Want to Change Your Natural Part? Here’s HowNovember 06, 2020
Hair Tip #1: Apply Gel to Your Roots
The key to getting your new part to stay put? Hair gel — and lots of it. “Apply a strong gel at the root area when the hair is wet to hold the new direction of hair,” says Dimachki. We like the Carol’s Daughter Pracaxi Nectar Style Control Gel for a strong yet pliable hold that will keep stubborn cowlicks from popping up. It’s especially useful if you have coarse or curly hair.
Hair Tip #2: Direct Your Part With Heat
After applying gel, Dimachki advises using medium tension and blow-drying the root area while using a fine-toothed comb in the new direction you want your hair to part. “Just make sure to blow dry the cowlick or bang area first, before it begins to air dry,” she says.
The gel you applied to this area will help hold your hair in place as you style. And as always, be sure to apply a heat protectant like the Kérastase Paris Résistance Extentioniste Thermique Blow Dry Primer throughout your hair before blow drying.
Hair Tip #3: Style As Usual
Once your hair is dry, you can style with hot tools or products as normal. And while all hair types can switch up their part, those with thinner hair can expect to see the biggest change. “If your hair is fine, changing your part can give it more volume and make it appear thicker, ” says Dimachki. While you’ll be able to rock your new part right off the bat, it may take a few days to train your hair to fall naturally in a new direction. “It's a good idea to give yourself a few days to get adjusted to the new parting.”