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Biracial guy hair help?

ajd25ajd25 Posts: 119Registered Users
So obviously I'm a biracial guy (black father Italian mother) and I'm wanting a straight hairstyle. I'm not a self hater or anything like that I just wanna try something new. Anyways I was wondering how these other mixed kids get these styles? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Also how do you think biracial men look with straight hair? Does it look bad or unnatural?

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  • CurlyCutie1394CurlyCutie1394 Posts: 348Registered Users
    Some mixed race people actually have straight hair naturally which fits them but if you have curly hair I'm gonna have to say that looks better but that's just my opinion and its not because I have curly hair
  • SpiralSpunkSpiralSpunk Posts: 243Registered Users
    Yes I lurrrve curly hair on guys and always have, even when I wore mine straight.

    It depends on how curly your hair is, but you could probably get a relaxer (:protest:).

    If you have a loose texture maybe you could wrap it to make it look straighter.

    I've also seen curly men use a ton of gel to slick it back so it looks looser/straight, but of course that'll be out of your face and not like the pictures.

    I personally don't like to see obviously straightened or relaxed hair on men. And in the summer it'll probably end up having that obvious relaxed wavy look when you sweat. Curls look so much better than that IMO.
  • ajd25ajd25 Posts: 119Registered Users
    Good point I've heard if some mixed people with straight hair.
    And I know what you mean I definitely don't want it to look relaxed. Of it won't have a natural look I think it'll just look wrong. But I've seen a lot of black women with really natural looking straight hair that is obviously relaxed.
    I want my hair like this kid who I know for a fact is mixed and gets a relaxer.
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  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    How curly is your hair?

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  • ajd25ajd25 Posts: 119Registered Users
    This is my hair
  • ajd25ajd25 Posts: 119Registered Users
    I'm also not sure if I would get a relaxer or japanese straightening or how well either would work on my hair.....
  • ajd25ajd25 Posts: 119Registered Users
    Especially cause of the price ranges
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,275Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    So, what do you currently DO to your hair routinely. You might actually just work on getting your hair the best it can be and you might really like it. It seems to happen to people a lot on here.
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    So I love curly hair on men and I'd say stick to those curls but I understand your wanting to try something new. One thing though--I'd advise against a blowout for sure. My friend who is mixed race got it and it only lasted six weeks for him. Not to mention the chemicals! Not too long after he got it they passed legislation saying the stylist had to wear a mask while administering the blowout. Anyways, Japanese straightening is expensive typically but there are places that'll run you cheaper if you're in a big city. You have to search the interwebs. Another thing, what's your rate of shrinkage? 50% maybe? When you pull out a curl and stretch it, how much longer is it than when it springs back? I can't tell from the picture. Your hair seems short enough that it needs another inch--a tad more length to achieve the styles you want. But maybe that's not the case. I only deal with maybe two-three inches worth of shrinkage (wavy-curly) so how would I know really? Anyways, it really would be best to consult a stylist and please look up the reviews before you go with anyone. You want a good track record. Do you happen to live in a big city?
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  • SpiralSpunkSpiralSpunk Posts: 243Registered Users
    If it were me and I wanted my hair straight then I would go with a relaxer. Reason being is that the results are more predictable IMO and there is a lot of information out there about caring for relaxed hair.

    The newer smoothing treatments leave some people with curls still, they wear off, and it seems like some stylists dont even have all the info about the product.

    I agree with Dusalocs, that it's important to look at reviews for whatever stylist you're considering. Make sure they base your scalp with something to protect it and if you go for touch ups they shouldn't reapply the relaxer to hair that isn't new growth.

    I really like your curls, but because you're a guy at least the grow out wont be too tough if you decide you want them back.

    With a relaxer you can probably wrap your hair to get it smooth and also give it that flippy look. I used to do that when I was relaxed and I always had skater hair the first day lol
  • ajd25ajd25 Posts: 119Registered Users
    Okay thanks guys but yea I've been thinking about it for a while and I definitely want to do it. I actually love my hair but like you said I'm a guy so if I get sick of it ill just cut it all off xD. Bit thanks ill guess ill go with the relaxer and I defiantly won't get a blowout now. But um if I relax my hair am I still going to have to use a straightener? And how much do touch ups cost?

    And then again with the natural thing? Do you think it'll look natural or like obviously relaxed hair?

    And I guess I would say I have like 40% shrinkage. :p
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    Fine hair relaxed is more likely to move naturally than coarse hair relaxed, but fine hair is also more likely to get damaged and break off than coarse. Do consider grow out, how you will handle having curly roots and straight lengths. If you keep relaxing or heat styling over the top of already relaxed hair you could end up with major damage.

    Mostly I don't like obviously relaxed or dyed or flat ironed hair on men, it makes me think of the poseurs admiring themselves in the gym mirrors. Totally sexist I know since it doesn't freak me out on women (although makes me sad if they have fried their beautiful hair).
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  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Do you own a flat iron? You could always do touch ups on the root that way. Man I wish I was there to help you out. I'd totally demo. If you're mixed you might look natural. And even if it doesn't look natural it can still look nice and stylish. Do you know your properties? Your hair width, porosity, etc. I have very coarse hair so when I straightened it via flat iron it would look very artificial. Nice but not real straight, you know? I'd also have curly hairs rebel randomly between the straight ones. When I'd blow dry it out which took longer and I don't think you could do successfully with curls as tight or as short as yours (you probably need rollers) it was never truly straight, more like 2B hair, but it looked natural. Hair is highly variable. That's why I think you should consult someone soon. Either in person or on the phone. But don't let them do anything to your hair until you check their track record (vet them) and are sure you trust them.
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  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    Fine hair relaxed is more likely to move naturally than coarse hair relaxed, but fine hair is also more likely to get damaged and break off than coarse. Do consider grow out, how you will handle having curly roots and straight lengths. If you keep relaxing or heat styling over the top of already relaxed hair you could end up with major damage.

