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How to Prevent Hat Head

Want the warmth and stylishness of a hat without the hair-plastered-to-head look when you remove it? It is possible.


  • Step 1: Choose hat Get yourself a loose-fitting hat, preferably one with elastic banding. You should be able to fit a finger between the head and the hat.
  • TIP: Opt for a fleece or cotton hat. Though not as warm as other materials, they don’t flatten hair the way heavier fabrics do. Plus cotton hats don’t generate the static electricity that causes flyaway hair.
  • Step 2: Have dry hair Make sure your hair is completely dry before putting on your hat.
  • TIP: If your hair is long enough, twist the top into a pin curl and secure it with a bobby pin, then lift your hair into a loose top-of-the-head ponytail.
  • Step 3: Rejuvenate hair When you remove your hat, shake your hair loose and rub a tiny amount of hair gel between your hands. Run your fingers through your hair to rejuvenate it.
  • Step 4: Push hair up After putting on your hat, reach inside and push the hair up from your crown to make sure it’s not pressed flat against your head.
  • Step 5: Prep hair Before putting on your hat, spritz the inside with hair spray or rub it with an unscented dryer sheet to prevent static.
  • FACT: The average female head size is 22½ inches around, and the average male head is a ¼ inch larger.

You Will Need

  • A loose-fitting hat
  • Dry hair
  • Hairspray or an unscented dryer sheet
  • Hair gel
  • The ability to make a top knot (optional)

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