Triangle Hair: What It Is And How to Get Rid of It?

Triangle hair (also called ‘mushroom head’ or ‘Xmas tree head’) is the hair shape commonly found in curly hair girls.

Photo: Gena Marie

It happens when your hair is all one length, the root part is flattened and the ends part is way too puffy that the curls mount on each other.

Photo: Gena Marie

One of the reasons for having triangle shaped hair is when your curly hair has a tendency to expand and you over apply shampoo on it.

When your hair is still wet, you should clip the root section upwards and use the mousse to keep them in place. Let them dry then remove the clips, your root hair won’t be flattened anymore.

Clips at the roots


Photo: My Merry Messy Life

Rinsing, applying products or drying with your hair upside down will help your root hair to stand up and create volume to your curls.

Upside down


Photo: Gena Marie

You might want to spend five to ten minutes to section your hair into small parts, then you can thoroughly use the products on them. Re-wetting the hair before doing any actions on it is a good idea, especially if you want to apply heat products.

Section and re-wet before styling


Photo: My Merry Messy Life

This method is to prevent the hair from sticking to the scalp while they are still wet. To plop, you can use the sticks to separate the hair sections near the scalp and the scalp and let them air dry.



Too long curls mean they are getting heavier, which obviously causes high pressure on the root and makes the root hair section flatten.

Mind the length


Photo: Gena Marie

Swipe up to read the rest of the steps & learn more tips on how to get rid of triangle hair!