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    #1

    Hat hair

    Son takes off his hat.


    Fix your hair a bit, son. It's all messed up from wearing your hat.
    You've got hat hair, son. Fix it up a bit.

    Which is more natural?
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    #2

    Re: Hat hair

    "You've got hat hair" is fine in BrE. I wouldn't say "fix it" or "fix it up" though. I might say "Sort your hair out!" or "Brush/comb your hair."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Hat hair

    I've never heard 'hat hair' in my life!

    I'm sure you know what you're talking about, though. It just goes to show how long I've been out of the country.
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    #4

    Re: Hat hair

    Like Roman, I must have been away too long. I have never heard of 'hat hair'. I am slightly consoled by the fact that there are no citations for it in the BNC.

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    #5

    Re: Hat hair

    "Hat hair" and "hat head" are fine - highly evocative!

    Americans would not say "Sort out your hair." Other than that, Ems is right-on.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #6

    Re: Hat hair

    I was very surprised to discover nothing on Google images for "hat hair" but glad to see that there are hits on a standard Google search, mainly to do with how to avoid hat hair if you've spent hours perfecting your hairdo but then wear a hat! First world problems, eh?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: Hat hair

    I have heard it too.

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    #8

    Re: Hat hair

    "Hat head" is far more common in AmE.

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