Three Steps to Avoiding a Bad Hair Day
Seems like it happens at the worst time. You’ve got a job interview or a huge date. You don’t want to look like a tool, and every so often your uncooperative head of hair can make you look unfairly awful. Keep these three tips in mind for those days, and your chances of looking like Phil Spector, Nicolas Cage, or Ricky Martin will be greatly reduced.
1. Don’t care.
I know that sounds ridiculous, but hear me out. You can over-knead bread. You can over-rev an engine. And if you’re thinking too hard about how you want your hair to look, chances are you’ll push it around and pick at it so much that it’ll end up looking terrible. Your hair will naturally look good as long as you don’t force the issue. So… stop caring so much about your hair. And it’ll look better because of it.
2. Give it a solid towel dry
Take a shower. Get out of the shower. Your hair at that moment when it’s dripping wet? Let’s quantify and call that a 10. When it’s bone dry with not a drop of moisture in it? That’s a 1. Take a towel and dry your head off until it’s somewhere between 2 – 3. That’s when you apply product. Most guys put product in when their hair is way too wet and they’re fighting the weight of the water all day. But on the other hand if it’s completely dry and you add product, you get unnecessary volume. Aim for 2-3 on the Dappered Scale of Dampness (Patent Pending). That’s what you want.
3. Go easy on the product.
You know there’s been an epidemic of over-greased heads when AXE (yes, AXE for crying out loud) starts telling guys to stop gooping it on. Your hair most likely has decent natural shape. You just want to put some stuff in there to hold that shape, and add a little texture. Try using 75% of what you’re using now. Just for a day. If that’s too fast and loose for you, you can always switch back tomorrow. If the wind blows hard, your hair should move.
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