Style Your Flat Hair: Slicked and Tamed

Wear your flat hair without a care, embrace the slicked down look and make it your own

Flat hair has never had a great rep when it comes to youthful and desired hairstyles. Most people see flat hair as dull and unwanted, a sign that your hair is lifeless and needs some volume. Whether your hair is naturally flatter, or you’re three days deep between washes, flat hair doesn’t have to be a bummer. Embrace your flattened ‘do and enhance it with products to make it look intentional, edgy, and slick. Style your flat hair instead of taking a bunch of steps to recreate a different texture and look that you didn’t wake up with. After all, not everyone has time for a hairstyle revamp before the day starts! These styles are simple yet pack a punch and you only need a few products to achieve the look.

Style your flat hair short hair
Flat short hair is too chic.

1. Short and Slick

style your flat hair bun
Try a slicked back bun to create an updo for your flat hair.

2. Slicked back bun

Style your flat hair waves
Slicked top and waves for days.

3. Flat With a Wave

Style your flat hair low pony
Frame your face with a casual, low pony.

4. Low Ponytail

Style your flat hair sick bob
Slicked, flat bob, all the way.

5. Flat Bob

Style your flat hair edgy
A strong middle part and slicked down hair is the way to go.

6. Flat and Straight

Style your flat hair middle part
Strong middle parts are key to keeping your hair as flat as possible.

7. Strong Middle Part

All of these styles are incredibly simple and you only need to add product in to increase the “flatness” or “slick” look of your style as you see fit. There really aren’t specific steps to take—if you feel that your hair looks somewhat flat then begin to incorporate product slowly so that you don’t overdo it right away and you can decide just how flat and glossy you want it to look. If you’re hair is pretty oily or dirty then we suggest diving in and committing to the look with a little more product and take advantage of your oils by making the look intentional.

1. Bed Head by TIGI After Party Smoothing Cream

This product is perfect for smoothing down frizz and creating a high-shine effect  on your strands. Take a couple pumps and run this product from the root to the ends of your hair to create a flat and slicked style.

2. TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray Boost Hold Level 3

Hairspray is a great option for flattening hair and creating a wet look to the finished product. As you brush your hair down, spray a healthy amount to the top of your head. Continue brushing and spraying until it’s at a level of flat and hold that you want. Remember to hold the spray at least a few inches away from your head as you don’t want to oversaturate your scalp and make the texture too crunchy.

3. Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel

Hair gel is another great way to style your flat hair and leave it with an intentionally wet finish. Use this product sparingly and try to disperse it evenly throughout your hair, if you start with too much product and plop it on to one area, it’s going to be difficult to move it around and will make it look more unhygienic than intentional.