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post #1291 of 1358

"A greaser is just white trash with long greasy hair." Bob Sheldon. Admiral makes my hair stiff as a day old corpse. Hair helmet. I mix in some railcar as well. Rinses right out.

 

 

post #1292 of 1358
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Originally Posted by Raisan View Post

Any SFers in the Baltimore area know where to get a good haircut? Also looking into styling product for hair, should pomade be enough or is it worth looking into other things if you have curly hair?

Yea washington DC....I'll ask my few friends with decent hair that live there where they go.
post #1293 of 1358
So I guess I've been parting my hair on the "wrong" side for most of my life confused.gif I've read that guys who part their hair should use the whorl at the crown of the head as a guide. If it's on the left side (looking from behind) and swirls clockwise, the hair should be parted on the left.

I most definitely have a left-side whorl that goes clockwise, but I've always parted my hair on the right, so apparently I've been doing it wrong. Anyway, I have a little more length on the top now, and I notice that when I get out of bed in the morning, or get out of the shower with wet hair, it does indeed want to part itself on the left. So I know what I'm "supposed" to do, but when I do this, there is one awkward spot on the right side of the frontal hairline (pretty much where I used to always part it). The rest of my hair seems to lay better with the left part, especially the area around the crown (which sometimes sticks up after shorter cuts). Should I just stick with the left part for a while? That area on the right has been "trained" by about 30 years of parting there, so I'm assuming it could take a while to readjust? Any advice is appreciated!

Here is the old way with the right part, which by the way, seems to make my hairline look like it's receding in that area (maybe it is?) but I'm only in my thirties.



And here is the left part, after a fresh cut. The frontal area on the right seems to want to stand up a bit more. I think overall, my hairline looks more even this way, albeit a bit higher.

post #1294 of 1358

I think the new part looks better. As you said, it makes your hairline look more even. A little more volume certainly isn't a bad thing.

post #1295 of 1358
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Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post

I think the new part looks better. As you said, it makes your hairline look more even. A little more volume certainly isn't a bad thing.

Thanks. I'll probably stick with it for a while and see how it goes. It does seem to make everything look more symmetric.
post #1296 of 1358
@Hair_Dude

This is good information, thanks for sharing. Your hair also looks much improved.

I am curious did you just realize this on your own or your barber pointed it out? If so, we caused this?

I'm getting a haircut this weekend and will ask about my part/comb over. I usually comb over from the right to left but am wondering if it should be left to right. And I am also self-conscious about my hairline. Can't wait to go bald...more of an excuse to shave my head. But until then I still need to manage this.
post #1297 of 1358
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

@Hair_Dude

This is good information, thanks for sharing. Your hair also looks much improved.

I am curious did you just realize this on your own or your barber pointed it out? If so, we caused this?

I'm getting a haircut this weekend and will ask about my part/comb over. I usually comb over from the right to left but am wondering if it should be left to right. And I am also self-conscious about my hairline. Can't wait to go bald...more of an excuse to shave my head. But until then I still need to manage this.

Thanks. Not sure what prompted this, but I remember reading an article a while back about hair parts and how most guys part on the left. After some Googling, I read about how most people have a swirl near the crown, which is typically on one side of the head, but I guess it's possible to have one on both sides. I always thought I had a cowlick back there because it usually wouldn't lay nice after a fresh cut, but I think maybe it was because I was combing it in the direction against the natural swirl. It seems much more cooperative if I just "go with the flow."

As for the hairline, I don't think it's changed drastically from when I was younger, but it does seem a bit thinner and higher up. I'm hoping this is the "mature hairline" thing and not something that will progress. The area around my crown seems the same as it's always been.

Anyway, good luck. If you have two mirrors, check out your crown and see if you can find the swirl and which direction it goes. I think the majority of guys have the left side, clockwise swirl, which is supposedly why there are so many left side parts. At the very least, it's something to play around with. smile.gif
post #1298 of 1358

Is there a specific name for side parting your hair with some volume at the front?

post #1299 of 1358
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Originally Posted by Raisan View Post
 

Is there a specific name for side parting your hair with some volume at the front?


