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Old 17-02-2013, 20:27
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This may be moved, but having checked the related section of the site, there doesn't appear to a great deal of frequent activity.

Anyway, I use like styling cream/paste with to style my hair when dry.

It's fine to normal and about a grade 7, so can see though when light strikes (I'm not bald though!).

I'm tempted to shave off my hair, as I find I have to shampoo virtually everyday to remove product build-up and using the products separates the strands.

Just wanted ideas really?

Styling itself doesn't take long as it's a quiff/spikes!
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:49
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I can't help I'm afraid but if you want to grow it to mid back length and need ideas I am the gal to ask
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Old 17-02-2013, 20:51
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Have you any idea of what you would look like with cropped hair? If you have a nice shaped head, go for it, it will be so easy to look after. I'm assuming you are a man? Only women with very fine features can get away with very short hair, in my view.
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Old 17-02-2013, 21:42
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Have you any idea of what you would look like with cropped hair? If you have a nice shaped head, go for it, it will be so easy to look after. I'm assuming you are a man? Only women with very fine features can get away with very short hair, in my view.
I've just come off it!

I've had various grades down to a complete skinhead for 6 years.

Although I have liked the style as well as it suiting me, it makes me look my years, where as having some length with a fringe makes me look younger

It's a lot of maintenance not to mention the amount of money I've spent on finding the right type of shampoo, conditioner, plus styling products that won't ruin my hair!

I'm considering buying a hair dryer, so it's just a case of spraying water the following day, the resetting the style with fingers, and blow-drying thereafter.

When I look back, I can't believe how I maintained curtains in the 1990s!
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Old 17-02-2013, 21:48
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Have you tried dry shampoo? Although if you're using that much product you would still need to shampoo a few times a week.
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Old 17-02-2013, 21:49
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I can't help I'm afraid but if you want to grow it to mid back length and need ideas I am the gal to ask
<It's about 3cm in length of strand at the mo. I don't mind growing, but it's finding the right styling and maintenance.

Brylcream for example is great, but although I get texture and movement, I can get the hold or the volume.

I don't want to use gels as hair goes rock hard and crusty.

And two of the waxes I've used, caused breakage.
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Old 17-02-2013, 21:52
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Have you tried dry shampoo? Although if you're using that much product you would still need to shampoo a few times a week.
No, I haven't.

Shampooing I don't mind as I have a bath/shower virtually everyday, applying the conditioner, then waiting for the hair to dry, then styling is time consuming in the morning, and becomes more of a chore - plus every other round of shampooing leads to a hair loss/breakage of 2 hairs - dunno though whether that's just part of the hair cycle.....
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Old 17-02-2013, 22:59
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No, I haven't.

Shampooing I don't mind as I have a bath/shower virtually everyday, applying the conditioner, then waiting for the hair to dry, then styling is time consuming in the morning, and becomes more of a chore - plus every other round of shampooing leads to a hair loss/breakage of 2 hairs - dunno though whether that's just part of the hair cycle.....
I can't believe you are having such a faff with your hair when it's only 3cms in length ! I've got shoulder length hair and it's not half the maintenance to me as your hair is to you. The hair loss and breakage after shampooing would concern me however. Because you have thin weak hair you should consider cutting it shorter and stop using gunk on it every day. That way you wouldn't need to use shampoo or conditioner so much. Towel it dry and you're done. You're a guy, your hair shouldn't be giving you so much trouble !
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Old 17-02-2013, 23:49
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I can't believe you are having such a faff with your hair when it's only 3cms in length ! I've got shoulder length hair and it's not half the maintenance to me as your hair is to you. The hair loss and breakage after shampooing would concern me however. Because you have thin weak hair you should consider cutting it shorter and stop using gunk on it every day. That way you wouldn't need to use shampoo or conditioner so much. Towel it dry and you're done. You're a guy, your hair shouldn't be giving you so much trouble !
It's probably a little longer to about 4 cm. My hair can get brittle and I'm wondering whether it's down to the frequency of shampooing?

