Originally Posted by a1nut
Hey everyone, I recently tried growing my hair a little longer than usual, it's about 4" on top and 1.5" on the sides right after a cut and I get it cut once a month (don't have time to go more often than that due to traveling for work). I've been trying to comb it in a nice clean professional style like this:
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However for some reason I can't get it looking nice and clean like that, and instead it comes out more like this:
The top looks decent, and the right side looks decent (albeit still not nearly as nice as how I would like it to be). The left side and the back just look messy.
I've tried 3 products - Crome Super Extra Hard Hold gel, Suavecito Firm Hold pomade, and Layrite Super Hold pomade (not all 3 together, I just try them out on different days), and I use a Kent Sawcut 14T comb.
Anyone got any insight as to why my hair seems determined to look messy and unruly not matter what I do? Am I combing it wrong, or not using enough product, or do I just have naturally bad hair, or what?
1) Figure out where your natural part is. It might not be in the same place as John Hamm's, but right now you're parting your hair lower.
2) Get a haircut at a good barber, some place that does classic cuts. If you happen to be in Portland, OR, message me and I'll suggest a place. Bring the picture and say that's what you want. Right now, your hair is definitely longer than his, and messier.
3) Do a better job parting your hair. You're not getting a nice, clean part.
4) If you still can't get a good part, ask your barber to shave in the part the next time you go.