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Re: Hair

Postby smass » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:16 pm

i have reached hair nirvana

was bored with friends so i bleached my hair a couple months ago.....bad idea. I went the next day and dyed it back. My hair was DEAD so i used coconut oil for about 3 months after, and when i started getting roots i needed to do something. i was so sick of having a head full of split ends so i chopped about 4 inches off and dyed it red. Feelin ALIVE!!!

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Re: Hair

Postby Francks » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:15 pm

Kind of fed up of having hair, I want to shave my head (not bald/complete shave maybe leave 1/2mm)

Never done that before. Any recommendations on the shape of head where it works best? Also I have a trimmer (body/beard) with a clipper, should it work fine?

edit: The only thing that can be tricky is in between when it grows again to a "normal" length
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Re: Hair

Postby UnwashedMolasses » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:49 pm

I've had a shaved head for a couple years now.

I don't know how important shape of head is but if you feel your head and your skull has a defined shape you're probably fine. I know everyone's skull has a defined shape but from what I remember of your pics you don't have a sphere for a head so it should be alright.

Trimmers will do the job if need be but I can strongly recommend these: http://www.amazon.com/Wahl-Magic-Profes ... l+clippers

Having a pair of actual clippers is useful in general for the amount of hair you have on your head but in particular if you're worried about growing it back to normal length. The multiple length options is valuable for keeping everything a consistent length even as it grows out.

One of the issues you may run into as it grows back out is that the hair on the sides of your head will likely fall flat faster than the hair on the top of your head. This makes the scalp visible on the top but not on the sides - it makes the hair look like it's thinning or shorter/lesser on top when it's really all the same length. The multiple length (guard) options available with a full set of clippers is especially useful here as you can let everything grow out while maintaining a shorter length on the sides than on the top. This should make any transitions much easier to weather.

In general having a shaved head has a number of positives. There's no time or effort spent styling. There's no such thing as a bad hair day. You basically don't need to shampoo or conditioner. Anytime you need a haircut it's free in your bathroom in 15 minutes. If you're comfortable with all that then a shaved head can be phenomenal.
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Re: Hair

Postby meatjacket » Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:17 am

imo, shaved/buzzed heads look best if youve got some STRONG facial features to balance it out (thick eyebrows, pronounced jawline, beard)

that was my experience at least, i looked really unbalanced
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Re: Hair

Postby silvaeri » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:44 pm

Looking for some long hair d00d hairstyle inpiration. Not sure what I want to do with mine but I'm gonna keep growing it out for now. Only other ideas I have are to make it into a extremely sick mullet once race season starts.
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Re: Hair

Postby Blastoise » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:52 pm

silvaeri wrote:Looking for some long hair d00d hairstyle inpiration.


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Re: Hair

Postby silvaeri » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:58 pm

related: hair as of like a week or two ago. had a good hair day and was feelin' mahself.

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Re: Hair

Postby trichomatic » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:32 pm

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Hair situation as of late.

Been about 1.5 years or so with a few trims in between.
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Re: Hair

Postby Dobwin » Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:05 pm

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Bit old, top is like an inch longer now.
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Re: Hair

Postby Prince of Scandinavia » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:02 pm

Decided to go Anderson Cooper/Lucky Blue Smith

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Re: Hair

Postby weqe » Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:11 pm

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cut the sides, left the back
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Re: Hair

Postby JonjoShelvey » Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:56 pm

i was just lookin thru this thread and u post a lot of pictures of ur hair man lol
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Re: Hair

Postby kindofyoung » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:38 am

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Re: Hair

Postby mc-lunar » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:25 pm

i just want to get this haircut again

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why is it so hard

i literally bring this picture to the hair cutters and then they fuckingn butcher it
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Re: Hair

Postby bels » Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:48 pm

Men's hairdressers literally fucking hate doing what you want. Also most hairdressers are pretty bad at cutting hair.
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Re: Hair

Postby hirokinakamura » Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:59 pm

how much do you pay at the barber
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Re: Hair

Postby Blastoise » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:43 pm

I've been going to the same hairdresser since childhood. She knows exactly what I want and gets it perfect every time. $15.

