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post #46 of 56
I'm Asian and I hate the way Asian hair looks. I'm not speaking genetically, i mean the way Asian men typically decide to style, or not style, their hair. Lots of crew cuts, shaved sides, bowl cuts that were left back in the nineties for everyone else.

For me, I find more success when I let my hair get longer. If it's a hairstyle I admire on a white or latin person, I find I need my hair to be a half inch longer than theirs on the sides. Like you said, if it's too short it'll stick straight out. So you need just enough length on the sides to give it some weight. But if you don't thin it out or layer it, it'll get too poofy and big. On the flip side, I find the overly thinned hairstyles on some Asian men to look really effeminate and fluffy, like a the feathers on Gonzo's head.

Also, the key is to experiment. Different cuts/products/and process of using those products. I get a completely different hairstyle if I let my hair dry first vs. putting product on wet hair, then letting it dry and breaking it up. The latter offers more control, i can get flatter sides and higher body. Putting it on dry hair offers a more natural look, but then if it tends to look bad by the end of the day.
post #47 of 56
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But if you don't thin it out or layer it, it'll get too poofy and big.

This is the only part with which I disagree.

I hate when barbers/stylists try to thin out my hair with the damnable scissors. It leaves my hair frizzy and it doesn't grow back evenly. Besides, isn't thick hair a good thing? I never heard anyone complimented on their thin hair.

When I get out of the shower, I comb the hair on the sides back. On bad hair days, I use a little hairspray for hold. Keep doing this long enough and you'll train your hair to lay this way.

Also, I recommend using Samy Pure conditioner:

http://www.samysalon.com/products/sm...onditioner.htm

I don't know why, but this stuff actually seems to have some effect on the texture of my hair whereas every other conditioner has had no noticeable effect. No promises, but it just works well for me.
post #48 of 56
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Haha I go MIA for a year and I find this thread just where I left it.

I've been playing around with the same hair style and various products for about 12 months now. Since Asian hair is naturally fine and straight, I felt that using pomade was overkill (if slight) for achieving lift or control. Apply too much and you'll get a heavy greasy mop on your head. I enjoyed the pliability offered by pomade as people often want to touch my hair, but it doesn't set completely and the greasiness effectively repulses any perpetrators. (For reference, I used American Crew and Paul Mitchell pomades.) I recently switched to TIGI Bed Head Manipulator paste and found that it offers the same shine and softness without the greasiness. It also doesn't melt in heat like pomade does. Top it off with a finishing spray and you're golden for the whole day. I played tennis for two and half hours in 95-degree weather and my hair was more or less the same at the end of the day as it was when I first styled it in the morning.



To increase control without sacrificing length and keeping product usage to a minimum, have your hair texturized with thinning shears the next time you're at a salon. It reduces the weight of your hair and increases separation, making spikey styles almost effortless to put up. I used to spend up to 15 minutes trying to work and position my hair exactly the way I wanted it, but now I'm in and out in under 3.

