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    Hair Care Products: want soft, silky hair w/ blond highlights

    Back in high school, I used to have shoulder-length long hair. But I always ended up with an afro and could describe my hair as... a dried-up mop. Plus, I'd get headaches in the summer since I would overheat. By the time I got to college and played some football, I just shaved it all off and have been doing that ever since.

    However, I think I'll try to grow my hair out again, but would need to take care of it from the very beginning to ensure a soft, silky feel to it. I was planning to go with a "bowl" style haircut - draw a horizontal line about 1" above your eyebrows, shave everything below it, and grow out the top. This way, I wouldn't overheat and wouldn't grow a 'fro.

    So what kind of hair care products would you girls (and I guess guys?) recommend for soft, silky hair? Also, I'd be exposing my hair to chlorine and sea water a lot, especially in the summertime. What about blond highlights? I guess I could lighten my entire hair color then put in highlights.

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    My suggestion - keep it shaved.

    Otherwise, in my opinion, no amount of "product" will make soft, silky hair. I've tried everything from the cheap stuff to the expensive stuff, and have noticed no difference whatsoever (although my hair is pretty healthy to begin with). However, if you're swimming in chlorine, make sure to wash it out ASAP.

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    Big Mac? It's not about the bike....

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    would you like free lotion?
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Dang! I thought this was going to be a Spammer I could ban!

    I'm still in a bad mood from the fuel pump screwing up my weekend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    would you like free lotion?
    That's what I thought when I first saw the title!! I was gonna complain about the Topomax..........


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    Dudes, I'm serious! (But that was funny, Siu!) I'd like try something other than the shaved look, but without the afro and dried-up mop look. Here's a quick & dirty Before & After:



    In the past, I've used shampoos & conditioners but that didn't seem to work, or I wasn't doing it right.
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    Personally, I like the look of long hair on guys. But I dunno about the highlights....

    Maybe it's your genetic makeup that causes your 'fro. I don't see how anyone could mess up shampoo and conditioner.

    There are things you can use in your hair after the washing....stuff you leave in your hair that calms the flyaways and frizzys. A good one is by Redken - called Outshine 01 - anti frizz polishing "milk".

    And Mac? Put a shirt on.

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    Okay, okay.

    I found that Redkin product:


    Oh, one other thing - I'm looking for natural/organic products, or at least something with the least amount of chemicals in them.

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    I recommend soap. Seriously.

    I get better results for much cheaper just using a bit of Dove soap than I ever did with expensive shampoos and conditioners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac
    I'm looking for natural/organic products, or at least something with the least amount of chemicals in them.

    Umm, everything in the world is made from chemicals. EVERYTHING!

    even organic stuff is 100% CHEMICALS. Just hopefully not terribly harmful chemicals...
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    I'm a big fan of Pantene Pro V Daily Clarifying shampoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    Dang! I thought this was going to be a Spammer I could ban!

    I'm still in a bad mood from the fuel pump screwing up my weekend!
    Lighten up Francis!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Lighten up Francis!
    Use of smilie = humor

    Dark humor, yes, but humor.
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    Does Tom need a hug?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac
    Here's a quick & dirty Before & After:

    That is funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Does Tom need a hug?
    Does one ever get enough hugs?
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    Never... Here, have two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac
    Dudes, I'm serious! (But that was funny, Siu!) I'd like try something other than the shaved look, but without the afro and dried-up mop look. Here's a quick & dirty Before & After:



    In the past, I've used shampoos & conditioners but that didn't seem to work, or I wasn't doing it right.
    My opinion: keep it shaved. I really dislike long hair on guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aprilm
    My suggestion - keep it shaved.
    I'm thinking of shaving mine. What do ya think? I normally wear it super short (1 or 2 clipper settings above shaved) anyway.
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    Somehow this comes to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac
    So, basically, you want stripper hair?

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    There's always this look as well!


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    Or this:

    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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