From sad hat hair to your best hair … in seconds. #lookatthatshinetho (Photo by Adj Regidor/Very Good Light)

There are some men out there who love hat hair.

Really. Like Lady’s Gaga’s former stylist and Diesel’s creative director, Nicola Formichetti, who once told me he used to wear hats to flatten his frizzy hair. That’s a fair hack, if there ever was one, and awesome if it works. No shade.

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Then, there’s the rest of the world. Guys who fear hat hair. Guys who keep their snapbacks on the entire day so that no one sees what’s underneath. If you’re a lazy guy like me, basically one who is one step away from being a corpse, there’s no way to undo the damage unless you go back in the shower, blow dry it out for a few minutes and then style it with some pomade. If you have zero time and are supposed to go out to an event, out for dinner, or a gala to meet fancy people like Judge Judy, you really can’t afford being seen with an embarrassingly dead and flat hairstyle. If you’ve ever tried pomade or clay products alone on your hat hair, you probably noticed that doing so only adds weight and makes it even flatter.

So what’s a guy to do?

I’ve found throughout the years that the only thin that works is dry shampoo. That is, texturizing spray. If you’re unfamiliar with dry shampoo, it’s basically an alternative to dry shampoo, absorbs oil, and creates phenomenal volume. A lot of men and women use it as an alternative to shampooing their hair, as it depletes any kind of volume.

Texturizing spray will slay your life

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The best one on the market now that I’ve tested is from the brand Oribe. Unlike other dry shampoos that leave a dusty white residue, this one seems to go on naturally. It’s also free of that sticky feeling, leaving your hair soft, textured to perfection without leaving it looking dry. Possibly the best part is that I haven’t lost the shine in my hair and stays intact for days. AKA I don’t have to wash it for weeks on end.

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How to use

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  1. Use on dry hair.
  2. Part your hair and spray into roots (about a foot away).
  3. Lightly tousle your tresses with your fingers.
  4. Style up and over.

We’re not saying Oribe is your only option. There are plenty of amazing dry shampoo products out there. But I do have thick, straight, Asian hair and after testing a dozen products, I’ve found that for me, Oribe works the best. If it’s tough enough for me, I’m assuming (and hoping) it’ll be good for you and your hat hair, too.

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Buy Oribe Texturizing Spray, $44 here


(Photos by AJ Regidor; Location: Chapter 2 showroom; Hoodie by Public School, denim jacket by Made Gold).

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