I use Loreal glue. Decent stuff
I guess the title says it all. Please give a short review as well Let's make this thread informative !
L'Oreal fix max gel: it's gives a good strong hold, matte.
American Crew Fibre wax: I just bought this one, havent used it much. Only few times when my hair were short. But this gives a matte look, but the hold isnt as strong as i want. I guess its just my hair. It's not suitable for wax.
I use Loreal glue. Decent stuff
Everything else doesn't work on me.
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PAUL MITCHELL TEA TREE SHAPING CREAM - matte, firm hold, smells FANTASTIC!
Redken for Men Disrupt Remodeling Fiber Gum - slight sheen, flexible hold, smells good. Still prefer PM Tea Tree though.
@Matt, how much effort did it take to wash out the Gatsby clay from your hair ? I Or is there some special shampoo to wash out clay ?
Last edited by JoNnY 4; 25th November 2009 at 06:31 AM.
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+1 Gatsby. Reasonable price, excellent quality
John Allan Blu Modern Pomade: excellent. It give hold, shaping, texture, separation, whatever you want for a styling product. No scent. Little or no shine.
Yardley Lavender Brilliantine (lightly applied) is wonderful with a great scent. This gives a lot of shine and is so terrific, I can't tell you. No greasiness if applied moderately.
1940's Big Band Brilliantine: fantastic, with some slight issues, but alas it appears no longer to be available. This has a somewhat odd smell (very mild so it doesn't ruin the product); and the container is not great, but the stuff in both original and firm is super. I am sorry I didn't have a chance to review it completely while it was still in production. I tried to buy some on the Net recently, but the site is down and I suspect they are, sadly, out of business. Another worthy small little company destroyed by the economic meltdown, I suppose.
Trying Dapper-Man Pomade: not crazy about it so far. This maybe solely for extreme slickers who want hard hold. I have two containers, unfortunately, may have to try and sell one somewhere. I suspect this is not for me.
Last edited by Joe_Frances; 12th December 2009 at 02:55 AM.
L'Oreal studio line hair putty styling paste. stuff is the bomb!! much cheaper than the elite brands and just as good. bumble and bumble makes a good product if you want to spend the money but it usually isn't necessary. JMO
American Crew Pomade
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Currently nothing, but I am seriously considering purchasing the hair lotion (sort of a pomade, but also with hair treatment functions) from the low-end brand Tabac Original- also scented like the male frag with the same name
Apart from that, anything by Nivea Men or by L'Oreal
Last edited by Ken_Russell; 12th December 2009 at 10:21 AM.
You need to use a small chunk of the stuff to get any effect. I dunno if you have these cereals in Oz but the amount should be larger than a piece of Rice Krispies cereal but smaller than a Cocoa Puff. Maybe the size of a fingernail and probably the same thickness, too. Depends on your hair type and length but that should about do it.
Rub the chunk around in the palms of both hands to warm it up a bit. Then, starting at the back of your head, quickly work it from the roots of your hair to the tips, until you get around to the front. Take care not to overwork the Fiber when applying to your head; it seems to lose its ability to hold exponentially if you do more than five or six massaging strokes into the hair whilst styling.
Most importantly, your hair has to be DRY (or at least towel-dry) to get the maximum effect.
I am a big fan of the stuff, though (clearly). Hope it works out.
I used to had Shockwaves wetlook gel then Brycrleem modelling gel it ok.
Done anyone know if V05 matt clay let you create any style you want? i got short hair thx in advance.
Cos im thinking of getting it when my hair grow longer lol.
Last edited by perfume4life; 12th December 2009 at 08:46 PM.
American Crew pomade works best for me. I've tried many others, but none of them come close to American Crew.
Another satisfied user of Fibre here. Though, I definitely get best results with damp hair as opposed to dry hair.
I also use a blob about the size of a dime (rice crispy size doesn't work for me as I have thick southern european hair).
I rotate between 3 hairstyling products; Axe Pomade Clean Cut Look, American Crew Pomade and Gilette Mess Constructor hair gel.
Out of the three my favorite is the Axe Pomade. Pros: It's not as expensive as the American Crew, it works well and the smell is nice. One of the great things about the Axe Hair products is they all have the same smell. The shampoo smells the same as the conditioner and all the styling products.
Gilette Mess Constructor is a creamy gel that gives great hold but it makes the hair quite stiff. I like using it on the weekends for the simplicity of washing my hair, rubbing some of this stuff in, combing it back and I am done.
American Crew Pomade gives the best hold and shine but it is very expensive and the smell is not that pleasent. It is overpowering and will clash with whatever scent you have on.
American Crew Pomade
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Which region do you live in? I purchase mine at my hair salon - any decent salon near you would carry both these products. Plus, Paul Mitchell products were on sale for quite a while (buy one, get one half off) which was great as well. If you need to order them online here's a reputable source (I know the PM Tea Tree seems to be OOS):
PAUL MITCHELL TEA TREE SHAPING CREAM
Redken for Men Disrupt Remodeling Fiber Gum
Edit: You can also find them on eBay at basically the same price as retail - this may be a good option depending on your location.
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I live in a small city near Pasadena, Texas. I know I've seen some American Crew products at my Salon but there wasn't many at all. As for Paul Mitchell I haven't seen that anywhere.
I'm really interested in the the whole Tea Tree line of products, including the Body Bar and such but I doubt a salon would carry that?
I want to order online as a last resort.
Paul Mitchell hair products can be found at virtually any salon here (both low and high end). If you are looking for a wider range of products the best selection you will find are at beauty supply outlets. Here in Canada there's a chain called BSO - Beauty Supply Outlet and I'm sure they have something similar in your area. If not, even Walmart here carries some Redken hair products (such as the sampoos and conditioners which are really good IMO). You may have some luck finding the body products at a local spa that caters to men as well.
have anyone tried Gariner Fluctis Manga Head style?
I use Crew Forming Cream.
I use Osis+ Mess Up..very good product i must say~
I want something strong. Right now I'm using American Crew gel and pomade but neither gives me the hold I want. I think I'll try that L'Oreal gel mentioned above.
Redken Manuever. Much better than Disrupt. I have been on a personal mission to find a better smelling gel/wax, and have given up.