How to Slick Your Hair Back Guide
Slicked back hair has been a classic legacy since the 1950s. It’s the hairstyle perfect for festive and formal occasions, but definitely not for gym or barbeque weekend. Not every hair texture can be slicked back in a proper way; high fade, undercut, fine and medium hair are the best for this purpose. The one should bear in mind that this hairstyle is all about clean lines, so it’s extremely important to keep it fresh and neatly-shaven.
If you’re in love with slicked back hairstyles but have no idea how to style it, this how-to guide is for you:
1. After you’ve washed your hair, towel-dry it so that it’s not too wet but damp enough to spread the hair product effortless.
2. Comb your hair back to realize all flaws which can be visible after you slick your hair and think about it.
3. Take some hair pomade (the proper amount needed for your hair type you’ll know after practicing a couple times) and spread it over your head with fingertips, moving up and down. You can choose the pomade not only due to your hair texture but and depending on the result you want to have (water- and oil-based pomades for shine, clay pomades for matte effect).
4. Pull the comb back through your hair and trail it with another hand, sleeking it. Keep doing this step until you get the look you want.
5. Enjoy your irresistible look, man.
#1. Classic Slicked Back Hairstyle
Let’s start from the most traditional and simple slicked back hairstyle, which existed many years ago and is still popular today, it’s just timeless.
#2. One Haircut – Four Looks
The picture below proves that one haircut has a lot of styling options (at least four). You can sleek it back in a usual way, or add a side part, small pomp is also possible here. Which one to choose depends only on your mood.
#3. Natural Slick Back
This is a modern variation of well-known hairstyle, but it’s not as glossy as we are used to seeing. Blow dry your hair back with a little bit of matte pomade and give your hair a chance to be natural.
#4. Natural Movement with Beard
Here’s one more natural slick back with more volume. It also has a naturally trimmed beard so that image turns from elegant into wild.
#5. Tapered Slicked Back Pomp
Modern “slick-backs” can include the majority of present-day hairstyles, for example, pompadour. It’s not so easy to keep it high, volume and sleek at the same time, so the one shouldn’t underestimate it.
#6. Short Slicked Back Cut
Any hair length can be slicked, so don’t worry if yours is too short. Just take a look how incredible you can slick back your buzz cut, adding a hard part and line up.
#7. Slick Back with Bleached Strand
Rock a bleached strand in order to freshen your boring taper cut. This significant element will be a catchy point of any hairstyle you’ll choose for your top.
#8. Undercut Fade with A Slick Back
Here’s a typical contemporary image of fashion guy or hipster. Full shaggy beard, razor parting, taper, fade and ideally slicked long glossy crown.
#9. Skin Fade “Transition Part”
This slicked back undercut is updated by means of creative fade design, performed on one of the sides. Nothing more, just style.
#10. Tiny Pomp Slick Back
If you have an oval face, a classic slicked back style is for you. But if your head is round or your skull is not proportional, this hairstyle will aggravate the situation. But if you go into cheating and uplift the needed area, you’ll both hide your flaws and make your look even more attractive.
#11. Slick Back Duck Tail
The way this hairstyle sleeked on the back part is a feature of rockabilly hairstyles of Elvis’s era. And it’s still alive in such modern interpretations of slick back hairstyle.
#12. Natural Swept Back Undercut
The natural movement of this faded undercut is not effortless. In spite of its ordinary look, it requires some time in front of the mirror and a pair of styling movements with a blow-dryer, hair brush, and pomade.
#13. Asian Slick Back
This is a taper side part for Asian men. The majority of top hair is slicked to the sides, while the front part is styled back.
#14. Slick Back with Single Strands
This old school greaser hairstyle is disconnected by means of some separate strands, which fall down the face and break the classic image of slicked back hair-do.
#15. Parted, Pomped And Skinned Slick Back
If you’re bored of trivial swept back greasers, this is an option for you. Rock a hard side part and grow a cool beard, and your image will change dramatically.
#16. Elegant Undercut for You
What a fabulous hairstyle! There’s nothing else to say when you see this damn perfect cut with slicked back long crown and blending soft sides.
#17. Textured Slick Back
Make your mood good for the rest of the day with cool textured swept back hairstyle, which is perfect for men with thick medium length hair.
#18. Timeless Greaser Hairstyle
Oldie, but goldie! Classics never die, and this updated variation of eternal slicked back hairstyle is another proof of this fact.
#19. Tiny Pomp & Hardline
Nice little slicked back pomps and hard lines of the 50’s haven’t disappeared yet. They’re still in demand among boys and men of all ages.
#20. Awesome Fade & Short Slick Back
Short hair has an advantage over long hair as it’s rather easier in styling. You can slick back your buzz cut during a couple of minutes while the hairstyles with long top require at least a quarter of an hour in front of the mirror in the morning.
#21. Side Part Comb Over
That’s how your greaser hairstyle can look from the back. Use a double mirror to style such swirl if there’s nobody near who can help you.
#22. Side Part with Wet Effect
And the wet effect is not the only thing in this hairstyle you should pay attention to. Look at that deep receding hairline. Have you noticed it before we mention it? If not, you can be sure that this side part cut is perfect for men with such problem.
#23. Slick Back for Wavy Hair
Wavy hair is twice more difficult to slick back comparing with straight locks. You need more pomade and it should be harder as well. And even if you do your best in styling, you can’t be sure you’ll get that ideal sleek crown.
#24. Slick Scumbag Boogie Hair
And a flashback from the far 50s again. Scumbag boogie hairstyle with a modern twist can become your best card in creation your unique trendy hairstyle.
#25. Slicked Back Option for Balding Men
Don’t forget that a slicked back hairstyle is not only a handsome option but can also be a lifebuoy option for balding men and men with a receding hairline. While you sweep your long hair back, you can cover your bald area and become fresh and young again.