Caps are one of the very common outfit accessories that we can confidently say can be worn anywhere. It is one of the few accessory pieces that is not weather and time selective.
In adorning yourself with the right baseball cap, some of the general issues faced are what color to pick, which position to place it, how to wash it, preserve it, and if it fits your outfit for the day.
But the bulk of the stress lies with people with long hair and how they can wear their hair underneath a cap and not look shabby. For some of us with long hair, the issue isn’t even looking shabby while wearing caps; rather, we are bothered about not wearing the same look all the time.
Wearing the same look with a cap can be tiring, but here are a few simple tricks and tips we possess up our sleeve that can help you fix the one ol’ boring look.
- THE RIGHTY
This is a go-to method for every right-handed person out there. The righty is a slouchy method that entails pacing the hair at a low level, holding it up with elastic at the neck level, and placing the cap the right way forward.
The placing of the hair with the right method is such that the hair is somewhat tilted to the right-hand side, resting a bit on your right shoulder. See here
- THE FOLD THROUGH
This method has been used by women generally for a long time. It is the classic method of cap-wearing, where you pack the hair in a low ponytail and then pull it through the hole at the back of the cap, folding the hair into two and leaving it halfway.
This is an old method for people who do not want any or a lot of hair touching them, even behind their neck or back, while they go about their businesses. See here
- THE BRAIDED HOMBRE
The braided hombre is a contemporary twist to the double vision style. It entails dividing the hair into two, just like the double vision style, but the only twist that makes it different is that the braided hombre must be braided on the two sides of the shoulder and held at the tip by an elastic each.
This style is fashionable and keeps the hair in place under the cap. See here
- THE DRAPE
The drape style is a casual cap look and a very fashionable look. It is called a drape because it lets the hair down without hindrance and places the cap right on it. This method or style is used when a person wishes to flaunt their hair in its full glory and still rock a face cap.
A casual and raw appearance that allows you to let your hair down for some breeze. This method is good for the hair sometimes, especially during summer, as it allows your hair to drape over your ears rather than behind them. The drape style is good for your hair during winter as it gives you a different look. View here
- THE TUCK
The tuck style is a reliable go-to style for many guys. This is because when you let your hair down in a slobby bob, and the air makes the hair get in your face, you unconsciously tuck the strands of hair on the side of your face behind your ear on both sides.
It is also possible to intentionally do this, but it is often done without a thought. The tuck is an impulsive style that keeps the hair behind your ears while you wear your cap and go about your daily business. See here
- THE PRAIRIE DOG
This is also one of the styles that keeps your hair out of your face. You start the prairie dog style by tucking your hair behind your ears and packing it in a low ponytail which you would allow to pass through the back opening of your cap.
Then you proceed to put the well-secured ponytail in a perfect bun. This style keeps the hair off your face and neck, and you wouldn’t have to worry about your hair all day. See here
- THE UNDERCOVER
The undercover method of wearing a cap is easier with medium-length hair. It is a tricky style, and if it is not carefully done, the hair stuffed in the back of the back will drop back down in just a few minutes.
This style is achieved by stuffing the whole bunch of your hair into a baseball cap that fits your head perfectly, making the cap tight enough to not send the stuffed hair falling back. This is a conservative cap-wearing style for days you do not want to show off your hair. See here
- THE SHADED SNAKE
The shaded snake method, just like its name, a simple look at it would depict the stricture of a snake. You would need several elastic bands for this style, depending on how long your hair is or how many sections you want to put your hair in.
You start by putting your hair in a low ponytail with one of the elastic bands, then create a little space — about 2inches, then put in another elastic band. Repeat this process till you reach the tip of your ponytail.
This style is interesting to fit a cap into during summer. See here
- THE SLOPPY BOB
The sloppy bob style is one where you pack your hair in a low messy bun; the bun falls below the base of the cap at the back base of your neck. This style is for people that do not care if they have a bunch of hair strands wrapped together by an elastic and laying behind their necks while they go about during the day.
