What Is A Cowlick?

A client asked a few days ago why does hair separate no matter how much it’s pulled, flatten, or combed? It’s a cowlick, my friend.

Such a funny descriptor in the hair world. The term originates from a domestic Bovinae’s (scientific name) licks to its young. Yes, licks from cattle.

But let’s discuss further.

A cowlick is a tuft of hair growing out of the hair follicle in a direction different from the majority of your hair. It stands up and bends in unfavorable directions. Problemed hair? Maybe not. Unmanageable to some yet can be creatively used as a method for creating volume if the hair is normally lifeless by applying heat while brushing.


Eva Simone

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