You guys are paying way too much.
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Re: Hair

Postby weqe » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:19 pm

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t+ 32 months with nary a trim (except the sides)

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Re: Hair

Postby soko » Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:05 pm

Anyone here DIY bleach their hair? Any tips?
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Re: Hair

Postby sick boy » Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:21 pm

don't, it looks so cool but my hair is so dead now
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Re: Hair

Postby weqe » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:42 pm

@sick boy ahhhh man I've been thinking about doing that, how dead is so dead,like does it break a lot or something?
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Re: Hair

Postby anotherdayhere » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:45 pm

fwiw my partner just bleached her hair and it turned out well and alive bc she covered it in coconut oil overnight before hand, I guess it helps the bleach as well as keeps your hair hydrated before and after bleaching it, at least this is what the internet says it does! Was seriously night and day for her compared to previous bleaching attempts.
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Re: Hair

Postby adiabatic » Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:16 pm

anotherdayhere wrote:coconut oil


Interesting. This might not work too well in the winter — in the summer, coconut oil is liquid at room temperature, but in the winter, it's solid.

I could probably have liquid-at-room-temperature coconut oil in the wintertime if I wanted to crank the thermostat up high enough, but, yanno.

Most people prefer bleaching their hair for summer though anyway, right?
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Re: Hair

Postby Sam » Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:46 pm

Been shaving my hair since september and not sure if I should keep up with it or what.

what even is a good hairstyle, that was part of what motivated me to shave it all bc it's very simple and easy.

so what hairstyles are like cool/good/nice?????
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Re: Hair

Postby INNIT » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:25 pm

Sam wrote:Been shaving my hair since september and not sure if I should keep up with it or what.

what even is a good hairstyle, that was part of what motivated me to shave it all bc it's very simple and easy.

so what hairstyles are like cool/good/nice?????


i got a buzzcut recently. not bc i really wanted one but because i liked the idea of seeing how my hair would grow out from a clean slate

u could try that
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Re: Hair

Postby Bobbin.Threadbare » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:20 pm

Shaved my head because I was really bored with my hairstyle and also see what shape my actual head is. Kept putting on shorter and shorter guards because I was really into it and this morning went all out with a razor shave.

I really really really like it - I'm so annoyed that I've never done it before. I was just going to do it for the summer and grow it out but I'm really feeling the look. Katy loves it, my mum is mad though.

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Re: Hair

Postby titkitten » Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:05 pm

@soko, @weqe, and anyone else interested --

I guess I should probably say something since I lighten my own hair a lot.

Don't be discouraged. You can lighten your own hair if you know what you're doing. We're a supportive bunch here at care dash tags!!

The bottom line: when lightening your own hair, there is a tradeoff between how quickly you lighten vs how much damage you cause. The faster you lighten your hair, the more damage you cause. The more you mitigate the damage, the less your hair will lighten. I will explain the reason for this tradeoff below, but if you aren't interested in the ins and outs, then just remembering this fact is fine.

Bleach can cause irreversible and severe damage to your hair -- it will dry out, become brittle or frizzy, break easily, and in some awful cases, fall out of your head completely. So I recommend starting slow at first, learning the tolerance of your hair, and then readjusting your process.

Here is the dummies 101 for bleaching/lightening your hair:
  • mix powder bleach with developer according to the instructions that come with the powder bleach. (this one is totally fine.) using a plastic bowl is fine, as long as you don't plan on eating out of it later. the bleach package will usually tell you which volume developer to use. the developer activates the powder bleach. (more on developers below.)
  • put on gloves!! I just use latex gloves that I steal from the chemistry department here on campus.
  • section off your hair and apply with a tint brush. these are really cheap and you can buy them from amazon. work as fast as possible since you want the bleach to develop on your hair, not in the bowl. as you finish each section, let down another section of fresh hair and apply. make sure you apply evenly and you coat the hair. try to avoid getting bleach on your skin (scalp, face, EYES, etc) because it will cause burning, itchiness, irritation, and blindness. yup.
  • allow the bleach to develop. the package will give you instructions on how long to wait. if you want to lighten more at the expense of damage, wrap your hair with plastic or foil (I usually just put a plastic bag on my head, to the amusement of my housemates) and use heat (e.g. a hairdryer).
  • rise everything out of your hair. everything. make sure you get everything!!
  • (optional: if you are planning to apply a toner/colour, apply the toner/colour now. more on toners below.)
  • condition your hair well, take lots of selfies.
Here is a list of things you can do that will lessen the damage to your hair (remember: at the expense of how fast your hair lightens! doing the opposite of what is listed will lighten your hair faster):
  • condition hair before applying bleach (including coconut oil masks ok!)
  • bleaching oily/dirty hair
  • bleaching wet hair
  • mixing in conditioner with the bleach-developer mixture
  • using a lower volume developer

