Changing your hairstyle and appearance in Death Stranding can be a bit complicated. There’s not a lot you can do, customization-wise, and it isn’t very well explained. There are some tricks that can allow you to change stuff you otherwise wouldn’t be able to, and you can change the color of your suit and accessories, but that’s pretty much it. This guide is going to show you how to change hairstyle and appearance in Death Stranding.
How to change hairstyle?
You can’t change your hairstyle in Death Stranding, at least not for good. A lot of people are complaining about the pony tail, and wondering how to take it down, or even if it’s possible. Sam will change his hair of his own accord, but there’s a trick to make him lose the pony tail if you don’t like it.
Go to a private room, and after you’ve rested, examine the big black table to the right of the bed. This will allow you to pick a pair of glasses or goggles to wear. When you pick one (any pair will do), Sam will let down his hair.
How to change appearance?
When it comes to clothes, there are two categories. There’s the gear – the clothes that have actual use, like the Bridges boots – and the cosmetics. You can swap out the former through the inventory screen, while the latter can be equipped in the private rooms. Sam will take cosmetic items like hats and glasses off every time he goes to rest, so you’ll have to reequip them.
You can also change the color of your clothes. You can repaint cosmetic items using the equipment rack next to BB’s slot in private rooms, but if you want to change the color scheme of the entire suit, you’ll have to wait until you’ve beaten the game.