General Discussion: Hair.. Hair Styles, Hair Gels, Waxes, Shampoos & Combs. The Anything Hair Thread


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3357 posts since 21/6/08

20 Jul 2010 02:08
MCR-Ben wrote: anybody got any tips for thinning hair? shaved it off recently & think it may have been a bad idea. Heard tablets can help but don't really have any idea which to get..I am 21 too Cry

Post up some pictures with the shaved head, it's probably not that bad. 21 is fairly young but it's not that uncommon, I'm 19 and mines well on it's way out and I just shave it no guard every 3 days now.

If you are content on trying to stop the balding then just look into it on the internet, I assume the pills you're thinking of are finasteride/ propecia.

Have a trawl through this thread: http://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/losing_your_hair Smiling
chinaski
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356 posts since 15/7/10

6 Aug 2010 22:10
basically i've got thick hair that just seems to grow outwards, i want a bit of a noel gallagher / mod hair cut but i obviously can't. any suggestions of products to relax my hair or whatever would be helpful, aslong as they won't balls my hair up…
G Dog
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601 posts since 2/8/05

7 Aug 2010 01:09


Chinaski - to make hair less thick and frizzy, to give better manageability, especially when growing it out, there are a few options in the salon.

First of all, there's some relaxers like l'oreal professionnel's x-tenso and wella straight, which is like a reverse perm, makes it straighter instead of curlier, i'm sure other manufacturers do this too. Lasts about 2 months. Hair has to be fiarly decent condition tho.

Secondly, more and more salons are getting this brazilian keratin striaghtener which is a treatment that does the similar thing but it's meant to be less damaging and lasts up until your hair grows out to bushy unmanageable state again. One for the girls i think as it's generally done on long hair and is quite expensive. And you can only use sulphate free shampoo. Advantages are that it works on coloured and damaged hair, the more fucked the condition is the better apparently…

also, make sure your hair is cut properly to take out the bulk

MLI - Kerastase Ciment Thermique, great product.

6thEdition - Goldwell Lagoom Jam Gel, best gel in the industry, doesn't flake, wet look, superb hold, becareful of imitations on the internet. RRP £8.40

Aitch - Plenty out there, KMS Moulding Paste or Clay Creme, Bumble & Bumble Sumotech, Sebastian Crude Clay. Depends on hair type and your preference of hold strength and shine levels.

MCR-ben - Kerastase Nutritive Densitive pills have had good reviews, also Nioxin are a brand that specialises in hairloss, it must work cos they are still in business…
and also there is a spray by Goldwell's Inner Effect HairActive Spray which is tricologist approved.

Tokyo
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68 posts since 21/12/08

15 Aug 2010 01:16
If anyone is looking for a product with a nice matt effect I can recommend the chalk matt powder from Lakme.
Just received it and I think it's great. Best matt effect I ever received from such a product.

Anyone got any experience with it and can tell me how long the box lasted? cause it looks really small and only 10g.
schtoop
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13045 posts since 9/4/07

15 Aug 2010 01:37
is it better than fudge matte head? i've been using that for awhile so might get something different when this runs out
Tokyo
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68 posts since 21/12/08

15 Aug 2010 02:16
dunno never used fudge but I tried a lot of other products.
It's different than fudge or american crew fiber cause it's not a paste or a gel, it really is a powder you just sprinkle on your hair and style through with your hands. Absorbs oil and texturizes the hair really well.

Pretty expenisve though and very small box.
schtoop
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13045 posts since 9/4/07

15 Aug 2010 02:17
i think it's been recommended in here before, gonna robocop, cheers
b.bravo
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1079 posts since 13/8/08

15 Aug 2010 02:40
G Dog coming with the knowledge.

might try that relaxer thing, i also have thick bushy hair. but when its long like when i had it 5 years ago its wavy.

Crackajack
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8135 posts since 21/4/05

15 Aug 2010 03:38
I use fudge matte hed. Despite the awful spelling and general branding its a good product, have previously used American Crew Fibre, American Crew defining Paste, Bumble & Bumble Sumotech etc

Good 'bang for buck' compared to the others, but I have very short hair (1 grade sides short on top) so may not suit longer styles.
schtoop
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13045 posts since 9/4/07

15 Aug 2010 23:50
Hello World
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12174 posts since 7/3/05

15 Aug 2010 23:56
barefoot?
schtoop
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13045 posts since 9/4/07

16 Aug 2010 02:34
rank innit

p.s noble i'l get the hair sent out tomorrow
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

16 Aug 2010 10:36
guidos the bald one fan boy.

home made haircuts in a 1970's kitchen is so siiiick. im gonna robocop me one next time. Cool
Heath
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2555 posts since 26/7/06

17 Aug 2010 17:19
This has definitely been asked before but it's effort to trawl through this thread, so I'll just ask it again.

