Slick Back Hair Technique: How To Cut Hair Guide - Japan Scissors

Slick Back Hair Technique: How To Cut Hair Guide

If there is a haircut that never goes out of fashion is the slick back hairstyle. Just think of Leonardo DiCaprio or David Beckham, for instance.

Ultimately, this the type of haircut that delivers a tidy, neat, and sleek silhouette. Besides, one of the reasons why so many men love this hairstyle is simply because it allows them to cover those bald spots with thick hair elsewhere.

One of the things to keep in mind about the slick back hairstyle is that the hair both on the front and top of the head needs to be kept long enough so it can be slicked back.

Simply put, the slick back hairstyle is one that involves keeping both the sides and the back of your had in an undercut haircut while the hair on the top is kept long enough to be able to slick it back. This type of haircut keeps the hair polished and sharp.

Slick Back Hair Technique: How To Cut Hair Guide

A perfect slick back haircut technique performed by a barber

When you are looking to learn the slick back hair technique, the hair should be damped, and towel dried.

One of the best things about using the slick back hair technique is that you can part the hair where you prefer no matter if it's on the centre or on the side.

The first step is to blow-dry the sides of the hair close to the head first, and then focus on combing the hair down and back, following this motion with the hairdryer until the hair has dried in its slicked-back position.

During this step, you should pay extra attention to the top portion of the hair that falls opposite the natural part. Since it has more weight, it will be more prone to collapse. To prevent this from happening, you should brush this area back and follow it with the high heat of the hair dryer to keep it in place.

Now that the hair is finally set and dry, it's time to add the specific slick style you want either using gel or pomade. In case you are looking for more volume you should go for gel. On the other hand, if you're looking for a slick more glued to the head, a pomade does this better.

Extra styling tips for wavy hair

  1. When you are looking for a slicked backside part, you need to make sure that the part is neat and tidy after you blow-dry the hair. You can use a comb to place the hair in place before you apply gel or pomade.
  2. To get a better result, you may consider preparing the hair with a salt spray or root lifting product, paying extra attention to the top section of the hair.
  3. You may consider giving an extra spritz of hair spray to keep it from falling over.

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