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gtrplyrgtrplyr Posts: 2Registered Users
Thanks for reading.

I have lived most of my life with short (buzzcut) hair. As I approach my inevitable mid-life crisis, I thought it would be fun to have longer hair. It has been about 14 months and I now realize (after reading here) that I have made several mistakes, including haircuts, shampoo every day, aggressive towel drying, and unhealthy products.

I am not fond of the wet hair look, but I also don’t like how my hair can frizz. My guess is that Heath Ledger has similar hair – and I have seen good pictures of him with short and longer hair.

I have a couple of questions:
1) What is my hair type (I was thinking wavy 2b)?
2) What style do you think would look best (shorter or shoulder length)?
3) Is CO washing a good start to figure out how to care for my hair?

Thanks for reading and any feedback – I do not know anybody that can help me (the wife has straight hair, and after reading here *I* have given her tips on how to change her hair care).

-Aaron

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  • TheManeTheMane Posts: 10Registered Users
    Hi there,

    I would like to offer my advice

    1) What is my hair type (I was thinking wavy 2b)?

    Don't stress about sub-typing, especially if you are not going to grow your hair long. You are a 2 but there are many ways to look at hair. Your hair is wavy (which I consider a sub-type of curly).

    2) What style do you think would look best (shorter or shoulder length)?

    Depends. Shoulder length should only be tried by those who can afford the time to invest in it. A properly looked after long mane will, however, look good on many men.

    When in doubt, go with short.


    3) Is CO washing a good start to figure out how to care for my hair?

    Yes. My advice is to start using a conditioner pronto and experiment, especially if you decide to grow your curls.

    All the best.
    Pioneering the lifestyle for men with curly hair, one curl at a time.

    Feel free to check my blog and contact me through there too.
  • gtrplyrgtrplyr Posts: 2Registered Users
    Thanks for the reply Rogelio, you have a cool blog.

    I have been COwashing and using a leave-in conditioner since my original post and my hair is way better and much more curly. Hopefully I can stick with it - I am very curious how it will develop.
  • manemanmaneman Posts: 136Registered Users
    In addition I think you may want to look into a styling paste or serum to lock in the moisture and protect your hair from the elements a bit. To help your curls stay put you could also try a gel or mousse (maybe something like Garnier Fructis Volumizing gel?). HTH!
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  • TheManeTheMane Posts: 10Registered Users
    gtrplyr wrote: »
    Thanks for the reply Rogelio, you have a cool blog.

    I have been COwashing and using a leave-in conditioner since my original post and my hair is way better and much more curly. Hopefully I can stick with it - I am very curious how it will develop.

    Great stuff! Feel free to keep me updated on how it goes.
    Pioneering the lifestyle for men with curly hair, one curl at a time.

    Feel free to check my blog and contact me through there too.

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