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The Official Hair Thread

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by APK, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. alexg

    alexg Well-Known Member

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    I bought Dirty the other day because the store had no Big Tease left, which I hadn't tried either. It's fucking terrible. It styles it decently, but smells bad and makes my hair feel weirdly greasy. Plus it rained today and all of it somehow managed to concentrate itself into a 2 inch area on the back of my head which felt absolutely gross. No other product I've used has done that, it didn't even rain hard at all, just a tiny bit of water. I'm going back to my fancy Japanese bullshit with no brand on it.
     
  2. nellijaer

    nellijaer New Member

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    Hello, I really like to try a new hairstyle and the one bradley cooper has in the following picture really appeals to me.
    Well, the problem is I don't have an idea how to explain the barber how to cut it...
    Can someone please tell me how I can best explain the barber how to cut it. I really like the fact his hair doesn't look wet, so what gel or hairproducts should i use?
    thanks in advance.

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  3. wizzeak

    wizzeak Well-Known Member

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    I've used night rider as well and my experiences have been kind of bittersweet. the thing was like bi-polar for me. Sometimes it had great hold but made my hair feel and look really sticky and dry (maybe I used too much?). Other times it had decent but moldable and natural looking hold but added a greasy sheen. its still probably one of the better hair products I've used. lastly they have this really well done video where Kevin is styling this model's hair and makes it sound like the hair wax from the heavens. just take note that it is Kevin Murphy doing the video... very well done though imo.
    seriously just bring in the pic. you can describe it all you want but even the word "fauxhawk" or "sidepart" can come out in so many ways. I've tried describing things many times instead of bringing in pics and it never turns out how I wanted it and I start hitting myself on the head cause I could have just showed the pic and be done.
     
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  4. hugopoon

    hugopoon Member

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    I don't think dry hair is the reason for low sebum production. I think not taking out too much sebum in the first place prevents the body from overcompensating for the loss by subsequently overproducing sebum. I used to use a shampoo and conditioner for oily hair every morning — by the next morning I'd look like I'd slathered oil on.
    Nowadays I use water every other day.

    I think the thing to be careful of with conditioner washing is that it can leave residue if you don't wash it out very well. It's been a while but I seem to remember being advised not to rub conditioner into the scalp.
    7-10 minutes is quite long but not excessively so.

    I'm not sure whether conditioner washing every day or every few days would be better — conditioners are usually designed to compensate for the things shampoo strips your hair of (otherwise you'd just keep building up "extra" stuff on your hair — when a conditioner's too "rich", it really leaves your hair horrible (I've tried it before)).

    Do consider water-only — not necessarily completely but perhaps between conditioner washes (although I'm not sure how it'd work if you use styling products). This (extremely long) thread explains it all: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=3412
     
  5. petenuts71

    petenuts71 Member

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    Hey guys, I want a new hairstyle for the new years. My current cut isn't that bad but I've been rocking it since 10'.[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif] [/FONT]My co-worker has been telling me to get something like Nate Ruess' Cut but I'm not sure how to get it that way as I only use American Crew boost powder and fiber as my only means of hair styling. [FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]I'm also looking for other style recommendations. [/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]I'm just getting bored with the whole asian side swept bangs trend going on and I want to expand past something I'm comfortable with.[/FONT]
     
  6. Acoustic

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    Well, been working with the same routine for a couple weeks now and it's great. Hair seems to still get dry/frizzy whenever I wash it on Sunday (and still a little bit on Monday). I don't think I could do water only, because my hair becomes very tangly and tough if I don't use it in the shower (not sure how it would be dry). I don't currently use styling products except for special occasions.

    Another question though:

    You guys talk about sulfate free shampoo, I am thinking about picking some up tomorow. I need to know if I use it once a week (like I am now) will my hair end up too oily by say...Thursday/Friday? Water seems to be doing pretty good about taking the right amount of oil out (I guess it would get a little bad if I didn't wash every Sunday with Shampoo) so I don't think I would have to change my schedule. In other words, how big is the difference between using sulfate free vs regular moisturizing shampoo? Do I use it differently?
     
  7. hugopoon

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    I've never tried sulphate-free — I went from shampoo+conditioner every day to every other day, then to using baking soda and vinegar/tea every other day, then to water only. Shampoo is still shampoo, sulphate-free or otherwise — I'd use use it however you need to to get a good feeling.

    I think the only way to go about this is to use your new shampoo once then do water-only or conditioner-only until you know you need to use the shampoo again. It might be once a week, once a month or once every few months (a lot of people only use conditioner).

