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u/Droppin_Bombs · 1 pointr/malehairadvice


You need some shape to your hair. You also need to stop using a comb. Using a comb makes all the hairs look too uniform and will make any thinning or balding stick out like a sore thumb. Combs should really only ever be used when trying to achieve that hipster hard part/Mad Men look. I'm a big fan of more natural hairstyles. I would highly suggest growing out your hair a bit (while you still can) and using some sort of fiber or pomade product. I don't have a hair loss problem personally but my friend does and uses Rogaine and has had great results. In the long run, you may just need to bite the bullet and keep your head shaved. But for now, while you're young and in college, there's no reason why you can't try to have a good head of hair for a bit. When using either fiber or pomade, you just need to use about a quarter-sized amount in your hair. There's no real method to it. Just work it into your hair spiking pieces here and there. Maybe twisting some sections for extra texture. The longer your hair is on top, the more you can do with it. You could go with either of these and look a lot better.

Shorter Hair

Medium/Messy Hair

My suggestions for products are below.

  1. Layrite - Good hold. Will give some shine to your hair. Water based so it washes out easily.

  2. Fiber Grease - Asian product so the directions and labeling are oddly worded. But smells like apples and has very good hold with good shine. Water based as well so it will wash out easily.

  3. American Crew Fiber - Decent hold. A lot of people on this sub like this one. Provides more of a matte/natural look to your hair. It's a little more "waxy" feeling. Still washes out, just not as easily as water based pomades.

  4. Rough Rider by Kevin Murphy - Most expensive option. Probably the best hold out of all the products mentioned here. A small amount goes a long way, this container will last you a long time. More of a "clay" feel in your hands. You may want to use this in combination with a "shiny" fiber like the Fiber Grease as Rough Rider has more of a matte finish to it.

    EDIT: I agree with u/rogertaylorswift. Keep the sides clean and trimmed but leave yourself some length on top to play around with. A little product goes a long way. The key is not using too much. Then you get into the realm of seeming like you're "trying too hard" as you mentioned. All these products are available off Amazon. I wouldn't go crazy trying to find them in China when you can just get them delivered to your dorm room.
u/ItsMeCorey · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

Definitely use conditioner. I live in the desert as well (AZ) and have pretty much the same hair as you (oily). I would advise you to to find a hair stylist/dresser if you don't have one and as the others have mentioned below; get it textured. I personally don't like my scalp showing on the sides so I get at least a number 4 on the sides or i have them scissor cut the sides so it isn't cut too short. Also have them razor cut/texture the top. For product's I'd suggest trying bedhead's "matte separation" or their wax stick. I've also used d:fi extreme hold too and it works great but it's definitely thick and it's hard to find as it's pretty popular here so I'd just buy it online.

Here's the matte separation:

Here's the wax stick:

Here's the d fi extreme cream:

I also put product in while my hair is dry/slightly damp rather than wet. If you're using the d:fi I'd definitely try it when your hair is a little damp because that stuff is pretty sticky. Don't be afraid to blow-dry it a bit to speed up the drying process.

It might seem like a lot of steps but it's really not bad at all, takes me maybe 5 minutes to do right after the shower. Good luck man!

u/zackry00 · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

I've tried all three of these. I'd say, if I had to choose, I like Claymation the best, but it's certainly not my favorite matte hair product.

Original was way to sticky when applying it and got really tacky when I ran it through my hair. Quicksand was a bit too dry to apply , but did have good hold. Claymation seemed to apply better, but the hold wasn't what I wanted.

So as a followup, I have two products the I lean towards. The Kevin Murphy - Night Rider, which has great hold, but when you emulsify it in your hands it seems to get a bit clumpy. And my absolute favorite is the Mister Pompadour Beeswax Paste which spreads really well and has great hold for my style, which is typically a looser style.

u/heyheymse · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

Changing the way you dress is definitely a process - I don't know if there are thrift stores and things where you are, or places to resell clothing you don't use anymore, but going through your clothes and figuring out what goes with Older More Mature You and what belongs in the past with Younger You takes some time and is a big step. Check out /r/frugalmalefashion for cheaper takes on great male fashion as well as some money saving do-it-yourself techniques.

