hiding hair.

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    Jul 31, 2009 10:58 AM GMT
    mmmkay, so, I'd like to grow my hair out.. now.. I need a little help, my hair going from short to long goes through a really really puffy period.. so I need to wear a hat.

    unfortunately normal baseball hats don't work to well for me, so, I need ideas of what to wear to keep it hidden.

    Large head, long face.. makes it difficult :/

    any ideas?
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    Jul 31, 2009 11:14 AM GMT
    You can try to use hair products to keep it from getting poofy.

    I heard Bed Head products are amazing, but are on the pricey side.


    You can go to a salon and ask them what to do with your hair, because I don't think you want to wear a hat for 1-2 months everyday.



    I don't know if your hair is long enough for cornrows??
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    Jul 31, 2009 11:38 AM GMT
    I have the same problem. Hair gels, etc. seem to help keeping the puffiness down. If you have the time, blowdrying your hair straight should keep it from looking a mess as well.

    Regarding the hat, it can be difficult for large headed guys to find hats, but if you try on a lot of them you'll probably find one that suits you.

    If all else fails and you're desperate for long hair, you might want to try a weave. Not cheap, but the results are pretty dramatic.
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    Jul 31, 2009 12:22 PM GMT
    uh beanies might work? they're stretchable and will accomodate any size/shape head...
  • Timbales

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    Jul 31, 2009 12:22 PM GMT
    cornrows
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    Jul 31, 2009 12:23 PM GMT
    crew's pomade . . . .
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    Jul 31, 2009 12:29 PM GMT
    yeah I've never seen white guys with cornrows that looked good.. I will be able to pull off long hair but not cornrows hahaha

    I'll avoid any sort of weave..

    Superbad I was thinking beanies need to find ones that actually suit though heh

    long hair, high heels, leather underwear and cowboy hat ;)
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 31, 2009 12:32 PM GMT
    Gets a "coonskin cap" it will make you look like Daniel Boone in OZ....

    and if you don't like that, grab a wig... LOL

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  • Timbales

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    Jul 31, 2009 12:33 PM GMT
    Serious answer - there are a lot of products on the market to help reduce frizz and 'puffy'ness. Styling creams, pomades, etc.

    I like Aveda's Brilliant Styling Cream. It smells nice, isn't super heavy and helps smooth coarse hair. When I had more hair and wore it longer, it helped keep the greys under control.
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    Jul 31, 2009 12:34 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidGets a "coonskin cap" it will make you look like Daniel Boone in OZ....

    and if you don't like that, grab a wig... LOL

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    I thought when you damn goned and runned over them there road rats you have momma make you a stew.. they be da best damned meat ya know.. make good eats them there road kills.
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    Jul 31, 2009 12:34 PM GMT
    I have naturally super curly hair. As in wild shirley temple style curls. My female coworkers hate me for them. Strangers like to touch them. It's odd.

    Anyway, during 2006-mid 2007 I grew out 11 inches of hair so I could do a Locks of Love donation. I tried various products - gels, double conditioning, leaving the conditioner in my hair (not a good idea,) pomade, etc. None of it helped much. I'd wake in the morning and look like this:
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    or this:
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    Flattering imagery...icon_confused.gif

    But here is a trick that always helped me.

    Let your hair air dry.

    Not always the most convenient option, especially in the morning before work. But if I used my good, sometimes over-priced conditioners (although after much testing I found that TRESemme w/ vitamin e was the best for my very curly and oily hair and used it the last 6 months) I could let my hair air dry and the curls would form with minimal flyaways or poof.

    When I was going outside, I gave up on hats at a certain point and went to bandanas and headbands to keep it out of my face. (Don't have any photos of what that looked like.)

    Good luck.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 31, 2009 12:35 PM GMT
    lilTanker said
    HndsmKansan saidGets a "coonskin cap" it will make you look like Daniel Boone in OZ....

    and if you don't like that, grab a wig... LOL

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    I thought when you damn goned and runned over them there road rats you have momma make you a stew.. they be da best damned meat ya know.. make good eats them there road kills.



    So you want to wear a "road kill" now to hide your hair... LOL

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  • Matia79

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    Jul 31, 2009 12:36 PM GMT
    I had the same problem when I was growing my hair. Actually, in my main profile shot my hair is quite long (about 9" long in the front) even though you can't tell....so you know this works!

    I used a very strong cement gel (usually the cheap gels get this effect...the more expensive don't seem to be as rugged) and applied it to wet or towel dry hair. It gives a great "wet" look when the hair is slicked back and it literally doesn't move. Unfortunately, if you glob too much of the stuff on it could look like plastic or "Ken doll" hair but after some quick experimentation you'll come to find what's appropriate for your hair type.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 31, 2009 12:36 PM GMT
    Timberoo said

    When I had more hair and wore it longer, it helped keep the greys under control.



    Greys??? Fortunately I haven't had to think about that much

    Even spraying your wet hair with hairspray can help keep things less "puffy".
    Its not that bad.. just get the right kind of hairspray.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 31, 2009 12:38 PM GMT
    RunintheCity saidI have naturally super curly hair. As in wild shirley temple style curls. My female coworkers hate me for them. Strangers like to touch them. It's odd.

