Do you gel your hair?

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  1. iSamurai macrumors 65816

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    I've been living without gel for the past idk how many years. Now school's finished I can do what I want to my hair without any no-gel rule.

    But I haven't been using gel, rather just plain water. I have an impression that ordinary gel makes my hair hard, and the "stay-wet" gels and mousse will smudge onto clothes. Is that true?

    Not really a "sticky situation" but I'd just like to know whether gelling your hair is part of your morning routine. :)
     
  2. kflook macrumors member

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    I always put a little gel in my hair. Mainly for the "stay-wet" look. I like it :)
     
  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I just put a touch of wax on mine, in a vain attempt to keep it under control. I don't have any issues with it getting everywhere, but then again I don't use a lot of the stuff.
     
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    Like Sarah Palin, I know what to do with mousse.
     
  6. Telp macrumors 68040

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    Nah. I've tried it before but it doesnt work too well with my hair.
     
  7. mahashel macrumors 6502

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    I can't live without it.. my hair is really curly and would rule the world with an iron fist (or follicle) if I'd let it.
    That said, I don't like the hard or crunchy feeling of most hard-core gel products. I use something called "curl creme" by a company called Bumble & Bumble. I get it from the salon where I get my hair cut, so I'm not sure if there's a place where you could get it locally. You could look it up HERE if you're interested.
    It's a bit greasy when first applied, but it quickly dries to that perfect "wet" look without getting crunchy. I love the stuff.
    Good luck! :D
     
  8. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I gel it when its short, wax when it's getting longer, nothing when it's past my eyes... Seems to keep itself in shape and control then.
     
  9. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    Bumble and bumble make a grooming creme that is really excellent, but I found it to be really expensive.

    I use American Crew products. Specifically, I use their pomade. I like it because it doesn't get all hard like gel, and unlike other pomades, its not made with petroleum jelly, so just a bit of water and its like its not there, and its not greasy. The same company makes a lot of different products, and I'd recommend giving them a look. When I did use gel, I even thought there's was the best for the same reason I gave above: it washes out incredibly easy.
     
  10. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    I use a volumizing cream and then some modeling wax or putty with a "messy look".
     
  11. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Some Frizz-eaze, then some Alterna styling putty.

    Doesn't help much, of course. :rolleyes:
     
  12. me_94501 macrumors 65816

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    Tried gel, didn't like it much, so I basically just comb it out and hope for the best...
     
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    I definitely don't use THAT stuff in my hair.

    P-Worm
     
  15. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    I feel you there. Thank goodness for mega flat-irons and hair gel! and mousse and hairpray... :eek:
     
  16. Sigur macrumors regular

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    I don't use anything and still have a rather outstanding hair look.

    Here is a picture, you can see a part of my hair:

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  17. me_94501 macrumors 65816

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    I can very easily do that with my hair; instead, I fight my hair. :p
     
  18. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    That is cool :cool:.
     
  19. Sigur macrumors regular

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    Well, I guess I gave up and now I'm letting my hair grow...

    Thanks. :)
     
  20. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    Nope, not anymore. Have tried it a few times but it was not me. The only time when I get the gel is when I go for a haircut and the cutter automatically lathers some on. I usually water it out at home later in the day.
     
  21. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    No, not with my tiny hair..well I need a haircut this week so yeah.
     
  22. Fiveos22 macrumors 65816

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    I'm making the transition from no gel to gel to no product whatsoever. If you really want to go no wax, then go out and buy a clippers and take it all down to 1 inch or less (a 1/4 inch shorter on the sides for style).

    Personally, I can't wait until I'm past the gel stage and the hair sits properly under its own weight. In the mean time, the gel provides some much needed lift so that I don't look as creepy.
     
  23. papadopolis1024 macrumors 6502

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    I have to because I have a fohawk... and it just looks weird if there no gel....
     

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