Do you have that problem where most of your hair goes nicely in one direction, but one little bit just won't listen to reason? Well, congratulations, you have a hair cowlick. How exactly do cowlicks in hair work? Why do they happen? These are some questions you might have asked yourself if you have trouble styling your hair. Lucky you, this list has the answers you're looking for.
For those few of you who have never heard the term before, a cowlick honestly doesn't have to do with cows or licking, other than etymology. Cowlick hair is mostly just a nuisance, a clump of hair growing in a different direction than the rest. That sounds like a simple explanation, and it is, because the truth of the matter is much more complex.
So, if want to know more about why your hair does what it does, get ready to read about some pretty hairy stuff.
Almost Everyone Has One, Even If It's Not Evident
Most Cowlicks Are on the Top of Your Head
Animals Get Them Too
Famous Models and Actors Have Struggled with Cowlicks
Race Figures Into Cowlicks
The Term Cowlick Has Existed for Hundreds of Years