Scumbag Boogie?

post #1300 of 1358

That fits my description but not quite what I'm looking for. I guess I just the bangs to be up and to the left but not be so wet/greasy looking. Something like the pics below.

 

 

 

 

I guess I'm trying to get a slight angular fringe without it being a side part but also not being flamboyant as some of the stuff I see on the internet with the bangs having some volume. Is this too specific? :lol:

 

No idea how to go about getting this.

post #1301 of 1358
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Originally Posted by Raisan View Post

That fits my description but not quite what I'm looking for. I guess I just the bangs to be up and to the left but not be so wet/greasy looking. Something like the pics below.








I guess I'm trying to get a slight angular fringe without it being a side part but also not being flamboyant as some of the stuff I see on the internet with the bangs having some volume. Is this too specific? lol8%5B1%5D.gif

No idea how to go about getting this.

The side part is a classic hairstyle. I don't like the greasy look, either. I think the basic haircut calls for tapered sides and back, while leaving some length on top. I get out of the shower, towel dry my hair and use some Aveda Grooming Clay. You gotta put a small amount in your hands and rub them together to warm it up. I run that through my hair, and then I wet my hands and run them though my hair, too, which helps spread it around more easily. If this clay is totally dry, it is pretty hard to spread throughout the hair without being pretty rough on it. Finally, I use a wide-bristled brush and comb it as desired. At this point, my hair is still wet and it has the slick look. However, after maybe 20 minutes or so, it air dries a bit and then I run my fingers through it to make it look less combed, which also seems to add a little volume. That's my basic "procedure." I'm sure if you wanted a lot of volume, blow drying might help, but I don't want to spend that much time and it's kind of a pain.

In short, once you get the proper haircut, the styling part is pretty simple. The Aveda Grooming Clay is really a nice product, but for something similar you could give American Crew Fiber a try. All the other pomade stuff will give you a slick ,wet look.
post #1302 of 1358
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Originally Posted by Streettrash View Post

"A greaser is just white trash with long greasy hair." Bob Sheldon. Admiral makes my hair stiff as a day old corpse. Hair helmet. I mix in some railcar as well. Rinses right out.
 

I've wanted to try Admiral for a bit but when I went to order it recently it was sold out. Good reviews on pomade.com. I've been using JSSloane for a while and just changed to Goon Grease and going to try Pomp's Not Dead. I like the Goon Grease so far.
post #1303 of 1358

Hey, i wonder if anyone here has any advice?

 

 

I'm tempted to grow my hair out (Thinking Charlie Hunnam from sons of anarchy length or possibly long on top with short on the sides)

But i have hair that grows straight out and is very thick, im just curious if anyone has any experience growing out thick hair that grows out (Bit like a porcupine!)

Will it eventually drop to where it doesn't require crap loads of product? I currently have to use pretty strong wax and then stick a hat on for like 20 minutes to flatten it down, not very practical at times!

 

 

 

 

 

The first pic is towel dried and the second is just out of the shower (Can you guys tell what i mean by porcupine hair?) 

The third is how i tend to wear it now, just usually a bit shorter.

 

Thanks guys!

 

post #1304 of 1358

Yes, it will eventually weigh it self down. Your hair is similar to mines, only lighter in color, and much much much shorter(mines is slightly past shoulder length). If that slicked back haircut from sons of anarchy is what you're referencing, or a pompadour/quiff is what you want, understand that the going about it is different for everyone based on hair texture. In your case, length is VERY necessary in order to weigh it down enough without product, but a pompadour with sides trimmed will require frequent trims for maintenance both on the side and crown area of your hair.

post #1305 of 1358

Any recommendations on good tweezers for grooming eyebrows and a nose hair trimmer?

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