Your hair, though, does not need to be messed with. The fly-away look can be tamed if you really want it to with pomade or hair wax (look for something like Bumble and Bumble Sumo Wax or Tigi Matte Separation Wax - go for something non-shiny so it doesn't look greasy) or you can just say fuck it and allow your hair to do its sexy, bedhead thing. As long as your clothes don't look sloppy, it'll actually look really great.

And you are really welcome. Thanks for providing the eye candy on behalf of all of us at /r/ladyboners.

u/slyweazal · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

I may have been criticizing fellow barber texture paste, too much. It deserves considerable respect for being the best I've found yet. The only reason I don't think it's "the one" is because I'm still holding out for some miracle product -but that may just be unrealistic expectations lol

Without a doubt try fellow barber, you won't regret it. It gave my thin hair noticeably thicker, fuller body and the right amount of hold that kept the hair looking natural, but in place. Never had a product do all that so well before.

A big improvement came from using this shampoo/conditioner by Arvazallia. My whole life, every time I ran out of shampoo, I'd buy a different brand to test if it was better. The Arvazallia one I found by sorting Amazon results by highest rated. It's also the only shampoo I've gone back to instead of trying new ones because I liked the results so much. It's the smoothest my hair's ever been, but I wonder if it couldn't be fuller.

I just did some online research and purchased these to see how they help with thin hair, too:

u/Rizak · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

A lot of people are recommending American Crew Fiber. I don't. I've tried quite a few brands with very similar hair to yours and now I can part it successfully.

Crew is great but it's a hassle to work into your hair and it's not going to play well with water, at least not as good as Suavecito. Sauvecito doesn't offer as strong of a hold but the plus sides are that it's easier to apply and it's water friendly. The water friendly part is the most important factor if you want your hair to be malleable.

Wash your hands, work the excess water from your hands through your hair. Make sure it's wet but not dripping. Get it as close to your desired hairstyle as possible with ONLY water and a comb

Then work some product into your left palm with the fingertips of your right hand. Use the fingertips for small tough to work areas (ie. the crease) and your palm for the large areas (ie. front and sides).

The water will dry slowly, only leaving behind the product. After a while your hair will be much more obedient :)

u/Wastingtimeaway · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

I love sauvecito's matte pomade, it's a little pricey but I've been using the same canister for over half a year. Good hold and then I mix with a hair tonic for styling. The brown reuzel grooming tonic will keep a good hold and leave a dry look, plus the combo on my hair let's it stay neat with minimal amounts of product (I actually have to use another tonic with oil after these two because my hair is super fine and dry and needs a little oil). All available on amazon :)

This one [matte pomade](Suavecito Premium Blends Matte Pomade - 4 oz

u/Thannorx · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

Suavecito Premium Blends Matte Pomade - 4 oz

This is what I use. It's a mix of oil and water, but it holds pretty well (running your hand through your hair once or twice "refreshes" it. The matte texture is great because it just looks like my natural hair, so you can't see the product anyways:)


u/caramelbrownguy · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

style it bro. Your hair is really thick above and the only thing that could be of good help is a good pomade. I recommend you going for Imperial Classic because it works well on thick haired men, giving a good hold and medium shine. There are also a few more good brands that I mentioned in an article here. Hope it helps!

u/Evanngelos · 4 pointsr/malehairadvice

I have a similar hairstyle to yours except slightly shorter and more slicked back. The product I’ve found to work best is Baxter of California - Clay Pomade. Works great for all sorts of hair types and has great hold with a matte finish.

Also you should look into this youtuber called The Pomp. He makes great product review videos and in that one he’s using the product I mentioned.

If I were you I’d ask my barber to just trim about an inch or so off the top and blend the long top with the sides. Keep the part where it is in the photo and just slick everything back. You can try blowdrying the front to give a little more volume. Dry shampoo can also be good to add volume. Either way, you’re not far off!

u/Xaneran · 4 pointsr/malehairadvice

This hair styling technique is good for guys with thicker, medium length hair as the picture shows.
I use TIGI Bed Head Matte Separation Clay Wax and it has a strong hold with relatively minimal use. I do essentially this same hairstyle but with shorter sides(@ me okay).