howd you get that hair? i'm thinking about trying it out but how long do you have to grow out the back of your head hair for that? how do you keep the back styled during the time you grow it out?
post #49 of 56
hey im not asian but i have straight, thin hair. people have told me that i have chinese hair a lot although I'm russian.. I tihnk the best thing to do is keep it medium size, get a textured cut, and wax it to make it a bit messy and textured also, MAGIC MOVE by Supremo is a great japanese hair wax, it'll make your hair look fuller, smoother, and nicer. Its perfect for thin straight hair, I've tried other brands and they made my hair look very bad
post #50 of 56
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Originally Posted by breakdown View Post
I'm Asian and I hate the way Asian hair looks. I'm not speaking genetically, i mean the way Asian men typically decide to style, or not style, their hair. Lots of crew cuts, shaved sides, bowl cuts that were left back in the nineties for everyone else. For me, I find more success when I let my hair get longer. If it's a hairstyle I admire on a white or latin person, I find I need my hair to be a half inch longer than theirs on the sides. Like you said, if it's too short it'll stick straight out. So you need just enough length on the sides to give it some weight. But if you don't thin it out or layer it, it'll get too poofy and big. On the flip side, I find the overly thinned hairstyles on some Asian men to look really effeminate and fluffy, like a the feathers on Gonzo's head. Also, the key is to experiment. Different cuts/products/and process of using those products. I get a completely different hairstyle if I let my hair dry first vs. putting product on wet hair, then letting it dry and breaking it up. The latter offers more control, i can get flatter sides and higher body. Putting it on dry hair offers a more natural look, but then if it tends to look bad by the end of the day.
agree, agree, agree, agree, AGREEEEE to everything this guy has said! i always get complements and comments like, "more asian guys need to wear their hair like you" or "i didn't know asian hair could be cut to look good like that" -------------- if your not liking the results you get from your BARBER in terms of the thinning and texturizing it's bc youre going to a BARBER. they are more old school and can do amazing things with razors, but when it comes to manipulating texture etc, they don't usually teach that in barbering school. good STYLISTS usually have a plethora of tricks up their sleeves like point cutting, razoring etc, in addition to having multiple texturizing/thinning shears with varying 'teeth' width to accomodate different hair types. just like there's a certain art to getting THE perfect fade for barbers, there's an art to knowing how much to thin and get it even all over and which shears to use. . . . and if ur lucky like me, ur stylists not only stays on top of the industry with different cutting techniques, but she also started out old school barbering so she can create just about anything. i've found that the best haircuts i've gotten have been by stylists who have spent a good amount of time studying with bumble and bumble in nyc, post already having been in the industry a few years already. maybe its just coincidence, maybe not. -------------- . . . and one last thing, not all asian hair is the same. i have thicker, coarser hair, with a bit of wave. my cousins have stick straight, extremely fine hair (like if its wet u can see their scalp), my brother in law has wavy almost curly hair. -------------- my miracle products: kiehl's creme with silk groom - it's like leave in conditioner/smoother with a creamy rich, lotion type texture that i put in damp hair and let air dry. it's heavy enough to weigh my hair down so its not the asian poofball, and when it dries u don't feel like u have anything in your hair. hair dryer - to flatten down the cowlicks and also de-poof
post #51 of 56
I'm Asian, and the only way I found to get around the "sticking straight up" curse with short hair is to get #2 on the sides and hand-cut to a little over an #8 on the top. When freshly cut, this looks pretty good on its own, but to style it I wear a baseball cap right after I take a shower. After about 15min of letting the hair "mold" in the cap, the top flattens out like the type of style that many white guys can do with ease. Or you can use product, but I like my hair completely natural. It's a tedious process and it sucks that you have to cut it every few weeks before my hair resembles an afro, but it's the only style I like. And humidity kills it...hence I carry a hat around all the time... +1 On the disliking the way many Asians style their hair. Especially if it's obviously unnaturally bond and spiked up in all directions.
post #52 of 56
Nice thread going here,
I know it's an old thread but I don't want to start a new one so here I go...
So I'd like to take the japanese hairstylist advice mentioned here so does anyone know a japanese hairstyles in the OC or Riverside area?
thanks

Edit: Nevermind, "Yelp.com" game me my answer.
post #53 of 56

best advice ever given.

post #54 of 56
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i like the sides of your hair in the second and third pictures. its really flat and texturized. is it normally like that or is it stubbornly straight?

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Try washing it infrequently. I'm asian, and I wash it about once a week. It doesnt ever smell unsavory, but I take care of it. Once the hair has had a break from washing, the oils usually make the hair a little more matted, and malleable. I find that I can work with my hair more when it's a little oily.

I occasionally go 2-3 days without washing my hair and can confirm this effect. My hair would feel notably thicker/heavier and my would would lay flat on my bangs forehead. I could sculpt chunks of my hair to a certain degree.

A barber can't change the texture of your hair, but the subtle use of highlights and/or cutting ends unevenly with a shear point technique can create the same effect.

Or just wear a military cap to sleep.

I usually go 2 days between washing and I layer my hair to avoid helmet head. I keep it tight and neat if I'm in court or I can go K-pop style on the weekends...
post #55 of 56
13' bump
post #56 of 56

Its easy to get white hair,

You can always color your hair Ash grey this color was in in 2011

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