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galindo 03-25-2013 05:58 PM

is there an easier way?(male hair)
after reading for about thirty minutes, im just bored/lost out of my mind, and repelled because i find constant "overgrooming" an unappealing virtue,

also why is this mens hair link completely void and useless?Men -

my hair is going to be in a pony tail 80% of the time, so i guess im just looking for something that might make my hair manageable for some occasions where i choose to let my hair down. something that makes my hair more even, because its fairly straight at the top and so damn puffy at the bottom, so if its windy or whatever my hair is gonna look like a big ol triangle

also my hair is the biggest pain in the butt, if i try to comb or brush it.

Monkey_ 03-25-2013 07:20 PM

HAHA! Great afro. To answer your questions. Girls just love to experiment with their hair and do crazy routines to get it just right. Personally I try to keep my routine as simple as possible.

You don't have to go all out with your hair. Basically, stick to the routine. Use silicone-free products. Don't wash your hair with shampoo every day, but do use lots of conditioner that has no silicones and no sulfates. Depending on where you live, your best bet might be Tresemme naturals (moisture) for a good conditioner. It's also cheap on sale and will last forever. I'm not totally CG so I use a sulfate shampoo whenever I think it's necessary (once every two weeks or so), just to really clean my hair. If you wanna keep it really simple you just need one product to keep your hair in check, and that can be any gel, cream, mousse, or whatever you like (without silicones). Silicones wear your hair down, so they also drag out your curls. Mostly we cut out 'cones and sulfates because we want curlier hair. If you want your hair to be less curly, you may want to use silicone products. In my opinion, you just need to put in some gel to keep your hair from poofing. Usually your hair gets very hard with gel in it, so you have to scrunch it lots to loose the crunchiness. :)

That's my advice. I hope someone else weighs in as well, because I'm fairly new to this too. Hope it's helpful though. Fire away if you have any more questions.

galindo 03-25-2013 10:09 PM

tyty, just read about the silicone stuff, im gonna make sure im not using that.
and thanks a bunch for that tresemme recommendation, theres always someone using a tresemme conditioner in my house, i will steal it for a while and experiment for a while.

i have bad experiences with gel, i hate it. i will try some mousse, any suggestions?

Carol321543 03-26-2013 03:44 AM

I guess a haircut is out of the question...

Have you tried experimenting with different hair products to manage your hair? Natural products maybe?

Anyway, I had a similar problem before but found some nice solutions here.

Cocos Hair & Day Spa - Stirling, Adelaide, South Australia :.

Great afro. If you think this is bad, try being a woman. :) It's so much harder.

Monkey_ 03-26-2013 06:10 PM

Not all products work the same for everyone. I'm using Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Boosting mousse, but this mousse does not have a super strong hold. I'm not sure if mousse would for you, you might just wanna try it and see what it does. Also with the tresemme conditioner, make sure that it is the naturals brand. The regular ones will have silicones and sulfates in them :(

You could also look into KCCC (Kinky-Curly Curling Custard), I've never tried it but it works great for a lot of people. I think it's like a gel, but maybe different? Can't really say much about it :)

If you look at what other people are using, you might find another product that you wanna try out. Most people put their hair properties and products in their signature, so you can go from there. Good luck!

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