With the basics out of the way, how do you decide where to sit on the lightness vs damage spectrum? Like I said, I would start conservatively and adjust the process accordingly as you learn the tolerance of your personal hair. Why might you want to lighten faster if it will damage your hair more? If you have dark hair, then you will have to bleach your head a few times before your hair starts to look good -- the in-between stages will be orange. Each bleaching can only last 30-60 minutes and it's best to wait some time in between bleachings, like 1.5-2 weeks minimum when you're starting out. That means you will have orange hair for a few weeks. It's not a good look. Doing things to speed up the bleaching means you get more out of the bleach in each session, and therefore you might be able to cut out a few sessions and skip through the orange stages faster. So play the balancing game, and figure out the fastest you can lighten your hair without damaging it completely.

Light vs Damage tradeoff: your hair is covered by a protective shaft called the cuticle -- think about a layer of shingles. When the cuticle is smoothed down like shingles on a roof, your hair feels smooth and it looks shiny. When the hair is damaged, the cuticle lifts off of the shaft -- like the shingles are standing up. When the cuticle is lifted, the hair loses moisture and becomes textured/brittle. Conditioners and other treatments work by hydrating the shaft and sealing the cuticle down again. Bleaching works by lifting the cuticle and breaking down the pigments in the hair shaft. That's why it damages the hair, and that's why most strategies to mitigate the damage also worsen the bleach's effectiveness -- if you're keeping the cuticle down, the bleach can't penetrate and do its job.

Developers: the number on the bottle just tells you the concentration of the developer, and it's linear: so 20vol is half as concentrated as 40vol. I generally buy 40vol and then just dilute it if I need to (e.g. when a recipe calls for 20vol). You can dilute using either conditioner or water -- but remember using conditioner will lessen the effect of the bleach. The problem with buying 40vol and diluting it with water is that it will cause the resulting mixture to be more watery and runny, making it a bit harder to apply. But it's not too bad.

Toners: toners are colour that sit on your hair and mitigate the orange colour that will inevitably result if you bleach darker hair -- they "tone" the colour of your bleached hair. Generally toners are blue, grey, or purple tinged to cancel out the orange. While bleach actively breaks down the colour pigments in your hair, hair colour and toners are colours that sit on top of your hair -- and thus they will fade as your wash your hair. If you apply toner or colour to your hair, then washing it with hot water will cause it to rinse out faster than cold water. Hope you like taking cold showers. There are also special shampoos for coloured hair that are gentler and will not wash out the colour as quickly. Here is a cheap example.

I want to stress that I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL, just a hobbiest. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me, but I may not have all the answers. In the age of beauty gurus on youtube, there are lots of professional hair colourists who make videos demonstrating their process/techniques and explaining the mechanics of haircolour -- it's a huge resource that is super helpful if you're interested!

extremely related sidenote -- I put a grey toner in my hair yesterday:
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Re: Hair

Postby Sam » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:04 am

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really into tom sachs' hair when its grey

i basically have the same texture as well.


also what is this hairstyle called? what do you ask for...
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Re: Hair

Postby jujumaster » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:49 am

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Re: Hair

Postby parastexis » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:24 pm

since we're all posting grey hair this is from last year (but it only lasted a month I had to diet back to black for a job interview :sweg: )

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