You can easily move from a sloppy bob to a tuck or drape style anytime. Just remove the hair from the elastic and give it a nice comb out. View here
- THE OVER-UNDER
This style is a regular for the hip-hop generation. It is a style you need to be careful with if it is your first time going with it because it has to compliment your outfit. First, you need a headwrap of neutral color and a face cap as usual.
To create the over-under look, make sure you brush out your long hair properly, do not bother trying it in a pony or bun; just leave it loose. Then use the headwrap to secure the hair before placing the cap with the elongated front part facing the back. This style accentuates your swag and gives you a street look. See here
- THE LEFTY
The lefty style is the same as the righty; the only difference is that it tilts to your left instead of the hair tilting to the right hand. This style is go-to for left-handed persons and very easy for them to achieve.
It is a perfect slouchy style for a hot day. See here
- THE HORSETAIL
The horsetail style is another effortless style that needs no accessory or addition. To achieve this easy look, you just need to brush your hair properly to the back, wear the cap the right way forward and pull your hair through the hole at the back of the cap till there is no excess spilling out.
This style makes the hair hang in a cap just like a horse’s tail hangs off its hind, which brings the name “the horsetail.” It is a very good go-to style, especially for curly hair. Allows the hair to fly and wiggle as you move. See here
- THE WILLY
The willy style is the casual street version of the braided hombre style. You then wear your cap over your hair parted into two, and elastic bands only hold the two ends without being braided.
It is a carefree style where the two ends of your hair are made to rest carelessly on both of your shoulders. The willy style is appropriate for days when you are too hurry to manipulate your hair into a braided hombre. View here
- THE STANDARD
This style is indeed a standard one as it can be said to be the most popular. I’m sure you would have worn this style many times without knowing it, as it is the most impulsive go-to style.
You only need one elastic band to hold your hair in a low ponytail, otherwise known as the mental, and wear your baseball hat over it. This way, the back hole is placed right above the menstail. View here
- THE SILENT BOB
The silent bob style is a timeless casual when it comes to throwing back your baseball cap. As simple as it looks, this style is my personal favorite go-to. This look only needs you to tuck your hair behind your ears and wear your cap facing the back, causing the hole at the back of the cap to be situated on your forehead.
You do not need to pack your hair with an elastic or fold it; just tuck it behind your ears and let the cap sit. See here
- MESSY BUN
This style of cap is almost the same as the sloppy Bob. This is when you pack the hair up through the hole behind the cap and make a not-so-perfect bun.
This style gets you going on a sunny day. See here
- THE RALLY-STYLE
The Rally style is specifically for young men who generally love soccer or games and love to express how they feel by the way they look.
This style is done by parting the hair into two, then you go ahead and use an elastic band to form a low bun on one side while you leave the other flat out like that. After that, you fold the body of the cap into two and place it on the side that has the low bun. The Rally-style is one that should be worn when you desperately need your team to make a big score. View here
- TWISTED HALF-LOOP
The twisted half loop is also basically for men with extremely long manes. You can work this style by laying your hair properly under a cap and lifting the upper part to form a knot, leaving the remaining part under the know to lay on your back with grace.
This look leaves you relaxed and unbothered. See here
- TWIST ON A WHIM
The twist on a whim style is achieved when you put your hair in one huge large twist that rests on your shoulder and place the cap on your head while securing the tip of the twist with an elastic band.
This style is simple yet classic. View here
- GANGSTER VIBE
The gangster vibe style does nothing else but gives you the perfect hip-hop look. This style is worn by most hip-hop artists and celebrities, especially at parties and roadshows.
This style is achieved by letting your hair down without adding any elastic bands, then placing the hat on your head facing the side. Depending on your choice, you can allow it to face your left or right side. See here
Wearing a hat is one of the highly conventional ways to help curb your hair on days you do not feel like dealing with your long beautiful mane or manipulating it. So if you have not considered rocking a cap with your hair, I would implore you to invest in a few baseball caps to switch your look a bit.
Caps keep stray hair strands away from your face and allow you to focus without tiny side distractions. So the next time you want to pair a hat with your outfit, you should look through the above 20 styles and choose the one that best suits you.