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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hi All,

I have a REALLY thick head of hair. In the morning I wake up and it stands straight up. I think that my hair would also be considered "coarse." I don't really know what to do with it. I am taking some pictures, and hopefully you can help me think of a new haircut. I have looked through a lot of different sample picture sites, but I never see celebrities with hair like mine. Pictures would be helpful. The closes hair type to mine that I have seen is in a tennis player: http://img371.imageshack.us/img371/2...0f5e158pf5.jpg

These pictures are the way my hair looks before doing anything to it.

http://imgur.com/n48xk.jpg

http://imgur.com/3uoxb.jpg

Thanks!
post #2 of 17
Your hair seems pretty similar to mine. I've been struggling to find something that works for my hair for a while now, and I've currently settled on a short messy/slightly spiky look, but I'm not really satisfied with it. I'm hoping someone more knowledgeable will come in with some ideas!
post #3 of 17
What you don't need is a haircut. There is nothing there to work with at the moment unless you want to shave it. Continue to have your sideburns/neck cleaned up regularly by whoever cuts your hair so you don't look like a slob but let it grow until it as at least as long as that tennis player's and then come back with more pics. The way your hair lays will change as it grows and right now it is a bit hard to tell what it's true nature is with that young republican supercuts clipper special. No offense.
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
No offense taken, that is why I am here. The sides stick straight out, so letting it grow will be a test of my willpower. However, I have wanted to do something different for quite a while so I'll give it a go.
post #5 of 17
You seem to have a great hairline (no receding). I would either go very short (maybe a 3, a 4, or a even a 5 attachment) or keep it the current length and try to style it forward with some pomade (like the tennis player).
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by millionaire75 View Post
You seem to have a great hairline (no receding). I would either go very short (maybe a 3, a 4, or a even a 5 attachment) or keep it the current length and try to style it forward with some pomade (like the tennis player).

My only problem with trying to do his haircut now is that the hair on the side of my head sticks almost straight out. Based upon the other comment, I may try to grow it out to see if it will lay down, but I don't know if it will.
post #7 of 17
i would in my opinion cut the sides shorter and tapering the back and let the top grow longer to more of a medium length and add product (gel, glue, etc.) and perhaps comb it to the side for a grown man look or just straight up or messy. just dab in some product and let your hands go. But you do need longer hair if your planning on a new style.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by SamTexas View Post
My only problem with trying to do his haircut now is that the hair on the side of my head sticks almost straight out. Based upon the other comment, I may try to grow it out to see if it will lay down, but I don't know if it will.

I could be wrong but judging from your pic, it looks like your hair will grow out instead of lay down. Thick hair is a pain in the a**. I really need to stay on top of getting my haircut or it doesn't look right.
post #9 of 17
My hair is very similar to yours; I know EXACTLY what you mean when you say it sticks out and won't lay flat.

You just need to go through a little bit of growing pain. Someone above said to just let it grow for a while, keeping the neck and burns clean. I suggest then that you get it cut an identical length the whoel way around. I get a number 8 the whole way around and I think it looks really good. The sides stick out for about 2 days right after I get it cut but then they lay down. I've also found that using liberal amounts of conditioner will help it lay down as well without having to resort to gel (which cracks and turns into "dandruff" inabout 2 hours when you have thick hair)
post #10 of 17
You have any pics of what a #8 would look like?
post #11 of 17
A bit shorter than this - a bad shot, I know, but the closest I have.
LL
post #12 of 17
Thanks....bad shot? hope you weren't referring to the gun!!!!
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by The Louche View Post
I've also found that using liberal amounts of conditioner will help it lay down as well without having to resort to gel (which cracks and turns into "dandruff" inabout 2 hours when you have thick hair)

+1 on the conditioner, and on avoiding the gel. I gave up on all product because none of it was strong enough to work without turning my hair into a sticky/flaky mess.

I ended up growing my hair out and am much happier now. Short just made me look like a Q-Tip.
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
Here is my hair after letting it grow for about another week and only using conditioner. Thoughts? http://imgur.com/a3hnj
post #15 of 17
IMO, you need to be thinking in terms of growing it for months, not weeks. Your hair simply can't stand straight out forever. The longer it gets the greater the weight on the hair shaft and at some point it will have to bend. Either you end up w/ long straight hair or anything from curly to fro.

In terms of products, I am a huge fan of Sebastian Potion 9 wearable conditioner. It's readily available at many supermarkets, salons or even Amazon. To my knowledge it is a fairly unique product. It behaves unlike mousse, gel, hairspray, wax, Brylcreem, etc.

Shampoo and use a seperate conditioner in the shower, towel dry your hair and then work a small dab(maybe the volume of one or two nickels) of this stuff in, then just let your hair air dry. You can blow dry it if you must but air drying is better all around. It is not stiff or slick. It won't look like you really have anything in your hair at all once it dries and your hair will just look better and be more manageable. Cheap experiment to try and a small tube should last quite a while.
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