    That your hair gets frizzy after using shampoo suggests to me that it's too drying on your hair. In my experience, shampoos "for oily hair" tend to do that. Try a shampoo 'for normal hair" or "for dry hair" (although that extreme left residue on my hair when I tried it a year ago (The Body Shop's Rainforest line)). But don't worry about that for now — just work out a routine for the sulphate-free shampoo.
     
  8. ahnafakeef

    ahnafakeef New Member

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    Hi!

    I'm new to this forum. I need expert advice regarding hair styling and hair products. Can someone suggest/direct me to a forum dedicated to the subject matter?

    I'm not going to bother opening up a new thread if posting here suffices.

    Thanks a lot! I really appreciate the help! :)
     
  9. kindofyoung

    kindofyoung Well-Known Member

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    I just want to drop by and say that this shit is amazing and I recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone with short to semi-long hair

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  10. kehv1n

    kehv1n New Member

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    Hey guys! My names Kevin and I've been contemplating on cutting my medium/long (curly) hair for a while now. I've just turned 18 and got out of a bad relationship and I was thinking maybe a new hairstyle would help attract some ladies.

    So yeah, I just need some opinions on what I should do (i.e grow out your facial hair and cut your hair short or keep it long or use this hairstyle here, etc) I have a few pictures so ill be posting them up. Constructive criticism is encouraged. But lets all try to be mature and nice about this. Okay so here are some pictures:


    1-2 week of no shave November:
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    (sorry for the funny face, all these photos are from my iphone)

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    (again sorry for the funny face. But this is me at a formal dance. I look fat, sorry)

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    Me with my ex girlfriend. As you can tell, my hair tends to frizz up at times and puff up and I absolutely hate that.

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    And an instagram picture. Again my hair is almost always pushed back and it dries and sometimes puffs up and outward.





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    Umm heres a fully body pictue and I was just thinking it might help with the advice. Im not exactly slim but Im not exactly fat/overweight. I consider myself chubby and Ive been heading to the gym and working out (not sure if you can tell by that picture or not) but thats a pretty accurate description of me now as well.


    But yeah, thanks to everyone who takes time to help. I've had long hair since the 6th grade so its a big leap for me. Sorry if I violated any rules or if the picture sizes are too large, I would have no problem going in and altering the sizes to the correct size.

    Thanks everyone

    - Kevin
     
  11. Keoke

    Keoke Well-Known Member

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    It better be good since it claims it's the ultimate, most recommended, first choice, maximum, must-have, etc product. That lid sets a new standard for cliche cluttered packaging ;)
     
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  12. Acoustic

    Acoustic Member

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    I actually use to use Suave Moisturizing shampoo (for dry/frizzy hair). Yesterday I tried the Tresemme natural lower sulfate moisturizing shampoo. I think my hair was a little less dry but it was pretty tangly and hard to comb yesterday. What's the deal with that? I've never really had my hair be like that? I still used the same amount of conditioner as well.
     
  13. kindofyoung

    kindofyoung Well-Known Member

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    I guess [​IMG]
    but still, stuff's great [​IMG]
     
  14. jimmyd760

    jimmyd760 New Member

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    Trying to get this hairstyle. Would anyone know what the cut or anything like that is? Thank you!

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  15. kindofyoung

    kindofyoung Well-Known Member

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    just ask for shaved sides and medium-long on top, or take the picture with you
     
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  16. hugopoon

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    Sulphate-free shampoo creates less lather. I suspect you might have used more than you would with sulphate shampoos in order to make it feel "the same".
     
  17. VirtruviusR

    VirtruviusR Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks to this thread for the good advice (special kudos go to you, PB, thanks a ton!). Meant to poast this a while back but forgot. Hair is getting a bit on the long side again, time to get it shaped up/potentially a different haircut (picture was from a week after getting it cut).... Also need to get better at styling it (the stylist did an amazing job but I've never managed to recreate the look)

    Sidenote: Where can one find Kent brushes/combs in NYC?

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    before:


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    Thoughts?
     
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  18. Flame

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    Anyone has recs for holding down the sides that doesn't make the hairs look "shellacked" ??? Been using hair spray, good hold but my sides look "artificial".
     
  19. VirtruviusR

    VirtruviusR Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried leave-in conditioner? That's my go-to for keeping things reasonably in place without it looking like I've gooped product on.
     
  20. Flame

    Flame Well-Known Member

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    Wary of conditioners as

    - I live in singapore, so washing hair everyday is a must due to sweat and oil buildup
    - Im susceptible to breakout along the hair line

    I do condition 1 or 2x a week tho (redken all soft)

    i also have straight, relative coarse azn hair that stick out like a broom head (the sides)
     
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