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Everything About Slick Back Hairstyle | GentleHair.com

Everything about slick-back hairstyle


Slick back hairstyle has already been in style for over 100 years. There are several other different hairstyles that originated from this old classic. A lot of various hair products have been invented for this hairstyle, the most notable ones being pomades. In this article, we are going to tell you all you need to know about the slick-back hairstyle and its modern „young brother“.

Classic Slick Back Hairstyle

The classic slick back hairstyle is notable for its neat and tidy appearance. All of the hair is coated with a high-shine product, usually pomade and slick back with a comb. Not really seen as an everyday hairstyle these days, but perfect for various celebrations. The classic slick back hairstyle usually has a taper on the sides, which are slicked back as well as the top hair. If you like a neat appearance, go for this blast from the past.


The classic variant of slick back doesn’t require any tools other than a comb and good pomade. In the past, pomades used to be only oil based and washed out of hair really hard. Nowadays, there are some great water-based pomades, that have a nice high shine and a good flexible hold, that wash out of hair very easily. However, oil-based pomades have some advantages over water-based ones as well, which we will talk about in our future articles.

Coat all of your hair from roots to tips with a pomade of your choice and using a comb simply slick it all back. The longer the hair, the easier it will slick back, so consider growing it out before you try out this hairstyle. If you add the pomade in damp hair, the pomade will go through your hair much easier and will offer to shine more.

Products we offer in our shop for this style:

Modern slick back hairstyle

Nowadays, a messier in appearance, matte finish slick back hairstyles are very fashionable. The modern variant goes very well with the still popular undercut. A lot of celebrities like David Beckham have been rocking this style for quite some time already, and it doesn‘t look like it will go away easily. A modern slick back is much more suitable as an everyday hairstyle these days but should look well on special occasions too. This style also has much more volume than its classic counterpart, so without further ado, let‘s go to the styling part, so you know how to achieve it.


The styling part is totally different than the classic slick back. First of all, for the modern variant, a blow-dryer is almost a „must“. It is required to achieve that volume. The products are completely different too. A matte finish product is used instead of a high-shine one. Not only that, but various pre-stylers could be used before blow-drying as well. Spinning a brush while blow-drying increase the volume even more and adds control. Use your fingers afterward to add more texture and separation to your hair.

Products in our shop, that are suitable:

Here you go, men. We have shared some history, styling tips and other information we know. Hopefully, this helps you to achieve an awesome slick back hairstyle, whether it‘s a classic or a modern one. Take care, men!

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