Men's competition hair

Very helpful post. But can you elaborate on the 'random product for shine'? I have no experience with any 'shine' products for hair. Thanks!
In cosmetics store ask for any oil based hair shine product , they usually come in small bottles with or without a spray nozzle. I currently use a cheap (almost noname :D )local product and it does the job alright.
I cup one palm and pour out half an ounce into it , spread it over both palms and apply in 2-3 light slick back motions over my head. I do this after my gel and spray are dry.
 
Taking a step back.

Before we have guys shaving their heads and painting their scalps glossy black, I think that some consideration of going to extremes for a "Valentino-look" is in order.

First, does such a look actually enhance a performance? Does the wet, slick look produce better scores in competitions? Should men with blond and light-brown hair dye it black to achieve this look? (OK, that last one is a bit silly.)

I'm aware that the har must not serve as a distraction from the dancing. Still, I've noticed that many pros simply keep their hair neatly trimmed.

Also (coming from a family with several barbers and hairdressers), I hope that the guys using some of the chemical engineering described above are washing that stuff out as soon as possible and taking care of their scalps. Otherwise, in about fifteen years, you won't have to worry about your hair anymore.

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I've actually done that before, the dying it black coz my natural hair is brown... But if I use La Pebra's it usually holds pretty well, and gives it some shine. My coach has suggested baby oil for the shine, but I'm yet to try it. As for @Benjy, I'm not sure I'm going to punish my hair in the same way, but I'll try the blow-drying between layered applications of gel.

Are we all in consensus that a longer neck line is achieved by trimming the hair up the neck, even as far as level with the ear-lobes?

Can I throw a spanner in the works? I see we've been going on about Asian vs white hair, and the best way to style it and hold it, but what about black hair? Seriously, the curls and afro is untidy, and I dislike men to go clean shaven on their heads. Also, in Zulu and Xhosa culture, men DO NOT braid their hair, so cornrows are way out. Personally, I think a brush cut with neatly trimmed edges looks neatest, but I'm wondering if anyone has any other suggestions?
 

JudeMorrigan

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Which is why I've agreed twice that guys have it relatively easy. All I was saying is that most guys require more than "some hairspray" to get their hair into comp shape. It wasn't a suggestion that it's comparable to what the ladies have do. Honest.
 

Ailuene

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That's so true though. DP's hair is so much harder for me to do than my own, if only because his is so stubbornly curly at the ends. Not anywhere else mind you, just at the ends where we actually try to get it to lay flat. :p It's really the only thing I've met so far that my Got2B Freeze Spray hasn't immediately glued down.
 

Sania

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That's so true though. DP's hair is so much harder for me to do than my own, if only because his is so stubbornly curly at the ends. Not anywhere else mind you, just at the ends where we actually try to get it to lay flat. :p It's really the only thing I've met so far that my Got2B Freeze Spray hasn't immediately glued down.
It suits him though! Kind of like a cool vintage look, if you know what I mean...
 

mindputtee

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Which is why I've agreed twice that guys have it relatively easy. All I was saying is that most guys require more than "some hairspray" to get their hair into comp shape. It wasn't a suggestion that it's comparable to what the ladies have do. Honest.
I agree! I have a friend who has some really thick hair that likes to fluff up. I have yet to figure out what will tame it properly. I'm thinking mousse might be the answer, but haven't tried it yet. It just takes too much gel to use that and it's so gross to work with.
 

dbk

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That's so true though. DP's hair is so much harder for me to do than my own, if only because his is so stubbornly curly at the ends. Not anywhere else mind you, just at the ends where we actually try to get it to lay flat. :p It's really the only thing I've met so far that my Got2B Freeze Spray hasn't immediately glued down.
Flat iron it into submission.
 

Warren J. Dew

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I agree! I have a friend who has some really thick hair that likes to fluff up. I have yet to figure out what will tame it properly. I'm thinking mousse might be the answer, but haven't tried it yet. It just takes too much gel to use that and it's so gross to work with.
Hair spray never worked that well for me, but mousse was great!
 

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