  1. Wet hair, usually conditioned VERY well in the shower as a wax product may make your hair look dry.
  2. Lean over and blow-dry your hair downward so that gravity works with you and gives you the volume you want, make sure to blow-dry in the general same direction.
  3. Once mostly dry take only a fingertip full at most(this product really works), and rub it all over your fingers and palm, then run your hand through your scalp and generally the base of your hair.

    EDIT: Actually I should have mentioned I always style my hair before bed and then in the morning I use a little bit more product for the perfect look.
u/Kalikoenig · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

I'm using this:

Took a while to find one that works for me, but this one is great. Has a great hold while not being too firm. I only put it in a couple of days a week. The rest, I simply shower, then put a brush through it and it still holds pretty well.

u/AlwaysATen · 3 pointsr/malehairadvice

Can't post a picture of my hair right now as I'm at work, but I'll try to use some references to show what s/he might mean.

See how in this picture the model has his hair pushed up and out at the hairline? Your hair isn't as thick it seems so it won't look exactly the same, but try throwing in some product, I recommend Lockhart's matte clay in your hair to keep it above your hairline.

You can also try parting it from the side it grows from, similar to the picture i referenced above. This gives you the option of going with a fade/undercut which is super comfortable for the summer and also solves the less "round haircut" that /u/OldVanguard recommended.

u/Anenome5 · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

Super Light works for me, but I wouldn't call my hair very thick.

I also have the regular Murray's but prefer the light. Regular Murray's can be used the same way. If that doesn't work, the stronger version is liquid beeswax, or the straight beeswax. These things are cheap and they last forever. Just a tiny dollop is enough.

As for boar's hair brush I've got one a lot like this, including the nylon reinforcement.

Boar's hair brushes are too forgiving to straighten-out freshly toweled damp hair, so get it straight with the strong coarse brush, something like this, then finish with boar's hair.

For a rougher look I sometimes go back over some of it with the coarse brush after the boar's hair, puts fingerlike ruffles back in.

If I don't use the boar's hair to straighten, my hair has a tendency to form into strangs and curl back up. The boar's hair is just fantastic in making all the hairs touch each other equally and no separate, thus keeping them straight.

Don't even need to bother with a hair dryer, and iron-straightening is completely unnecessary (unless you have some seriously wiry hair).

u/AffablyAmiableAnimal · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

Do you mean you want it to look like you have no product in your hair? If so, look into waxes and clays. A good, cheap wax to make your hair look natural with no product would be Gatsby Spiky Edge aka. Gatsby Pink. Gatsby Gray Mat is even more matte, but doesn't have as much hold. Hairbond Shaper Hair Toffee has similar properties to Gatsby Pink, but is a little better in some regards and is more expensive. All these products are very popular and have reviews and videos online, so research them to see if you like them.

Also, you should try hairdrying/blowdrying your hair before applying any product with a comb or fingers to get the general style you want, then use product to get it to hold that style. You'll notice it helps a lot.

u/eeeeebola · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

Axe doesn't usually have the best styling products. If you're willing to pay a little more for really good quality products then Layrite will last a long time since it doesn't really take a lot for the hold of their products to kick in. I've used their clay in the past before switching to their pomades and it held very well and finished with a matte look.

If it's out of the budget then I recommend an inexpensive wax such as bedhead although the finish won't be as clean as Layrite, it will still have a matte-ish look and you most likely will have to use a blowdryer to get your hair up using the wax due to its low hold. Best of luck to you.

u/tyrosine- · 7 pointsr/malehairadvice

Trust me, I know your pain. For further info, I use this:

Comb with a part, blow dry upside-down, run a comb through it when it's dry to break up the clumped hairs, then I use this:

to get the exact shape. This stuff is great, it stays flexible throughout the day but still has good hold

Fine hairs suck but this is the best method I've worked out to get good looking hair styling

u/IntriguedDude · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

I used to style my hair like the way your attempting. I would blow dry it right when I got out of the shower. Blow drying it all backwards while running my fingers though my hair. Once I was done blow drying, I would use Powder Play by Big Sexy Hair , applying it to the roots throughout and running my fingers through. This doesn't make your hair greasy and you won't have to wash your hands when your done. Takes a good 10-15 minutes to get it all right. Good luck.

