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g0thike
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People,

Just looking for a recommendation for a hair styling product. I've got long straight hair and I use Mousse for control. But when I perform I sweat during the show and it runs into my eyes and burns them during the show. My eyes turn red and it looks like I am on crack or wasted.

Does anyone know of any sweat-proof hair gel or mousse? Name of the product.

G0THIKE
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Quote:
On 2006-07-02 17:11, g0thike wrote:
My eyes turn red and it looks like I am on crack or wasted.

G0THIKE


So stop getting wasted prior to the show. Wait until after the show. Smile
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Get a haircut like mine - or - revive the 80's sweatband movement!

Your best bet is to go to a local salon and talk about your hair/scalp type and their recommendations. Some people have greasier hair than others, some have fine hair. Your head's special needs will dictate what crap you put in your hair. Also go for higher-end stuff, don't do the generic special at the local pharmacy.
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Anyone? I have tried Paul Mitchell, KMS, Vidal Sasson some other 20 dollar per bottle stuff.

G0THIKE
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I use the stiffest gel I can find.
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g0thike
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Frank,

I have used stiff gel, but I sweat like Elvis in tight white leather pants under some Vegas spotlight. The chemicals in the hair products run into my eyes and burn them while I am performing, for about a minute or more. It feels like I put Ben-Gay in my groin area.

Anyone else?

G0THIKE
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How about that "wax" stuff. If you have shorter hair, there's no way that stuff will melt on you. It's like glue!!!! Glue, I tell you!!! Glue!!!!.

If you have longer hair? No!. It will just be a mess and make your ears stick to the side of your head.
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Anyone have any exprience with Dippity Doo Sports Gel or I am plagued and doomed to suffer with crack addict eyes for the rest of my life?

G0THIKE
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I do not have the heavy sweating problem, but I do have very fine hair. I used LA Looks once to great effect. I am told that punkers use (in a pinch) a slightly watered elmers glue. That will require warm water to remove from the hair. At least it should not sting too badly. If it is your scalp that is sweating, you might need to speak to a dermatologist and see if there is something you can do or apply to prevent. I suppose one could consider an anti-perspirant, but if your head needs to remove excess heat, it might not be wise. Check with the Dr. and see what they suggest.
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I have used the LA Looks, #6 I think, and it has been the only thing that has been able to hold a style. I can sweat through it, but it takes a whole lot longer (about 80 minutes under lights) than enything else I've used, and it holds much better.
g0thike
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Frank,

Does LA Look #6 sting when you sweat?

G0THIKE
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Currently I am using Osco drug 'Styling Gel'. Did two fourth of July shows in Phoenix enjoying 106 degrees - facing the sun. (Now that's smart) LOL. No problem with the gel. No sweat.
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My hair is hard as a rock slicked back at the begining of my show... and at the end of the one hour-long action-packed show with magic, escapes and ventriloquism my hair is still slicked back and is hard as a rock. The secret; good old fashioned Aqua Net (extra super hold). It comes in the white can.

Good luck with your hair adventures.
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Cardone,

I can get my hair rock hard the problem is it sweats into my eyes and they burn like a bad case of jock itch.

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I am one of those guys that sweats like a *** in church the second the stage lights hit me. The reason for this is because I used to use way toooooooo much gel and it looked the heat into my scalp. Since learning that I mix up my own hair gel and it really cuts down on the sweat. I buy a bottle of LA LOOKS extreme hold level 10 styling gel and sqeeze half into an emty bottle. Then I get some GOT 2 B Glued Spiking gel and add about a quarter bottle. Then I add some straight up Elmer's school glue (the blue gel). I shake this well and it looks light blue, but solid in color. I only use about a quarter size on wet hair and it works great. To touch up throuought the day I just add water or sometimes Murray's Pomade. I hope that this helps.

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I use the Got2B Glued or Redken 22 Concrete. With my shorter hair it chunky spikes and gives great support for the Fearson IT hookup, plus its totally sweatproof. The Got2B stuff is only like $5 versus $15 for the Redken. The down side is that I look like a Saturday Morning Anime character with the spiky, unkempt hair. The upside is, for some reason young women like to touch it (I mean that's the downside... wife looking over shoulder)

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I use the walmart crap.
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I discovered a great technique from another entertainer while on tour (currently). Use whatever hair product that you like, but after it dries use spray deodorant on your forehead and hair. It absorbs the sweat.

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Apply Petroleum Jelly on your eyebrows and in between them. In this way, sweat from your forehead won't drip on your eyes. I learned this from Glenn Falkenstein.

I use Dep Sports Gel on my hair. Smells good and lasts long.
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I just saw the same thing by Glenn. I am going to try it at Abbott's. Hair is not a big problem for me any more. I draw a line to no where to stop washing my face.

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