How to Make a Cowlick in Your Hair

By Greg Ruland

A cowlick is simply defined as a portion of hair on the top of a person's head that naturally goes in a different direction than the rest of the hair, sometimes resulting in a spiral appearance. Many people with cowlicks attempt to hide them through styling methods. For some people, however, having hair that goes in different directions, like a cowlick, is attractive. For those who desire to give themselves a cowlick or accentuate their existing cowlick, there isn't much to it.

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Cowlicks occur naturally in some people's hair; some find them attractive and wish to make them more visible.

Step 1

Wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner.

Step 2

Apply hair gel to the portion of hair you wish to create a cowlick from.

Step 3

Brush the portion of your hair that has the gel in it and that you wish to look like a cowlick in the opposite direction that your hair normally falls. You can brush it horizontally or up, or a combination of both.

Step 4

Blow-dry all of your hair. Focus on drying the cowlick portion with the hair gel in it.