Best hair styling products according to redditors

We found 1,939 Reddit comments discussing the best hair styling products. We ranked the 860 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/BrianWayneFoster · 159 pointsr/criticalrole

It's all in the cut, really. I have a fantastic friend named Bethanie who does both mine and Ashley's hair, along with many of our friends. She cuts it in a way that makes it really easy for me to whip it together. The secret is to not wash it every day. I know some people might "eww" at that, but every great stylist I've had has told me it's not great to wash your hair every day. So I blow dry it after I get out of the shower, into the sort of position where I like it (lots of innuendo here), then I use a tiny amount, like dime sized, of this stuff: Mostly the blow drying gets and keeps it in position, the clay just solidifies the goodness.

u/Connguy · 41 pointsr/malehairadvice

You have a LOT of options for this one, since it's pretty simple.

He has a little shine in it, so a water-based pomade/cream would work. I use this one per my barber's recommendation.

If you already have shiny/oily hair though, you don't want to add to the slickness. So use something with a medium hold and a matte finish, typically a clay or wax. I've heard good things about this one..

There's always American Crew Fiber too, if you want to keep it generic.

More importantly, not everyone can work this hairstyle. It's relatively short on top to be lying flat and soft like that; some people need more length to achieve that. If your hair is thicker/more rigid like mine is, trying this haircut will always fail and turn into a messy bedhead look to hide the cowlicks.

Ask your stylist if it's possible with your hair, and show them a picture of what you want.

u/crumpleforskin · 30 pointsr/curlyhair

I've only been CG for about 4 months, possibly less, and I've definitely had my ups and downs, but my advice to anyone who is struggling is to just keep trying new things! I've been through way too many brands of conditioners and gel's, and just this morning I realized that the ever-so-loved squish to condish method everyone raves about on here just isn't for me! Just because someone else's holy grail doesn't work for you doesn't mean you're hopeless, it just means that you need to put in a bit of effort to find your own. With that said, here is my routine!

•First I shampooed my scalp with L'Oreal Paris' EverSleek Intense Smoothing Shampoo because I have yet to find a good cleanser/co-wash that makes my hair feel clean without drying it out.

•Secondly I de-tangled and conditioned with TRESemmé Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner

Here's where this video comes in to play.

•First off I used a quarter sized amount of As I Am's Leave in Conditioner all over my hair.

•I then used a quarter sized amount of Una's Designing Oil Non Oil all over the hair because it makes it really silky and shiny without making it look/feel greasy.

•I put my hair into 3 sections; one big one clipped on the top of my head and then two smaller ones on the bottom on each side. I clipped one of the smaller sections up, split the other section so I had about a 1 inch chunk of it, and clipped the rest up and out of the way. (the video will help you understand this better since I'm not the best at explaining, haha)

•I brushed out this mini-section with my Denman Brush to make sure there was zero tangles and the hair was smooth all the way up to the root.

•Then I used a dime sized amount of Yes to Carrots Pampering Conditioner. This stuff has the most amazing slip in the world so a little bit goes a long way!

•After that was all smoothed in I used a nickel sized amount of Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel and thoroughly raked that through. I think that I could have used less gel because when my hair was drying I definitely had to scrunch out A LOT of crunch, haha!

•Watch the video to see how I shook the hair. (sorry if me saying to refer to the video is getting really repetitive!)

•I did this to the entirety of my hair, flipped it up side down and lightly shook it to make sure my roots were lifted, and then gently flipped it back to its rightful place.

•I used my space heater to dry it, but you could use your diffuser on low or air dry it! Whatever you fancy most. I'm just impatient and wanted to be done asap.

Your hair is going to feel like a gigantic crunch-ball if you apt for using the gel (I say this because you could definitely skip the gel part, I might try doing that next and see what happens), so you'll need to scrunch the crunch out as it's drying but I promise you that as long as you're gentle this won't give you any frizz!

Lastly just split some of the curls, flip your hair around and upside down, and fluff up the roots as much as you want to give it more volume!

You can tweak this however you want really, this is just how I did it my first time and I'm already in love! Thanks for reading, and I hope I could help at least one person out there!

u/BobbyMcWho · 15 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Back to School shopping list:

This, This, or This depending on your hair type/style you want to achieve.

These Converse or these Vans depending on which style you like better. These are going to be your most versatile shoes for "every day" wear.

Assorted Crew or V-Neck Tees, depending on your preference

A good fitting pair of dark jeans, I linked 511's, but those may not suit you depending on your build. Try some pairs on, take pictures, and post them in the Outfit Feedback threads if you're not sure of the fit.

For dressing "up":

Two pairs of well fitting khaki's/chinos in different colors such as these in grey or these in khaki. Again, I linked slimmer fits, as that is what I wear, but you may need to change depending on body type. Posting in the feedback threads is encouraged.

One or two decent Oxford Cloth Button Down collared shirts that fit you well, in light blue and white.

Those should cover your bases as a freshman, as you're not likely going to have to dress super formal.

Note: Because you're just a freshman, you will most likely be hitting many random growth spurts. Try not to spend too much money on clothing, as you will likely outgrow it.

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/irregularheartbeat · 14 pointsr/malegrooming

First, you've got a good head of hair my man! You've got the foundation for a barber to do their thing!

My suggestion is a typical one found here, but you could rock pretty much any cut where its short on the sides & longer and styled on top. Here are a few photos for inspiration:

Side Part Comb Over

Fade with Sweep Back

Relaxed Brushed Over

It might just be the pictures you posted, but it doesn't look like you use any product in your hair. I would buy some product and test out different styles.

Here are a couple products (low to medium price range):

American Crew Forming Cream

Bed Head Matte Separation Wax

My personal favourite Fatboy

Hope this helps! You can always try /r/malehairadvice as well! Good luck!

u/magicroot75 · 13 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Murray's always gets me compliments and it's like $1.50 at WalMart

u/hoodoo-operator · 13 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I've been thinking about picking up this based on something I read on SUFU. Has anyone tried it? I was wondering how it compares to american crew fiber, since that seems to be the standard.

u/EvanTheDork · 11 pointsr/malehairadvice
u/krustykooch · 11 pointsr/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 :)

edit: I ask my hairdresser for a soft two-block (with #2 all around the sides and back) and for straight/blunt bangs up to my eyebrows.

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/JaganBSlamma · 10 pointsr/uglyduckling

Not OP, but I can recommend a few things:

  • Do NOT towel dry your hair, get a decent blowdryer with changeable tips.
  • While blow drying your hair, run your fingers or a comb through it repeatedly to keep it up while drying. You should notice after it is pretty much dry that it should stay up pretty decently without any product (but you will need some for it to stay like that all day).
  • Don't cheap out on hair product! You don't need to go insanely crazy on hair product, but paying a bit more for a product from a salon vs. a drug store is well worth it. You typically have to use less (so it lasts longer) and doesn't leave residue or such things. I personally use TIGI Bed Head Men Matte Seperation and love it.
  • Don't use shampoo everyday (Depending on your hair, this could be one of the most important things). I personally use Shampoo every fourth day, after about two to three weeks, your hair doesn't look greasy/oily anymore at all and it gives your hair a ton of volume and styling capabilities. The day I have to use shampoo is actually the day my hair looks the worst.
u/JoshPhotoshop · 10 pointsr/malehairadvice

I hate to reiterate this, but the link TELLS YOU the product to use!

However, if you've tried it and it didn't work try using a volumizing powder... this one gives me a look sort of similar. It has a stickiness to it when applied but my hair is still malleable and sort of fluffy.

u/ILoveLamp9 · 10 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I've used American Crew's Fiber, then moved to the Forming Cream, and now to Suavecito Pomade.

In that exact order is probably the ease of applying the product. Fiber holds pretty well and gives it a much more matte, natural hold. It doesn't feel like you have any product in your hair. Forming cream, to me, was much easier to use and apply because it was softer and more liquidy (if that makes sense). Similar hold to Fiber, but probably not as strong. Still a matte finish as well.

Sauvecito probably is like the combination of the two, but with more of a shine. I actually prefer this more than the other two now because it's easier to apply and kinda gives it a slicker look (if that's what you're going for). It has a real nice hold and is water-soluble as well.

u/Rerrgon · 8 pointsr/streetwear



hair shit


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/HeCallsMePrecious · 8 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Depending on how thick your bangs are cut, you can backcomb them just a bit on the underside to add that lift. I greatly recommend Sexy Hair Powder Play as a volumizing product! It has worked very well with my fine, limp hair and let's me keep volume all day. It can make your hair feel dirty though.

u/Casus125 · 7 pointsr/AskMen
  • TIGI Bed Head

  • American Crew Fiber

  • Murray's Pomade

    I'm just doing comb over right now, and the Bed Head does great for just keeping it all stuck together. Good for a quick messy look, nice shine on it too.

    Fiber was nice when I wanted to give it that messy look. Better than bed head for longer hair.

    Murray's is concrete for hair. I've only ever bought like, 3 tins of this stuff in 13 years of styling hair, and it was always for a mohawk. Shit, just grab a can just in case.
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/Better_Call_Sel · 7 pointsr/asianamerican

Caveat I've never tried the look myself so I can't guarantee this will work.

That being said, I've personally found, and read online that with asian hair, since it's so strong and straight, blow drying it is mandatory for pretty much any sort of style. Now, with respect to this hair style, it looks like you'll need the top of your hair to be at least 10 cm long. Any shorter and, with asian hair, you'll just end up with the spiky dragon ball Z look.

So for styling:

  • First I would suggest starting with a heat protectant mousse, something like this apply it to damp, towel dried hair. Slick your hair back with the mousse then blow dry it in the direction you want. Blow dry until the hair no longer feels slick or wet. The mousse does two things, first it stops your hair from being damaged/dried out by the heat of the blow dryer, second it works with the heat to hold your hair in the direction that you blow dried it. You'll have to blow dry a lot to get it to go straight and back to give the slicked back look. You can try clipping or holding your hair down while it's still wet in the backwards position and then blowing it from there.

  • Next use gatsby and slick it through your hair holding it down, straight and back. Gatsby is a japanese product designed with asian hair in mind. You can use other waxes like kevin murphy nightrider or Hanz De Fuko Claymation but I find for the hold, Gatsby is the cheapest option. It's about $10 whereas the other choices are pushing $20+. I suggest a matte wax because I personally find gels or other slick, shiny products tend to look really terrible in Asian hair. Rather than looking sleek and shiny the dark blackness of Asian hair tends to make it look greasy. That's just my opinion though. You can absolutely replace this step with a gel or other holding product that you like. The point of this step is to weigh your hair down with a product where the product also has sufficient hold to keep it in place in the direction you want.

  • Last hairspray. This is just to lock everything in. A couple puffs of hairspray (not too much or your hair ends up with the greasy look) to lock everything in and keep it in place. This step is optional but I personally like using a bit of hairspray because I find hairspray to be more moisture resistant. If I sweat a bit I'm not immediately ruining my style, same thing if it's raining a bit. Hairspray also helps to keep any stray hairs in place if it gets windy or you're running around or something like that.

    And that's it. Like I said, I'm not sure if this will work for sure as I've never done a completely slicked back hairstyle. But overall I know for sure, with Asian hair, the key is to blow dry it. A blowdryer is your best tool, above any product, when dealing with Asian hair.
u/DoctorsSong · 7 pointsr/HaircareScience

Ugh I feel for you. Frizz (especially this time of the year) is so frustrating. Some things that have helped me:

ACV rinse
Argan oil (it's a light oil and shouldn't weigh down your hair)
Jojoba oil (might be to heavy for you)
And I just recently added this Shea Moisture product. Too soon to say how well it works, but if you try it a little goes a long way.

u/lsirius · 7 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I hope you see this because this is a huge tip that helped me. You have a winter skin tone, so pure colors, true red, true blue, black, jewel tones (like that hot pink top which you are ROCKING, btw) will look the best on you. This is like an old idea from the 50's I think, but I really agree with it.

Also, one product I really like as far as makeup goes is this in peach perfection. I am also a winter and a little color on the cheeks really will help your face pop & can help give you a more feminine cheekbone. I'm sure there are youtube videos on how to apply.

I agree with the lady that said some sideswept bangs would look nice. They will help balance out your jawline. Also try parting your hair a little further over a la

Do you know how to tease your hair at all? If you have wavy hair, it helps give it a little poof to the side and back so that all your curls don't make it look flat on the top. You can look up teasing or backcombing to see how to do it or take your pretty butt down to a salon & tell them to show you. But don't go overboard. Not looking for scene kid, just a little extra volume on top.

Also with waves, a texturizing spray like this: is your friend. And my favorite hairspray to finish with is good old aquanet. We're trying to get natural, not crunchy waves with these two products.

