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The Official Hair Thread

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

  1. BlackToothedGrin

    BlackToothedGrin Senior member

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    I should have said preserve the texture already there. It smooths out the rough and dry edges. It not going to significantly straighten.
     
  2. Coldsnap

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    So I've been using the doctor bronner conditioner for about two year now and want to move to some thing else. It leave too much residue in shower. What's the best conditioner to use instead of shampoo which can be picked up at Sallys beauty supply? I have fine hair
     
  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You want to use a conditioner to clean your hair? Like the "no poo" method?
     
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    nm
     
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  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you want to do this read this post by a cosmetic chemist on what to use for no-poo.

    http://swiftcraftymonkey.blogspot.com/2010/05/how-does-no-shampoo-concept-work.html
     
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  7. mjg46

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    Hi guys, I've been trying to look for the perfect hair product since ever. I've tried so many products from waxes, clays, fibers, and pomades, but none seem to work very well for me. My hair is the type that frizzes all the time. My hair is very hard to manage. All of the products I've tried havent been able to hold up my hair. It will hold up for like the first hour, but after, it will just fall and make my hair flat and limp. I don't know if its because my hair is so thin that it wont stand or if its so thick and unruly that it wont stand. Some products I've tried include gatsby moving rubber, american crew fiber, bed head matte wax, and my recent purchase, Uppercut Deluxe Pomade. None of them get that hold that I want in my hair. It ALWAYS ends up flat and ugly. The hair style that Im trying to go for is the Pompadour.

    [​IMG]

    What products can you recommend me? Some products that I've been wanting to try soon are the Uppercut Deluxe Monster Hold and Baxter of California Clay Pomade. Also, should I be using pomades or matte wax? Thanks!!
     
  8. Mulan

    Mulan Senior member

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    What type of hair do you have? this isn't enough information. However based on what you've said so far, I'm assuming you have a very thick head of hair that is coarse? maybe like east asian hair? Product alone is not the answer. Understand that depending on the type of hair you have, the technique needed to achieve this haircut will vary. A picture of your hair would help. You could always blur your face out for privacy.
     
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  9. Kid Nickels

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    Agreed with @Mulan here but I'll also post this again as the most versatile, make-your-hair-do-damn-near-anything kind of wax.

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    SYOSS Ture Hard wax

    I don't have a clue where to get it and I couldn't find it even in Japan… but I still have 2 more jars stashed away. :satisfied:

    I may add however, I feel it's pretty hard to gauge for one's self 1) what kind of cut is both desirable (to you, of course!) while being complimentary to the hair type & head shape and 2) the skill of the stylist/haircut person to both assess and execute #1. A great cut from a skilled stylist is as transformative as the perfectly fitting suit. It sounds kind of silly, but really if you've had someone able to cut your hair like that, they become essential. I've been lucky enough to have had three such people in my days and can completely understand why my mother has been seeing a woman named Joyce for maybe 30 f'g years now.
     
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  10. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This. It is hard to apply, but worth it. http://us.davines.com/this-is-a-strong-moulding-clay/d/1077C459
     
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  11. Darkside

    Darkside Senior member

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    For short to medium, straight, fine hair is American Crew fiber serviceable or should I be using something else?
     
  12. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Depends on what you want to do with it.
     
  13. Darkside

    Darkside Senior member

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    With my nearly East-Asian hair, I don't have many choices. Something not too far from this:
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    I've never used any hairstyling product before although I'd like to know more about hair wax because it seems to be quite popular.

    After I apply hair wax, will my hair feel sticky or greasy afterwards? If not, can anyone recommend any hair wax brands that won't make my hair feel sticky or greasy?

    I ask this because I want to maintain a certain short hairstyle and whenever I become intimate with my hookup partner, I don't want her hands to feel sticky or greasy from the product residue if she wants to touch or run her hands through my hair.

    Thanks.
     
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    In short, yes.. and no. Depends on the wax, but anything you put in your hair will still be in there when s/he runs hands through it. IME the more "agreeable" the wax (less sticky, residue-y), the less effective it is. Always trade offs my man.
     
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  17. sacafotos

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    Best thing I've discovered for hair care is my home made hair tonic.In a 1 oz bottle with eye dropper, mix:

    3 dropper fulls each tea tree oil and lavender oil

    Fill the rest of bottle with fractionated coconut oil, which just means oil that's liquid at room temperature.

    Mix and let sit.

    Usage:

    After taking a shower, when hair is still damp but no longer soaking wet, add one full dropper of this tonic in your hand, rub hands together and run through hair, massage into scalp.

    Your hair will be so silk smooth for at least half the day. Amazing. Cheap and effective.
     
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  18. jacquelep

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    Hair tonic wont work on people with really thick or curly hair. It makes it more unmanageable in my opinion. Life is hard with thick hair.
     
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  20. sacafotos

    sacafotos Senior member

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    By "tonic," I just meant a concoction. It's three oils. Check it out. My barber is black and has thick curly hair. I made him a bottle and he loves it. Uses two dropper fulls since his hair is thick.
     

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