I like Sumotech, but I feel like it damages my hair even more than say Layrite, which is water based/soluable.
Stopped using Sumotech since my last jar ran out. Been using Layrite but in small portions and when hair is wet. I find that wet hair helps blend the product more and spread it in my hair (only for long hair IMO, short hair I would dry or leave damp, then, apply product). Works nicely. And I also find Layrite a lot more pliable whereas Sumotech sort of fuzzes. (How pliable it is probably depends on how much product is used.) Warning: Spoiler!(Click to show)
I believe I was using Sumotech...or Layrite, forgot but it is about the same either product. Might grow it out more on the top. The sides right now is a #3 with a fade. I always try to get to the length like Synthese, Artishard, or Cyc wid it but end up bowing out. It's a lot of hair, a lot of maintenance in my limited experience. And not sure if long hair compliments a receding hairline \ long forehead.
jfc, toasty, you do NOT have a receding hairline, or even a big forehead, if that photo is at all accurate.
I have two of the new Anovas. Love them, cooked all sorts of things from veggies, protein, eggs, etc. My girlfriend, who wants to start her own bakery soon and is fantastic in a kitchen, is meh about it but doesn't hate the results.