Edit: fixed link

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/malehairadvice

it's an undercut. I recently got something similar. Just ask your stylist for an 'undercut' and make sure he/she leaves the top long. Then hit it up with a good wax to get that controlled texture look. I recommend Gatsby wax. It will hold forever, but is difficult to wash out.

Alternatively, a pomade like Layrite will give you more shine, but less hold and less texture.

good luck! :)

u/RipTideRunner · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

This is currently on my shelf:

Ive had for about 6 months now and the results have been pretty consistent. The finish is totally matte, so if you want any shimmer you'll have to add something extra. I also live in Florida where the humidity really weighs on my hair. I'm still happy with how this stuff works.

Ive also used this about 2 times. Seems to work in much the same way.

Really, though, I think itd be pretty hard to go wrong with one of these. I think the formula is relatively the same across products. Just a note, this stuff is NOT water soluble, so if you're doing NoPoo or something, you may have issues.

Best of luck!

u/GabberMate · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

I like how they included the volumising powder (L'Oreal Super Dust), a much over-looked product. I swear by it for fuller-looking hair at near-30-years of age, and the hold all day is awesome. I don't use the L'Oreal kind, but American Crew makes a powder (albeit, very expensive for what you get), and we also have this here in the States. Volumising powder also helps reduce and eliminate shine from other products, depending on amount applied. You can't tell the powder is there once it's rubbed or brushed lightly through with fingers. Takes a brush well and is easy to restyle, just push in a different direction, stuff is magic.

u/Rokets · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

I'm not sure you should take my advice (newbie) but I'm trying exactly the same thing...

I use Big Sexy Hair products for volume and some texture. Volumizing shampoo and conditioner (it gives me texture), hair dryer... This product also helps me a lot, eps for volume I'm happy with it, although I still need to grow out more hair

u/Spam4119 · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

I am still new to this... but I have been having some good luck with [Night Rider] (

Put it in when your hair is still really wet from a shower... I find that I usually need to get my fingers wet and wet my hair even more after I have started adding it in. Again, still new and only use a little amount (it seems to go a long way), but I think it leads to good things.

u/gauchacho · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

I have a big forehead as well, and also similar hair at your current length. What I do now is finger-length on the sides and about 2 inches longer on top. Shower/shampoo, blow dry it down, spread a dime shaped amount of product from front to back - flatten it - swoosh to one side - flatten the sides. At this length a nice, long comb is a great tool. Also, Baxter's clay is great because you can re-style with a little water throughout the day when your hair gets sad.

I hope this helps!

u/TVops · 8 pointsr/malehairadvice

You have a textbook bowl cut. Looking young we can't do anything about. You'll grow out of that (sooner than you think). Looking weird? Now that's where we can help.

You need some style. Style is going to require product. Not gel though. This isn't 1998.

Look through this link from the sidebar:

Look through the shorter cuts, get something short on top with a fade on the side. Check it

You're going to need some product. I personally like using clay or wax. Just depends on that you can afford/get your hands on. The shorter your hair the less "hold" you'll need, for the most part. One of the big things is get the hair off your forehead. That's a big part of looking younger.

Try this:

It's what I'm currently using, though I try something new every few months. It has good hold, little goes a long way, and it's pretty cheap.

TLDR: Get a shorter haircut, preferably a fade and a bit longer on top, use a clay or wax product and keep your hair off your forehead.

EXPERIMENT! Your tastes and style will change and that's fine. Just gotta start somewhere.

u/wonderboy1227 · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

I've used this for a while now. Its great. Much like American Crew Fiber you should dry your hair a little before using it. It will probably take a few tries to figure out the right wetness but, it looks great once you get it.

u/Furbylover · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

Looks like your hair is very frizzy. Cream would be perfect for this type of hair. You could give a cream product a try and see how you like the results? Also what kind of shampoo and conditioner do you use? (Brand).

Cream makes your hair appear thicker and allows for texture heavy styles.



