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Men's hair tutorial for summer: how to style hat hair

/ 06.03.2014
Side swept 'hat hair'
Side swept 'hat hair'

Wearing a hat to protect your head from the sun is really important, especially if you live somewhere hot or are planning on vacationing in such a place. Fedoras, trilbies, panamas and even regular baseball caps are all great and easily available options. All of them are functional but look stylish, too. The thing is, you might have to adjust your hairstyle to fit with your summer hat.

During the warmer months, it makes sense to go for a shorter cut and let it grow back in time for the fall. If you decide to keep your hair the way it is, however, you'll need to style it accordingly.

Stay flexible

The most off-putting thing about wearing hat is the seemingly inevitable 'hat hair' that happens when you remove said hat. The brim will surely clamp down on your head, flattening the top and making everything else look 50 shades of ridiculous... unless you're armed with the right products.

Flexibility is everything when it comes to successfully styling hat hair. This means using products that won't set hard or crunchy, opting instead for gums and putties that can be reshaped throughout the day. That way, when you take your hat off, a few quick adjustments will restore your hair to its former glory. On top of that, these products also allow you to style the visible parts of your hair with the hat on as well.

Disheveled

Messy hair is a great hat-friendly option as it requires only that you loosely rake your fingers through your hair once you're out of the sun. Simply apply a fingertip's worth of Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum evenly throughout and shape as desired.

Groomed

For a more polished look, a smooth side-sweep might be a better option. With this style, start with a small amount of Advanced Hairstyle TXT Hyper Fix Putty and work it back through your hair. Use a comb to part your hair smoothly on one side then shape the top with your hands. Position your hat slightly further back if you need the front to stay perfect, otherwise just use your hands to re-shape when you take it off again later on.

What do you think, will you be embracing hat hair this summer?

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