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post #16 of 26
The American Crew Gel is much stronger than the Grooming Cream or the Pomade, but it will make your hair very stiff...
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by j
Thanks for the suggestions. Isn't pomade generally greasy? I have some American Crew pomade (which costs WAY too much BTW) and I have tried that - to get the necessary effect I would need to use half the container. And it is greasy feeling, which I can't stand.

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post #18 of 26
i use a couple of things depending on the weather. When its warm i usually use a combo of Brit Style "styling paste" (which leaves your hair looking dry) and Keihls "silk groom". I find this the perfect combo to have soft looking pushed back hair with very little greasyness to it. I have alot of hair and this method works good because the paste gets the hair in the desired position while the silk gromm softens and slicks it, or else you would be using a whole bottle of silk groom or pomade etc.

In cold weather i tend to add a little pomade to this mixture to soften things up a bit or add more silk groom because the styling paste tends to stiffen up in the cold as well as other products.
post #19 of 26
I slick my hair back...well more of a pomp than anything. You are gonna have to use some type of wax or pomade. The problem with gel is that as soon as you run your hands through your hair all the hold is lost. I would recommend a couple of things. Brylcreem is good stuff....I use it in combination with Groom and Clean by Suave. The Groom and Clean combined with the Brylecreem gives great hold and shine....and yes it will be slightly greasy but you can still wash it out with no problem. The heavier waxes such as Murray's, Royal Crown and Daxx and much harder to get out of your hair.
post #20 of 26
Since you have curly hair, I suppose you could have it flattened and marcelled to have the slick look.
post #21 of 26
J, the suggestion of Cool Grease from Japan was a great one, BUT that shit is near impossible to get here (a few years ago some local rockabilly guys bought caseloads in Japan and brought them back to resell in LA) but there is a US brand that is exactly the same stuff by Pinaud's called "Club Pomade". It is a water based pomade so it isnt "greasy" and washes out but it is very strong and will control unruly/curly hair very well. I used to buy tubs of that stuff at Sally's Beauty Supply (i think that's a national chain) for about $3.50. Pinaud's has no scent and completely washes out.
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
J, the suggestion of Cool Grease from Japan was a great one, BUT that shit is near impossible to get here
No, it isn't.
post #23 of 26
right on, but it sure is hella expensive for the same stuff Pinaud's sells..oz for oz comparison-wise (Pinaud's is $3.50 for 2 oz, compared to $29 for 7oz of Cool Grease)
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
J, the suggestion of Cool Grease from Japan was a great one, BUT that shit is near impossible to get here (a few years ago some local rockabilly guys bought caseloads in Japan and brought them back to resell in LA) but there is a US brand that is exactly the same stuff by Pinaud's called "Club Pomade". It is a water based pomade so it isnt "greasy" and washes out but it is very strong and will control unruly/curly hair very well. I used to buy tubs of that stuff at Sally's Beauty Supply (i think that's a national chain) for about $3.50. Pinaud's has no scent and completely washes out.
Interesting, I'll see if I can find some of this. I don't know if/why I'm going to try this, but it would be at least nice to control the sides of my hair that sometimes curl out and forward and look goofy.

Thanks everyone.
post #25 of 26
paul mitchell super clean styling gel is the best for slicked back look.

i opt for leave-in conditioner these days instead, but it i wanted helmut hair again gel is the way to go.
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by j
Interesting, I'll see if I can find some of this. I don't know if/why I'm going to try this, but it would be at least nice to control the sides of my hair that sometimes curl out and forward and look goofy.

Thanks everyone.

If you find something that works, let me know. The only thing that currently seems to keep my son's hair from being totally wild are the Wahl clippers, which he is currenlty shunning...
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