Hairstyles Approved To Hide The Cowlick On The Back Of Your Head

If you or somebody in your household has a stubborn swirl of hair somewhere on the scalp, chances are you've tried all the styling tools and products to tame your cowlick. While plenty of well-known stars like Kristen Stewart, "The Pioneer Woman," Ree Drummond, and supermodel Claudia Schiffer deal with this hair issue (per NBC News), you probably don't enjoy your hair sticking up or not laying correctly. 

While daily styling might help, you may not always have the time to expertly tame your tresses. Thankfully, there's an easier way to handle your unruly hair: opting for a haircut and style that's approved to hide your cowlick. 

Your hairstyle can make all the difference in terms of how difficult it is to wrangle your cowlick into submission. You might think that growing your hair out longer is the solution to this pesky hair issue, but the truth might surprise you. Read on to find out what hairstyle works best when you're dealing with the swirl on the crown of your head.

Here's why long hair is a cowlick camouflaging mistake

According to The Skincare Credit, although you might think long hair camouflages your cowlick, it actually emphasizes it. Celebrity hairstylist Bill Angst explains why. He noted that the weight of long hair could pull down, highlighting a cowlick. His suggestion for improving it included shortening the length to above the ears while adding in long layers and side-swept bangs

Another way to hide the unruly swirl is to redistribute the part. Overall, such a haircut gives most hair more volume, keeping the weight from weighing down the area near the cowlick and inadvertently emphasizing it. 

There are a few caveats, though. Angst recommends keeping the layers long enough to avoid allowing the cowlick to stick up in the back — they need to retain enough length to fall smoothly. He also suggests doing a bit of root teasing to help tame the hair. If you aren't pleased with your long hairstyle and how it emphasizes your cowlick, you might want to give this shorter style a try, because several different looks contain these cowlick-taming elements.