Simple Tips to Combat “Hat Hair”
January 15 is National Hat Day. Yes, National Hat Day is a thing. While most of the country will strap on a beanie or Balaclava that serves to retain body heat — screw you, Old Man Winter! — some luckier people in warmer climates can comfortably strap any lid of their choosing without potentially losing an ear to frostbite: baseball cap, beret, boater, flat cap, 10-gallon hat, etc. That said, whether or not you're wearing a hat to celebrate the "holiday," protect yourself from the elements, or cover that totally noticeable bald spot, when your hat inevitably comes off of your head you'll want to avoid suffering from the embarrassment of "hat hair." You know, where your hair gets matted down to your head in some areas but appears to mutate and take on a life of its own in most others. "Many guys wear hats on a daily basis, and hats can also be cleverly used as a styling tool," says celebrity groomer Benjamin Thigpen, who has worked with Marc Jacobs, Tony Hale, and Josh Duhamel to help shape their manes. "They work great to bring down hair volume, or to help keep Swagger-styled hair in place from home to your destination."