Cowlick... aka you think you're havng a bad hair day?
Thanks to Rock & Roll I stopped parting my hair on the side and started parting my hair in the middle (of my head) around the age of 15. But, changing direction caused a noticeable cowlick. A few years after my hair was to my shoulders and a cowlick didn't matter.
By definition, a cowlick is a tuft of hair that grows in a different direction.
My dad used to say a 'buzz cut' to keep it straight would train your hair and get rid of a cowlick. I only recall one such haircut like that and still suffering from the trauma it caused.
For years, it's been combed straight back. I often wake from having slept on my left side... the side where I used to part my hair and now my hair sticks straight up. A shower and brushing it wet while holding my hand over the spot isn't enough to control the cowlick and it fights me all day.
No gel, no Gorilla Glue... it's all natural!