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The Reason Why Your Center Part Isn’t Perfect

A deep side part affords interchangeable volume—simply flip to either side and va-va-voom. Yet when looking to enhance facial features, the center part is supreme. How to find your perfect center part, however, leads to the challenge of getting your line straight. Follow the guidelines ahead to create a center part sans zigzags and flyaways.


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1. Create a Guiding Point

Use the middle of the bridge of your nose as a guiding point to get your straightest center part. Hold your finger above the area as a meeting point for the comb then steadily drag your comb in a straight line until you reach your finger, usually at the mid lower back of the head.

2. Start with Clean, Wet Hair

Nailing the center part is a little trickier when you’re working on day two hair, or hair that’s been set in a deep side part. For the best center part results, start with towel-dried hair. That way your comb doesn’t have to fight against an existent part, or cause hair to tangle and break.

3. Use a Fine-Tooth Comb

A wide-tooth comb is ideal for when brushing through wet strands, true, but when creating an even center part, false. The key to a dead-straight center part is in the size of your comb bristles. Use a fine-tooth comb like the YS Park Carbon Rat Tail Comb.

4. Tame Flyaways

Depending on the look you’re going for, a sleek finish is never complete without a blast to the frizzy strands. Our favorite method for tamping down flyaways is spraying a toothbrush with a setting hair spray like L’Oreal Elnett Satin Hair Spray and brushing over the outliers.

5. Fill In

If you’re experiencing hair loss or have a few patches of skimp hair along the center part, there’s an easy fix for that: Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch-Up Spray. The temporary, celebrity hairstylist-approved spray conceals without rubbing off on hands or clothes. It comes in various shades to match your color.


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