Punkeydew sent in this hair question for Mr. Marco Pelusi this morning and as usual, Marco answered lickety split!…
Q: I have this flat spot in the back of my hair and the way it lays it looks like a bald patch sometimes if I don’t style it right. I imagine it’s from where I sleep every night, with the added help of a few cowlicks.
Any advice on styling that section to make it come out?
A: Hi Punkeydew!!! Great question. The flat spot first should be addressed by your hairstylist within your cut. Your hairstylist should aim to leave the flat area as long as possible, while supporting it with fullness in the surrounding areas. We call it ‘respecting growth patterns’. The biggest problem I see is when areas such as yours are simply cut too short, so longer in that area is usually better.
For you yourself, the first thing you should do is give that area a strong massage while shampooing. Manipulation of the scalp area, especially in difficult spots such as these, forces circulation into that area. Finally, while styling your hair, add a lightweight, non-sticky gel or ‘root boost’ in that area before styling, to create maximum fullness. Marco Color Control Gel is superb for this purpose! Hope this helps.
Who else has a crazy cowlick that is causing your hair to stand up on all ends!