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*** The SW&D Hair and Grooming thread ***

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by hipster, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. conceptionist

    conceptionist Senior member

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    Wouldn't this be possible if you just thin your hair a bit, get an inch of the top length, grow out the sides and make the parting higher on the head?

    I don't think the pic of your messy hair is too far off.
     
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  2. artishard116

    artishard116 Senior member

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    yeah i guess the thinning is key. there's just so much that it never lays down that flat. thanks for the advice.
     
  3. pickpackpockpuck

    pickpackpockpuck Senior member

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    Art, you should grab pics of what you want and go to a good spot where the people know what they're doing. They should be able to offer some guidance/suggestions. Just keep in mind that if you do try something new its probably going to freak you out at first. Just FYI, always had good experiences at dicksons hairshop on LES.
     
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  4. MarkI

    MarkI Senior member

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    At a certain point though, it's simply your hair not being able to keep up with the style you want. You gotta work with what you've got.
     
  5. mike868y

    mike868y Senior member

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    cut my own hair for the first time this afternoon. just trimmed the sides and back, but relatively happy with how it turned out. except for the part where i mixed up the guards and took a swatch out that is way shorter than the rest :embar: seems like something that really isn't that hard once you get the hang of it, though, and I could drastically decrease how many haircuts i actually need to pay for, which is awesome. going to pick up a pair of clippers this summer when i wont have easy access to my roommates. :slayer:
     
  6. Crump's Brother

    Crump's Brother Senior member

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    ^bought some clippers and they paid for themselves after 2-3 haircuts at home

    although, i would not attempt to cut myself...my wife does it for me
     
  7. NaTionS

    NaTionS Senior member

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    For those of you with longer hair (4-5 inches), how often do you get the top part thinned?
     
  8. JayFS

    JayFS Senior member

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    ^Mine's about 4-.5in and I get them thinned out every 2months? It really depends on how I want to style my hair.
     
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  9. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Senior member

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    I started showering at night sometime last year because if I showered in the morning my hair was lifeless all day; seeing all those quotes a bit ago in this thread about "if it dries like that it'll stay like that" made me realize what it was I was doing by showering at night. It's unpredictable as my hair gets longer, but I found that I can at least style it somewhat with mo product. Shower, lightly dry, go to bed making sure the top, long part of my hair is kind of laid out in the pillow and not crushed against my head, and sleep. This might sound like it takes a lot of care to keep your hair in place all night, but I find that I don't move around that much when I sleep so it's not a deal at all. You'll get some bits and pieces doing their own thing on some days, but it's a good start. You could probably add a good product to lock it in or make adjustments in the morning. My American fiber does a kind of weird job of it that I'm still trying to figure out the kinks of.
     
  10. Timbaland

    Timbaland Senior member

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    Anyone have recs for conditioners. Also with the infrequent shampooing, do you guys condition your hair some days you don't wash it?
     
  11. kindofyoung

    kindofyoung Senior member

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    I do the same, shower and somewhat fix the hair before going to bed, morning after I maybe put in a little product (though usually not) and it holds up way better than if I shower on the morning
     
  12. NaTionS

    NaTionS Senior member

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    Or you could wet your hair in the morning and blow dry...
     
  13. Flame

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    Been trying to grow hair out so I can get something similar to harvey specter's gelled do.

    Sides looks great, Front not so much. Curse my asian har, no way I can slick down the sides without waiting for them to grow.

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  14. Timbaland

    Timbaland Senior member

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    Isn't that due to the fade on the sides? If you have your barber shave it straight up it should get rid of it.
     
  15. Flame

    Flame Senior member

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    ^true, but i want to grow sides out to slick down. Also fading the sides gets expensive since you have to do it every 2-3 weeks.
     
  16. hipster

    hipster Senior member

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    just got my hair cut. i think i have made a huge mistake.
     
  17. Jabonator

    Jabonator Senior member

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  18. Cole

    Cole Senior member

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    Just washed my hair with baking soda for the first time in like a month+. It was thick and hard to control which isn't like it usually is. usually it's pretty easily messed with but it'll stay no matter what I do with it. let it dry a bit and went to bed and when I woke up it was sticking straight up. I don't wash my hair very often and when I do it's with baking soda. ever since I started doing it that way, it's strong and healthy. I never need any product or even a blow drier to style it. plus it grows out really fast now.



    edit: here's a picture. selfie in class.


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  19. RXS09

    RXS09 Senior member

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    I cut my own hair, it usually comes out pretty nice.

    Grown in:

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    Short:

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  20. wurm

    wurm Senior member

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    those are like the exact same length
     

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