How to Prevent Hat Head

by Contributor ; Updated September 28, 2017

How to Prevent Hat Head. Both men and women enjoy sporting the occasional baseball cap or hat. Although the hat may look great while on the person's head, it can cause unattractive hat head when removed. You can take certain steps to help prevent hat hair from occurring.

Step 1

Check the sizing of the hat. Many hats cause hat hair because they are too small for your head. When you're trying on hats, you should be able to fit your finger between the hat's banding and your head.

Step 2

Choose hats that don't have a tendency to cause hat head. When you wear heavy hats that weigh down on your head, you'll likely have hat hair. Prevent this by wearing lightweight cotton hats instead.

Step 3

Keep your hair dry when wearing a hat. If your wet hair dries underneath the hat, you'll end up with frizzy and wild hair after take your hat off.

Step 4

Prevent static. If you're prone to frizzy hair, then you know you're likely to get messy hair after wearing a hat. Spray frizz controlling hairspray on your hair prior to placing the hat on your head.


  • Girls can wear a ponytail or messy bun style at the top of their hair and place it under a hat. You're less likely to end up with hat head with this type of hairdo. If you do get hat head, you should not brush it as a way to get rid of it. Instead, work a small amount of gel through your hair using your fingers.