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I have the most annoying hair in the world - help styling (pictures)

gatorfan15

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I need help with how to style my hair. Here's what my hair looks like after coming out of the shower and drying: http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/IMG_1541.jpg http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...n/IMG_1542.jpg I've never found a hair style that I liked. In high school, I would part my hair, but that just looked goofy. Lately I've been gelling the front up, but my hair is so stubborn that it is hard to keep it gelled up because the hair will start to fall down. I've always hated my straight hair and wanted wavy or curly hair. I was once thinking about getting my hair switched to curly/wavy at a salon through a perm or whatever you call it, but ultimately decided against it. I've never grown my hair out, so I don't know how it would look. Whenever I try to grow my hair out, my hair begins to look really awkward before I let it grow out all the way, and I end up just getting a haircut. Does anyone have any advice on how to style my hair so it looks good?
 

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I see the problem exactly. Looks like my ex-roommates' hair. Get a good conditioner, your hair looks really dry. I would keep the hair pretty short and use a little bit of pomade/cream to get some texture in there. Don't overdo it, or you'll end up looking guido.
 

Thomas

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Your hair's fine (be glad you still have it whippersnapper!), it's the white square in the middle of your face that I would address first. You look like a post-modern Magritte bowler-hat painting.

Seriously now, get one of those de-frizzing conditioners and a bit of gel/pomade, and Bob's your uncle.
 

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Even a cheap conditioner like Herbal Essences will do wonders for the dryness.

I think you should grow it a bit and part it on the side. It's a classic gentlemen's cut, but you might be too young for it. I switched from the ubiquitous comb-forward-front-up look when I was 23 and I'm quite happy. I think it makes me look more professional in the workplace and separates me from the average kid they run into on the street.

When I want to go more casual I don't define the part and let it lay more natural that works well too.
 

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Originally Posted by AC7
Get a buzz cut. Seriously.

buzz ftw

or like others have suggested get some nice conditioners... but i reccomend the buzz, can't go wrong with it
 

gatorfan15

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I took some of your advice and got a short buzz cut today. Maybe it's just me, but it looks really awkward!!
 

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Originally Posted by redgrail
I would keep the hair pretty short and use a little bit of pomade/cream to get some texture in there. Don't overdo it, or you'll end up looking guido.

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Originally Posted by Thomas
Your hair's fine (be glad you still have it whippersnapper!), it's the white square in the middle of your face that I would address first. You look like a post-modern Magritte bowler-hat painting.

Seriously now, get one of those de-frizzing conditioners and a bit of gel/pomade, and Bob's your uncle.


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I think a Ceaser type cut is the answer if you are going to keep it short. The products will be your best friend!!!!

Originally Posted by gatorfan15
I took some of your advice and got a short buzz cut today. Maybe it's just me, but it looks really awkward!!

Don't worry. When your voice stops cracking and your balls drop, you'll feel a lot more manly!!!
 

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I registered just to post that I have the EXACT same hair. Even looks to be the same length. This is the method I've used that have provided the best results (and it might not be the right way): I take showers every day and rinse my hair, but I don't shampoo or condition on a daily basis. I read once that brad pitt does this as well. I use a thick, non-greasy, non-oily, kind of dry pomade. The pomade gives the best hold and your hair will definitely need some serious hold. After about a week of this, if my hair isn't too too long, the hair can be molded without pomade. I just hop out of the shower, run my hands through my hair, and let it go; it stands up perfectly fine. When I do wash my hair I use bar soap, which leaves a residue on your hair but helps to add texture which works well with the pomade. My favorite pomade = pinaud clubman, which I can barely ever find. I know this sounds weird, but it actually sort of works; and I know it sounds kind of dirty, but again it actually kind of works. It doesn't end up greasy, and we probably have the same hair-type which is coarse and fairly dry. You would never be able to do this if you had thin, fine hair. Furthermore, I've tried plenty of different shampoos and conditioners and they always leave me with dry hair and split ends. So I just embrace it kinda. To make things more confusing, if I haven't already, my hair is great when it's long. I have a thick head of straight hair and when it grows out it looks fine and I can shampoo and condition and my hair never cracks or looks damaged. This only happens when I keep my hair short, often during the summer. Either way I'm really interested in hearing what more people have to say. EDIT - Also, read this thread: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=39204
 

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My hair is the same as yours OP, except blond. I get out of the shower and bam it stands straight up.

I read on here putting on a cap will help? haha

Also hate to do this but if I could only get my hair to lay down like...




I am hearing to shampoo/condition every other day with anti frizz products?
 

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Eff the conditioners, you need product.
 

jurrigggg

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my suggestion:

grow it a little longer (+2 cm)

get a pair of thinning shears and thin everything from bottom up. not too much, not too little - youll find the perfect balance after a few trial and errors

do not trim

get a strong gel such as loreal freeze BUT apply very very little (1 cubic centimeter of gel is enough)

towel your head a little after shower and apply immediately

style with your hand, with random striking movements
 

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I'm bumping this thread up to see if you've made any progress. I started using Murray's pomade which works really well, and I also have been using Dove's Moisture Therapy shampoo and conditioner which makes my hair feel thin and limp (and it hasn't helped the split ends).
 

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