I think I also to tend to use more product that can sometimes lead to stickiness and hair to break - it's not in an abundance, but just the odd 1-to-3. It varies as I could go without 2/3 days of losing only the odd 1, but then on another day, through either styling or shampooing, I could easily loose 2 - I'm surprise I'm not bald yet, and my hairstyle's still the same
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Old 18-02-2013, 06:44
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No, I haven't.

Shampooing I don't mind as I have a bath/shower virtually everyday, applying the conditioner, then waiting for the hair to dry, then styling is time consuming in the morning, and becomes more of a chore - plus every other round of shampooing leads to a hair loss/breakage of 2 hairs - dunno though whether that's just part of the hair cycle.....
Seriously shedding two hairs in the wash routine is nothing at all, that is just shed hair - we are supposed to lose something like a 100 a day! You would know if it's breakage, there would be a lot more coming out!

If you're happy to cut your hair go for it, if you're confident that you'll like shorter hair. Less faffing about in the morning and extra time in bed what's not to love!
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Old 18-02-2013, 06:45
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I thought naturally we all shed a lot of hair per day as part of the natural cycle of growth and shed?
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Old 18-02-2013, 08:41
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Lee Stafford does a range called '2nd Day' hair which gives a bit more body after washing, it's no bad. He also does a hair growing one ( forgotten the actual title) but they're all in his infamous pink bottles - they were 3 for 2 I. Boots last week. In fact in think only Boots sell his products.

Or you could have a textured cut & use sea salt spray.

Btw. A detoxifying/clarifying shampoo used once a week is great for removing tough build up - I think Lee S has just introduced one - if not Pantene does one.
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Old 18-02-2013, 09:18
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Lee Stafford does a range called '2nd Day' hair which gives a bit more body after washing, it's no bad. He also does a hair growing one ( forgotten the actual title) but they're all in his infamous pink bottles - they were 3 for 2 I. Boots last week. In fact in think only Boots sell his products.

Or you could have a textured cut & use sea salt spray.

Btw. A detoxifying/clarifying shampoo used once a week is great for removing tough build up - I think Lee S has just introduced one - if not Pantene does one.
Cheers for the tip

I've got his big hair range of shampoo and conditioner as well as recently buying his new nourishing shampoo with argan oil (super stuff but about a 10er at least).

They smell really fab too.

Just gotta probably find a better styling product.

I've used to use many years ago a shampoo range from Aveda - really expensive though, but sometimes you can buy the little mini bottles from certain department stores. They supposingly use all natural chemicals.
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Old 18-02-2013, 14:06
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Cheers for the tip

I've got his big hair range of shampoo and conditioner as well as recently buying his new nourishing shampoo with argan oil (super stuff but about a 10er at least).

They smell really fab too.

Just gotta probably find a better styling product.

I've used to use many years ago a shampoo range from Aveda - really expensive though, but sometimes you can buy the little mini bottles from certain department stores. They supposingly use all natural chemicals.

I agree they're expensive - 3 for 2 Argan oil cost me 26 last week. Yet in Turkey a 100% Argan oil from Morocco was 5! I'm finding it too rich tho' tbh.
Aussie Range is good too.

Aveda texturising paste (20 a tub but lasts a couple of years) is also great IMO. LS's hair mustard/ ruff/texturising paste or as it's renamed is good too.

Check your B12, pernicious anaemia & iron via a doc's blood test as this can affect your hair.
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Old 18-02-2013, 18:46
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I agree they're expensive - 3 for 2 Argan oil cost me 26 last week. Yet in Turkey a 100% Argan oil from Morocco was 5! I'm finding it too rich tho' tbh.
Aussie Range is good too.

Aveda texturising paste (20 a tub but lasts a couple of years) is also great IMO. LS's hair mustard/ ruff/texturising paste or as it's renamed is good too.

Check your B12, pernicious anaemia & iron via a doc's blood test as this can affect your hair.
Thanks for the reply. I too recently took advantage of the 3 for 2 deal with the big hair range, and I bought the Texturizing paste. I did see the clay, but it was a little too on the strong side and probably would take up a lot of time to rub with my hands and warm up.

