That nice Japanese hair texture for guys... how? (23)

1 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-08-22 09:29 ID:SDVFL5O8

I only say Japanese because most people are familiar with them. But it seems all East Asians nowadays have this really nice soft hair that looks cool when long. My hair looks clumpy and thick like in those old Hong Kong movies. So I know it's not just the genes, it's mostly what I do.

But I'm a guy, and as desperate as I am to get that nice texture, I don't know what is "going too far". What do most males who care about their hair in Asian cities do? Do they commonly get it chemically treated? Or is it simply that their products are better for Asians because it's Asia?

2 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-08-22 13:35 ID:kgpAKHoa

Some guys do get it chemically treated. Hair is pretty cheap to get it done there. But I think most of them use a straightening iron or blow dry it straight.

By the way, are you Asian by any chance? Having Asian hair would probably help..

3 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-08-23 21:46 ID:G9oJFJ1u

> By the way, are you Asian by any chance?

Hopefully, or then he's the biggest weeaboo ever.

4 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-08-24 19:08 ID:SDVFL5O8

Yes...I'm Asian. Otherwise I wouldn't mention Hong Kong movies and products that are better for Asians. I am American, however, and where I'm from Asians mostly spike their hair, but when it isn't it looks just as bad as mine. Which is why I bring up Asians from a different country.

5 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-10-01 19:09 ID:kk5eKZoy

6 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-10-19 00:21 ID:bapXd1SG

well actually if u want to get some kind of asian 'textured' hairstyle, try to go to asian salon and get ur hair thin and layered. It will help a lot.
If you don't like how curl your hair is, go buy a hair iron or go to salon for straightening perm.
And lastly to make your hair looks textured, apply some hair products such as wax and hairstyle.
There are so many tutorials on how to do these styling in youtube, try to watch some.
Just want to tell you that keeping this kind of hairstyle is tiring. It can't be done in a 5 minute after bath time. lol

7 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2008-11-27 15:30 ID:nUYqfR5O

aside from getting it thinned and layered, you can also get it razor edged which can give you a cool look. it's key to bring a photo.

going to an asian salon is key. if you want spiky hair, then its better if your hair is hard naturally.

also it sounds like you have hair similar to mine, it will be very afro-like until it grows 3-inches plus so while your growing it out just get it thinned every 2 months or so.

if your hair gets frizzy, you can try the smoothing serum from fructis. for styling i use surf hair wax from fructis... gatsby smells waaay too rubbery for me :p

8 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2010-03-11 07:18 ID:iNkiUT8S

youtube is a good resource

9 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2010-03-20 14:43 ID:ryy6t7Pu

hong kong sucks

10 Name: ScotlandBBC : 2010-04-29 19:57 ID:VKpdYE3U

sounds like its the style
depends on your hair however, if its styling your after use Gatsby since there is different types.

all you need is a haircut your after, show a picture to help the hairdresser, use gel/wax to maintain it and a spray to keep it still, styling takes 5-15mins dependin how you want it to look.

im asian with half hong kong and half taiwan blood living in scotland/uk so i doubt its an asian prob

the day goes: take a shower in the morn, use a straighener and then build it up with gel and spray it so it aint gonna be wrecked.

in anycase my hair is pretty long, mixture of the emo/anime fringe at the front to one side and short at the mid back to be spiked, love it when my m8s and girls say its awesome, so give it a try =o

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12 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2010-05-31 07:17 ID:sho9b5WJ

I think they have that type of flatter hair because of their genes. I used to straighten my hair when I was a bit younger because I was going for that alternative/scene look (and I have grown out of it haha).

What I did was blow dry my hair in a direction that's more in my face, rather than back. Then I'd take a straightener from my sister (I eventually bought a cheapy for myself) and straightened my hair.

That's how to get it flat, but if you want more volume in your hair, while it's flat, then use volume spray.

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14 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2010-07-16 14:50 ID:xzmk3cQn

Hai, I might have a similar problem; my hair is pretty thick and dense, so are my mother's, but it isn't the typical "Asian" type. Besides I'm only half Asian, and my hair tends to get some waves when it's long, at least this is what I think as I never had really long hair. As a kid and until the age of ~13, I had no waves or curls at all, and I wonder if this may be because of puberty, hormones, skin lipids and so on.

Never mind I was always going for an "out-of-bed" hairstyle with short or semi-long hair, but never got content with it. The problem is that I cannot seem to style my hair the way I want, here I must admit that I never got any experience in hair styling, since I was very shy as a teeny and hardly had any friends, got a little bullied and so on. However as I've grown older, I actually pay much attention to my looks, and now that I'm in Taiwan (on vacation), I see and admire lots of guys whose hair just seems to be so pretty by nature. I can't explain to me how some Taiwanese boys can have spiky or fringy hair that doesn't look as if they apply much gel to it. Perhaps somebody can disclose the secret for me on how they do their hair, do they actually straighten it? Even if most people think Asians have straight hair, I see a lot of people in Taiwan whose hair is wavy and curly, even more than I've ever imagined. Do they use hair wax or gel without me knowing?

I, for one, wouldn't like to straighten my hair by a daily base, as I don't want to interfere with my "nature", and I don't want to use much gel/wax because my GF doesn't like my hair to be gluey. Hence I put emphasis on the haircut itself, one thing I know is that getting a fringy cut really makes a positive difference. However because of my teenage experience, I have some kind of phobia to look into the mirror or at my face, because my hair never seemed to suit me. At the hair stylist I'm very shy and quiet, and let them do their work--all I can say that some use razorblades, some layer and thin my hair, some use gels … but I never have the heart to explain to them what I'd like. Here are some styles that I admire:

http://www.chinanews.com.cn/tp/news/2008/09-18/U20P4T8D1386729F116DT20080918183721.jpg
http://www.asiaarts.ucla.edu/media/images/cape7.jpg
http://seoulitude.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/seungri.jpg
http://seoulitude.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/seungri.jpg (my favorite)

What is the secret of their hair styles? Is it really just nature or do they use wax or gel, even hair straighteners? And what could I say to the hair stylist next time to get my hair close to theirs? Kudos to those who can tell me how layers, fringy etc. are said on colloquial Taiwan-Chinese, as mine has spoiled a lot :(

15 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2010-07-18 06:01 ID:ea8QSAoY

TL;DR (sorry I exaggerated a little bit)

To sum it up,

  • I'm going to get my hair cut in Taiwan,
  • I try to get my hair similar to the guys in Taiwan, I can't explain to me though how they do their hair--hair gel/wax, straightening ...
  • If someone could tell me how to say "layers, "fringes," etc. in Chinese, I'd be more than happy!

16 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2010-09-23 10:04 ID:2jwEX7Em

Look up Gatsby products.

17 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2011-03-10 13:17 ID:3vCJkkxt

do you use a drier after taking bath? it is basic though that is very important for your hair.

18 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2011-03-26 14:59 ID:lfQDunqa

Get a haircut at Omotesando area in Tokyo.
They charge you \6000~ for a haircut, but they are good.
They can probably find a hair style suit you and give you some advice for maintaining it.

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