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Posted 5/4/09 , edited 5/4/09
Hey, a question for all those PRO tomboys, from me, a "newbie" tomboy need some help D: .

I was wondering how everyone got their hair to be spiked up like that. I understand that a male's hair is more thin and some are naturally spiked. As you know, us girls, our hair tend to be more thicker and is not naturally spiked. Thing is, I went to a salon and showed a picture of Yang Yang (a famous Taiwanese tomboy), and I thought I could finally spike it up! I bought some Gatsby technical clay and was so excited. When I went home, I put some of the clay on my hair and it was spiked up only a little. After maybe half and hour, it gets floppy. So my questions are...

-How DO you girls spike it up?!

-Does it have to do with your genetics?

-Are girls' hair usually harder to spike up?

-Do you have to thin your hair out or something?

-Does it only work with short hair?

-Do you have to put tons of gel/wax/etc. to make it spiked?

-Do you recommend any brands of gel/wax,etc. most suited for girls hair to be spiked/styled?

-Did you get your desired hairstyle the first time you went to the salon? If not how many times did you have to go?

I think I'm going to make my second attempt to get my desired hairstyle.

A nice example of spiked hair pulled from our photos page.

Posted 6/26/09
I got my hair cut like boys once but i didn't like it << the damn hairdresser
and to spike ur hair just put a lot of hairspray even if ur hair long it will stay spiked for days ,its too easy me and my tomboy friends do it all the time without any troubles
and i dont think gel works
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Posted 7/18/09
may be ur technice was wrong..as i know u put the gel or the wax 9 or the thing u use) first near the roots then u start to the end of hair...

all these product r the same , its ur technice which make right or fail
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Posted 2/26/10
shave both sides of your head. its going in style and slightly different from these
Posted 6/5/10
It's not that technical, kid. Layer your hair, keep it short, run some hair wax through it (You don't even need to be precise or use a mirror :D!) and you're good to go.
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Posted 7/16/10
Well, I'm not a pro tomboy, I'm just a boy. However, coming from a boy I'd have to agree with soratane here. You're making a mountain out of a molehill. The look it sounds like you're going for is mostly in the cut, something with lots of layers. Gatsby is a great product, too. Just use the right amount. It takes less than you think. Hair wax and clay are heavy, using too much makes your hair flat, greasy, and lifeless. Start with just a little, at the roots to give it the spiky lift, and draw it out towards the ends. Add a tiny bit more as needed as you go. If you're worried about it falling down later, a few blasts of some good hair spray will do the trick. Don't spend an eternity on it, that's what girls do
If you want to try some other products check out the L'Oreal Paris Studio Line. It's good stuff. I used to use it over Gatsby mostly because it suited my silly Irish white-boy hair better. Gatsby is designed for Asian hair, it's a genetics thing. *shrug*

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Posted 11/17/10


i use this one

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Posted 3/3/11
Well I have cut short layers on top of my hair using blending shears and cutting at an angle from top to bottom on each strand.

To style I use this "survivor gel" or whatever that my brother has, and spread it around my short layers. Then I use my straightener to make the spikes stick directly up. After i have all the strands I want up, I brush or just use my hands to make the spikes go down a bit so it's more subtle. Then I make the tips spiky with a bit of wax and maybe rub some wax around the rest of my hair to define the ends and make it look less "fuzzy". Finally I hairspray it into place.
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Posted 3/5/11 , edited 3/5/11
In my opinion the key words are that your hair is clean and short. My own hair is very thin and it gets oily easily, so I wash my hair every morning. When I have dried the mostly water off with a towel, I put some mousse on my hair and then use hair drier to finally dry my hair.

Then I use two different type of wax: I have Goldwell's Superego and Gatsby's Ultra Strong Wax. I'm very careful when I use especially the Superego, I only use pea-sized amount of it or otherwise my hair will turn oily. I use Gatsby's wax to give my hair more fullness and then Goldwell's molding gum to spike my individual tress. I use hair spray very rarely because I don't really need it, but if I want to flip my hair up or I really need ultrasuperstrong hold, I use it, but just a little.

I have also Big Sexy Hair's Powder but I haven't used it yet. I have heard it's extremely good when you want to style your hair and it gives amazing strong hold. Have anybody tried it?

So these are my tips and my opinions:
- make sure your hair is clean and dry when you use waxes
- keep your hair healthy, wash the styling products off your hair well and remember to use conditioner
- what shorter your hair is, it's more easily to style it and you don't have to use styling products so much than if you have a long hair
- layered short hair is always more easier to style than long one
- use hairspray to give (strong) hold, use waxes only for styling. It's better to use small amount of them than put too much
- mousse gives natural-looking fullness. Use it after shower when your hair is still a little wet and then dry your hair with hair drier
- if you straight your hair with a hair straightener, make sure you put heat shield on your hair so it wouldn't damaged so easily. And straight your hair before using styling products

Short hairstyles are great! Hope you find this helpfull :)



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