Posted 08 February 2006 - 06:06 PM
Posted 08 February 2006 - 06:26 PM
Posted 08 February 2006 - 06:32 PM
It sounds like you are just using really weak gel thats meant for holding hair in place not really styling it. Just go get stronger stuff, mind you are you sure you want to even i the kind of person that has no time for fashion unless its practical knows spikey hair is out(it was in when i started HS, ah how long HS seems now)
Posted 08 February 2006 - 06:44 PM
Posted 08 February 2006 - 10:05 PM
Posted 09 February 2006 - 08:38 AM
Posted 09 February 2006 - 10:12 AM
Posted 09 February 2006 - 10:36 AM
Actually, my boys started using my hairdresser and they couldn't figure out how to get that little lift in the front. She used the gel, put on the hairspray and used the blow dryer. At 13 and 15, they know more about hairstyling than I do now.
Posted 09 February 2006 - 10:47 AM
I would just use wax instead, when i used to style my hair in the youthul days of adolescant vanity i used wax because my hair is very strong so it takes a bit to shape it properly, at least it used to back in the day at the moment paranoid about baldness so im leaving it alone.
Posted 09 February 2006 - 10:59 AM
Posted 09 February 2006 - 01:01 PM
Hair wax i think gives better hold and it lasts longer and is better for your hair, but its harder to use than gel you have to work it in properly(which is probably why it holds better)
Posted 09 February 2006 - 03:40 PM
Posted 02 March 2006 - 06:50 AM
I would advise against the look unless you can find a way that works that doesn't involve swamping your scalp in chemicals. It WILL cause your hair to thin and the hairline to receed right back (just check out ant and dec after only 2-4 years usage industrial strength&amounts of product).
My mate's girlfriend told him to use baby oil as a bulker agent, and then to use hairspray on top sparingly to style. This way seems to involve the least amount of harmful chemicals, but you will need fairly short hair I think.
I've forgotten what I used to do in my teens (well before pop idol), but I think it involved a hairdryer and any brand name gel. Maybe that's what I'm missing now... I just use hairspray now but without the hairdryer.
There was a gel made entirely from natural products but it's about 5 times the price and stinks- I wouldn't recommend it, it also wasn't much stronger than the brands. I think a good quality hairspray ie one from a hair salon would be less toxic, and use the hairdryer too. At one point I went mad and used BOTH gel and spray, that is what killed my hair growth and it's now about an inch and a half receeded at the forehead. You won't notice it straight off, it's gradual over a couple of years.
I would advise you don't combine and you buy the best, and use one that doesn't require large quantities.It's possible a combo could be ok for you I suppose, but that's my experience.
I did try wax once or twice, it didn't help more, but then I tried one or two brand names so it's possible that there might be one that works, but I'm highly skeptical.
Edited by Cats, 02 March 2006 - 06:52 AM.
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