I did go for a hair cut on the weekend, and was cutting my own hair of the top as the barber did a bit of a rush-job and didn't work through the sections - found that I was tidying up the ends myself - a few of them split, so that could explain in the emergence of a few loose hairs - not too many though.

I remember over a decade ago, I must have had one of the worst hair days of ever in breaking and shedding 16 or so hairs at one time - scarey! I think I was using then moose and I didn't get on well with any of the Fructis products.

Lee Stafford range is well-established, and it's a little weird, as that very pink tub of clay right now on the high street, I was using around 11 years ago for a similar hairstyle albeit a little longer.

I think over time and age, everyone loses a bit, with mine, I'm fortunate to say I can't see anything drastic
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Old 18-02-2013, 18:48
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You're definitely right on the money when it comes to nutrition playing a part - it doesn't help to when you've had an excessive boozy session over the weekend! Gotta get back to exercising too
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:08
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Just wanted to revisit and add to this without starting another thread altogether.

All stopped now, but realized a week last Friday and before that on the odd day, I was shedding or shampooing out 4-7 hairs than just the odd one.

I also realized that it was the shampoo formula of the clear liquid that I wasn't getting on with, and this happened to be the Lee Stafford range.

I am now using a much cheaper range in Loreal, but must say, in shampoo and conditioning, I've enjoyed, and I've had no upsets.

It's been a good 3 days now where on combining and styling from regular haircuts, I've had no pattern of breakages in more than one strand or when shampooing.

I think diet and nutrition too play a regular part, but in terms of cosmetics, some work better for some than others.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:24
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Just wanted to revisit and add to this without starting another thread altogether.

All stopped now, but realized a week last Friday and before that on the odd day, I was shedding or shampooing out 4-7 hairs than just the odd one.

I also realized that it was the shampoo formula of the clear liquid that I wasn't getting on with, and this happened to be the Lee Stafford range.

I am now using a much cheaper range in Loreal, but must say, in shampoo and conditioning, I've enjoyed, and I've had no upsets.

It's been a good 3 days now where on combining and styling from regular haircuts, I've had no pattern of breakages in more than one strand or when shampooing.

I think diet and nutrition too play a regular part, but in terms of cosmetics, some work better for some than others.

Are you being serious? You're worried about shedding 4-7 hairs per day? The average is over 100 which is normal.

As for shaving your head, why would you do this? Is it the latest fashion to make yourself look like an inmate of a concentration camp?

4-7 hairs? *shakes head in disbelief*.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:35
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I also cant understand why you would panic about so little hair falling out. Do you count them and keep a tally?
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:45
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I must lose 10-20 each time I brush my hair, plus however many when I wash it. TBH I don't know a single female who worries about their hair as much as the OP does, but perhaps he's lucky and doesn't have much else to worry about!
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:54
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Are you being serious? You're worried about shedding 4-7 hairs per day? The average is over 100 which is normal.

As for shaving your head, why would you do this? Is it the latest fashion to make yourself look like an inmate of a concentration camp?

4-7 hairs? *shakes head in disbelief*.
Already been done from crop to a complete skinhead for 10 years, with a year in the middle of that in full growth - that was nearly 8 years ago, so this is all a little unusual to me, hence the counting of hair - not bald or thin - just protective I guess.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:56
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I must lose 10-20 each time I brush my hair, plus however many when I wash it. TBH I don't know a single female who worries about their hair as much as the OP does, but perhaps he's lucky and doesn't have much else to worry about!
I'd make somebody a good husband one day

Sharing styling tips and shampoos hehe
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:14
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I'd make somebody a good husband one day

Sharing styling tips and shampoos hehe
If you let them share all your posh shampoo you'd definitely be the ideal husband (as long as you don't moan about all the hair stuck in the plughole!).
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:18
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I'd make somebody a good husband one day

Sharing styling tips and shampoos hehe
On 4cm long hair ?? How many tips can there be.
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