Last of all, congratulations on finding our true self & keep being you. If you want to try any of these tips but can figure them out, just let me know, and I'll be glad to do some videos and show you how! I have a lot of LGBTQ friends & even volunteer working with a couple of organizations that help with things like this, so let me know if even you just need to talk or whatever--be proud of who you are!

u/redditorfor16days · 7 pointsr/needadvice

you realize than an extravert would do good to work on introvert skills, because you see the benefits of being an introvert, right? so you should work on the strengths of an extravert. that is step one.

1a. read this, and apply liberally. as an introvert, you're very perceptive. you will not lose this skill by developing your ability to be extraverted.

1b. check out /r/seduction and /r/askseddit. your friends don't know how to attract women. their female friends don't know what they're looking for. people who get their needs met up to their basest standards will not devote time to figuring shit out. don't become an asshole, but absorb information from these places, and see what rings true.

1c. go to /r/malefashionadvice and figure out what works for you. do you look like a chump? fix it. if you are uncomfortable dressing in a way that feels fake, figure out what doesn't feel fake. the main rule is appear like you take care in your appearance. this communicates that you are a thoughtful person, have a personal style, and are financially and emotionally stable. it also allows a woman to compliment you on an element of your style. something easy to start with is a $30 timex weekender or easy reader with a leather band. throw out all your old shitty shirts. if you're a t-shirt wearer, you can get designer t-shirts in bags at tj maxx/ross type stores.

1d. hello, /r/malegrooming. put some fucking hair mud in your hair. go to /r/wicked_edge and start shaving with a DE. take pride and care in your grooming. PM me for a <$100 starter kit (links to products, i'm not selling it). if you have pimples, handle them. cut your goddamned nose hairs.

1e. i recommend /r/Fitness, but they can be jerks. on a basic level, i would recommend being able to do body weight exercises like push ups, chin ups, crunches, squats. do some running, and some jumping jacks.

1f. get a hobby that you're excited about and want to yap incessantly about to the point of getting on people's nerves. i started fixed gear cycling, and i'm working on my bike, and it's loads of fun and just for me.

the second step is to just hang out with more people. we live in the 21st century, and you're 23. don't ask to be set up. it's silly. sub-points:

2a. go out and do things by yourself. smoke some weed, then go bike around the park at night. walk around a college campus and learn where all the cool spots are. go to an art museum. what you're doing is learning to be fun. do shit, and enjoy it. don't have it be just the consumption of media, either. go bowling.

2b. when you go out, talk to people. notice something funny? mention it to the person standing next to you. fat guy has a cool laptop? ask them about it. a girl has glorious tits? tell her you like her boots. especially if you start frequenting locations, you can start a conversation with someone who has a routine about how you see them there all the time and haven't introduced yourself.

2c. now that you're thinking of fun shit to do and talking to people, come up with something fun to do, and invite people you know. have fun. this can be going out somewhere. it can be making nachos and watching some nerdy movie. whatever.

2d. now that you've established a fun persona with your friends with positive associations, they might start inviting you. but people, especially naturally social people, often will forget about people. don't take it personally when they don't invite you. when someone mentions doing something with people, say "mind if i tag along?" or "dude, i should totally go to that." if they say no or whatever, go, "cool. let me know when something awesome happens."

and then you start talking to women and inviting them to do things one on one. so, a recap:

  1. take care of yourself and your appearance, and lrn2social

  2. talk to people, do fun things, become a fun person, develop all your relationships.

  3. invite women to do shit.

    the thing about me as an introvert is i have a hard time putting myself out there with people, but that's bullshit. i'm just being a disingenuous asshole. my mom recently died, and i've just started talking to people and telling them what's going on and how i feel and what i'm thinking. it's so much better. no extra pain, and much better relationships with people. step 0 is quit being a withholding asshole. no offense.
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/annihilatos · 6 pointsr/curlyhair

I use Shea Moisture curl enhancing smoothie.

My hair is more like 2b but this stuff works really well for me. It's not at all crunchy and it keeps my hair curly through the whole day (before it got all frizzy a couple hours in). You really can't feel it at all, it's not heavy or greasy or anything.

u/funkitin · 6 pointsr/Naturalhair

Wash Day: Morrocan Curl Cleansing Conditioner

Or, I Co-Wash with Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Moisture balance conditioner. I also prefer the TJ's shampoo when I need to wash my hair to remove product buildup (which I do once every two weeks).

Post wash I use the LOC method to moisturize.

Leave In - Giovanni Direct Leave-In Weightless Moisture Conditioner

Oil - I use my own mixture I created with Peppermint Oil, Tea tree oil, Black Castor Oil, Almond Oil, Avocado Oil and Olive Oil. My hair really loves it.

Cream - I wear my hair in twist outs, the cream I use for my twist outs is the Cantu Conditioning Curl Cream

I retwist my hair once a week (personal preference).. and I use a bit of Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream, but sparingly, as it makes my hair feel slightly crunchy, I only use it in the front for my bangs to curl up very tight when I twist them.

For edge control, I use the Olive Oil Eco Styler gel..

My hair is 4b/4c. Chopped two years ago -now past my shoulders, nearly 16 inches in length. I tried a LOT of products before I found those my hair likes.

Also, I recommend checking out Amazon's Texture's and Hues page. It's for women of color.. and it's AMAZING.

u/succubamf · 5 pointsr/butchlesbians

It's going to depend on what style you want! Most products are categorized by two parameters: hold and shine. For example, if you want high shine you're going to look at things like pomades and/or gels. Hair gel is usually high shine and high hold (think those punk rock spikes or the spiked up hair that was popular in the 90s) while things like fiber and cream can give you various types of hold with a low shine or matte look.

What kinds of products have you started looking at? I personally use the Gatsby Moving Rubber line (the green one) but a good beginner product is American Crew Fiber. It has good hold, matte finish, it's fairly cheap and can be found in any drug store.

u/bobby_g · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Yeah, I use a combination of Bumble & bumble Sumotech which keeps the hair really natural looking (it's kind of expensive though, which stinks), American Crew Fiber, and just regular gel.

And this is kind of a new look for this cut, usually I keep it up more, like this which involves alot of the Sumotech.

Hope this helped!

u/Cre8iveThought · 5 pointsr/tressless

I do. Just a tiny bit on my fingertips, then style:

u/po2gdHaeKaYk · 5 pointsr/MotoUK

Unlike a lot of people here, I'll actually give some good advice.

People who say "quit being a bitch", obviously never rode regular rides with women. My girlfriend does like to ride pillion, but she does complain that it's hard to look good for an outing. The helmet messes up her hair, makeup, etc.

I have a Coolmax Skull Cap or helmet liner that I bought from the US a long time ago for a tenner. It looks something like this. I like it a lot. Look for helmet liners that cyclists use. For girls with longer hair, they may prefer a buff. In particular, my girlfriend wears stud earrings, and the buff is nice in that it covers her ears. She does look like she's wearing a hijab when she puts it on though.

None of these are really going to perfectly preserve your hair. It's best to also try a better hair product. I haven't used gel for literally decades since it's too crunchy and shiny. For me, gel is a very school-boy thing to use. Wax is too shiny. The best hair product I've used is American Crew Forming Cream which does well in helmets.

u/hometownwarrior · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

TIGI bed head

amazing high/medium hold with a super matte finish. im not a fan of pomades with shine

u/whtthfff · 5 pointsr/OneY

Yeah man definitely go to some actual salons if you want a good haircut. But I don't think most of them are really "for women" at all anyway. Basically with one exception, every hair place I've been to clearly catered to male customers as well as female. I used to feel a little self conscious when I first stopped going to crap cheap places, but it's never been an issue so I just stopped feeling weird about it.

Also if you are looking for hair styling suggestions, bed head matte separation wax is the best I've every found, and I've tried a LOT of different ones. Like it says though it's a matte finish, won't work if you want a shine.

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/Blanchetastic · 5 pointsr/wedding

You could save yourself nearly $600 by just getting some of [these] ( and some of [this] ( and doing a sleek updo.

I have awful thin/fine hair, too. I'm doing something [similar to this] ( except at the bottom, the hair comes up from the bottom over the bun thing, and then my veil goes over top of that. I did a rough trial run and my flat, sad hair was big and fabulous with these things! That, and some volume powder and a little back combing, and voila....

Good luck with whatever you decide, though!

u/cardoorhatchet · 5 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I have a pixie cut, so vary lengths of bangs at any point - I twist my bangs back in small sections (like this but smaller sections) and then pin it with bobby pins in an "X". My hair is kind of fine with little texture, so I use a little bit of texturizing powder to help out.

u/birthday-party · 5 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

(sorry to interrupt this thread) I have the same feeling, and I haven't used the Marc Anthony product -- but I do have some good product suggestions.

I like using a volumizing mousse and/or a hair powder to give my hair grip and volume without a stitch of extra oiliness. I find that most thickening/styling creams tend to weigh my hair down, which makes my hair look fuller but fall flat later in the day. Root spray will do good things for me, but only in combination with something a little stronger.

I use a mousse nearly every time my hair is wet. If I want more volume or to do something when my hair is still squeaky-clean, I supplement with a powder/spray to give it the texture to hold. They are also good to fluff up your hair if/when it falls.

Favorite mousses:

  • Drybar's Southern Belle mousse: Sort of a strong smell if you're sensitive to that. Volume, but I can run my hands through it. I've been using this every day.

  • Kerastase Resistance Volumactive: Recommended by my hairdresser. The most powerful mousse I've used, with good hold. Doesn't leave your roots particularly soft but is volumizing magic (and is not usually this expensive).

  • Aveda Phomollient - Leaves hair soft and full. This is the most minimal hold of the three.

  • Runners-up: Bumble and bumble Full Form mousse (Works very well, runs out VERY quickly), Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus (Effective, but a little crunchy-feeling).

    Hair powder:

  • L'Oreal Professionel True Grip: Love this. My personal favorite. Lasts longer than you'd think, even though it's so small. Doubles as dry shampoo.

  • Schwarzkopf Dust It: Works well for styling/pulling hair up. A little denser than the True Grip.

  • Got2B Powderful: The cheapest, and it's magic. Also made by Schwarzkopf. Holds its own against the other two.

  • Runner-up: Bumble and bumble Pret-a-Powder (pricy, smells good, soft... but just not as good as the others as a texturizer or dry shampoo).

    Texturizing spray: This stuff, sprayed at the roots, will fluff up any hair, any time. Works well for volume and for getting styles to hold.

  • HOLY GRAIL PRODUCT ALERT: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. Hold up hair, spray at roots, drop hair, roots stay up. Great for fluffing up a ponytail or boosting limp afternoon/next-day hair.

u/swims_with_manatees · 4 pointsr/malehairadvice

He probably uses a sea salt texturing spray. Here's one. Also a messy bun

u/DKhanB · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Hey if you're wanting advice on changing hair, definitely check out /r/malehairadvice! They are a great community that will answer your question down to a single hair.

I recommend you go to a stylist/barber and show them a picture of this look. They will let you know whether your hair can do that cut, how to style it, and which products work best.

What I would personally do is use some pomade (I personally like Suavecito) and shape your hair into that style. Some people say dampen your hair a bit, others say make sure it's dry - I blow dry mine and then shape. If it doesn't work on the first try, you need to keep doing it everyday. Hair remembers the shape it takes.

Anyways, check out /r/malehairadvice and go see a stylist.

Good luck!

u/gravybby · 4 pointsr/NoPoo

Hah! I actually took that same photo to my barber when I got my last haircut. I use a product called Suavecito. It's a water based pomade, so it's not gunky and comes out easy in the shower. Smells great too!

u/Billy_Brubaker · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

As others said, American Crew Fiber is very good. I prefer Baxter of California Clay Pomade though, it's got a very strong hold and a great look. Also next haircut, make sure you get the barber to thin it out a bit; you've got a lot of hair, thinning it will definitely help with the poofiness.

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/babiesloveboobies · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I find that it gives my hair an oily appearance. My favorite is this asian stuff called Gatsby.

I use a fairly small amount and it just gives my hair a little bit of shape without looking like there's anything in it.

u/fineday · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Gatsby works pretty damn well.

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/many_dongs · 4 pointsr/curlyhair

I had my stylist give me an asymmetric cut where I buzzed down my hair at the area where it naturally parts... to make the curl come out, I dry my hair out of the shower and use a round bristle brush to tease it out. I notice the more I try to "flatten" the curl with the brush, it ends up bouncing back even more after it dries. The movement of the curl is great, but product is needed to keep it in place (relatively speaking, not rock-solid-can't-move) so...

I used to use TIGI separation wax ( to keep it in place but I made this post because I just discovered Kevin Murphy's Killer Curls today randomly ( and the anti-frizz property of the product works great! Very much prefer the asymmetric wave look when the end curl isn't frizzing so this was a big deal for me.

u/SuperEli · 4 pointsr/curlyhair

Long time lurker here. I enjoy all the success pics.

