I love slicked back + undercut hairstyle because it’s a perfect combination of old and new. I’ve been wearing this hairstyle on and off since last year, especially when I ran out of new hairstyle idea haha (whoops, now that you know). It’s becoming a “standard” hairstyle nowadays, similar to how David Beckham’s fauxhawk used to be in the early 2000s, and the center-parted hairstyle in the 80’s.
It took me some time to actually figure out how to style a slicked back hair, and things changed when I discovered pomade (best invention after tissue paper) and a thing or two about certain requirements.
Normally, it’s easier to style if you have softer hair. If you have hard hair like me, do not despair. Here’s the tricks I learned:
- Only style your hair when your it’s completely dry (not damp)
- For best result, blow dry your hair before you style.
- Be generous with your pomade. You’ll need a lot to keep the shape throughout the day.
- Keep your hair at the top part long. It’s easier to slick your hair back if it’s long.
- Bring a comb with you so that you can re-style when needed.
Here’s a step-by-step pictorial guide of how I style my hair. I hope it’ll be useful to you. Drop your thoughts in the comments, and yes please, enlighten us if you have some tricks under your sleeves. 8)
You’ll need pomade (read their reviews here).
** Also read: Top 10 Super Strong Hold Water-based Pomades
After your hair is covered in pomade, it’s time to start combing. What I’ll do: comb my hair in a way that makes all of them stand up!
It’s time to start back-combing your hair into the final shape. Try not to “squeeze” the top or the pompadour part too much in the process.
At this point, most often than not, you’ll find some parts tend to fall apart easily (for me, it’s the longer hair on the left and the right edge), or your pompadour is not “tall” enough. That means you need more pomade. Here’s a little trick I learned:
If you need a taller pompadour, comb your front hair all the way up, and then gently “bend” it down with your comb or your fingers. Check all parts of your hair and apply more pomade and re-style if needed.
Practise makes perfect. Just remember to use enough pomade and bring along a comb. 🙂