Something along the lines of those. There are cheaper alternatives at grocery stores.

u/silverphoenix48 · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

I may not exactly have the same hair, but I have Thick and Coarse relatively straight hair (I'm asian), like coarser and more stubborn than typical asian males.

I found my perfect combo that gives a similar look, albeit my hair is a tad longer and a bit tidier for office work.

with dried hair(but not super bone dry) I work in about 2-4 small dabs of this
tigi bed head seperation wax, then if my hair is being especially stubborn and not sitting well in the back I work in a tiny amount of Crew Pomade, then I finish it with a light(very light) spray of bedhead hard head, I like this spray because it doesn't flake or crack, and a light spray remains actually pretty flexible.

u/krustykooch · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

I use a 1-inch flat iron and 3/4-inch curling iron for these styles every morning because otherwise my asian hair would just be flat, stiff, and straight.

If you guys who also have a two-block have any styling questions I’d be glad to help you out :)

List of items I use:

Argan Oil:

Alligator Hair Clips:

Hair Dryer:

1-inch Flat Iron:

3/4 Inch Curling Iron:

Hair Wax:

Hair Spray:

u/Domino80 · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

I would try and stay away from hairspray. There are way better products to use to keep your hair in place.

I just purchased Kevin Murphy Matte Texture Paste. I rub some in my hand to get it warm and then work it into the roots of my hair only. Helps build some volume.

u/eric_zzz · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

I actually tried this today and it should work great and for $9 definitely worth a try

u/shibiscuit · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

Gatsby Moving Rubber products are great; you can easily get that look by using the purple one (Wild Shake). They're like $10 on Amazon and eBay.

Get some on your fingers, tilt your head down, and just style it up. If it's not staying up, you used too little (or it could be that your hair's too long, but with the purple, it shouldn't happen). If it looks like there's too much of it in your put too much of it in your hair.

u/TrendiestTrends · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

First picture is me, if that wasn't clear.

Here are a few more pictures of my hair at different lengths/angles. I feel like the main reason I haven't been able to achieve something like the other pictures is because my hair's fairly fine.

I've tried a variety of products, including bedhead wax, american crew fiber, mousse, hair spray, and sea salt spray. The wax and fiber leave my hair feeling like a sticky and greasy mess so I don't use them often, and the hair spray makes it look really dry and stringy.

I've had the most success with a mixture of mousse and sea salt spray, but I still haven't been able to replicate the looks of the pictures I posted.

My hair always tends to end up in more or less the same shape (as you can see from the pictures) after blowdrying.

I've tried parting it the other way, but it usually ends up looking really messy and uncontrollable, although I haven't experimented with it much.

Going nopoo has helped, but I'm still a ways away from my "perfect hair". I feel like I've tried everything and am wondering if it's even possible.

u/sasafred · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

Thanks for the feedback!

Currently I'm using the American Crew Fiber which is labeled as a creme, but it has more of a wax feel to me.

Here's a link to it on Amazon, but you might find a better deal on it elsewhere if you do choose to get it.

u/iamdamien1 · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

Amazon links here
Dominate You may not like this as it is super dry just like the quicksand.

u/chiquisjustme · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

Hey man, this is the stuff I use : it holds well, dries well, smell fantastic, and is water based so it won't stay in your hair.

u/xtiaaneubaten · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

It depends what you want, do you want to look 'naturally tousled' or do want your hair to look exactly the same all day? if the former gel/hairspray, if the latter you dont want a gel, it 'sets', you want something like a pomade or wax. Like [this]( creativeASIN=B001CE8JDI&linkCode=as2&tag=atft-20) or this

u/Narutofloss · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

Been using TIGI Wax for about a year now. It's my favorite so far. Much better than Crew Fiber

u/flat_ · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

one of the best $8 solutions you can do is add Argan oil/Morroccan oil to your regiment (after washing, apply liberally). Something like this.




u/moby_dick · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

Its awesome! I use this. I've never had any fruit smell from it! It smells awesome in the jar actually, but not once you put it in your hair.

u/VietyTran · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

I've had luck with this product. It's a matte pomade and you can run your fingers through it. Another perk is that it smells great. You can prolly find it cheaper else where online, but I use Amazon for the quick two day shipping.

