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How To Rock A Wolf Cut: Tips & Tricks

As one of the hottest new hair trends, the wolf cut looks like it’s here to stay. And it’s easy to see why, as it is pretty low maintenance and works on almost every hair texture, length, and type. A wolf cut is even more stylish with micro bangs, curtain bangs, or textured bangs.

Learn all about this edgy hairstyle in the following article. Find expert tips on how to maintain a wolf hairstyle to stand out from the crowd with this totally hip and happening hairstyle!

What Exactly Is A Wolf Cut?

Unless you aren’t on social media, you are probably quite familiar with a wolf hairstyle. This latest edgy haircut is taking the world by storm. But what exactly is a wolf cut, and why is it suddenly so popular?

Similar to a wolf’s shaggy main, a wolf haircut first made its renowned appearance on the K-Pop scene. A combination of a shag haircut and a mullet, the wolf cut is shaggy like the former and is similar to the latter and texture. The wolf hairstyle is full of volume on the top but tapers down towards the ends. 

One of the reasons that this style is so popular is that it is gender-neutral and ageless. As well this hairstyle is extremely versatile and is worn any length. Additionally, it is flattering on almost every hair type, from wavy to curly and even straight hair.  And as 70s and 80s hairstyles are making a comeback, it’s easy to see why this edgy style is trending right now.

What Is The Best Way To Care For A Wolf Haircut?

1. Dry shampoo and leave-in conditioner are your best friends

As we know, over-shampooing any hairstyle is damaging to your hair. For a wolf cut, dry shampoo between regular washings. It’s best to only wash your hair in the shower once or twice a week. Use shampoos that are right for your hair texture and type.

Additionally, leave-in conditioners are a must for a wolf haircut. They work to keep your hair well-hydrated and healthy. Leave-ins also help heal your hair from styling tools and products.

2. Consider your face shape before adding bangs

The wolf cut is one that looks best with fringe. However, it is important to consider your facial structure when choosing what style bangs to rock with your wolf hairstyle. Side-swept bangs are ideal for those with round faces, while curtain bangs compliment square or rectangular faces nicely. Ask your hairstyles what style of fringe they recommend for your face shape and hair texture.

3. Brush your hair regularly

To keep your wolf haircut looking full and fresh, brush it every day. This helps prevent tangles and promotes healthy hair growth. Use a detangling product if your hair is prone to knots and tangles.

4. Air dry your hair before blowing it dry

It is a common myth that a wolf hairstyle needs a full blowout to style. A combination of air drying and then blow-drying is the best way to achieve this trendy style. Let your hair dry for a bit and then blow dry your hair angled down using a diffuser. Scrunch each section as you go to create soft, natural-looking layers and waves.

5. Have your wolf cut trimmed as needed

The easiest way to maintain your wolf hairstyle is by getting regular trims to maintain the integrity of the overall look. Depending on how quickly your hair grows, we recommend getting a trim every six to eight weeks. 

6. Add texture for more style and movement

One of the best things about a wolf haircut is the texture. Use a texturizing product such as sea salt spray or pomade to create a sexy, tousled look. Curling mousse and styling cream work as well to add texture and to help tame curly tresses. 

7. Set your wolf hairstyle with hairspray

The best way to hold your wolf hairstyle in place is to spritz it with a light to medium hold hairspray. Use a hair-setting spray that is not sticky and somewhat brush-able. 

8. The messier, the better

One of the best things about a wolf haircut is that the messier it looks, the better it looks! If you are not someone who has a flair for fixing their hair, a wolf hairstyle is perfect. With a simple addition of some texturizing products, this look is perfect for those who love getting up and going without spending much time on this fun and edgy haircut!

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