Hair products


#1

I think because I had quite nerdy friends at school and we subliminally defined ourselves as anti-fashion and anti-trying hard to look good, the idea of fashion and grooming products have always been slightly alien to me.

I’ve made my peace now with buying clothes I like (kind of) but grooming still remains difficult. When I buy hair gel I treat it like teenagers in a sitcom trying to buy condoms, like something slightly embarrassing and shameful. I don’t really know where to start. What’s the difference between a gel and a wax and a clay and putty and all the other things? How do I know which of them work when they all cost a fiver to buy but six months to use up? For once in my life I’d like to not look like I have the hair of a lego man, while I still have hair left.


#2

Do they still make hair gel?


#3

Some of us just have Lego hair regardless of product, friend. We have to make our peace with that.


#4

I will not go gentle into that good night!


#5

No idea.


#6

Every time I have a haircut, I decide I’m going to start using product.

I buy some clay or putty or wax and use it twice at the most.


#7

The Rework range of putties by VO5 is cheap and good (and cheap enough that if you hate it you can bin it and try another one)-

https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/vo5-extreme-style-rework-putty/066251-33546-33547?gclid=CKGZhKyIztwCFcmEhQoduG4Png&gclsrc=ds&dclid=CKDEiqyIztwCFckC0wodWdYNAA


#8

Scam - don’t bother


#9

this is quite good i reckon

Ive got quite thick hair, but like lower hold

I use the american crew cremes


#10

That is actually incredibly useful and nulls all further discussion in this thread


#11


#12

I think I want high hold low shine… so maybe UP’s putty it is!


#13

I can’t imagine any DiSers being highshiners.


#14

Texturising gum is a good alternative. Slightly lower hold, so the hair feels less stiff and more natural.


#15

Who the fuck uses textured powder? Just make it look like you have dandruff.


#16

I don’t think I mind stiff (steady). At the moment I have some liquid gel stuff, I can just about get something I’m happy with in front of the mirror at home but by the time I get anywhere else it’s all fallen back to shit.


#17

Yeah that’s the stuff I use. Feels a bit gross/rigid when you put it in but give it an hour and you’re sorted.


#18

my bf spends more time on his hair than I do (think he uses clay?)

dont use any hair products or make up or hair removal stuff anymore and it’s great


#19

I only use this now - actually really good - get a pea amount run on your hands and through hair.

all good

https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/276812262


#20

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