I decided a while back to stop fighting my curls with gel and short haircuts. It's been going well and get compliments and surprise from friends and family. Those who haven't seen me in a while are totally confused and have asked if I've gotten a perm!!! I guess I have two questions

First: I'd like to go for the Jon Snow look if possible. I've been letting my hair grow and grow and grow. Now it feels like an afro-mullet combo. How should this hair be cut while it's still growing out? I get frustrated with stylists/barber/etc as I want an expert or at least someone with experience to guide me through this instead of asking what I want. "I don't know... that's why I'm asking you..." I don't want my hair ruined by someone guessing or going off of my unqualified instruction.


Second: At the end of the day, it gets frizzy/puffy (see the last pic in the album). I've tried not showering and it ends up looking greasy. How do you get smooth curls that aren't greasy or crunch due to gel?


Daily Routine:

  1. Warm/hot shower with Shampoo and Conditioner from Costco.
  2. Dry with a cotton t-shirt while hanging my head upside down
  3. I'll apply Shea Curl Enhancing Smooth or Shea Curl & Style Milk

u/KestrelLowing · 4 pointsr/femalehairadvice

I think what you need, more than anything, is to get some volume in your hair!

Try out some different methods of styling your hair and some different products. My go-to products for adding volume are mousses and those volumizing powders. Big sexy hair has one that I've used and like but there are many other brands as well. I also use not your mother's texturing spray and like that a lot to give my hair a bit more grit to be a bit more likely to hold volume if I do something like tease it a bit.

Also, I'd try to put some texture in your hair.

How much styling do you want to do? I think you'd look cute in a cut like this maybe, but that texture is key! If you've got any natural wave, you can use sea salt spray to pump up that texture, if not you'll probably have to resort to heat styling with either a curling iron or straightener.

If you'd like to go a bit shorter, maybe something like this.

u/Grandagon · 3 pointsr/rawdenim

If you mean this stuff then it will absolutely hold your hair and then be a huge fucking pain in the ass to wash out later (like multiple washes won't get it all out). I used to use it and I'm never going back to it.

But if you just care about hold, then this is the stuff.

u/projhex · 3 pointsr/AskMen

The crew cream is the only thing that doesn't flake in my hair. It's expensive (for such a little jar), but takes a very small amount if you use it while your hair is damp.

It doesn't dry hard either.

u/genteelblackhole · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Most of the time I tend to use American Crew Forming Cream, but on a whim I decided to try out By Vilain Gold Digger because I'd seen the blokes that make it had a YouTube channel where they use it a lot, and the stuff is like bloody cement. It holds really well. I don't know if I'd buy it again simply because it's quite expensive with shipping costs, but it really is great stuff. I tend to use the Gold Digger if my hair's misbehaving, and the Forming Cream does the job when it's cooperating.

I think a high hold wax might not work for hair that long though, so in that case I'm just vouching for American Crew. I used their Fibre in the past as well and that was good too, so I don't think you'd go wrong with one of their products.

u/LeMisery · 3 pointsr/malehairadvice

Try using American Crew products to style. I'd take a look at their forming cream.

u/arsenicelite · 3 pointsr/rawdenim

Haven't seen it mentioned yet, but I use Gatsby (either the pink or the grey one). It's a japanese hair product, basically its wax/paste that has a fruity apple scent.

There's a variety of colors that correspond to specific style/length (chart) with each having unique attributes (graphic here). Both the pink and the grey provide stronger holding power with little to no shine, ideally for "shorter" hair.

Links: Pink (Spiky Edge) and Grey (Grunge Mat).

u/super_uninteresting · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I use Gatsby Moving Rubber. I apply a dab of yellow, spread it over my hands, and stroke my fingers through my hair and try to reach every area. The yellow lasts an entire day, and holds bunches of hair in the right place.

After that, I apply some [pink Gatsby] ( to do the details. It's really good at holding smaller bunches of hair, so I use it on the front and on the sides to keep my sideburns from sticking out in awkward directions.

It also helps to shower and blow dry in the morning. I shower every day, but I rarely use shampoo. 2 applications of conditioner seems to do the trick--it keeps my hair nice and soft and shiny all the time.

u/Viend · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

You're going to have to use some form of hair product like a wax if you want it to look good. Asian hair just doesn't flow well no matter what you do to it. If it can stick up it will stick up, if it can't it will only form a bowl.

Gatsby Moving Rubber is pretty popular among us Asians.

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/guyfromschool · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I've tried lots of things like what you're looking for and a lot can come down to genetics. I like a low shine, medium hold and matte finish. I've been using TIGI Bed Head for the last few weeks and I like the texture and hold I get from it and it doesn't break the bank

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/Opulation · 3 pointsr/femalehairadvice

Here’s an example of a good curl smoothie! It’s just usually full of good things for curly hair, used like a leave-in, I just rake it into my hair directly after my shower before I squeeze out the excess moisture with a towel, super easy. Just helps with moisture and other benefits, keeping your hair from getting frizzy and keeping it nice and soft! You might also like trying out deep conditioners once a week or so, too. You just put it on in the shower, put a shower cap over your hair instead of washing out, and then do the rest of your shower stuff and wash it out last. Gives your hair protein and other good stuff, the shower cap helps the deep conditioner penetrate your hair by keeping your head heat in, it works best with “heat”, even natural heat.

Best of luck! You look super cute with your curls right now, so it can really only get better from here, haha.

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/psvzum · 3 pointsr/curlyhair

First of all, your hair is beautiful! Love the curls.

My only suggestion would be to add layers. It looks like you may have some in the back but they should be trimmed up a bit. That'll help a little with volume.

My hair is alot like yours. To get the volume I want, I use gel and scrunch the living heck out of it. Add the gel when your hair is soaking wet and scrunch upside down. Make sure you use enough as all the water dilutes it. You'll have to play around with this to find the right amount.

I also use a diffuser with long teeth (does this make sense?) and use it to lift my top layers for added volume. Diffuse on low/hot setting. I alternate diffusing by lifting and by putting my hair upside down. LOTS of volume. Also, when my hair is almost dry, I scrunch in additional gel. It gives me better curl formation. If your curls come out crunchy you can scrunch out the crunch. It'll all depend on the gel you use.

Don't worry about using Deva products. There are others just as good and 1/4 the price. Also, what other others may recommend for styling products may not work for you. I use Kinky curling custard
and others swear by Eco Style Gel-Olive

The curling custard is expensive and I use it when I want my curls to look spectacular. Otherwise, I go for a good strong hold gel.

Look at Youtube videos too. There are a bunch out there on getting volume for curly hair.

u/JollySailorBold · 3 pointsr/curlyhair

Routine/products used:

ShampooL'oreal Elvive extraordinary oil shampoo (I need sulphates, don’t judge me)

ConditionerGarnier ultimate blends almond crush conditioner (cheap and does the job)

Masksl'oreal botanicals safflower rich infusion masque (slightly pricier, get it on offer) or Garnier ultimate blends argan richness mask (good cheap mask)

When deep conditioning, I find that method matters more. So as I have low porosity hair, I need heat to open the cuticle so the moisture can penetrate. So once I've conditioned, I’ll run my hair under the hot water and soak it and then I’ll apply the mask, while it’s still soaking. I’ll work the mask into the hair and then clip it up for 5-10 mins while I exfoliate or shave. Then I’ll take it down, scrunch the mask into the hair some more and then run my hair under the water and keep scrunching – basically squish to condish.

If I’m styling my hair, I’ll use a gel. I like Ecostyler gel, and also Umberto Giannini Scrunching jelly. I struggle with styling products because I hate the feel of anything in my hair. If I touch my hair and I can feel a product it makes my skin crawl. I basically do the squish to condish method, I dilute the gel a bit before applying as it's a bit tacky.

Leave in - L’oreal Botanicals Softening ointment

If I’m not styling my hair I’ll use a leave in conditioner. I like L’oreal botanicals safflower softening ointment. It’s the only leave in that seems to actually moisturise my hair and doesn’t weigh it down. I’ve tried the Garnier ultimate blends argan oil leave in, but I don’t think my hair liked it very much.

Edited: fixed link

u/AnadyranTontine · 3 pointsr/SquaredCircle

Honestly, I think it's göt2b Glued, one of my friends in high school had the most ridiculous spiked hair (think late 90s metal Mudvayne style) and using this it was like his hair was carved of wood.

Edit: In reference to the quote u/Asian_Sensation84 posted about the gel, it could be göt2b Ultra Glued.

You see what you've gone and done? You have a guy with a shaved head looking up hair products.

u/theindominusrex · 3 pointsr/curlyhair

Even though I'm like 2a/2b, I recently started using a product with polyquaternium-69 (PQ-69):

The product in question is this:

I already had some lying around before I discovered PQ-69.

The humidity has been harsh on me too. Last night, I washed with SM Coconut & Hibiscus line (I S2C as well) then put the style milk on as my leave-in. I sealed with a light oil then applied a mix of the style milk and curling gel soufflé, then put the Got2b on top. The Got2b has some drying alcohols in it so beware. It's also slightly sticky, but I think I applied too much.

My hair was really defined! I even plopped for 10 minutes and my hair looked superb, with hardly any frizz. Then I f-ed everything up by doing an overnight plop. I thought it would preserve my hair but it turned me into a frizzball! So tonight will be experiment #2. I'll just sleep on my damp hair since the gel had a slight cast anyway.

Jessicurl Spiralicious Gel is probably your best bet and the most CG product that contains PQ-69. It has a tiny bit of ethanol, but it's necessary for the PQ-69. Other than that, it seems like something worth checking out.

u/the_flash43 · 3 pointsr/Hair

There are a few texturizing sprays that achieve this look! My favorite is the Not Your Mothers Beach Babe Spray :)

u/blue_eyes13 · 3 pointsr/AskMen

I have wavy hair (24 f though) but I know it can be a pain in the butt to deal with regardless of length. The more you fight the natural texture of your hair the more work you'll be doing to maintain it and honestly it usually looks better with your natural texture. The best thing I've found to use on it is the wax/paste because it gives you definition but doesn't make it crunchy. My favorite kind is garnier fructis surf wax but they also make something specifically for men that's by suave. The garnier one smells fruity and the men's one smells more fresh (I've used it before- it's pretty nice). For my long hair I scrunch it, might be a different technique for men. I would look to Robert Downey Jr or Patrick Dempsey for good styles that I personally find attractive.

u/Adrianm18 · 3 pointsr/malegrooming
u/hihochopsuey · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I was like you at one point and had a buzz cut, but I changed hair hairstyles about 2 years ago and haven't looked back. Currently, I tell my barber a number 2 fade on the sides and a combover on top about 2-3 inches long. before and after. I use Suavecito as it is water soluble and smells amazing. There hasn't been a problem and my hair is also thick. The secret is to use a comb and hairdryer to style it. I like to think that this hairstyle has given me a more professional look as I have entered the work force.

u/JustAddCumin · 3 pointsr/OkCupid

This do is fashionable, simple, and not locked to having undercut sides or a hard part, both of which might end in regret. Surf men's straight hair pics and take one to a reputable barber. With straight hair, you'll want to invest in some pomade. Suavecito smells amazing and is water soluble.

u/_big_dyke_energy_ · 3 pointsr/dykesgonemild

Thank you! It’s super fun to play with. Sometimes I fauxhawk it, but I’ve been wearing it down a lot recently.

I use Layrite Natural Matte Cream. It provides good hold without being rigid, and it smells super great.

u/gsc_chris · 3 pointsr/FrugalMaleFashionCDN

Agree with the other comments regarding Layrite! I am including a travel size option as the CBSA didn't like the regular size in my carry-on while... Here are the Amazon links:

u/dafones · 3 pointsr/vancouver

Product: Layrite natural matte cream. I rock a side part.

Edit: this is the stuff. People on Amazon seem to love it too.

u/bmil35 · 2 pointsr/TeenMFA

I show them this picture. I usually use this and this, but today I used this gel, with this spray. The method I used today holds much better, but at first it gives my hair the look that you would expect from a gel.

u/birdguy · 2 pointsr/Moustache

I like my handlebar to have a very strong hold, so I use Got2b Ultra Glued Invincible Styling Gel after an application of clubman's wax. Sometimes I use a hairdryer to dry the gel.

u/lilyofyosemite · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I think updos are the way to go for hair out of your face. This is my favorite, but I like anything with french braids. I love spin pins, they work so much better than bobby pins, especially on slippery hair.

I also just got a bottle of salt spray that works wonders for getting my hair to stay in updos it would normally slide right out of. For example, this hairstyle never worked for me until I tried the salt spray, then it stays all day.

u/ORANGESNAPDRAGON · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I have super straight hair as well (though mine is very thick), and it used to be that I couldn't keep my hair curled even if it started smoking on the heating rod...

What I find to be really helpful is to spray my hair with some kind of texturizing spray Not Your Mother's Beach Babe is my product of choice, easy to find in most US pharmacies, and inexpensive.

After spraying my hair, I'll wrap it up in a bun or braid it. If I sleep with it in a braid, it can stay luscious and wavy for the entire next day!

u/frenchmeister · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy cake day!

