Annoying hair that stands up -_-

  • Mike129

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    Dec 03, 2012 7:30 AM GMT
    So whenever i get out of the shower, my hair stands straight up like I just got electrocuted. I either have to leave a hat or beanie on for like 20 minutes so make it lay down flat, OR weigh it down with some kind of hair gel.

    I've recently been using Garnier Curl Sculpting Cream-Gel or Aussie sydney smooth gel. Basically anything that can weigh my hair down enough to look normal, but still have to ability to shake out without flaking once my hair has "set".

    WTF is wrong with my hair, its the most annoying thing and Im really picky about my hair to begin with. (I have kinda long hair at the moment, like 3 inches, because its easier to weight down with the gel)

    Anyone else have pin straight/stiff hair that stands up like mine??? And what do you do about it other than keeping a buzz cut lol.

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    Dec 03, 2012 7:48 AM GMT
    My hair gets kinda poofy when it gets too long. Wetting it usually works though.

    If you don't like it, keep it shorter. That usually works for me.
  • Mike129

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    Dec 03, 2012 8:28 AM GMT
    Yeah, not really into the buzz cut like I said. Anyone else have this problem?
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    Dec 03, 2012 11:13 AM GMT
    My hair is like that. It's thick and coarse. And it defies gravity.
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    Dec 03, 2012 11:40 AM GMT
    have cowlicks; reason keep my hair longish.
  • Pontifex

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    Dec 03, 2012 3:55 PM GMT
    My hair can do some crazy stuff. Usually on a morning where I want to look good for something.

    You are lucky OP. I have to use a flat iron to get the electrocuted look...

    I actually try a different hair style almost every day so I have about 20 different types of hair product around.

    If you don't want things to get flaky try a clay, wax, or pomade depending on whether you want it glossy or matte.
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    Dec 03, 2012 5:59 PM GMT
    i have really fine hair that stands straight up if i don't put something in it or wear a hat for awhile after a shower. i can't see what you look like but i'm guessing your hair is similar to mine. i keep mine pretty short but i had the same problem when it was long. anyway, i use this to keep it in check. it's not greasy or shiny and actually keeps it in place. also, i learned that when i put it in rub it they way you want your hair to lie. don't rub it in all crazy so your hair stands up and then try to smooth it down. that doesn't work as well. finally, once it's in, don't touch your hair anymore. just leave it alone.

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    Dec 03, 2012 6:08 PM GMT
    I don't mind. Sometimes I let my hair puff up; unless I add hair was to it and make it look styling... but that is the difference between looking like a cotton ball and a porcupine head.
  • rnch

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    Dec 03, 2012 6:15 PM GMT
    <-----NOT a problem for me any longer.




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    Dec 03, 2012 6:28 PM GMT
    Oh, eons ago. The only solution was getting it long enough to tie up or buzz it short enough that it doesn't matter. Anything in between was a disaster. Eventually, there is no longer a choice...
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    Dec 03, 2012 6:42 PM GMT
    My hair does that all the time, usually if its night time I leave it as is cause I don't really care. But when I do go out and don't want it to stay up I usually comb it down and use my hands around the side (while it's still wet) and hold it for about a minute.

    That usually gets the trick, but for those weird days that I wanna feel edgy I leave it up and just style it with some hair wax.

    You know Mike, a lot of guys spend tons of time trying to get their hair like ours.

    Since it is Christmas time, I think wearing a Santa hat would be fun AND solve your problem at the same time.
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    Dec 03, 2012 7:23 PM GMT
    Have you tried using conditioner when you wash your hair? -You might try getting your haircut once at ahivh end shop and asking their advice.
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    Dec 03, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
    You could straighten the sections that stand up.
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    Dec 03, 2012 7:54 PM GMT
    My solution, shave it. Guys with a bald head or short hair are sexy.
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    Dec 03, 2012 7:57 PM GMT
    Only happens to me when it's shorter because there isn't enough hair to weigh it down. Is tres annoying. Wet your hair and then blow dry the fucker into submission !!!!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 03, 2012 7:59 PM GMT
    whateveryo saidOnly happens to me when it's shorter because there isn't enough hair to weigh it down. Is tres annoying. Wet your hair and then blow dry the fucker into submission !!!!icon_biggrin.gif


    That's what I was gonna say, straighten it into submission. Kinky minds...
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    Dec 03, 2012 8:01 PM GMT
    squash1212 saidMy solution, shave it. Guys with a bald head or short hair are sexy.


    It doesn't suit everyone though.
  • Diceroll

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    Dec 03, 2012 8:03 PM GMT
    I use styling clay on mine - its thick and heavy enough to weigh down sticky-out hairs. My hair is thick and wavy and seems to have a life of its own, but clay works fine.
  • Mike129

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    Dec 03, 2012 9:19 PM GMT
    Hypnotico saidYou could straighten the sections that stand up.


    a flat iron wouldn't do anything. Its already straight, it sticks up because its straight.
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    Dec 04, 2012 2:59 AM GMT
    Try using leave in conditioner to weigh it down. It helps get rid of my flyaways anyway. I have the opposite problem, my hair is real flat so I use fiber gum to bring it up, maybe you can use it to bring the hair down.
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    Dec 04, 2012 3:27 AM GMT
    I have the same kind of problem a lot too. I have two of the little "swirls" on my head, they kind of make a heart on my head, and they give me a point that sticks up on the top of my head when my hair grows out.
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    Dec 04, 2012 3:27 AM GMT
    I don't how I am suppose to help a guy with no face pic on his profile
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    Dec 04, 2012 3:30 AM GMT
    sonicpower19 saidI don't how I am suppose to help a guy with no face pic on his profile


    It's actually quite simple...

    just use your 28183084.jpg
  • LJay

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    Dec 04, 2012 3:37 AM GMT
    You can talk to a hairdresser who may have some stuff to help, but chances are if you want it to flatten out you will have to get it a little longer for the stuff to work.

    The conditioner idea seems reasonable, though you will still need some kind of glue if it is as straight as you say.
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    Dec 04, 2012 3:41 AM GMT
    My hair stands up too. It's so annoying. I keep it short on the sides and grow out the bangs a little so I have something to style. When I go to the barber, I ask them to use the 'thinning' shears to help. Also, good hair gel is important.