Most of us don’t pay much attention to how we part our hair. Usually, we create a straight-ish part every morning that’s typically in the middle or off center to the side, but there’s not much more to it beyond that. Shifting a side part to the left if you’re typically rocking it on the right can definitely refresh your look, which is what we want to introduce for you——zigzag part.


What Is The Zigzag Part?

Zigzag part is one of the ways to part hair. What differs from common middle and side part is that the seams of your hair will show a z-shape. The part thats created by drawing a jagged line where you want your hair to fall in a criss-cross fashion, which  looks more characteristic.

A zigzag part is the perfect, easy way to add a little interest to an otherwise rather boring feature. Not only does it take just a few minutes to create, but will make your hairstyle stand out in the best of ways.

Is The Zigzag Part Coming Back?

YES! You might feel this look is giving you déjà vu. Actually, this hairstyle was popular in the 1990s and early 2000s. But as we know, fashion is the reincarnation of game field. Celebrity hairstylist Ayano Jinnouchi predicts that creative parting paired with a simple style will be one of 2022’s biggest hair trends.

And celebrities are proving that there’s a worthy way to take it to the next level. Take the famous American model Bella Hadid for instance. She took on the zigzag part felt really fresh.The zigzag part is very harmonious with her overall look. Small zigzag looks like a lightning shape. Compared with the most common way of parting hair with a straight line, the zigzag part makes her look cooler and more distinctive, just like a proud queen. The meticulous, jagged parts add some unique feel to her.


How To Do A Zigzag Hair Part?

The allure of the zigzag is that it helps you achieve a different, striking look without having to go in for a big chop or bold color change——it’s an easy vessel for non-committal personal expression. Of course, the zigzag part is much more complex than its straightforward counterparts. We will list the steps of making a zigzag part for you in the following part.


1. Create A Workable Texture

The first step is prepping your hair for the part and making it easy to work with. Because for African American women, we have curly and textured natural hair. If you plan to create a zigzag look on your natural hair, then you need to make your hair less frizzy and smooth. If you want to create a zigzag part on your wig, it will be easier compared to natural hair. You just need to use something that can give it a high degree of polish and separation.

2. Section The Hair

To make things easy for yourself, some zigzag hair part tools are necessary. Have ample hair clips and sectioning tools at your disposal. Firstly, you need to comb all your hair back. Then begin the parting process by sectioning and clipping away pieces of hair, especially those behind your ears, so that the front of your face is unobstructed.

3. Draw The Zigzag Part

After you have prepared all the things, it is time to draw the zigzag part. Put your finger where you want the part to end. Then, use a rat-tail comb to draw the direction and size of the zigzag on your scalp according to your preference. When the comb meets your finger, use it to separate the hair onto the sides of the zigzag part.

Next, split your strands along the part, you can clip away pieces of hair so that you can finesse the zigzag. If this involves combing the hair, you have to exercise extreme caution to ensure the part is not disturbed.

After finishing all the steps, you will get a dreaming zigzag part hair. Then you can continue to style your hair, such as a low pony tail, two buns, and other zigzag part braids are good options.


Although the process of making a zigzag part is a bit more difficult and complicated than the ordinary middle and side part, the look you get is worth it. Compared with adding decorations or doing complicated hair design, zigzag part can easily help you get a unique hairstyle. At the same time, it can also be combined with various hairstyles to make your hairstyle more stunning. If you have never tried a zigzag part, now is the best time to get it!