Here’s an unpopular opinion for fans of Neymar: The Brazilian’s hair looks just like instant noodles. Just take a look at the number of Neymar hair memes that have spawned all over the Internet. It's almost as if his hairdresser wanted to colour co-ordinate his natural curls with his jersey in a tasty shade of ramen yellow.
Now that the World Cup is officially over, here's a recap of five other footballers that have killed the hair game at FIFA World Cup 2018.
Tomoaki Makino of Japan
The 31-year-old centre-back’s jet black side part is one of the most gorgeous things we’ve seen this season. Makino parts his mop in a classic 2:8 ratio, while keeping his sides not too short to give the illusion of fuller hair. In short, he looks extra suave on the field.
We recommend using Don Juan Hybrido, a water-based pomade that is enriched with natural plant extracts and Dead Sea minerals, providing an all-day hold strength with a medium shine that is perfect for the thick coarse Asian hair.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek of England
The 22-year-old midfielder rocks the classiest of the classics: a simple crew cut. After all, he has a perfect head shape, so what better way to show off his curvature than to buzz it all off. If you’re afraid of looking bald, take the liberty to tell your barber to leave the top slightly longer than the sides for a disconnected undercut.
Son Heung-min of Korea
Korea’s star player Son Heungmin led his team to oust ex-champion Germany off the brackets with a trendy two-block cut and quintessential C-curls bangs that seized the streets of Seoul. The deliberate messy perm adds texture and grit to the hair so that he could transition from bed to soccer field real quick.
We recommend Apes to Men's Volcanic Clay, a high-performance clay with extreme hold that helps introduce thickness and fullness to messy and lifeless hair, yet malleable for restyling throughout the day.
David De Gea of Spain
The professional goalkeeper's mop is the crossbreed between a hipster who had too much expresso at an overpriced coffee joint and a lumber-sexual circa 2014, rocking a sleek man bun with a fresh undercut and, lest we forget, a full beard. He probably tamed his baby hairs and flyaways with a light coat of sweat-resistant pomade and a spritz of anti-humidity hairspray.
We recommend a sweat-resistant pomade such as Lockhart's Goon Grease Heavy Hold to keep everything in place for your sportive activities, followed by Living Proof's No Frizz Humidity Shield to fend off the waterworks.
Aleksei and Anton Miranchuk of Russia
Two is always better than one. We are referring the 23-year-old Miranchuk twins, who sported a soft wavy side part/quiff, disconnected sides, and minimal facial hair. The slight difference in haircut makes it much easier to identify who's who. Aleksei's sides are cut shorter and tighter than his brother, making Anton look as if he had copious hair than the other when it is styled.