step 1

Wash and dry your hair.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

Spray additional hair spray on the cowlick.