Slicking hair back

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  1. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    For some reason, I got the idea that I wanted to try slicking my hair back like Patrick Bateman. My hair is totally unruly, extremely thick and wavy. What product does this? Brylcreem?

    Thanks.
     
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    You could try combing flat champagne or beer through it and letting it dry, but that won't be very shiny.
     
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    I'd say you'd definitely want some sort of cream. Van Patten totally housed Bateman on slicked-backness though.
     
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    If you have thick, curly hair, you will have to straighten it with a flat iron and a blow dryer (preferably ionic). As for products, you're probably best off with a pomade like American Crew, though I'm not sure. You may want to try Japanese products like Cool Grease.
     
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    American Crew Grooming Cream or American Crew Pomade. May be a good idea to have your hair thinned-out a little.
    Caveat on above statement (the wife insisted on me giving you this warning): THINNED-OUT BY A PROFESSIONAL (i.e. "don't try this at home kids" etc - don't buy/borrow thinning shears and try it! [​IMG] )

    Apparently she has seen the results of that before [​IMG]
     
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    I cut my own hair using thinning shears and a specialty Japanese long razor. Been doing this for a couple years now, after having my hair botched several times by the "best" stylists in town. That said, it does take practice, and I only really figured it out by watching my stylist back home in Asia do and explain her work on my head for over an hour.
     
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    I cut my own hair using thinning shears and a specialty Japanese long razor. Been doing this for a couple years now, after having my hair botched several times by the "best" stylists in town. That said, it does take practice, and I only really figured it out by watching my stylist back home in Asia do and explain her work on my head for over an hour.

    You're definitely braver than I, lol.
     
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    Hairwax isn't really designed for that sort of thing, so you'll definately need some good pomade. Check out ebay, there's a guy there selling all the classic rockabilly pomades.
     
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    Try Tres Flores or Sebastian moulding mud.
     
  10. j

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Isn't pomade generally greasy? I have some American Crew pomade (which costs WAY too much BTW) and I have tried that - to get the necessary effect I would need to use half the container. And it is greasy feeling, which I can't stand.
     
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    j,

    I have very thick, curly hair. I slick it back with a product from body shop, made of cocconut grease, called "hair shine" I think. cheap, works, washes out, doesn't smell too strong.
     
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    If you want really slick, try a leave in conditioner and/or a grooming cream. You aren't supposed to use that much AC Pomade at once (scoop out a bit with your finger and that's about it). In that respect, it isn't that expensive.
     
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    IIRC Patrick Bateman used mousse to slick his hair back in the book, but it seems like a pomade with firm hold might do the job as well.
     
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    Does anyone use gel anymore? That would have the least greasy, strongest hold.

    For some reason, I got the idea that I wanted to try slicking my hair back like Patrick Bateman. My hair is totally unruly, extremely thick and wavy. What product does this? Brylcreem?

    Thanks.


    Is your hair Napolean Dynamite or Ian Astbury?

    http://www.imdb.com/gallery/ss/03749...th_key=0374900

    [​IMG]

    The reason I ask is; the product required will depend on the type of hair.
     
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    j, the problem I see from your hair description is that anything you use will need quite a bit of product. As far as the grease goes, you might consider having a stitcher run up a terrycloth pillowase for you. The effect you seek requires some extra effort.
     

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