u/Ihavehairtoo · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

> Creams / pastes:

Tea tree shaping cream $15 on amazon: Link This post shows it in use: Link

Mr. Pompadour Moroccan Texture Paste $20 Link

> Wax:

Carter Supply Flux Strong Hold Wax $19 Link

> Clay:

Baxter California Clay $20: Link This post shows it in use: Link

Daimon Barber N° 4 Clay Pomade $24 Link

u/17496634303659 · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but where do you buy american crew fiber clay?? I'm looking on amazon and like theres one result :|

EDIT: Nvm... lol... is this it?

u/thepoene · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

Hey buddy, fellow Asian guy here.

For volumizing product, I use Gatsby.

If I know it's going to be a long day I finish the style with a short spritz of low hold strength hairspray. The overall result is a strong hold without the sheen of a styling gel.

u/CrUcialCSGO · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

I'd say pick up a diffuser nozzle for your blow dryer to give you more control over your hair styling.

For product, it depends on your hair type. If you have thicker hair, you may want to try American Crew Fiber. It's high hold and a matte finish at a great price. If you have finer or medium hair (not thin), like me, I'd recommend the American Crew Forming Cream. It is medium hold and medium shine, but it's just slightly more shine than the fiber for my hair type (medium thickness, blond hair). The forming cream also allows for a more "natural" feel as if you layer it correctly, you can hardly tell it's there.

u/fl3x0 · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

I've been using TiGi Bedhead Men's Matte Separation Wax for the last few years, and I love it.

u/flat_beer · 3 pointsr/malehairadvice

yep. Don't use gel. Use a wax.
This stuff is miles away better than Crew Fiber product.

u/TheKibster · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

I use Tigi Behead workable wax to achieve a similar sort of style, and although it is quite pricey it has a great hold and is hardly noticeable in your hair, and you don't need to use very much.

u/gt350pwns · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

Suavecito Premium Blends Matte Pomade - 4 oz

Premium blends* not natural.

I've never used the regular matte finish stuff. But I'd imagine it's a fairly similar outcome. Holds nice without being greasy or looking like you have a bunch of product in your hair.

u/lvl6charmander · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

Personally I'd use this pomade. but any pomade would give it a nice hold.

u/Connguy · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

Baxter of California Clay Pomade, 2 fl. oz.

I've heard good things and just got it in the mail. Not sure it's perfect but I like it so far

u/KThxBaiNao · 1 pointr/malehairadvice


I personally use Pink Gatsby

It's really strong, and you only need a tiny bit.

I have really thick and heavy hair and it works wonders for me.

u/ZaphodbBrox · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

1st you need to grow your hair to twice the length you have (maybe longer)
2nd blow dry you hair a little before you style it.
3. try putting some conditioner in your hair after shampooing, I like (the slightly homoeroticly named) woody's for men it helps weight my hair down a little so it doesn't fight against the product so much.
4. try something other than fiber or try mixing fiber with something else. My hair also fights back against product I put a little bit of American crew forming cream in my hair then blow dry it then put Baxter's of California clay pomade and style with my fingers before brushing the side with a brush to make it look even.
5. show that picture to your barber/styles't

u/Flipnkraut · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

Everyone's hair is different. I'd say try it for a week or so without shampoo and see what happens. It's not like your hair is going to fall out if you don't shampoo.

If you're finding its still leaving residue, try shampooing every 3 days or so. Or, it's a little pricier, but the Baxter of California clay pomade washes out of my hair easier.
Baxter of California Clay Pomade, 2 fl. oz.

u/Bot_Metric · 3 pointsr/malehairadvice

Thanks! Asked for a 2 on the sides, blend the back upwards starting at 2 on the bottom, and I think the top is around 7.6 - 12.7 centimeters. My hair is super straight naturally. For styling, I towel dry, add heat protection, blow dry everything downwards, curl / wave hair with flat iron, work this stuff in, and finally comb it up into the direction I want. This method is pretty lightweight and doesn't make my hair greasy with product but it may damage your hair over time.