I can't decide between one of my favorite books (I lost my original during a move) or some new hair product, but my favorite dessert of all time is probably red velvet cake. Either that or spritz cookies, but those take too damn long to make :P

cheesecake all day everyday

u/blabgasm · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

This gal's youtube tutorial channel was recced to me after some more moaning about my hair woes downthread: Miss Charmsie. Her hair is about 1.5 tiers curlier than mine, based upon the totally arbitrary scale I have just invented (I know real scales exist), and I definitely can't pull off bangs, but maybe it'll be useful to you! The two product recommendation videos are worth a watch.

I can tell you a few basics after finally learning how to handle my hair a bit. First - if you are gonna put in any product, do it when your hair is still wet from the shower, and probably use about half of what you usually do. A leave in conditioner is an absolute must, even if you don't use any other products. I don't use a towel or a t-shirt in my hair, I just wring it out like an old dishrag and leave it to air dry. Since it's thin that doesn't take too long. DON'T TOUCH THAT SHIT!!! It gets said over and over, and I never bought it till I was like 30. Seriously, tape your hands to thighs if you can't resist the urge. This is the most critical phase in curls. My hair always looks it best when I leave myself no time to mess with it before I have to literally run out the door!

If I have the time I will do a very careful half-way dried spritz with a sea salt spray, especially around the roots for the volume/definition. But don't go crazy! I will usually flip my hair over and bend like I'm tying my shoes to do this so the product doesn't just end up on the crown and weight my biz down. When it's finally dry I will do a very, very gentle break-up of my curls with my fingers (might get an afro pick after watching Miss Charmsie's videos) and give it a little toss around like I'm in a mosh pit to break it all up and make it look natural.

Give this product a try - it really works well for me. I have really long hair though, so it might not be a good choice depending on your hair length. I gather that texturing sprays are kinda controversial for curly hair, which is also dry hair, but it's worked well for me.

u/stoplightrave · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I use this one:

Looks pretty similar to that photo you have.

u/YCANTUSTFU · 2 pointsr/amiugly

No, like texture paste or pomade.

u/UglyandDumb · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

I have a similar hair type and I found that worked best after having tried a bunch of different shit. I didn't attempt a pompadour though, and I don't suspect this has enough hold for that (but it will definitely make your hair look good).

u/josephlucas · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

I have very fine hair, and I use a volumizing shampoo and volumizing powder. The shampoo doesn't do too much, but it does help. The powder is amazing, I think it works by making your hair kind of staticky, makes it stand up better. Because of that, I always have to use it with some other styling product to keep it from looking like I got electrocuted.

u/perfectdrug659 · 2 pointsr/FancyFollicles

Yessss, my hair is down to my wait and about 4x thicker at least than most of my friends. I can straighten it or put it in 6-10 braids at night to have wavy hair the next day and that's about it. I do take thinning shears to it every 3 months or so to keep it more manageable and it tangles less.

Some tips for you: these hair ties are a lifesaver and never slip out like others do, and one pack has lasted me 3 years so far. Also, bobby pins work best wavy side down, in case you didn't know! If you want some volume on top, and teasing/hairspray isn't enough, this stuff is awesome and cheap in-store, normally about $4 here.

u/triplee9 · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

It looks pretty matte, so you could either just go for a volume powder which are pretty cheap and since you dont have that much hair it would help them look like "more". I am currently using Schwarzkopf Osis Mess up wax, and it is great! Good hold and a matte look.

It is also a lot (3,4 oz) I got one pack of it for like 4 months now, and it's half empty.

u/SSJ4_Goku · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'm Asian and I use Uppercut Deluxe Pomade. The hold is really nice and lasts all day. There is a little bit of shine though.

u/qandnotyew · 2 pointsr/Seattle

Scotch pine in lower queen anne might still carry it. They used to carry it but might have switched back to exclusively layrite. You can try calling them (206) 599-7463.

I use pomade everyday and have bounced back and forth between Sauve and Layrite for my pom. I use Uppercut now. I highly suggest ordering a can off amazon and checking it out. Its better than both of them. Careful of the monster hold stuff that they carry though. That stuff is impossible to wash out.

u/Trom · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I usually order from amazon.

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/HolySheed · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I usually use Suavecito because it's water-based with not much of a gloss/greasy look to it once it's settled. But on days where I don't want such a strong hold and a more natural look I go with Clubman.

u/jtmac6 · 2 pointsr/malegrooming

I also have very thick hair. I'm not sure if it's quite on your level, but it's close.

First, I'd recommend that you trim everything down a bit. I find that my hair is often more manageable when it's shorter. I do a 1-2 on the back and sides, faded up to a 5-6 on top, and I tell them to use scissors on the front leaving it a little longer than the rest. Longer means that you have more to work with for styling, but too long gets unruly.

After you get things trimmed, I'd recommend watching this video for styling tips. They do a lot of cool stuff with a wide range of hair types.

I've been successful using some of their techniques for a few months now. Don't be afraid to use a blow dryer!

As for products, currently I use:

  1. Old Spice Cruise Control -

  2. Sauvecito -

    Cruise control is pretty good. You could probably find a lot of similar products out there, but I find that it gives me a nice amount of hold, texture and shine, without being overly heavy. I usually use this first, and then use Sauvecito to really make my hair bend to my will.

    Sauvecito is an amazing product. It changed my life. I've used a ton of different products over the years in the attempt to tame my hair. Most gels, pomades, creams, etc. are all the nearly the same and they all suck. This doesn't. It literally holds like glue, but it's also very lightweight. It also lasts quite a long time because you don't (and shouldn't) need to use a lot of it. You just need to coat your fingers and sort of push it into your hair. I think of it as a sort of container product. I try to use water, light hair spray, blow dryer, and Cruise Control to about 80% of the work towards molding my hair to a certain shape and then I lock it in by using Sauvecito on the outside.

    Anyway, I hope this helps.

u/eeeeebola · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

Matte Cream, something like this

u/LioneIRichie · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

Thanks for the answers. Would something like this work?

I'm new to using pomades (whatever form they come in).

u/Pikupstyks · 2 pointsr/beards

American Crew Fiber and some hair spray.

u/incubus512 · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

Not sure where you are buying your American Crew, but this will have to be free if its $10 cheaper than it is on Amazon.

u/boolean_sledgehammer · 2 pointsr/AskMen

Simple old American Crew Fiber will work for most hairstyles and hair types.

u/SINK_RATE_PULL_UP · 2 pointsr/AskUK

I'm a fan of American Crew Fiber.

You only need to use a little bit & it lasts for ages.

u/peter_n · 2 pointsr/AsianMasculinity

The first thing to know is that there isn't really anything over the counter that is going to combat thinning hair. So don't fall for any "hacks" or "home remedies" to thicken hair. If you're concerned about your hair thinning/possibly balding, I recommend seeing a trichologist (head and scalp doctor). They can figure out why your hair is thinning.

One of the most important things you can do is not wash your hair so often. Shampooing too often strips your hair of natural oils, making it weaker. While washing often doesn't make your hair thin faster, it's a good practice for anyone (thin hair or not)

My first recommendation is to stop washing your hair with any type of shampoo and see how long it takes before it gets really oily. You'll know when your hair starts to feel greasy, kinda heavy, your head gets a little warm.

Then make a note of how long that is (say it's 4 days), and start washing your hair every 4 days with a light shampoo that doesn't have harsh chemicals, like this one. Most people use way too much shampoo. You want to squeeze about an amount of a quarter.

Then use lighter hair products. Since your hair is thin, it doesn't have the structure to support heavy products. My favorite products are Sumo tech and Gatsby Moving Rubber. Always use a little (dime size) amount and work it into your hair. If you need more, do it 1 or 2 more times. This is to evenly distribute the product vs going in for a big clump on the first shot.

u/KoruMatau · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

You might want to give this a try. It's a really firm, gritty hold but it's completely matte. You only need to use like half a dime's worth for a solid hold. One jar lasts me a year or so.

u/Rafnel · 2 pointsr/teenagers

Yeah I blow dry my hair and then rub a dime sized amount of this into my hair and gel the front up and that's about it. Takes a couple minutes, but pretty easy.

u/tiggerphobia · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

For cut: make sure your hair is longer than that picture then take that picture into your favorite hair stylist and tell them you want that look. A good hairstylist will take that picture as a template and make the look work for your particular hair and head shape.

For styling: you'll want a matte paste/putty. A really popular one is American Crew Fiber, which I've been using for a little while now and has pretty decent hold with low shine. Another popular one is Sumo Tech. I haven't tried that one yet, though I've heard good things and I think it might be a tad shinier if that matters.

As for how to get that look, it's actually remarkably easier than you'd think. Once you have your hair cut the right way it's just a matter of getting out of the shower, drying your hair off, and applying a good amount of your desired product to the hair with your hands. After a little experimenting and practice you'll get good at estimating the right amount you need and figuring out the best technique to get the look you're going for. When starting out, the best thing to do would be to ask your hair stylist to give you as close to that look you pictured as possible for your hair/head shape (remember, it's never going to be exactly like the model in the picture), then ask her/him for tips on how to work the product correctly.

u/alexmetal · 2 pointsr/malegrooming

My day starts the night before and doesn't go very well if I'm not prepared for it:

  • Prepare lunch for the next day. Currently alternating between mango+blueberry+strawberry salad (50% mixed greens, 50% spinach) with mango dressing (on the side, don't want a soggy salad), and a rice bowl of brown rice, grilled chicken, snow peas, bean sprouts, spinach, and topped with a homemade sugar-free teriyaki sauce. Rice, chicken, and sauce are all prepared the Sunday before.
  • Visit or use the app (Android, don't know about iDevices) to figure out when I should be going to bed or waking up.
  • Take vitamins: Fish oil (extremely important for healthy skin/hair), men's multivitamin, calcium+D3 - Whether or not I take half or whole of these depends on other supplements I take throughout the day and/or my diet. I get these from Costco.
  • Use 2-step facial peel every-other night, wash face with glycolic face cleanser on the other nights.
  • Moisturize on nights that I use cleanser only, as the 2-step peel moisturizes enough on its own. I will stress that cleanser is very much dependent on skin-type and what works well for you. Go to Sephora and talk to someone there about what to use, they'll happily give you a few samples, try each for a couple days and then go back and buy the one that works best for you. You shouldn't start to get oily until the end of your day with a good moisturizer that's working for you.
  • Brush lightly without toothpaste or with a fluoride mouthwash - Limit brushing, more than once a day can actually do more damage than good. (Friend is a dentist)
  • Floss

    Then when morning comes..
  • Hit 10 minute snooze 2-3 times
  • Maneuver out of the bed, trying not to disturb the cat, occasionally the missus if she has a late start, and the dog that doesn't fit but thinks he should anyway.
  • I've had laser hair removal on my neck, so I don't worry about shaving there. I've been rocking the two-day stubble look on the rest of my face, so every-other day I trim with a bare blade on the trimmer.
  • I only shower every day when I'm working out like I should be. Other than that, every-other day. Better for your hair and skin, natural oils and such. Make sure the shower is just warm enough that you're not shivering. This will wake your ass right up and remind you that the rest of the day probably won't go how you'd like it to (margaritas on the beach). I switch products often, but right now I'm using Bumble&Bumble Creme de Coco shampoo and conditioner for the hair, Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser for the face (it's warming and feels nice in a cold shower), and Olay Ultra Moisture w/Shea Butter for body scrub- it has almost no scent and keeps your skin moist enough to not use lotion on your entire body.
  • Towel dry hair, not all the way, but close.
  • Add the following products in the following order to hair: one and one-half pumps of Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum (only if you have thick or frizzy hair, DO NOT use this if you have fine hair), generous misting (do not drench) of Bumble&Bumble Styling Lotion, and for hold 1-2 fingertip-sized gobs of Bumble&Bumble Sumotech - I let all of this sit for a couple minutes while I proceed with next steps
  • Anti-ingrown hair with Anthony Logistics for Men Ingrown Hair Treatment - Let this dry/set before moisturizing with Boscia Black Hydration Gel
  • Deodorant- Which one I use depends on whether or not I'm going to use cologne: With cologne I use either unscented or matching (currently Gucci Guilty), without cologne I really like Jack Black Pit Boss Antiperspirant & Deodorant - it's not a heavy scent, and it lasts all day for anti-stink and anti-wet shirt (wet spots on the underarms of your shirt does not a gentleman make).
  • Blow-dry and shape hair, self-explanatory.
  • Brush teeth
  • Get dressed
  • Breakfast of chilled steel-cut oats mixed with vanilla fat-free Greek yogurt (this is made in large quantities on Sundays, would be happy to further share recipe), with mixed berries (blue, straw, black), mango, ground flax (body can't digest/process whole flax seeds, you'll just shit them out without getting any value), and almonds. French press coffee if I have time to grind, drip if not, preground from local coffee shop.
  • Feed and water the animals, take the dog out for a quick walk.

