Before: the Side Part
As you can see by this blurry outtake of a recent work video, my hair part dries thisclose to my scalp naturally. Still, I also got some words of encouragement. "Retrain your hair," my friend Nick DMed via voice note on Instagram. He's 24, so obviously I decided to listen to him. "How?" I asked, to which he responded simply: "When it's damp, after you shower, part it down the middle and press it down in both directions. Let it dry. Then keep doing that."
I'm pretty sure I responded in my own muffled voice note: "OK, I'll try," and that I did.