As long as there’s an ample amount of hair on your head, you can theoretically pull off the men’s slicked-back hairstyle. That said, there are types of hair more suited for the task. Short, straight hair is much easier to push back than curly hair. The hair should be of low or medium density, thick hair can be trickier to maintain in the pushed-back style. Finally, the hair should naturally grow toward the back. These qualities are not necessities, but they are ideal for the slicked-back hairstyle.