    Weekly tasks:
  • Pluck stray eyebrow hairs. If you have caterpillars above your eyeballs, nobody will take you seriously (see monthly tasks).
  • If you have body hair that you do not like, trim it. If you wear V neck shirts or if you are West coast and don't wear a tie, you shouldn't be doing the last button of your shirt up. So trim at least the top of your chest.
  • Clip your nails. I need to do this every 7-10 days.

    Monthly Tasks:
  • Get your eyebrows shaped. The barber/salon you go to should offer this service for $10-15 + tip.
  • I get my hair cut every 6 weeks, but if you go to a good barber/salon, you should be able to go in every 2 weeks or so and get the back of your neck and around your ears trimmed for free. This will be a 5 minute process and keeps you looking sharp.
u/kmillns · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Depends what you're doing with it and what type of hair you have, but for me, I've found that a rough paste or wax is what works best and has been recommended by stylists. I'm partial to Bumble and Bumble Sumotech (which is expensive) and Joe Grooming texture paste (which is slightly less expensive, but not as easy to find).

u/Miz_zou · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

I have cowlicks on the back of my head that I can't seem to tame. As you can see in the first photo, the hair on the back of my head is frizzy and sticks up in every direction (the second photo is for reference of what the front of my head usually looks like). I have very thick, very straight hair.

I currently use Bumble and Bumble Sumo Tech (, but this clearly does not do the job. I apply it after blow drying, after conditioning my hair.

Any advice on how to keep the back of my head down? Or any advice to knew styles that would fit my face. I feel like the the back of my head completely undermines what I'm trying to accomplish.

u/birdybomber · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

This thread hasn't been super helpful for me either.

My major problem is that my hair may get looking like that but then it stays before it is a mess again. Here's what I do:
Stop washing your hair. I get mine washed whenever a haircut happens.

Get haircuts often to keep the shape and style you want.
When your hair is wet cover a fingertip with some [Murray's].(

Use a lighter to heat up the pomade until it is runny. (you will regret it if you don't)

Run through hair and put it in the style you want.

Wait til dry, mess it up so it doesn't look wet.

Style stays until you sleep on it.

I hope this was helpful and not too late, I was actually here looking for alternatives in hair product but everyone likes Axe and American Crew, both of which are nowhere near the hold I need. Also, I never put Murray's in two days in a row. I let my hair breathe some and I sit in the shower soaking and scrubbing my heat for at least ten minutes with just water to remove it.

u/Pour_Louis · 2 pointsr/Frugal

Murray's Hair Pommade. 1 tin per year or more. look for it on the shelf, it's like $3.

u/TBatWork · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Murray's. You can find it at the pharmacy for <$3. It's marketed to black people so you know it's some serious shit. If you use enough, you can wash your hair multiple times and it won't come out. Lasts forever because you only need to use a little bit.

u/washingtonirvingpurs · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

I'm not sure. It's be in a Beauty or barber supply store. Or here:

It's very important to make sure it's warm before you put it in your hair. I leave mine to warm on my dashboard. I live in Texas, so that might not work for you. In the summertime I make beef jerky in my car.

If you're not partial to Murray's, Dax Wave and Groom is really good too.

u/Pipes_of_Pan · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

Something like this:

Just put a little on your fingers and make sure to work it through all of your hair, even the back. That way it looks even. Better to use too little than too much when you've got hair your length, IMHO.

u/AlGoreVidalSassoon · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Tons and tons of DEP. Nice and crispy, just like the ladies like it.

Or American Crew Forming Cream.

u/LaunchGap · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

possibly this. it gives a medium shine and medium hold. i know it's crew and i don't use crew except for this one. for max shine and hold, i'd use pomade, but i've stopped using pomade because it's hard to wash off and creates buildup.

u/Throwitawaysrsly · 2 pointsr/amiugly

Fuck the surgery thing, that's crazy talk. I would just recommend losing the earrings (if that's what they are). I had a very similar problem as you when I was in high school. I had longer, thick hair, but I needed to find something that didn't look over the top, but still looked decent.

The top picture was me in high school (i know the picture is funny, but I didn't have a social media account back then) and the bottom is what I currently do with my hair at 22.

I found a product called American Crew Forming Cream

I like it because it doesn't make your hair hard and you can restyle it throughout the day with no issue at all. It also doesn't have a wet or shiny look to it, so it doesn't look like you have anything in your hair (which I always thought to be douchy). I just take a shower, let it dry for like 10 mins and then i rub a very small amount between my index, middle finger, and thumb and part my hair off to the side. Very simple, low maintenance and it keeps the hair out of your face while looking pretty good. Ditch the bowl cut for christ sakes! Stop trying to be unique!!! :P

You are pretty attractive, If I were you, I would get rid of the earrings, get a trim and tell the barber you want it relatively short, but want to be able to part your hair off to the side, which will leave you with bangs to do with as you please. Also, start dressing more preppy, like khakis/boat shoes, northface/columbia, just dress very conservatively and it will definitely bump your numbers up on the attractiveness scale.

u/ceebee6 · 2 pointsr/amiugly

I'd suggest trying a few different products instead of the gel you're currently using. Play around until you find something you like. Most stores have great return policies, too. Here's some product suggestions: 1, 2, 3, 4

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/Leppard6464 · 2 pointsr/PKA

I would recommend this product to anyone.. not what he uses, but I use it. It's pricey, but it lasts a while. This particular one has a high hold, low shine. If you looking for a good product, I don't recommend messing around with the cheap stuff.

u/LegoMyCraiggo · 2 pointsr/malegrooming

Pay the money to get a high quality product. I know it may seem like something you might want to save money on, but you'll end up paying more in the long run.

I'm am a fan of Baxters of California Clay Pomade

It may run you $18-$20 but you only have to use a miniscule amount and one jar can last a whole year.

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.

u/JulesTheBum · 2 pointsr/Pomade

Before you go use some expensive product. Go to your local pharmacy and buy some of those cheap clays. See if those work, if they do. You’re welcome. If not, my favorite stuff for my old faux hawk was [this.](Tea Tree Shaping Cream, 3.0 Fl Oz
The [grooming pomade](Tea Tree Grooming Pomade, 3 oz is also very good for little quiffs.

u/Scuba_Sexteban · 2 pointsr/CHIBears

It's not the cheapest, but it's the best I've ever used:

I bought this back in March and still have 3/4 left in the container, so considering how long it's lasted, it's really not that expensive. However, I don't use it every day and don't use very much when I do, but I bet Jay uses something of this quality.

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/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/Ridflea · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I currently use Gatsby moving rubber and like it a lot. It has good hold and not a lot of shine.
I sometimes use Murray's pomade which has better hold, but is a little shinier and a lot harder to wash out.

u/Arcs_Of_A_Jar · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Are you by any chance Asian? Even if you're not, I use Gatsby Moving Rubber for my hair shaping needs. I actually have the exact same problem you do, with a really annoying whorl right on the back corner of my head. This stuff is tough enough to fluff up parts of your hair that aren't in shape and flatten whatever needs to be.

Bear in mind, however, it was specifically designed for use by people with east-Asian hair, which is known to be coarse and difficult to work with. It may end up being overpowering for any softer hair.

u/KrnZippo · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Gatsby Moving Rubber Spiky Edge (pink one) for me.

u/CTRL_ALT_PWN · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

There is a Japanese brand called Gatsby. That is also very good. The pink and the grey are the most popular, followed by the green I think.

u/There-Wolf · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

Everyone has already given you some excellent tips so I'll recommend some good products. First gatsby hair products are a must for short hair. They're japanese, but you can buy them on Amazon no problem. I use this one and I love it. I also recently switched over to using a cleansing conditioner instead of shampoo and conditioner. It keeps my hair soft, healthy, and clean. I use herbal essence naked cleansing conditioner.

u/sleep_optional · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'm asian and I use Gatsby moving rubber to style my hair in the morning. I'd say its been the best stuff I've used so far and makes your hair smell like green apples

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/OldTrailmix · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/RQ0 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. I binged on a WHOLE bunch of random ass costumes during the summer when a costume site was getting rid of clearance. I never opened the box, lol.... so I'll either be Kick Ass, a running hammer, or I forget what else the hell I bought. A Star Trek guy? A bag of ramen?

  2. Maybe this, since I want to look slick however I dress up??

    Good luck on the interview! (I need to get on that myself.... sigh....)
u/dmok · 2 pointsr/Sneakers

not sure if this helps but this is the wax I use:

u/Skizzy_Mars · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I've found the Tigi Bed Head Matte Seperation Wax works really well for me, siginicantly better than American Crew Fiber.

u/eluss · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

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

u/DrMcDreamy15 · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

BedHead Matte Separation is made for exactly that

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/fiobot · 2 pointsr/butchlesbians

Mousse(tresume 24 hour body) and heat protectant. Blow it dry and up with a vented brush.

Tigi Bed Head Matte Workable Wax and then light hairspray. link to wax

The wax is the main thing where the specific product matters most.

u/Vaub · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I personally use this. Much better hold than American Crew and lets you mold very well.

u/blatopilot · 2 pointsr/malegrooming

Get something matte. In other words, no where on the package should it say "shine".

I like this one, there are many others:

u/Sabored · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I have the same problem. This stuff changed my life.

u/unclejam79 · 2 pointsr/ChapoTrapHouse

it's been thick all my life but i put this in it sometimes

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/Bewbtube · 2 pointsr/BlackHair

This is about a 3b. I have 3b hair and while his cut is a lot different than mine the curl is pretty similar.

You need a good daily hair care routine that is going to require some trial and error on your end.

Here's a basic step by step routine:

Detangling - Get in the habit of detangling your hair while its wet. Get yourself a widetooth comb intended for detangling (like this one) and while your hair is wet use it and your fingers to pull out any of your tangles, pay close attention to the back of your head where it would normally rest against any sort of headrest (chair, car, whatever). Don't worry about getting them all, this is something you'll be doing throughout the routine, we're just getting started.

Now that we've loosened up our hair it's time to cleanse it.

Cleanser - It's best to think of this step like face wash, but for your hair, in this step you're getting rid of any oils or products still left in your hair and cleaning it.

There are three main types:

  1. Shampoo - We don't want normal shampoo, however, it isn't good for our hair. You want a non-sulfate shampoo, which won't dry out or damage your hair.

  2. Hair Cleanser - Often comes in a creme form, this is one of the more popular shampoo alternatives.

  3. Cowash - This is a conditioner that also cleanses. Sort of like those all in one bottles of body wash/shampoo/conditioners except its just conditioner intended to clean your hair without damaging it like a sulfate shampoo. I currently use a cowash, this one in particular.

    With your hair still wet use your cleanser of choice and wash your hair, but before you start washing it out, it's time to break out your detangler comb and work out the tougher tangles now that your hair is lubed up and they'll give easier.

    Wash the product out and if you weren't using a cowash, go ahead and use your favorite conditioner (this is going to be a big experiment on your part, personally I cut this out by going the cowash route).

    To Dry or Not to Dry?

    So the next stype is styling your curls with any number of products, but before we get to that step, there's another thing you're going to want to experiment with, which is, whether or not you want to dry your hair before applying it. Personally, I prefer a good middle ground on this as it gives me the best results, so I'll towel dry my hair a little bit so that it's no longer "wet" but sort of "damp". Experiment with this until you find the best results for you.

    Curl Definintion, Anti-Frizz, and Styling

    Now that your hair is clean and conditioned and ready to apply hair product let's talk about some hair products. I recommend picking up at least 1 of each of the big options I'll list below because they each do things a little differently and often times you can find yourself mixing and matching and experimenting to find the best results.

    The big ones to consider:

  4. Leave-In Conditioner/Hair Milk - These are light hair products that are meant to hydrate/moisturize your hair. They are great to get your hair ready to style and are often used as a refresher to re-define loose curls and combat frizz. In some cases this is all you need to get a nice leave and go hair style. I have been using this leave-in for a few months now and I love it!
  5. Curl Creme/Smoothie - This product is all about softening, moisturizing, refreshing, conditioning, styling, and combatting frizz, a lot like a Leave-In, and because they are so much like a leave-in you can use them as such, some cremes/smoothies are marketed that way. It's a moistorizing styler that leaves your hair soft to the touch unlike other options. I use this curl smoothie, I have been using this one for 2 months now, but I experimented with a lot before settling on this one.
  6. Curl Definer/Pomade - In contrast to the Creme/Smoothie option we have the definer/pomade/gel option. These are good for hold, shine, and controlling frizz. They have a sleek/wet/polished look to them as they lock in moisture and often have wax in them. This combination makes them great for maintaining that defined curl look throughout the day, where others you'll have to re-apply or refresh at some point in a longer day. These products will leave your hair crunchy or oily or both, especially if you over-use the product, and if you have naturally oily hair I'd avoid using this product entirely. I have two products for this job. First is Curls' Gel-Les'C, which is pretty light (thanks to using a little gel in its mixture) and doesn't give me too much crunch, which I like. The second is
    Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey, which I'm really liking.

