If you’ve been greasing up your hair long enough, you’ll know that your hair will get just right by the end of the week. And if this is your habit, you know you prefer to get your haircut either at the beginning of the week or the end, never in the middle.
Well, I gotta get a haircut today, so I gotta wash all of my grease out. So my hair might not be looking all that proper for New Years. But for those who don’t know, here’s some tips to get your hair lookin good.
The Build Up. This is the key to getting your hair looking good. Not just in sheen, but it also makes it a shit ton easier to comb your hair to your liking, or beyond your expectations. The Build Up is what it’s all about fellas.
As we all know, there are a ton of different pomades out there. And it goes like this.
– Super Light Weight.
(Dax Super-Neat, Sweet Georgia Brown (purple,) Royal Crown.)
– Light Weight.
(Murray’s Super Light, Dax Short & Neat, Black & White.)
– Medium Weight.
(Dax Wave & Groom, Sweet Georgia Brown (blue.)
– Heavy Weight.
( S Curl, Murray’s Superior.)
* Water Soluble gel pomade.
(Suavacito, Layrite, Grant’s Golden Brand)
(Murray’s Beeswax, High Life.)
(*note: I’m just naming a few pomades, not all of em. So don’t feel bad if I left X pomade out.)
I’ve learned to use each and every pomade in a certain way. Light pomade won’t have hold like Murray’s Superior. But Murray’s Superior or a wax won’t have the sheen like a light pomade. So you gotta figure out how you want your hair. Sheen, no sheen, high, low, stiff, hard, etc etc.
If you put the wrong pomade as the base coat, it’ll make styling your hair a pain in the ass. (People will say otherwise, but they also don’t have nice hair.) Say you use Sweet Georgia Brown (purple) as a basecoat, and S Curl on top. The S Curl will weigh your hair down, as it is a heavy pomade, and won’t make your hair malleable enough to pomp it right.
If you use a heavy pomade has the basecoat, it’ll coat your hair for the week ahead. Meaning, you won’t have to use a heavy pomade for the rest of the week. You can put on lighter pomades as the days go by, without having to use harsh heavy pomades like S Curl or Murray’s Superior. And since a lot of people think Murray’s will make your hair fall out, it’s nice to know a different way to use Murray’s, without the worry, right?
Now, with a heavy pomade as a base coat, what’s next?
Medium pomade like Dax or Sweet Georgia Brown (blue,) will give your hair the hold it needs to stay shaped. While it will also break down the heavy pomade, making it easier to shape your hair. And if it’s too hard for some of you… Well, there’s one more step.
The light pomades are like whipped cream. The topping for it all. And it should be used as such.
Now, you don’t want to cake on the light pomade, as it will soften your hair way too much. A dab will do you just right. Just coat the top ever so lightly, and put the rest on the sides. Not only will it make your hair a whole lot easier to shape, but it will also give you a great sheen, that some of the heavier pomades don’t have.
So, once you’ve gotten your first days worth of grease on, the rest of the week is a cake walk.
Say you greased up on Monday… Tuesday through Thursday, all you’ll need to do it just get your hair wet, and you’ll be able to style it as is. It’ll wash of some of the pomade, but not enough to make you unable to pomp. Buy Friday, you’ll probably just need a dab of a medium weight pomade, and you’re set. Your hair will be looking the best it’s ever looked.
Now, you’ve got The Build Up.
How do you feel? You feel greasy? Well, you should! Now’re a man. Go out and wreck the town. Speed around with the windows down and your music blowing. Do it, you deserved it. And you know what, your hair will stay in place!
And if you don’t believe me…
This was earlier today, when the wind was blowing like crazy. I think it was somewhere along the lines of 29mph winds? Yeah. My hair was staying put.
So for those who can’t get their hair to be just the way they want it… Try out my tips. It’ll get you lookin good. And the ladies will definitely notice.
So until then…