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Hair products you use

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by groomin, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. padronlover

    padronlover Senior member

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    +1 for crew wax i have the greenish one?

    i see a lot of recommendations for the gatsby, but do any non-asians use that?
     
  2. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    I started using body shop coconut grease maybe 15 or more years ago. still use it, but I have to buy it online because it is very hard to find in stores, and I found that the only reason I ever went to a mall was to look for it.

    I like it, I tried a number of other products and none worked as well for me. I think that it is literally just a can of coconut fat, maybe with some stabilizers and preservatives to keep it from going rancid
     
  3. Bradford

    Bradford Senior member

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    I'm currently using American Crew Citrus Mint Active Shampoo...

    When my hair is shorter, like right now, I use American Crew Pomade.

    When it gets a little longer, I use American Crew Texture Cream.
     
  4. JWang

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    +1 for crew wax i have the greenish one?

    i see a lot of recommendations for the gatsby, but do any non-asians use that?


    Don't worry, it won't instantly give you super saiyan hair... [​IMG]

    The Gatsby Moving Rubber line has a bunch of different "colors" each with varying strength/shine. I like mine because it gives a nice matte, flexible hold. Gatsby can be had pretty cheap compared to American Crew, Sebastian, etc.
     
  5. unrated

    unrated Senior member

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    I'll second any recommendations for Gatsby Wax. I'm currently using Gatsby Spikey Edge (pink stuff) and Sebastian Extra Crude Clay, both highly recommended. American Crew Fiber wasn't bad, but I ended up going back to Gatsby. If you have access to stuff from Japanland I heard good things about Spice Sisters...

    I use Gatsby spiking edge and sebastian xtah crude clay. Both of them are fantastic.
     
  6. itsjustadrian

    itsjustadrian Senior member

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    I love using Paul Mitchell's Leave-in Conditioner.
     
  7. Eason

    Eason Senior member

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    +1 for crew wax i have the greenish one?

    i see a lot of recommendations for the gatsby, but do any non-asians use that?


    yup, I do
     
  8. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    Well, I ordered some Gatsby so I'll see how that goes.

    Really I'm just trying to find a replacement for Wella's MattMaxx that was discontinued last year. It worked a bit like a cream fiber but didn't leave an oily residue that every other product I've used. Also had a fair bit of hold so you could "bed head" while only using a tiny amount for your entire head.

    Anyone familiar with a similar product?
     
  9. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    I use Aveda elements (light) and a professional (in other words just works quicker and with less static, not that important) blow dryer. I have very light hair so the kind of haircuts and technique asians use look retarded on me.
     
  10. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I use the placenta of baby seals.
     
  11. rioni

    rioni Senior member

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    grabbed some moving rubber and it's awesome - thanks for the recommendation!
     
  12. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    The Gatsby wax I ordered came in the other day. GREAT recommendation. It's as close as I could have wanted to my MattMaxx.
     
  13. Fat-Elvis

    Fat-Elvis Senior member

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    What's a good product to give your hair some good 'weight' and texture and a little bit of shine, and a little bit of control, but very little hold? Basically something that leaves my hair looking and feeling like there's absolutely nothing in it, but improves the really dry and dull look it normally has. Something I can use to make my hair look decent when I don't feel like styling it with paste/wax/etc. I use American Crew Texture Cream, but it's not very noticeable unless I use too much then it leaves it feeling kinda greasy.
     
  14. Tooch4321

    Tooch4321 Senior member

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    LS&B Pucka Grooming Creme
     
  15. Xericx

    Xericx Senior member

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    Sebastian "Grease". It is a bit "greasy" but doesn't appear cheap-ish or greasy. It keeps my hair wet-looking all day with decent hold (doesn't dry out).

    My alternative is Kiehl's Grooming Paste finished with SumoTECH...but the grease does the same thing with only one product and lasts all day.
     
  16. billiamphan

    billiamphan Well-Known Member

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    What's a good product to give your hair some good 'weight' and texture and a little bit of shine, and a little bit of control, but very little hold? Basically something that leaves my hair looking and feeling like there's absolutely nothing in it, but improves the really dry and dull look it normally has. Something I can use to make my hair look decent when I don't feel like styling it with paste/wax/etc. I use American Crew Texture Cream, but it's not very noticeable unless I use too much then it leaves it feeling kinda greasy.

    got2b magnetik styling cream
    http://www.cvs.com/CVSApp/cvs/gatewa...?prodid=442839

    It does exactly what you described.
     
  17. swear

    swear Active Member

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    I use this Gatsby (Japan) Moving Rubber for my short/medium hair. The version I use is matte and I'd rate it at about 7/10 for hold.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Viktri

    Viktri Senior member

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    I use this Gatsby (Japan) Moving Rubber for my short/medium hair. The version I use is matte and I'd rate it at about 7/10 for hold.

    [​IMG]


    I use the green one, air something.
    I also use the ultra hold and ultra hard waxes

    I've got short hair
     
  19. slipperywhenwet

    slipperywhenwet Senior member

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    I use AG's Welding paste.

    I usually wait until my hair is completely dry, or almost dry, and then rub some of the paste in. After that, I quickly rub my head with a dry towel and then use a comb, or my fingers to get the desired look.

    I do the towel thing, because I find that if I don't break up the paste a little, it'll set up and get hard and shiny. This way it stays dry-looking. It works especially well if you're going for the bed head look, and because it's so strong, you don't have to use much paste.

    http://www.aghaircosmetics.com/produ...ldingpaste.cfm
     
  20. Emixam

    Emixam Senior member

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    I use Gatsby Clay
     

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