    Once you figure out which products youre going to use, follow their directions and style your hair the way you like.

    But just to quickly review my process is as follows:

  7. Wake up, shower, de-tangle.
  8. Cowash + detangle some more.
  9. Partially dry the hair, and put in leave-in conditioner.
  10. I let it sit for a few minutes while I get dressed/make breakfast/whatever.
  11. Apply either Curl Creme/Smoothie or Pomade and style. My day-to-day is the curl creme and I usually shake and go/finger comb and use a pick to make sure there's an equal amount of "puff" all around.

    Hope this helps!
u/ActLikeAnAdult · 2 pointsr/FierceFlow

Listen to this dude. He knows his shit. Helped me fix my super dry curly hair too.

Basically curly hair needs to be hydrated way more than straight hair. I now never shampoo, basically only wash with a co-washing conditioner, use argan oil 1x a week or so when it feels dry (like 2-3 drops in damp hair, post shower) and use Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie in damp hair to keep the frizz down. Someone suggested it and I found it in CVS. Works wonders.

Also, I use the plopping/tshirt method from r/curlyhair instead of using a towel to dry my hair. Makes a huge difference.

u/Taaaylo · 2 pointsr/curlyhair


Co-wash with Tresemme Botanique Nourish + Replenish with Coconut Milk and Aloe Vera . I apply enough to be able to get a medium comb through it while showering and remove the stragglers (my hair is super thick, so my wall is usually plastered with fallen hair after I finish). I let the conditioner sit while I finish bathing and rinse completely with cold water.

After showering, I wrap it all in a towel turban and dry for 15-30 minutes. When my hair is fairly damp, but not dry, I apply a generous amount of SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie and work gently through from tips to root.

Immediately after, I apply DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel (or Garnier Fructis Style Pure Clean Styling Gel) and let my hair air dry.

Once it’s all finally dried completely, I gently scrunch out the gel and style my hair as necessary.

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/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/Littlemissmee · 2 pointsr/MultipleSclerosis

Have you ever tried using a powdered wax for your braids? This is the only thing that will keep mine in place, I have long find hair as well. I use SEXYHAIR Big Powder Play Volumizing & Texturizing Powder, 0.53 fl. oz.

u/GaelicforFailure · 2 pointsr/blogsnark

Same type of hair here. It's the worst name ever but - Big Sexy Hair Powder Play. I prefer it to dry shampoo. It's a powder that you sprinkle on your roots to make it more...grippy(?) and it gives a lot of volume.

u/gonesquatchin85 · 2 pointsr/curlyhair

that just seems to be the drawback with gels... gets all crunchy and looks like dandruff when it breaks apart and of course you gotta wash it off with something like shampoo which is a huge no-no. I've only used a few gels but this one gave a softer appearance without too much crunch ECCO. You can find them at Sally's beauty supply also, and it has to be the olive oil one. I tried one that was clear and it sucked.

u/TarantusaurusRex · 2 pointsr/curlyhair

Oh my god you are fabulous, thank you so much for the information.

I have been buying products at Bleu Libellule and MGC Beauté, (their websites don't list ingredients, it pisses me off), and there are hundreds of pharmacies throughout Paris that carry a lot of beauty products that you won't find in a typical supermarket (Avène, Klorane, La Roche-Posay, René Furterer, Vichy, Bioderma, etc.).

I found the styling gel on! I found the As I Am products, but they are very expensive (25-37 euros, as opposed to 8.99 USD at Walgreens). The can of Herbal Essences mousse is 46 euros, haha.

I think I will try Aubrey Organics GPB (I found it on French Amazon, too) and a silicone-free conditioner called Timotei here in France. I have a curly-haired friend that has had luck with it.

Thanks so much for your input, that is so nice!

u/B0degaCat · 2 pointsr/curlyhair

Here's a link --- ECOCO Eco Style Gel, Olive, 32 Ounce

u/dielawn87 · 1 pointr/tressless

This stuff is pretty good

As far as the hairloss, just make due for now. Technology should get better over the next few years. There is also the option of beard transplants which is cheaper and less demanding than a hair transplant if you are a high norwood. Just exercise, eat right, and relax. You can also try minoxidil or Finasteride. The latter has some side effects though, so be wary.

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/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/sensorglitch · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

Like a pomade?

u/farsightxr20 · 1 pointr/sodapoppin

Rub some of this through your hair after you shower + blow-dry (when your hair is still slightly damp).

u/TooManyJohnLees · 1 pointr/AsianMasculinity

I like the haircut that you've attached. Also, I know how hard it is to style hair like yours so I am going to offer you a game changer. Use this [American Fiber - Hair styling creme] (

I use it every day and it works with very stiff hair that sticks up like yours. How do I know? Because I have the same kind of hair. I always hated my hair until i found styling creme. This is the best brand I've discovered so far

Also, as a tip, just in case you aren't sure of how to talk your barber about how to get that hairstyle, just ask for a #2 on the sides and back, straight cut up for the sides, and longer on the top and front.

Here's also a good reference for talking to your barber:

Art of Manliness - How to talk to your barber

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/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/bj_macnevin · 1 pointr/beards

This is what I use:

And I have a boar brush. And to be honest... to keep things in place i just use what I use in my hair:

I'm sure there's better stuff, but my beard is kinda' stiff and I am not in an area with lots of options. So let me know if you find something better! :)

u/The_Guber · 1 pointr/malegrooming

I'm pretty sure what your asking for is impossible. I use this personally and it is the closest to that I've found.

I towel dry my hair so it is still a little damp, rub a little less than an olive size mound of product evenly on my fingers, apply evenly to hair, then blow dry into desired style. My hair feels different with product but I can still run my fingers through with no resistance. Not sticky unless you apply it while your hair is dry. Blow dry is absolutely crucial for hair to hold up.

u/Pickled_Pankake · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Fairly pricey, but it's good. Sumotech.

u/sstevesstrong · 1 pointr/AskReddit

When my hair starts getting frizzy or if I know it will due to humidity, I use a drop of this:

  • Kerastase Lait Nutri Sculpt

    and if I have any time or I'm bored, I use this to give it some shape:

  • Alterna Hair Concrete or

  • Bumble and Bumble Sumotech

    I've used, and will likely use other things as well... but that's what I've been using in the past few weeks. I don't know if I trust amazon to sell the same product that they're selling in the salons... but they could be worth a shot. Just linked to them because it was the first result in google. You only need a tiny bit of each, and they last a long time... so they're worth it.
u/rhymeshoe · 1 pointr/Rateme

Thank you! Half the time I use this and the other half I just roll out of bed.

u/nmyunit · 1 pointr/malegrooming

my go-to (for similar purposes) is bumble & bumble sumotech. smells DELICIOUS.

u/daffydubs · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Got this at my stylist a couple weeks ago. You need to make sure you're hair is completely dry before applying. Works awesome though.

u/ApatheticBedDweller · 1 pointr/AskMen

My hair is about your length right now as well. I'm due for a trim on the sides and back, but I keep everything looking clean with this. It's truly your best bet if you're looking for a style that requires pomade, you can pick up a tin for like 3 bucks at Rite Aid or Walgreens. Keep in mind that it is oil based though, so it's going to take a few days of not using it and washing to get it out of your hair. Although you can also use a product like Groom and Clean that will take it out immediately.

u/m007allred · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

American Crew Forming Cream. Gives a real good hold with a matte finish. You can get it cheap from amazon or have walmart price match.

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/kril89 · 1 pointr/datingoverthirty

what's your problem dude, like why even make the post? Just go to a barber and get a nice haircut. Have him put some product in your hair and walk around and see how you feel for a day. You don't need to buy it This will look pretty natural and will last you awhile You don't need to use the stuff every day just when you want to look good like a date or interview or whatever. This will last you MONTHS! I have a hair gel I've been using for a year that i've been trying to find things to use it on so I can use the one I linked. (I hate product also!) But the more I use it the more comfortable I become with it. After my 9 year LTR I had a buzz cut just like you and really didn't have any fashionably clothes. I worked on changing that even if I was uncomfortable wearing and going out with nice hair at first. Now while i'm not the best looking person in my social group I'm definitely the best dressed with the best hair...... while I still have it haha

u/FloppY_ · 1 pointr/Denmark

American Crew Forming Cream og STRUCTURE Paste er gode til den hårtype hvis du kan lide det lidt løst og de dufter rart.

Sidst-nævnte er bedst til det korte, mens først-nævnte nok er bedre når det bliver lidt længere. De er måske lidt på den dyre side, men man behøver ikke bruge meget, så de holder rigtig længe.

u/Sandyman99 · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Got any recommendations for a water based medium shine and hold product (that doesn't make your hair feel stiff when running your hands through it)? Fan of American Crew Forming Cream (but doesn't have the best feel) and Baxter Cream Pomade (doesn't quite have enough hold or shine)

Any recommendation would be great, as im super unknowledgeable about this stuff!

u/travierob · 1 pointr/curlyhair

Thanks for the reply! Lots of good resources.

I did a little bit of reading in the wiki/sidebar and did a quick inventory of what I've been using. My styling products are all wax based and silicone-free. The weakest link in my routine is my cheap 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner (because I guess marketers assume men only care about convenience, got me). I sulfate free shampoo and conditioner from Burt's Bees and am looking forward to see how that goes over the next few weeks.

Products I'm using:


u/luopjiggy · 1 pointr/malegrooming

Yea, shave your face. You could also slap some paste in your hair and mess it up a bit. I use this.

u/ReverendGlasseye · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

For dealing with it before you go to bed, it's water-soluble so it will wash out easily with a quick shower.

However, with most gels I have experienced and by my standards, it has a pretty weak hold. I would recommend American Crew Fiber or their Forming Cream because they have a decent hold and don't get all crispy like gel usually does. Nevertheless, all of this depends on what kind of style you're going for, thickness of hair, etc.; could you please elaborate on the style you're looking for, how thick your hair is, and other general stuff about your hair?

I'm Filipino and my hair is thick and straight as all hell, personally, I use Murray's Superior Pomade and American Crew Grooming Cream, but that shit has a lot of shine and hold. Here's a picture of me when I use my products for my hair. On top of that, the pomade is a bitch to get out of your hair but I don't mind and, as I said earlier, it gives off a lot of shine which may be a good or bad thing depending on what look you're looking for.

u/ice_nine459 · 1 pointr/malegrooming

Buy it from Amazon 11-12$ vs 17. There aren't many options out there that would get cheaper.

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/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/bippidyboppidy · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Probably a clay since that's what my barber gave me. I got rough rider but also liked this

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/caramelbrownguy · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

Have you tried Baxter of California's Clay Pomade? It is a wax based substance that works well on straight/thick hair, giving a high hold and a natural (matte) finish.

u/ghostaudio · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Baxter of California, it ain't cheap though.

It's what I currently use for my hair style. Try to use sparingly.

Before even using the clay pomade, it's ideal to have your hair the way you want it first. Try using something lighter before hand (a dab or more of pomade) in order to set up your hair the way you want it to, then use the clay pomade to hold it.

A blow dryer helps the process a ton (use it when styling your hair with the lighter pomade).

You can always search for hair styling tips on you tube if you want more help.

u/edwardhasnewgoggles · 1 pointr/BeAmazed

Thanks! Partly genes and mostly because I let my beard grow out for about 6 weeks before Movember. After showering, I comb it out and then comb the ends up. I don't use mustache wax but rather Baxter Clay Pomade . I feel like it gives it that good pointed look without looking totally waxed. Those little tiny scissors are also good for trimming the wild hairs / upper lip.

u/solomonj87 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Baxter of California Clay Pomade, 2 fl. oz.

u/Persolz · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice
u/ProcrastinatorLeo · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

Baxter of California clay pomade be warned though this stuff is really strong.

u/John_Wang · 1 pointr/malehairadvice
u/Yahkhahk · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

Tea Tree Shaping Cream by Paul Mitchell

Also mind sharing a picture of your hair?

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.

u/Skittlenips · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

is this what you're referring to?

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/gringlemcringleberry · 1 pointr/youngadults

Idk if it’ll help in your situation, but I use Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree Shaping Cream and it keeps my hair in place while remaining natural-looking and a bit loose. I don’t think it has damaged by hair.

If you’re a girl, you can try leave-in conditioner? Haircare isn’t my forte, but skipping the shampoo can sometimes help too, as long as you don’t have a nasty scalp.

u/ChyloVG · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

If it works well for you, I don't think you need to change. If you're open to experimenting, I use Gatsby Moving Rubber Spiky Edge. The Gatsby product line has different waxes depending on hair length, style, hold, and shine.

