Avoid the bowl look with some careful prep and on-the-go recovery tips

Run a textile check

Wool is heavy, so it’s more likely to press down your hair. Instead, go with a lightweight knit cap, which won’t put weight on your do.

Check for fit

If it’s a baseball cap or driving cap, make sure it’s not too tight, to avoid creasing. A test: one index finger should fit comfortably between your head and the band.

Style, don’t brush

Holster that brush: brushing will make things worse by fluffing up hair not matted down by the hat. To reshape, run your fingers through your hair with a dab of gel or water instead.