    Anyway, during 2006-mid 2007 I grew out 11 inches of hair so I could do a Locks of Love donation. I tried various products - gels, double conditioning, leaving the conditioner in my hair (not a good idea,) pomade, etc. None of it helped much. I'd wake in the morning and look like this:
    431318306_494f32c7c0_m.jpg
    or this:
    438848126_13418af7bf_m.jpg

    Flattering imagery...icon_confused.gif

    But here is a trick that always helped me.

    Let your hair air dry.

    Not always the most convenient option, especially in the morning before work. But if I used my good, sometimes over-priced conditioners (although after much testing I found that TRESemme w/ vitamin e was the best for my very curly and oily hair and used it the last 6 months) I could let my hair air dry and the curls would form with minimal flyaways or poof.

    When I was going outside, I gave up on hats at a certain point and went to bandanas and headbands to keep it out of my face. (Don't have any photos of what that looked like.)

    Good luck.


    I fucking hate you. I'd give up my left nut to have a head of hair like that.
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    Jul 31, 2009 12:39 PM GMT
    RunintheCity, *falls over laughing* OMG Mate, thats just funny as icon_biggrin.gif awesome that you did it for donation and thats just the best.. but DAMN MATE HAHAHAHA icon_biggrin.gif

    Had you not been doing it for charity you should have dreaded it icon_razz.gif
  • Timbales

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    Jul 31, 2009 12:39 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    Timberoo said

    When I had more hair and wore it longer, it helped keep the greys under control.



    Greys??? Fortunately I haven't had to think about that much

    Even spraying your wet hair with hairspray can help keep things less "puffy".
    Its not that bad.. just get the right kind of hairspray.


    Well, white is more like it. It's pretty heavy on the sides and one lock up front.
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    Jul 31, 2009 12:41 PM GMT
    Timberoo said
    I fucking hate you. I'd give up my left nut to have a head of hair like that.


    Yeah my natural hair is pretty cool, but it's a BITCH to grow out. That in-between phase usually drive me insane and I cut it off. I actually prefer to be buzzed or shaved. So once it falls out for good I'll be fine with the razors/clippers.
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    Jul 31, 2009 12:42 PM GMT
    the problem is intensified for me, although RunintheCity has very curly hair I get that same sort of look with perfectly straight hair, when it gets long, it turns into a puff ball, it's really thick and heavy hair that unfortunately can fight most hair products..

    Will really investigate all the stuff though.. I really have no problem with wearing a hat for a year hahaha icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 31, 2009 12:45 PM GMT
    lilTanker said
    Had you not been doing it for charity you should have dreaded it icon_razz.gif


    In a previous long phase back in...2002-03 I attempted to have my hair braided/locked. That hurt like hell! I lasted about 2 hours. I went to Hawai'i with long hair and fit right in with the surfer dudes, lol.

    It took me 16 months to get to a length where I could cut it all off close and have enough to donate. It took so long because I was always cutting off the ends to keep the hair healthy.

    As for Matia's and other suggestions about gels, you have to be careful. My hair is thick and oily, so the gels would dry my hair out severely and make it break, which is why I learned the hyper-condition + air dry trick.
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    Jul 31, 2009 12:46 PM GMT
    RunintheCity said
    Timberoo said
    I fucking hate you. I'd give up my left nut to have a head of hair like that.


    Yeah my natural hair is pretty cool, but it's a BITCH to grow out. That in-between phase usually drive me insane and I cut it off. I actually prefer to be buzzed or shaved. So once it falls out for good I'll be fine with the razors/clippers.


    I never had a problem with puffiness. My hair was thick and soft with a little bit of wave. I have a pic in my profile of how it used to be before genetics took over.
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    Jul 31, 2009 12:48 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidthe problem is intensified for me, although RunintheCity has very curly hair I get that same sort of look with perfectly straight hair, when it gets long, it turns into a puff ball, it's really thick and heavy hair that unfortunately can fight most hair products..

    Will really investigate all the stuff though.. I really have no problem with wearing a hat for a year hahaha icon_biggrin.gif


    My hair is wavy, very thick, and I have a lot of it. POUF BALL!!! Outside of a straightening iron (which is a friggin bitch), the cheap gel and water is the quickest and easiest solution. Give it a shot.
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    Jul 31, 2009 12:48 PM GMT
    lilTanker saidthe problem is intensified for me, although RunintheCity has very curly hair I get that same sort of look with perfectly straight hair, when it gets long, it turns into a puff ball, it's really thick and heavy hair that unfortunately can fight most hair products..

    Will really investigate all the stuff though.. I really have no problem with wearing a hat for a year hahaha icon_biggrin.gif


    Is your hair dry or oily? Normal?
    If it's oily you COULD use a clarifying shampoo a couple of times a week, coupled with a good silkening conditioner - no Pantene, that stuff is rancid evil - but a good Redken or something like that.

    Speaking of which, Redken's styling products weren't too terrible on my hair.

    Good luck. Any reason for the growing out?
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    Jul 31, 2009 12:49 PM GMT
    Timberoo said
    I never had a problem with puffiness. My hair was thick and soft with a little bit of wave. I have a pic in my profile of how it used to be before genetics took over.


    Oh you had Dr McDreamy hair!

    Edit: I cannot believe I'm on here talking about hair care. Someone grab their crotch and grunt!
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    Jul 31, 2009 1:04 PM GMT
    Conventional hats got ya down LT...wear a dunce cap. icon_wink.gif