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/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/11ez11 · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

I use one index finger worth of this gatsby, spread it between the length of my index/middle finger tip and lightly run those 4 fingers (2 on each hand) over my head. I think this is a tiny amount, at the rate I go I could probably do a few years with 1 purchase. I don't touch my scalp at all but by the end of the day though my scalp feels like it's had product through it and I feel horrible if I go to sleep with it. If I shampoo it out, the scalp feels like the product combined with the water to sink into the scalp which is why I'm questioning if there's something I'm doing wrong. Because of this I rarely style my hair (once a month if not at all).

Your reminder that the hair past the follicle being dead does make me feel better though if my hair is styled, the scalp is noticeably uncomfortable at the end of the day. Do you wash your hair everyday (with shampoo) to get the product out? What does your day to day look like? I should probably visit a dermatologist too but that last one I saw was a waste of time as he didn't do anything just repeating that I'm fine

u/All_the_Pumpkins · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Asian hair notoriously suffers from the same problem. Try this:

Don't pay too much attention to the wild anime-esque hairstyle this product endorses. It can (and should) be used for traditional hairstyles as well. It's worked very well for me as a guy with thick, cowlicked hair.

u/blackandyellownut · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Both products, Perfect Hold and Spiky Edge, don't make your hair rock-hard so they won't leave any white solidified flake. You can even re-style your hair after awhile you first apply them- this may make you think that these waxes are not strong but they really are(especially the spiky edge). It's hard to describe their texture so see this video FYI:


Moving Rubber Spiky Edge is definitely on the strong side of holding. If strong hold is your priority, I'd say try Spiky Edge first. If you want natural style and yet strong hold for a day, I recommend style with wax/cream first and finish with spray.

Where you can buy:

Moving Rubber Spiky Edge:

Perfect Hold Wax Extra Hard:

u/Sc3ptorrr · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I'd suggest Gatsby (pink container). It's strong enough for me to easily mold my straight Asian hair!

u/sofortune · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

For gatsby, are you referring to this one:

Looks like at least a couple votes for Fuko Claymation.

u/Quolli · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Did you know you can just Google ingredient lists?


Courtesy of Amazon.

The only ingredient that I would be wary about is the ehtylhexyl palmitate (third ingredient) since it can potentially cause breakouts. Wouldn't think too much of it though unless you get a whole goop on your face.

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/helloadrien · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

I really like to use Gatsby Hair Wax, it tames my frizz, but your mileage may vary.

The colors have different holds. I like the orange and pink.

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/eric_zzz · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

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

u/StraightFuego · 1 pointr/streetwear

Orrrrr if your hair is thick and wavy/curly, Gatsby or Layrite. Crew fiber is good too though.

u/TRUEfoe-X · 1 pointr/Hair

There's a few Gatsby Hair Wax that'll give you that result on slightly damp hair. I personally like the Grape "wild shake" one for longer length hair.

Mandom Gatsby Moving Rubber Wild Shake Pomade, 0.5 Pound

u/extrasponeshot · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

hair - The product and technique is big. You'd be surprised at how much pomade/wax can vary. this stuff can hold up just about any hair. Also using a blow dryer helps.

face skin - yes, moisturizing helps a lot. Some people are born with blessed skin genetics and don't need it, but the majority of people do.

u/elephantpoop · 1 pointr/malegrooming

I have similar cut and I just use this wax . I think anything similar you can achieve that look if you fiddle with it.

u/jayjay882 · 1 pointr/AsianMasculinity

This is what I use now to achieve my layered fob hairstyle:
Is there a better alternative that will also achieve the same side-swept bangs hairstyle and is healthier to the hair?

u/ishouldmakeanamealre · 1 pointr/hapas

I've been using american crew fiber and it's the best product I've tried. I want to try gatsby matte wax next though people seem to like it on amazon.

u/Marosaur · 1 pointr/dubai

I like to use the other grey Gatsby one with an oil. Feels more light.

u/AidanSN · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Gatsby Moving Rubber Grunge Mat. I believe /u/jknowl3m uses it as well.

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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/kil0khan · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I have really wavy hair too, but with some matte high-hold type stuff an undercut looks great (my current favorite is Matte Seperation). I know you want low upkeep, but once you start doing it regularly, quick blow dry bit of product takes less than 2 minutes.

I resisted using product for a while too, but it's just one of those things like wearing decent shoes, well fitting clothes etc that once you start doing you wonder why it took you so long..

u/echo-chamber-chaos · 1 pointr/pics


You just put like a dime sized or really, even smaller dab in the middle of your palm and rub your hands together until it's all over them and run your fingers softly through your hair several times and it won't just fall over flat when it drys, when you get out of the shower.

u/Ienzo · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Thanks, there seems to be two version though. Manipulator or separator?

Edit: I'm guessing its this one

u/barney75f7u12 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice
u/cloudsandnepenthe · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

way late, but is this the tigi bedhead i feel like it's not since you said it was hard to get?

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/throwaway12990 · 1 pointr/malegrooming

You can use a wax to get the 3rd picture.
Something like this.

u/monis6344 · 1 pointr/Hair

Try men’s hairwax, if that doesn’t help try hair gel. Either of these you can also find at your local grocery/drug store. Btw be careful when using these products, a little goes a long way!

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/-Lurkmeister · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I think a faded undercut would suit your semi chiseled face. I have similar faceshape and I, in my opinin rock that style like no other style that I've tried.

When it comes to product I have tried alot of diffrent but the best I've tried is the bed head matte separation. Just blowdry your hair in the direction you want it and brush it in the opposite direction at the same time. When the hair is dry apply the wax and style it the way you like it and finish off with some hairspray.

By the way mirin the hell out of your skin man! Me myself struggle with acne alot and your skin just seem so smoth, no homo:)

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/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/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/rehtlaw · 1 pointr/actuallesbians

I had very short hair for a while last year (about as short as the girl in the first picture and with very short sides). I tried Gatsby and American Crew, but I eventually settled on the TIGI Bedhead Matte Separation wax. I have thick ramrod straight hair and the TIGI wax is strong enough to hold a style and still be restyleable. I don't like overt shininess in my hair, so the matte look is great. It smells very nice, but it isn't too overbearing and it washes out easily, since it's water-based. I have longer hair now but I still use a dab of the stuff to give my hair some texture.

u/basketmonitor · 1 pointr/malegrooming
u/leftspun · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

TIGI Bedhead workable wax. Stuff works wonders.

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/diamondiamondiamond · 1 pointr/Hair

alright well you're going to want to start by showing your barber these pictures especially the front facing ones and emphasize that you want to keep a lot at the front to work with, as well as wispy layers for the rest of your head

now for products (i know you said your hair is thick but) you might want to try a thickening product as well just to get the style you're looking for. my salon sells this product that i've heard great things about. then i'm guessing from you getting a perm that your hair isn't naturally curly, so for the front section i strongly suggest devacurl's wave maker i have wavy to curly hair naturally and this gives me wonderfully defined curls

for styling i recommend you, a paddle brush, and a light touch become best friends. brushing away from your crown towards the front stopping before you reach where you want the curls to start. dont brush curls you'll ruin them. then for styling the sides, top and back of the hair you can either use a pomade this ones my personal favourite, or you can use a hair wax. they'll work similarly but the pomade will give you a little bit of a shiny finish whereas the wax won't. work a small amount of either between your fingers and run through your hair to give more of a wispy layered textured. again i wouldn't touch your curls except maybe with some hairspray but depending on how well the devacurl works you won't need to. the important thing to remember is don't touch what you want to curl as you'll break the curl pattern and it won't work just let it air dry no touch. if you're going to blow dry that's fine but i recommend blowing your hair against the grain back to your crown. this will give it a bit of lift. try to avoid blow drying the curly bit.

hope this achieves what you want

u/shit_waffle · 1 pointr/curlyhair

Jumping on OP's comment about how you style. I'm a fellow wavy and I just realized this last week by mistake that if I let my hair air dry for a while after a shower (I've started with 30 mins but plan to work up) before applying any products it seems to give my curls more time to 'develop' without product or water weighing them down...anyway just a thought! Also here's some links to the styling products I've been using for a while:


Curl Cream

Curl Cream #2 (I like to do a mixture of both curl creams because I'm not a fan of the first one on it's own but I do like them together.)

u/b_a_mann · 1 pointr/FierceFlow

It's totally worth it dude! I found it at target, in the beauty section I think. I could be wrong though. You can also get it on amazon here:

u/yodawg32 · 1 pointr/Blackfellas

Do you think this can do it? I'm not in US

u/return-null · 1 pointr/curlyhair

I know, the number of Shea Moisture products is overwhelming. I did a bunch of research before I bought their products. I'd say that the internet's favorite styling products are these:

  • The Curl Enhancing Smoothie. This is more like a leave-in than a gel. It's a nice and heavy product, which I really like. It has some protein in it. My hair is protein sensitive and it's too much for regular use.
  • Moisture retention conditioner. This is super moisturizing and protein free. It's a bit lighter than the smoothie. The advantage of this product is that you can use it as a leave-in or rinse out or deep conditioner. I've gotten great results from using it as a leave-in. I'm using it less lately because I think it made my hair over-moisturized. Like it feels too soft now.
  • Jamaican Black Castor Oil Reparative Leave-In Conditioner. I've never tried this but it's well loved. It has a lot of protein which some people like.
  • If you want something lighter, the new Fruit Fusion Mousse is well liked. (Not to be confused with the 10 in 1 super fruit line.) I've never used this product either but I want to try it.
u/conqueror-of-earth · 1 pointr/curlyhair

No not a perm, I recently just applied Ors curls unleashed sample, but I’m probably going to switch to Shae Moisture. Do these have permanent effects?

u/friedclams · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

I never used product before the cut, but I'm starting to now. In the "after" pic I used Shea Moisture's Curl Enhancing Smoothie, which may or may not be a product directed towards black people but it works regardless.

Other than that I do no poo and that's about it.

u/redbootz · 1 pointr/FancyFollicles

I'm going to add to this. I use this stuff, (link below). My hair is super heavy anyway, so getting it to have any amount of volume previously meant tons of teasing. But a little sprinkle of this and it's wonderful!

u/celluloidwings · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Mine is the same way, and needless to say, once it got to arm pit length, I got so irritated with the knots, I cut it off to the nape of my neck. I have three different shampoos that I use: Giovanni Max 66, Herbal Essence's Body Envy, and the occasional clarify shampoo (Regis) when it starts to get really lank from product build up. Other than than, finger combing and blow drying my hair with my head flipped upside down helps a lot. Oh, and this stuff:

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/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/refuse2loseit · 1 pointr/tressless

Its a temporary effect, but it really does help if you have thin hair. Its not going to do anything permanent.

I also use a "volumizing powder" that makes it even more thick. You'd be surprised how well the products work.

u/crod242 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Second. Powder is absolute beast mode. I just started using this combined with this and the results are not only better but much easier and cleaner than messing with heavy pastes and stuff like Fiber or Mess Up, especially if you have a bit of length.

u/brittp23 · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

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

u/Corrray · 1 pointr/FancyFollicles

I've heard good things about volumizing powder that you put in the roots of your hair like the one from big sexy hair called power play.

u/nervousgrandma · 1 pointr/BlackHair

I love Design Essentials. I have red ends on my hair so those bits are dryer than the rest of my hair. This hair masque by Shea Moisture leaves my hair looking so juicy after I rinse it out. I use the Almond and Avocado leave in conditioner always. For any style I do including braid outs or wash n gos, I always use Curl Stretching Crème and Eco Styler Gel. Throughout the week to refresh or moisturize, I’ll either add oil (I’d link it but they don’t make it anymore) or spray some water and add a little bit of leave in conditioner.

My hair is also low porosity, so even though we have a similar texture what works for me may not work for you. After experimenting for a year I finally found a regimen that works for me :)

u/PuffMama764 · 1 pointr/curlyhair

Eco Style Gel is pretty good about not going crunchy. You have to way too much on for it to crunch and even if you do just spray some water on it and scrunch it a bit and it will soften. I love this gel :)

u/hedera3 · 1 pointr/curlyhair

Your hair is beautiful and I really love the color with your rosy skin. You look like the quintessential English girl. 😊

Since your hair likes olive oil, have you ever tried Eco gel?

Start with a small amount, and build up from there to see what your hair can take. I really like mop top but it's superexpensive in the UK.

u/Disintiorde · 1 pointr/mildlyinfuriating
u/BrindleBeast · 1 pointr/everymanshouldknow

I have very thick, very curly hair that I am constantly battling to keep straight. I live in a humid place and have found this stuff to be amazing. ( You can get it anywhere and is cheap. Got2b is actually a Schwarzkopf (professional hair) product if brand names are important to you. I stumbled onto this stuff on the morning of my wedding at CVS when I realized I was out of gel. I've been using it for 7 years now. It comes in a straight gel format or something like a pomade/gel hybrid. If you get the hybrid (I've used both), make sure you shake it well to keep the gel & pomade from separating. Good luck! Oh, last thing, I saw someone complaining that gel makes your hair look wet. This will definitely give you that wet/slick look. As a general rule, you should always apply your product to a damp head, not a wet one.