I'm after a decent wax / clay / whatever for medium / short hair with decent hold and a matte finish. I'm using a Fudge product at the moment but if you use a tiny bit too much and pull your jumper over you head too many times, the shit starts making it look like I've got hardcore dandruff, so I want something I can rework easily without flaking and stuff.

Anyone used that Gatsby Moving Rubber wax? Is it any good?
KaneJS
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2596 posts since 5/8/07

17 Aug 2010 17:32
copped some tigi bedhead matte separation workable wax the other day, would be ideal for what you described heath.
chinaski
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356 posts since 15/7/10

17 Aug 2010 17:48
Cheers G Dog, I'll check that out at the weekend. Can you recommend any reasonably cheap salons in North or Central London that do this?
Ju
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1268 posts since 5/9/09

18 Aug 2010 00:36
Heath wrote: This has definitely been asked before but it's effort to trawl through this thread, so I'll just ask it again.

I'm after a decent wax / clay / whatever for medium / short hair with decent hold and a matte finish. I'm using a Fudge product at the moment but if you use a tiny bit too much and pull your jumper over you head too many times, the shit starts making it look like I've got hardcore dandruff, so I want something I can rework easily without flaking and stuff.

Anyone used that Gatsby Moving Rubber wax? Is it any good?
Haven't tried much of the proper salon brands (like more than £20 pot) but for anything else gatsby is unbeatable! Grey or purple.
G Dog
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601 posts since 2/8/05

18 Aug 2010 00:54
chinaski wrote: Cheers G Dog, I'll check that out at the weekend. Can you recommend any reasonably cheap salons in North or Central London that do this?

Lexingtons in Finchley had a £99 offer (not sure if it is still on) which was the cheapest I've seen, I'll have a look round in the day.
G Dog
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601 posts since 2/8/05

18 Aug 2010 01:01
Tokyo wrote: If anyone is looking for a product with a nice matt effect I can recommend the chalk matt powder from Lakme.
Just received it and I think it's great. Best matt effect I ever received from such a product.

Anyone got any experience with it and can tell me how long the box lasted? cause it looks really small and only 10g.

I've been using a similar product, Schwarzkopf Osis Dust It powder, amazing stuff and a revelation, one of my fave finds, only had it a month, but still feels fairly full, I'll ask and find out tomorrow approximately how long it should last with regular use, it's 50ml small bottle. Should be comparable to the longevity of Lakme Chalk as they are both powders

http://www.google.co.uk/images?um=1&hl;=en&safe;=off&biw;=1579&bih;=744&tbs;=isch:1&aq;=f&aqi;=&oq;=&gs;_rfai=&q;=dust%20it
fat_cap
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102 posts since 30/10/06

18 Aug 2010 10:44
I have got my hair styled pretty similar to Schtoop's up there - shaved on the back and sides, longer and swept across on top. The problem is my hair is really thick and has a natural curl/ wave/ wiryness which means it's a nightmare to style/ hold even after straightening.

I use a combination of VO5 DirtyClean wax which makes it sticky enough to style without instantly curling and then a spray gel to give it some hold. The wetness of the spray gel gives it a curl back though which is unavoidable if I want the hold.

I like the hold of gel but the wetness gives my hair an instant curl even after straightening. Likewise even if I style my hair so it looks cool, within half an hour of being in a pub/ club/ anywhere slightly hot/ humid the straightness is gone and my intricately styled and straightened fringe has curled back into a Simon Amstel style fail.

Im after something that would let me style my hair so it stays like that pic Schtoop posted but give it a really firm hold that wouldn't revert to curls/ waves. Something matt preferably although this is the lowest priority.

Looks like that Keratin Straightening Treatment is available on EBay - is it worth me trying this at home? Also it seems like that dust stuff might be a good option for me? Any other sagely advice for someone cursed with a thick curly barnett.