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u/Whiffler · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

Can you link to a good boar's brush? My hair is very thick and curly/wavy so I am assuming I would need this one:

u/chase_one · 1 pointr/malehairadvice


all of those will give you the look you're going for more or less. there are super strong hold variants if you have thicker hair. they're all waterbased too, there are plenty of petroleum based options, but they are tough to wash out and i don't use them.

u/brittp23 · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

yes! I use this every day and it does wonders with blow drying and a wax.

u/melodesign · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

5 and 7. And I'd suggest using product such as Paul Mitchell. A little chunk of that, work into your hands then your hair...and bam! It will really shine and highlight the du. Even something a little more tame than this.

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u/jim_bipsy · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

I've used this a few times. I think it could replicate the look if your hair is the right length.
Good felxible hold and shine, and it doesn't make the hair crunchy or stiff.

u/Bhole_Aficionado · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

I have this haircut.

Don’t forget, this hair in the photo is probably worked over by a professional; It’s not just one product and boom it’s done. It probably took him at least 15-20 minutes.

Sulfate-Free conditioning cleanser and conditioner

Light-weight hair oil. One small pump goes a long way and helps with fly-aways.

Blow dry with medium heat high fan with a diffuser to dry, shape, and add volume.

Kevin Murphy Rough Rider Matte Clay. Only apply to your fingers, not your palms and work through hair using just your fingers. Not a lot, literally a dime sized ball for that much hair. Maybe less.

Blow dry with medium heat high fan again to re-shape and add back volume you lost during styling. It also warms the clay to make it spread out more evenly. If you use too much product in the step above it will get heavy and droopy. Same goes for the hair oil. You can always add more.

Matte Texture Hairspray. Kevin Murphy makes a good one. It’s in a baby blue spray can.

Might seem like a lot of money, but with hair this short, these full size products last 2-3 months at least.

You can also get travel sizes to keep upfront cost down.

Edit: Also, with a fade that high and tight, he probably gets his hair cut at least every other week.

u/sofortune · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

For gatsby, are you referring to this one:

Looks like at least a couple votes for Fuko Claymation.

u/nuthanielz · 5 pointsr/malehairadvice

Thanks! Asked for a 2 on the sides, blend the back upwards starting at 2 on the bottom, and I think the top is around 3-5 inches. My hair is super straight naturally. For styling, I towel dry damp, add heat protection, blow dry everything downwards, curl / wave hair with flat iron, work this stuff in, and finally comb it up into the direction I want. This method is pretty lightweight and doesn't make my hair greasy with product but it may damage your hair over time.

EDIT: damp

u/wazzuper1 · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

So uh, no reply from OP yet. Anyways, here's the video of the Gatsby Pink I was talking about from Style06com on Youtube:

You should check out more of his reviews to get a sense of what might work for you. Again, he says that he has finer hair and recommends that if you do have thicker hair, try to thin it out. Try investing in your own hair clipping kit too to maintain your hair in between cuts or to do it yourself:

Additionally, the most helpful review on Amazon is a video which really sold me on to trying out Gatsby Pink. Unfortunately, it looks like this product is now an add-on item. I was able to get my with Prime shipping before. About the same price though, I think.

u/jik0006 · 6 pointsr/malehairadvice

Baxter of California clay. I have a similar hairstyle with similar results. Just be sure your hair is 95% dry or blown dry before applying.

u/Itistacotime · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

Do what asians with asian fro do. bring in the sides and let the top grow a bit, blow dry with a comb or brush in the direction you want it to go, and style with Gatsby.

u/tapeface · 3 pointsr/malehairadvice

I use this stuff which has a strong hold and no shine. It is cheap and available on Amazon Prime which I dig. Not sure about the UK, but check it out.

u/Hatben · 14 pointsr/malehairadvice

Something heavier than this stuff?

Also I made another comment where I mentioned the full routine (guessing I wasn't done typing it when you posted) but I do comb it.

u/the_human_raincheck · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

step out of shower, towel dry, then blow dry from your part over in one direction, apply this

u/eluss · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

I'm using some hair wax. I think it's this one.

u/StimulusBound · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

This tea tree shaping cream is exactly what youre looking for. I moved onto this after having the same problems with American
Crew and I've never looked back.