    Mostly I don't like obviously relaxed or dyed or flat ironed hair on men, it makes me think of the poseurs admiring themselves in the gym mirrors. Totally sexist I know since it doesn't freak me out on women (although makes me sad if they have fried their beautiful hair).

    omg your description was priceless.

    I say, embrace your curls! But I understand wanting something different. Just always consider the pros and cons!
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  • ajd25ajd25 Posts: 119Registered Users
    Well now I'm worried ill look like a poser xD All well

    But no I don't know anything about my hair really when it comes to all that stuff. :/ My hair is quite a bit longer than from when it was in that photo actually though.
  • ajd25ajd25 Posts: 119Registered Users
    Oh and I do own a flat iron. (:
  • RizosMioRizosMio Posts: 141Registered Users
    I wondered something similar about Timberlake's hair when I saw a recent pic of him. Definitely not the curly mop I remember from my teens.

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    It looks like it's been flat-ironed, chemically straightened, greased and then combed into submission. OP I think you could try a BKT system, those are supposed to be temporary. I would just make sure to read up on their ingredients and use one without formaldehyde. Go with a relaxer if you want a permanent option...and remember to consider the upkeep of these options.
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    ajd25 wrote: »
    Well now I'm worried ill look like a poser xD All well

    But no I don't know anything about my hair really when it comes to all that stuff. :/ My hair is quite a bit longer than from when it was in that photo actually though.

    Sorry! Like I said I don't like obviously relaxed or dyed or flat ironed hair on men. For me it depends how natural it looks whether I think it looks poseurish, But some girls like the fake look on guys, they like ridiculously big muscles, fake tan on pasty caucasians, guyliner and manscara so not everything feels like I do.
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  • ajd25ajd25 Posts: 119Registered Users
    Okay lol xD
    But I heard BKT's were like the most dangerous to use..
  • RizosMioRizosMio Posts: 141Registered Users
    ajd25 wrote: »
    Okay lol xD
    But I heard BKT's were like the most dangerous to use..
    They can be depending on the ingredients. There's been some positive reviews to the Huitiful nanoSmoothing System, which is basically a BKT system although they aren't calling it that.

    Their YouTube model has a review on it here: CharyJay w/ STRAIGHT hair using Huetiful's nanoSMOOTHING System! - YouTube

    Their website is: Huetiful nanoSMOOTHING System | Huetiful

    They do not list the ingredients though. You can always go for a no-lye relaxer, keeping in mind you'll have to cut the hair off when you're over it.
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Sorry! Like I said I don't like obviously relaxed or dyed or flat ironed hair on men. For me it depends how natural it looks whether I think it looks poseurish, But some girls like the fake look on guys, they like ridiculously big muscles, fake tan on pasty caucasians, guyliner and manscara so not everything feels like I do.

    I agree with Firefox but I think besides the woman, it really depends on the guy. I can smell insecurity and inauthentic-ity a mile away. But if you're gonna rock something, whether it be straightened hair to guyliner, just own it. If you're comfortable with yourself then that's what attractive. And I think it's great when a guy takes an interest in his personal appearance to begin with. Nothing worse than when a man just wakes up with a frizzy mop and waits 8 weeks between haircuts. A pinch of personal grooming is a good thing. Why should women be the only ones getting beautiful in the morning?
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  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    Not every woman is that closed minded. Just like I would tell any woman here, you should wear your hair the way you want. Equality doesn't skip over you because you're a guy. I tend to think the more honest you are in self expression, the more likely you are to have people around you who actually like you for you.

    I didn't even know adults used the word poser or that it was still a popular word.
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  • ajd25ajd25 Posts: 119Registered Users
    Well thanks I know straightening my hair will probably get some hate. Probably a lot actually but....whatever xD
    Anyways I guess the BKT does look pretty good but I think I'm just gonna get it relaxed. Mostly cause of the price and it's permanent. What do you guys mean you have to know how to care for it though? Shouldn't it just be the same..?
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    ajd25 wrote: »
    Well thanks I know straightening my hair will probably get some hate. Probably a lot actually but....whatever xD
    Anyways I guess the BKT does look pretty good but I think I'm just gonna get it relaxed. Mostly cause of the price and it's permanent. What do you guys mean you have to know how to care for it though? Shouldn't it just be the same..?

    Relaxed hair and the properties are different than your natural state. Your main goal should be to eliminate breakage and maintain moisture. In natural haven, she explains what a relaxer specifically does so you can understand the difference/changes a relaxer does. Hopefully this can jump start you to maintain healthy hair after the relaxer:
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  • bringingcurliesback?bringingcurliesback? Posts: 1,307Registered Users
    Go as natural as possible in terms of straightening your hair that just sounds stupid haha. But straightening products can be dangerous. I would just say flat ironing your hair. However curly guys are cute. Btw your hot :happy7:
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  • ajd25ajd25 Posts: 119Registered Users
    That was a really cool read thanks so much. c:

    And thanks for the compliment even though you couldn't see my face xD
  • anthony.amatanthony.amat Posts: 1Registered Users
    So I see this thread is about 2 years old now, but If you still use this site I was going to share some feedback.

    I'm also a Bi-racial male who has tried it all with my hair. Let me know if you still are using this thread, to share some tips i guess?
  • CurlyJKCurlyJK Posts: 3Registered Users

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