For clarification, when you apply product to hair that is too wet, the product just runs down your wet hair and onto your scalp and doesn't hold hair very well. Also, give your hair time to set up. If you get it just right and immediately run out the door, you'll likely just have your hair set up in some style other than was your intent.

u/Angelachased · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

So I don''t think Schwarzkopf is cruelty free but this gel is amazing! My brows are the same. The MUA Katie Jane Hughes uses it and that's why I gave it a try. I think it's cheaper to buy it in person tho

u/flight2020202 · 1 pointr/actuallesbians

I also use the Power Putty, though I use Mess Maker (probably the exact same product lol). I'm sure there are better products out there but it's very inexpensive and generally does what I want it to do. I usually start with some sea salt spray, which is great for getting that piecey messy look -- I use this.

u/darez00 · 1 pointr/AskMen

I only use a wide-toothed comb, brushes are curly hair's worst enemy in my experience. Plus they're cheaper and somewhat fun to look at.

For product, try this, I actually can't vouch for it yet lol but I've read it's good stuff for our type of hair

u/microcrustaceans · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I have similar hair...if I really want to encourage wavy I use Aveda Be Curly plus Not Your Mother's Salt Spray and then scrunch it a little bit.

The Aveda stuff is a little pricy but I like the way it smells.

u/kitty_kats · 1 pointr/FancyFollicles

To be honest, i'd have no idea where to start looking in the Netherlands... I had a look for a hair care supply place, but google translate can only go so far. Hahaha.

Can you order off amazon? Here is an example of the spray.

I like the brand that i linked to on Amazon (Not your Mothers), but it depends what's available to you. :)

u/Zesparia · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Your best bet is to try and avoid things you know have a history of breaking you out. Garnier and Tresemme have a lot of scent but I'm still able to use Garnier products safely, for example. Other friends of mine have decent luck with just this but it makes my skin completely freak out. Your skin is going to react differently to different things, regardless of it having comedogenic ingredients or not.

Also if you live in a humid climate just accept that you're going to need to buy the most heavy duty shit available and it will still run at times. If you find it going floppy, run to an air conditioned bathroom, run a wet hand through your hair, let it dry. Quick way to restyle your hair!

u/not-rob · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

What kind of hair do you have?

I try to avoid that look, but I often end up with it when I use this stuff, Garnier "Surf Hair" paste. It works well as a thickener for fine hair (me) and responds poorly to being blow dried with hot air. That "poor response" results in floppy, bunchy hair that behaves as though it's wet. Might be worth a try.

But for the love of god, don't listen to the guys telling you to not wash your hair everyday.

u/PedobearsBloodyCock · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Welcome to the world of product. It's a wonderful thing.

I highly recommend Redken Rough Paste. It doesn't make your hair all shiny or anything, and smells fucking amazing. Also, if you don't go overboard with it, you can't really tell there's anything in your hair. Fantastic product. Typically what I use when going out/somewhere important, as it is a bit pricey.

Otherwise, I actually like Garnier Fructis Surf Hair for day to day wearing. Much cheaper, no smell at all, no sheen or anything, good control, lasts all day, no real scent to it, and does the trick quite well.

The Garnier Fructis one you can get at any drug store, in the US at least, for about the same price as the link I've given here, the Redken stuff, however, will run you close to twice as much if you buy it in stores, so buy online if you can.

u/leefvc · 1 pointr/malegrooming

Give this a shot. I use it and it keeps a strong, sturdy, and long-lasting hold on my thick and disagreeable hair without making it look greasy.

u/Stratoart · 1 pointr/amiugly

5 is too long. You'd look sharp if you get a three on the sides and back and get scissors on top and blend. Ask for them to texture your hair and then add a little bit of gel or wax to style. This stuff will work well for you

u/the_karmapolice · 1 pointr/FancyFollicles

Definitely go for it! I had loooooong hair, and I showed that exact picture to my stylist last fall and went for it. Honestly I haven't looked back once!

I'm pretty lazy with my hair, so I picked up a tub of this stuff. After I get out of the shower I just get a tiny gloop of it on my finger and run it through my bangs and it gives it the perfect wispy texture. Good luck!!

u/Poeptal · 1 pointr/FancyFollicles

I always blow dry my hair when I come out of the shower. When I do so, I put some mouse in my hair, and I use a round brush. Once my hair is dry, I use a volumizing powder on the roots ([this one] (

If my bangs are not cooperating, I use my straighter and some hairspray afterward.

I hope that helped :)

u/TooGothToFunction · 1 pointr/FancyFollicles

Australia is generally more expensive for beauty products in general, which is why I'm boycotting large companies and using lots of natural stuff (as mentioned in my other post).

It's more about finding out the right combination for you, and less about spending money on high-end products. Here is a volume powder which I did a quick search for on Amazon. I'm guessing you're in America?

u/blue_cash · 1 pointr/Hair

I use dust/powder (whatever you want to call it) and love the staying power it gives me. They also add thickness if your hair is thin which is great.
OSiS has a great one if you want to spent a bit more on the good stuff. Got2b is my current favourite because I'm on a budget. If you're health conscious about the types of products you use Surface has a to die for product and it is my absolute favourite when I want to splurge. The whole Surface line is amazing too!

Edit: don't be thrown off by the product names. Some say mattifying, some volumizing, some styling ... but they're all really the same multifunctional product.

u/misdy · 1 pointr/HaircareScience

This one?

How do these make your hair feel? I assume you use these when your hair is dry?

u/DaMick- · 1 pointr/wicked_edge

Id try Uppercut Deluxe pomade. It holds pretty well
...washes right out.

u/mcgillicudy · 1 pointr/malegrooming

If you don't like hard feeling hair "putty", I recommend going with something like Suavecito or Uppercut Deluxe Pomade.

I've used both of these products for hair styling, and I think they're simply in a league of their own. The Suavecito is definitely on the milder side, but I like that it doesn't make my hair firm. Walmart carries American Crew Fiber which I think is an OK alternative to the brands I recommended, but I wouldn't waste my money on it unless you just absolutely have to buy it at Walmart tonight.

Use damp hair with all these products, but make sure its on the drier side, because the two pomades are water soluble (so they wash out easy, as opposed to some pomades like Murray's which take multiple washes to get out).

While I'm going on about this, my only other advice in regards to hair styling is to make sure your hair has some of its natural oils. It REALLY helps in the long run. I noticed that most shampoos were drying out my scalp and hair, so I switched to some all-natural crap from one of those health food stores (I think its seaweed brand or something). I started washing it every other day, and my hair looks supremely better, feels better, styles easier and uses less product.

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/cleverusername404 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.

  1. Its a damn candle. That opens up while it burns, AND its intended to be placed on top of a cake. Happy birthday to you.

  2. This is seriously some of the best stuff ever for a colicky baby.

  3. This is a holy cow!

  4. Because really, who doesn't love getting all up close and personal with your siblings and in-laws?

  5. I was thinking about going in the direction of drug addicts with this one, but then I decided to go with journalists. So, its a type writer, because you can obviously write things on a typewriter.

  6. This is a shirt with a saying about women that marry firefighters.

  7. The first thing I think of when someone says Superman is his hair. He pretty clearly spends a lot of time making that little curly q.

  8. This isn't one of the big superheroes, but he's a dog. Can you think of another hero that is going to be more loyal? Until a squirrel runs by, that is.

  9. My grandfather is the wonderful father in my life. When he saw that my parents were not doing what they needed to in regards to keeping my brother and I safe, he told my grandmother that she needed to get custody of us. He never wanted kids, and didn't have any biological kids of his own, and after finishing up with my mother and aunts, he had told her that he would never raise another child. He didn't have to give us the life that he did, and he works his ass off even now to help me out with my two boys. He stepped up to be a father figure to my son when my husband was not doing what he should as a father. He even took on a father roll for my husband, who didn't grow up with a father either. He runs heavy equipment, and taught me how to run a backhoe by the time I was 12 years old. That was really long.

  10. The perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate. Of course!

    Bonus #1: I totally lurked through your comment history thinking I was clever. Nothing. So here's my guess

    I'm not even going to try #2, because there are so many options. Thanks for the contest, this was fun!
u/Live-On-Pool · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

Uppercut Deluxe Pomade does a great job on my hair. I have wavy hair like you and when I apply Uppercut pomade to obtain straight shiny hair. It is a bit heavy pomade so you have to work it to apply through out your hair. You can apply it on damp hair and then blowdry it too. This way it is a bit easier to get the pomade throughout your hair and blowdrying it gives a bit more volume to your hair.

u/eoddc5 · 1 pointr/malegrooming
u/thenewnum2 · 1 pointr/prettyteenagers

look into palmaid stuffs dope also

I use this

u/2cubetaing · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I've used American Crew for about a year now, but I recently switched to Suavecito and I don't think I'm going back. It's cheaper with a similar sheen and texture, but I believe it holds a little more firm. Plus it smells great.

u/OssiansFolly · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Have you tried Suavecito?

u/xNS5 · 1 pointr/AskMen

I use this. One pot lasts me 6 months to a year, depending on my hairstyle. Sometimes I shave my head as a sort of "clean slate". It smells great. Given my current hairstyle and the fat that I thin my hair out (My hair gets pretty thick), I use less product.

u/bummer_camp · 1 pointr/ftm

Some pomades, the traditional one made with waxy bases that are not water-soluable, tend to have a more waxy or greasy texture. The difference between pomades and waxes is mainly that a pomade will provide a little more "sheen" to your hair when applied (think 60's greaser style). Since they aren't water soluble, traditional pomades tend to last through a few washings and the hold is long-lasting.

Personally, I prefer water-soluble pomades. Fine hair in general, doesn't hold up too well with heavy products. A traditional pomade will definitely weigh down fine hair, and I don't like the way my hair feels with a greasier product in it. I think a benefit of pomade over a product like a clay or a wax is the pliability it offers, while still creating a strong hold. At least with my hair texture, a water-soluble pomade offers the most hold while letting my hair feel the most natural (i.e. it doesn't feel like it has product in it at all!) I use Layrite Pomade, but folks also tend to rate Suavecito very highly. I think they're almost identical products, except that Suavecito has a traditionally "masculine" grooming product scent and Layrite has a really pleasant and subtle vanilla-beeswax scent. I love it!

I'll second the recommendation for youtube styling videos, a lot of folks have some really helpful advice on there and can walk you through different grooming products and tools. You can also find good product reviews and stuff like that! I also have the tiniest head in the world (everybody loves to tell me about it too) and adding height and sharp lines to my haircut really helped make my head look normal-sized. Fading also helps too, it adds an illusion of a larger head in comparison to a haircut when your head is buzzed to one consistent length.

u/hab1b · 1 pointr/malegrooming

No problem, if you already know what you want go for it. If you are still deciding I use Reuzel Pink for volume with a dry finish. And then I use Sauvecito for a more shiny look.

Both are water soluable so you won't have to worry about getting it out of you hair.

u/Topleftkey · 1 pointr/beards

Suavecito pomade. It's the best that I can find. It holds incredibly well and it's water soluble.

Edit : didn't reply to comment.

u/GuppyZed · 1 pointr/malegrooming

You'll need to cut out the non-url bit in front of http to get a clickable link like that to work.

[Layrite Natural Matte cream](

u/GingaFire · 1 pointr/malehairadvice

I have thick wavy/curly hair, and I use [Layrite Natural Matte Cream](Layrite Natural Matte Cream, 4.25 oz. It works really great for me, but I blow dry my hair so that helps me a lot. If you’re looking for something that’s gonna keep it in place try the clay. I’m sure many other people have much better products, but the cream is my favorite right now. Note that having dry hair allows for a stronger hold with less shine. If you want a more loose hold with more shine, apply it when your hair is damp. Would highly recommend a blow dryer because it honestly takes 5-10 min.

u/Waltonruler5 · 1 pointr/beards

Thanks! I use Layrite Natural Matte Cream. It does the trick to hold it in place, but it doesn't really dry out or harden the way gel does. I'm trying to grow the hair out a bit too so it's been nice to have.

u/VanillaFlavoredCoke · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I ended up buying a can of Layrite from the local trendy barbershop in my area.

If I had to describe it, it's like a fluffier version of American Crew's Forming Cream. It has a little more hold and smells a little like cocoa butter.

u/420BlazeIt187 · 1 pointr/beards

I know it's kinda pricey but this is what i use. I asked my barber for a product with matte finish & doesn't harden like gel, this is what he recommended. I bought it for my hair & decided to try it in my beard. my beard is about 1 1/2" so i use just about enough to cover my fingertip

u/LouieVuittonDon · 0 pointsr/streetwear

I buy saltwater for my hair

this specifically

smells good as hell

idk why you so surprised by that